Board of Directors

The North Kern South Tulare Hospital District is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors. Each board member is elected during the general elections and serve a staggered 4-year term.

Board Vacancy Notice

image description Jaime Mendoza President

Jaime Mendoza has served on the Board since 2003, and works as a Mortgage Consultant. Jaime was successful in obtaining a Mortgage Loan Originator License as well as a Real Estate License from the State of California.

He was born and raised in Delano and graduated from Delano High School before earning his Associate of Art Degree from Bakersfield College. When Jaime is not spending time with his wife and daughters, he devotes much of his time serving the community in a Director capacity such as Helpful Hands Foundation, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta’s Inc., the Greater Delano Area Youth Foundation, the Delano Boys and Girls Club, Tuff N Nuff girls softball program, and the Delano Downtown Improvement Committee.

Jaime’s leadership and commitment to the District has created a vision of various healthcare services within the community as well as planned growth and additional services for nearby communities within the District’s boundaries.

image description Lorene Hill Treasurer

Lorene Hill has served on the Board of Directors since 2004 as the Treasurer. Lorene was interested in serving on the Board after her father and other close relatives received care at Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility. She recognized the importance of quality care and established a goal to maintain a high level of care for all of the District’s facilities.

Lorene has been very active in the Delano community and has resided locally for almost her entire life. She currently serves on the Planning Commission for the City of Delano and is committed to improving the Delano area for the benefit of its population. She is currently enjoying retirement with her husband and her growing family of grandchildren. Lorene has worked in the community as a credit manager, a pre-school teacher, a family advocate, and was licensed in the area of Child Development.

image description Bradford Barker Director

Bradford Barker is the newest member to serve on the Board of Directors for the District since his official appointment in February 2014. Brad is the owner and operator of Barker Property Management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University before settling in Delano. He has been a long-time resident of this community since his move in 1973 and has raised his family in the Delano community as well.

Brad has contributed a great deal of his time to several organizations such as Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Inc., Alliance for Education, and Titan Academic Culture. His desire to become a Board Member occurred when a family member was placed at Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility and received excellent care. Brad’s vision for the District is to maintain the level of care provided by the District as well as to provide seniors with additional options for long-term care.

Board Meetings

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District board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted, and are conducted in the board room of Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility.

Board meetings are open to the general public and accommodations for disabled individuals, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be made with reasonable advance notice by calling the District office at (661) 720-2101.

Agendas for upcoming board meetings are posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled board meeting.

The minutes for prior board meetings are available upon request to the District office.