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Advisory Councils

The Disaster Preparedness Program facilitates advisory committees made up of skilled nursing providers from all over the state of California. These committees are open to not just CAHF members, but anyone who is engaged with their facility's Emergency Preparedness Program - we welcome not only administrators but physical plant directors, AITs, DONs, or any SNF provider who is enthusiastic about emergency preparedness. If you would like to share your best practices and experiences, contact the DPP Coordinator, Cortney Kesterson, to learn more about these committee calls, what resources you can access, and also tell us your story! 

Council Members


Katrina Anderson, LVN

Statewide Advisory Council

  • Director of DP-SNF, John C. Fremont Healthcare District, 2006-current

  • President CAHF Nurse Council Central Valley Region, 2007-current

  • Vice Chair, CAHF Nurse Council for the state, 2017-current

  • President of John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation Board, 2018-current


Katrina Andersion has been working in Long Term Care since 1991 and has held various positions throughout that time; C.N.A., Activity Director, Charge Nurse, and Director of Skilled Nursing.  She has served as the president of the CAHF Nurse Council for the Central Valley Region for the past 12 years, and served several terms on the CAHF state Nurse Council.  Her background in disaster planning includes 8 years of co-chairing the Disaster Coordination program at John C. Fremont HD, and facilitating the partial evacuation for the 2017 Detwiler Fire and shelter-in-place for the 2018 Ferguson Fire.


Ray Boudewyn

Statewide Advisory Council

  • Director of Facilities, Sequoia Living

  • President, Prevent LLC

Ray is a retired Firefighter (Highest Rank - Captain), serving 29 years in Northern California, and is still a current NFPA member. He is a former member of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Emergency Services Disaster Committee. For 30 years, Ray was also the former Director of Operations of a Geriatric Psychiatric Hospital in San Francisco. Ray has been the Director of Facilities for Sequoia Living since 2006, which consists of 10 campuses in Northern California. These campuses include facilities such as: CCRC, Affordable Housing, Manufactured Housing and Community Programs. He is the owner of Prevent - A Fire and Safety Consulting Firm LLC, San Francisco. 

Los Angeles

Simcha Stern

LA County Advisory Council

  • Administrator, Rose Garden Sub Acute

Simcha Stern has been an Administrator in Skilled Nursing facilities for just under 2 years and became the Disaster/Emergency Coordinator for his company, and now oversees all the buildings for their E-Tags. He has implemented EP training programs for all Administrators in his company and successfully cut down the E-Tags to next to none. 

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