Board of Directors
Christine Todd | Yreka | Siskiyou Central Credit Union
Christine Todd is the Vice President of Operations at the Siskiyou Central Credit Union. As such, Christine, along with the COO, ensures that Siskiyou Central Credit Union’s (SCCU) practices are adhered to and strategic plans implemented, and provides members with the best possible products and services. Christine has 16 years of financial institution experience in operations and training, and she coaches and leads staff to meet and exceed membership’s expectations. She works with executive management to ensure the credit union has a strong presence in the community, promoting the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”. Christine personally believes that every individual should give back to their community in one way or another. She has a passion for children, and because of CASA’s philosophy of advocating for the community’s youth and the belief that every child needs to have an advocate fight for them, she found CASA to be a perfect fit.
Denise Wheeler | Mt. Shasta | Nursing
Denise was born and raised in Long Beach, CA, and moved to Mt Shasta in 2001. She is the mother of one son Josh, a stepson, Dillon and grandmother of three: Christian, Noah and Lola. Denise graduated from nursing school at Long Beach City College in 1986 as an LVN and obtained her RN in1989. She has more than 30 years’ experience in nursing. Denise has been employed at Mercy Medical Center, Mount Shasta, on the Med/Surgical Unit since 2006. Denise has a Certificate in Forensic Nursing from Kapaln University, and an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice from College of the Siskiyous. She is trained as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Adult and Pediatric Sexual Assault, and joined the Siskiyou County Sexual Assault Response Team in 2012. Denise has also been a Lead Instructor at College of the Siskiyous for the Certified Nurse Assistant training program since 2013, and has been a Chief Nurse Representative for the California Nurses Association at Mercy Medical Center since 2008. Denise became a CASA in January 2007, and has been a board member since 2010.
T.J. Linville | Yreka | Attorney
Although he was raised in Oakland, California, TJ Linville’s parents are Siskiyou County natives. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Berkeley, California, and from San Francisco State University with a degree in Social Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. TJ graduated from law school at JFK University, graduated in 2001 and passed the Bar Exam in 2002. He then moved to Siskiyou County and joined Darrin Mercier’s law firm in 2003, where he has worked ever since. The practice covers most areas of the law, with the exceptions of criminal law, family law, and bankruptcy. He has a wife, Ann, and three children, and spends his spare time with his family and working on the family ranch. TJ has served on the Board of Siskiyou Family Healthcare and is a two-time past president of the Kiwanis Club in Yreka.
Craig Hanna | Mt. Shasta | Medical Director of Education and Performance Excellence
Craig Hanna is the director of cardiopulmonary services, in-service education, and performance excellence at Dignity Health Mercy Mt. Shasta. Craig is a registered respiratory therapist and healthcare administrator with 25 years of service in the healthcare industry. Craig is passionate about service and leadership in his hospital and within his community. He enjoys collaborating with his peers and working with teams to improve quality of life. In his free time, Craig enjoys golf and refereeing high school and youth football.
Ann Duchi | Yreka | LCSW
Ann has a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Davis, a K-8 Teaching Credential from CSU, Chico, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from CSU, Sacramento. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the California Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and has also been a substitute teacher, an Energy Curriculum Consultant for Shasta County Schools and the Energy Education Coordinator for Carter House Regional Energy Extension Center. She has worked for Children and Family Services, Shasta County, investigating child abuse and molest referrals, for Family Service Agency, Redding, counseling low income parents and children and for Shasta County Women's Refuge developing their Children’s Program. She was the on-site counselor for Shasta County Women's Refuge Transitional Housing facility, and worked in private practice at Wright Education Services. Her areas of focus have been anger, violence, abuse and neglect.
Dena Rizzardo | Yreka | Scott Valley Bank
Dena has worked for Scott Valley Bank since 1999, currently serving as Assistant Vice President/Relationship Banker in the community bank’s Yreka branch. Dena is very proud of and involved in the community in which she lives and works. She has served on the 10th District Agricultural Association Board (Siskiyou Golden Fair) for eight years, and is currently serving her second term as Vice President. In addition, she has served on the 10th District Junior Livestock Auction Committee, Inc. board for 15 years, and has been the president of the nonprofit for the last 10 years. In her spare time, she volunteers at three California fairs to support youth involvement and agriculture education. She has been known to say that she will volunteer for “just about anything” if the youth of the county are involved.
Brian Linsley | Montague | Siskiyou Daily News
Brian works for Gatehouse Media in Sales and Marketing at the Siskiyou Daily News Office. He is a Member of the Yreka Elks Lodge #1980 and he lives in Montague with his wife and daughter. They have enjoyed living in our community for 24 years. Brian has a BA in Early Childhood Development and is highly committed to helping children navigate life.