Herrmann Spetzler died unexpectedly and peacefully on Sunday at his home on Greenwood Heights. As the Chief Executive Officer of Open Door Community Health Centers (ODCHC) for more than 40 years, he was a driving force for health care and social justice in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. He contributed greatly to the regional, state and national discussions of health care and was a leading advocate for Community Health Centers.

Open Door Community Health Center Centers (ODCHC) Board President Kathleen Moxon states “We mourn his passing. The organization is strong and will continue its operations uninterrupted. I have absolute faith in our management team and, as part of our succession plan, have named Cheyenne Spetzler as interim Chief Executive Officer.” Moxon notes, “I am confident that as an organization ODCHC moves ahead without hesitation or disruption.”

More information will be released as it becomes available. In the meantime, we ask that all inquiries be directed to Steve Engle, Compliance Officer at 707‐826‐8633 x 5176 or sengle@odexternaldev.wpengine.com.