Our vision is that Lake County is a healthy place for every person to live, learn, engage and thrive.

Our mission for Hope Rising Lake County is to

mobilize and inspire community partnerships and actions that support
individual, collective and community health and wellness.

The health systems, county leaders, non-profit organizations and other relevant organizations of Lake County lead a joint effort, leveraging their resources and influence to improve the overall health and wellness of Lake County.  

Hope Rising serves as a neutral convener to bring leaders together in our county to identify issues, develop innovative solutions, implement collective initiatives, ensure accountability and measurable outcomes. Hope Rising acts to raise, manage and disburse funds. Additionally, Hope Rising provides facilitation and project management support to drive work forward, ensuring active engagement of stakeholders with a focus on outcomes. 
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Hope Rising operates through four program areas:

                                                     1. Health
                                                     2. Economic Development
                                                     3. Education
                                                     4. Healthy Environment
Hope Rising Program Coordinator 
Cindy Goodale began her life in the public health and community development sector at the age of 17.  As a volunteer, she traveled door to door in the Andes of Peru, vaccinating children against measles, polio, diphtheria and tetanus.  For several more summers she continued her work with AMIGOS, vaccinating children and animals, building latrines, and promoting dental health in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.  After earning her B.S. in Community Nutrition from U.C. Davis, Cindy assumed the Directorship of Latin American Programs for AMIGOS, developing public health programs designed to promote leadership development and cultural understanding for over 500 U.S. youth each summer.  These experiences shaped a lifelong passion for creating opportunities to improve access to preventive, primary health and vision care services in California and internationally.

Cindy returned to California to pursue a Masters degree in Business Administration in Health Services Management at Golden Gate University positioning her for continued work in a variety of nonprofit organizations.  Cindy served as Executive Director for Clinic Ole, Healthy Moms and Babies, Napa-Solano SANE/SART, the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley and the Lloyd Wolfe Juvenile Justice Center.  As the program director, Cindy developed the Senior Health Center at Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa.  The center, specializing in care for those diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, provided primary health care and case management.  Serving as the Perinatal Program Director at Partnership HealthPlan of California, she implemented the expansion of the O.B. provider network in Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin counties thereby improving access to care for pregnant women. Most recently, Cindy is a founding board member of VER International, an international nonprofit providing ophthalmology and vision care services in partnership with Ministries of Health in Peru and Nicaragua.

Cindy looks forward to joining Community Wellness, our community partners and the Lake County community to support our joint efforts to bring health, wholeness and hope to vulnerable members of our community.


​Governing Board Members:

Tawny Bailey, Redwood Community Services
Patty Bruder, North Coast Opportunities
Dr. Marshall Kubota, Partnership Health Plan
Steve Wylie, Woodland Community College
Crystal Markytan, Department of Social Services
Todd Metcalf, County of Lake, Behavioral Health
Dan Peterson, Sutter Lakeside Hospital
Denise Pomeroy, County of Lake, Public Health
Carole Press, Mendocino County Health Clinic
David Santos, Adventist Health Clear Lake
Tina Scott, County of Lake, Board of Supervisors
Lisa Morrow, Lake Family Resource Center
Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Office of Education 
Proxy Members:
Rob Brown, County of Lake, Board of Supervisors
Lynn Scuri, Partnership Health Plan
Kim Tangermann, Mendocino County Health Clinic
Steve Wylie, Woodland Community College

Staff and Support:

​Kate Gitchell, Project and Communication Specialist
Shelly Trumbo, Executive Director
Cindy Goodale Project Coordinator 
Marvin Avilez Way to Wellville
Sue Grinell Public Health Institute