John Nygren, Chairmen of the BoardJohn, and his wife, Barbara, have been residents of Lake Havasu City since June 10, 1993.  When they arrived with their two daughters, their first thought was "Where are the trees and lawns and how do we live in 110 plus temperatures?"  They have all come to love the desert.  Both daughters are school teachers - one living in Lake Havasu and the other teaching Clarkdale, Arizona. 
Ben LaParne, Vice ChairIt is my pleasure to become a member of the Havasu Community Health Foundation’s Board of Directors and I look forward to working with the Board and the Partners of the Foundation as together, we expand our programs and services to the greater Lake Havasu community.
 
My wife Kimberly and I have been full-time residents of our fine city for over 13 years.  Kimberly and I fell in love over 15 years ago and have been married for the past 10 years.  We have a wonderful relationship both personal and business.  Kimberly has been a Financial Planner/Consultant for 28 years and is currently with LPL Financial and I am an independent Commercial Real Estate Developer/Investor.
Diane Fayette, SecretaryDiane is a court reporter by occupation.  She and her husband own an air conditioning company.  They have lived in Lake Havasu City for over 30 years.  Diane has been an active church and community volunteer, serving in leadership positions in the organizations she has been involved with.
Linda Seaver, TreasurerI recently have been given the privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for the Havasu Community Health Foundation. I believe in the strategic thinking and the forward vision of the Havasu Community Health Foundation and I love working side by side with all the dedicated volunteers involved in transforming a vision into a mission focused on “A Healthier Havasu.
 
 
Mike Aldridge, Director
I am proud to say that I was the first Baby born in Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 1970, where I attended grade school, middle school and graduated from Lake Havasu High School in 1988.
I was accepted to New Medico Military Institute after high school and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, where I was second in command of the regiment and graduated seventh in my class.  In 1994, I earned my second college degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.
Carole Cathcart, DirectorCarole Cathcart moved to Lake Havasu City in the year 2000 and shortly after began her career in real estate.  Her motto there has been “Passionately Pursuing Excellence, One Client at a Time.”  That passion for excellence spills over to other areas of her life, including her volunteer work with the Cancer Association of Havasu and as one of our directors. 
Carol Ferrell, Director
Carol Ferrell retired from Stater Bros. Markets in Southern California after 40 years of service, during which time she was an accounting supervisor over three different departments.
 
Carol and her husband Bill were Lake Havasu City summer visitors for many years along with their two children and many friends. Upon retirement in 2012, they decided to make Lake Havasu City their permanent home. Carol is an 11-year cancer survivor. Knowing she was blessed to be a survivor, she felt a desire to give back.
Jolene Jensen, Director
I am a volunteer at the Havasu Community Health Foundation office and a committee member of the Cancer Association of Havasu since 2016.  I was recently voted in as the new 2017 director of the Cancer Association.  In 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and have been a survivor since.  I will bring that personal experience to my work with the Cancer Association.  My goal is to continue the great programs offered by the Cancer Association and maybe create some new ones! 

I retired after 25 years from Aetna Healthcare in Seattle Washington. My husband Mark & I were then able to follow my “snowbird” parents to Lake Havasu City where we fell in love with the community & weather.
 
Jim Orth, DirectorJim moved to Lake Havasu City from Prescott, Arizona in January of 1980.  He was hired by the Lake Havasu Fire Department and has served as emergency professional medic for over 30 years.   Jim and his wife, Pat, married in 1987, have two sons; Ray, who is in the Navy and has two children, and Steve, who is in the Marines. 
Steve Ticknor DirectorI was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area and lived there for my whole life prior to moving to Lake Havasu. I was active in Boy Scouts during high school and obtained my Eagle Scout award.
 
I attended Oregon State University for two years then had the opportunity at 20 years old to run my own newspaper dealership which I did for about 16 years. After that I decided to get into real estate where I began as a solo agent, eventually hired my mother as my full time assistant, and then grew to having my own team.