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Board of Directors

Gary Markegard, President

Christ Lutheran, Fortuna

Gary retired from the University of California Cooperative Extension in 2006. He worked as a livestock and natural resource advisor for 30 years in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Since then he has served as a volunteer on the board of directors of the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District, Fortuna Senior Resource Center, Humboldt County Wool Growers Association, and the Senior Softball League. He is the current president of Christ Lutheran Church and has served on the Church Council for many years. He has two children and resides in Fortuna.

Ray Wilcox, Vice President

Grace Lutheran, Redway

Ray Wilcox has been on the Board of Directors for LHA off and on for about 15 years. Ray owns Wilcox Enterprises, which is a general engineering and construction company. He has been a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Redway for 54 years. He has two daughters, Carolyn and Kathy, and three grandchildren. He is completely dedicated to the needs of the elderly

Paul Demant, Secretary

Our Saviors, Ferndale

& Christ Lutheran, Fortuna

Pastor Demant has a heart for caring for the elderly of our community that comes naturally. His father, Pastor George Demant was the builder and executive director of LHAHC for its first 25 years. Pastor Paul and Linda moved back to Humboldt County in 2011 and he has been on the board ever since holding the offices of chair and secretary.