Meet Our Board of Directors

Gregory J. Duncan, M.D. - Chairman of the Board

Dr. Duncan began his surgical practice in Del Norte County in 1992. He graduated college from the University of Washington in Seattle, received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, completed orthopedic residency at UCLA Medical Center, and has been Board certified since 1994. He and his wife Anne Marie (a pediatrician) raised their family in Del Norte County, and work together in their local office. Dr. Duncan is a member of University of Washington Phi Beta Kappa, the Johns Hopkins Medical Honor Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is the current Chief of Surgery and former Chief of Staff and Director of Sutter Coast Hospital. Dr. Duncan spends his free time fishing the waters and hiking the trails of Del Norte County.

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Kevin J. Caldwell, M.D. - Vice Chair

Dr. Caldwell was born and raised in Los Angeles. Before college graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, he spent one year hitch-hiking across Europe, the Middle East, and India. Dr. Caldwell and his wife Donna Sund met during their Family Practice training program, then moved with their daughter to Crescent City in 1984. Doctors Caldwell and Sund built Redwood Medical Offices in 1991, where they continue to operate Del Norte County’s largest Family Practice clinic. Their three children left the area to attend college, later returning to the community to build their own careers. Dr. Caldwell was named Business Person of the Year by the Crescent City Chamber of Commerce in 2011, and Healthcare Provider of the Year on numerous occasions. 

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Michael Young

Michael Young was born in Sacramento, a life-time California resident, moved to Del Norte County with his young family in 1973. He has served as Crescent City’s City Manager, City Director of Public Works, Interim City Manager on two occasions, County Engineer and owned and managed his consulting civil engineering company for 20 years. For the past 25 years Mr. Young has volunteered with non-profit organizations to plan, design and construct humanitarian facilities, such as hospitals, medical clinics and orphanages, in numerous foreign countries. Elected in 2018, Mr. Young hopes to apply his abilities and experience to support and improve healthcare facilities and services in Del Norte County.

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Don Henion

Mr. Henion received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, concentration in Human Physiology, with individual studies in Electron Microscopy. An attorney since 1980, he concentrates his practice in the areas of business, real property, litigation and governmental law. He presently serves as a City Attorney/City Prosecutor and was formerly Del Norte County Counsel.


He presently serves as Master of the Local Masonic Lodge and as Chair of the School District’s Bond Oversight Committee. His former community involvement includes membership on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Rural Human Services and President of the County Law Library Board of Trustees for twenty years. He has also been a member of the Rotary and Elks’ Clubs.


His spouse, Jennifer, develops online curriculum for retriever training. He has two children, Cameron, principal supervising civil engineer for CalFire and Karli, a Real Estate Broker. His free time is spent retriever training, SCUBA diving and he engages in underwater and other photography/videography.

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Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth is a ten year resident of Del Norte County, having earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology at California State University at Northridge. Her healthcare experience includes employment with Humboldt Open Door clinic and is she currently employed with County of Del Norte as an integrated case worker specializing in foster care and adoption assistance. Elizabeth has also written a book on infertility and miscarriage, and started a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of assisting families pursuing parenthood; through this, she has been able to educate others about the causes and interventions for infertility and infant loss as well as how best to support those who are struggling. 


Elizabeth loves music and enjoys singing and writing music on piano and guitar. Elizabeth is passionate about patient advocacy and believes that everyone deserves to have access to quality and affordable healthcare.  

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