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Who We Are

The IHN-CCO Community Advisory Council (CAC) is made up of 18 council representatives and a council chair. Membership includes local community members and county government representatives, with a majority representation of IHN-CCO members. To address local health care needs, all council representatives are also members of a Local Advisory Committee.

Read our charter (updated Oct. 7, 2015) 87.05 KB

Chair: Ellen Franklin

Current representatives

Benton County

  • Karen Douglas
  • Richard “Stretch” McCain Sr.
  • Lisa Pierson
  • Michael Volpe 

Lincoln County

  • Rebecca Austen
  • Ellen Franklin (Liaison)
  • Patricia Neal
  • Richard Sherlock
  • Paul Virtue 

Linn County

  • George Matland (Liaison)
  • Frank Moore
  • Judy Rinkin
  • Catherine Skiens
Interested in getting involved in the Council?

The role of the Community Advisory Council

Jessica Coshatt, Peer Wellness Specialist II and FamilyCare CAC Member explains the role and importance of Community Advisory Councils.

Local Advisory Committees

Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties each have an advisory committee that provides input to the Community Advisory Council on health needs in your local community.