Letter to the Editor
Time to separate
September 15, 2022 | View PDF
For McKenzie Valley Wellness Board, Members and Community,
First I would like to thank you for your support in the recent election. I have made the difficult decision to resign from my position as a board member. One reason being I believe my skill set as a therapist, may be of better use to MVW at a later time after the rebuild has been completed.
Secondly, and more challenging to articulate is my personal struggle with supporting Orchid Health. As a former Orchid Health employee, I both observed and experienced the effects of a hostile work environment due in part, to expressed concerns over several Orchid Health practices. While I care deeply for the community that has helped raise me and shape me, I can no longer expend energy compartmentalizing how I feel toward Orchid Health while serving on the MVW board. While these two entities are separate, the overlap and connection between the two continue to remain a challenge for me. I believe it is my ethical responsibility to resign until such a time conflict no longer exists.
Thank you for your understanding.
Kelly Shaw MS, LPC, NCC