Program Committee

Program and Grant Committee

In accordance with Desert Healthcare District’s mission and strategic plan, the grant program provides funds to qualified nonprofit and governmental grantees to make positive impacts on community health and access to health care. Since its inception in 1998, the grant program has provided nearly $60 million to improve the health and lives of District residents.


The Program Committee recommends grantmaking policy to the Board of Directors and guides and monitors District grantmaking functions and program-related activities. The Program Committee is comprised of two members of the Board of Directors and volunteer public members. Current Board members are Carole Rogers R.N. (Committee Chair) and Kay Hazen     The committee meets every month.

Public members serve three-year terms and must reside or be primarily employed within Desert Healthcare District boundaries. Current public members include Bev Greer, CEO, Neuro Vitality Center; Kim McNulty, Director Next Generation Learning, CVEP;  Allen Howe, Community Member; Greg Rodriguez, Legislative Assistant, Office of V. Manuel Perez, 4th District Supervisor; Linda Levinson, Community Member; Milt Levinson, Community Member; Ronald Willison, Major Gifts Manager, Desert AIDS Project and Linda Shestock, MFT & Organizational Consultant.  

What’s New

Board of Directors Solidifies Funding Commitment for One Coachella Valley

COACHELLA VALLEY – Feb. 28, 2018 – The Desert Healthcare District’s Board of Directors yesterday approved a resolution for $6 million in expansion funding, which is $300,000 annually for 20 years of unrestricted funds, as part of the Riverside County Local Formation Commission (LAFCO) expansion application. This represents a self-funded revenue source that would support programs and services to the residents of Eastern Coachella Valley upon successful voter approval of the expansion initiative in November of this year.