About Our Board
Meet our board.
Bill McMahon is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California (#31034), and operates an accounting practice in Red Bluff, California. Mr. McMahon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California CPA Society.
Bruce Dean is co-founder of Black Bear Diner. Recognized for his relentless focus on operational management and business savvy, Dean also acts as the brand's CEO and President. A restaurant industry veteran with 40+ years of experience, he oversees all facets of Black Bear Diner's business, franchise and menu development, helping drive the brand's strategic expansion and its promise to deliver "great food, great service and great atmosphere." Dean earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of California, Davis. In 2015, Dean served as the California Restaurant Association Chairman of the Board.
Ken Robison is the President and Broker/Owner of Re/Max Top Properties in Red Bluff, which enjoys the number one producing market share position in Tehama County. In addition, Mr. Robison has individually been the top producing real estate agent in Tehama County for several years. Mr. Robison owns several commercial buildings in Red Bluff, totaling approximately 50,000 square feet. Mr. Robison has been active in the community, serving on the Red Bluff City Council for six years and was elected Mayor of Red Bluff for two terms. Mr. Robison holds an MBA from California State University, Chico.
Les Melburg is a founding partner of Nichols Melburg and Rossetto, Architects, one of the largest architectural and engineering firms in Northern California. Mr. Melburg has designed a number of significant public structures since 1981, including the Redding Civic Center, the Shasta County Administration Center, the Sequoia Performing Arts Center, and the Sacramento Temple for the LDS Church. Mr. Melburg has won numerous design awards, has been featured in a number of Architectural Magazines, and was a guest speaker at the prestigious Monterey Design Conference.
Lynne Moule is the business owner of Business Connections in Red Bluff, of which she formed in 1979. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Lassen National Park and is a State Certified Ombudsman with the Department of Aging in California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for Tehama County of which she serves as an advocate for the elderly. Ms. Moule is a past Director for Mid Valley Bank. Ms. Moule is very active in the Red Bluff community and has been actively involved in numerous community organizations.
Mark Korth serves as President of Dignity Health North State Service Area and Mercy Medical Center Redding, as well as Senior Vice President of Operations for Dignity Health. Mr. Korth is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and strategy of Mercy Medical Center Redding, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, and two subsidiary corporations Shasta Nutrition Program and Golden Umbrella.
Mike Davis is CEO of MD Imaging of Redding (an outpatient Imaging Center). Mr. Davis is the founder of Davis X-Ray Company, Davis Courier Services, Dataline Transcription, North State Records, as well as Western Acres Development Company. Mr. Davis is a past Board Member of the Private Industry Council and the Redding Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Simpson is a Partner in the law firm of Reiner, Simpson, Slaughter & Wood LLP in the City of Redding. He was admitted to the California Bar Association in 1975, after graduating from J.D. Hastings School of Law. Mr. Simpson focuses his practice on suits regarding consumer litigation for personal injury. Most recently Mr. Simpson represented North State clients in a highly visible suit against a major healthcare provider.
Scott Putnam is President and CEO of the award-winning Apex Technology Management, Inc., in Redding. With more than 20 years of experience, Putnam has been recognized as one of the north state’s 20 most influential community leaders under age 40, and received the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce’s Virgil Covington Award in 2010. Putnam is chairman of the Mercy Redding Advisory Council and past chairman of the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce board, in addition to serving on many other boards. He is widely recognized as an expert on business strategy, healthcare technology, information security, innovation and cloud computing.