PACKED SMHD BOARD ELECTION
Five candidates register for November election
There are two seats up for grabs this fall on the Southern Mono Healthcare District (SMHD) Board of Directors .
Ryan Wood’s seat is on the line. He is currently the Chairman of the Board and the only incumbent in the race. The other vacancy was created when Lynda Salcido was elected to Mammoth’s Town Council in June.
At a meeting in August, the board could have filled Salcido’s seat until the November election. They left it open. They didn’t want to fill it, which might have given that person an advantage in the election.
The current board consists of Stephen Swisher, M.D., Ryan Wood, Esq., Dave Anderson, Esq., and Laurey Carlson.
Besides Wood, the other four candidates are Caroline Casey, Grady Dutton, Yuri Parisky, M.D. and Joanne Hunt.
Casey works as Mammoth Mountain’s Event Production Manager. Dutton is the town’s Public Works Director. Parisky is the Director of Medical Imaging at Mammoth Hospital. Hunt is a retired nurse who worked at Mammoth Hospital.