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Board of Trustees

​Because Plains Regional Medical Center is owned by the communities we serve, we are governed and guided by community leaders who serve on our Community Board of Trustees. Our not-for-profit structure and community-based governance ensure healthcare resources are adapted to best meet the community's healthcare needs.These fellow New Mexicans willingly donate their time, energy, and expertise to improving the health of patients, members, and the communities we serve.


Lonnie Leslie serves as chair of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees. He also previously served as chair of the Quality committee.

Mr. Leslie is a retired school district administrator who spent 33 years with Clovis Municipal Schools. He received both his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Eastern New Mexico University.

Mr. Leslie is chairman of the Local Growth Management Organization planning for growth at Cannon Air Force Base and is also the chairman of the Curry County DWI Task Force and a member of the Clovis Schools Foundation board of directors.

He is the past president of the Clovis Rotary Club and was named by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce as the Citizen of the Year in 2008. He has also been honored with awards for New Mexico Administrator of the Year, Clovis Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year, the United Way Golden Heart Award, and the Eastern New Mexico University Educator Hall of Honor.

Brad Bender

Brad Bender is currently the general sales manager for Bender Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc. He is also the Curry County Commissioner serving District 2 and was elected in November 2022.

Born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico, Mr. Bender received bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and marketing from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Throughout his career, Mr. Bender has focused on strengthening local community involvement to support future generations to come. His goal is to support dedicated and local leadership in the Clovis area, highlighting businesses as well as promoting a friendly and welcoming community.

Mr. Bender has served as a board member for the Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Matt 25 Hope Center, and Clovis Library, along with several other boards and organizations. He is also a member of Central Baptist Church, where he also serves on the finance committee and the security team.


Chris Bryant is a member of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees.

Mr. Bryant owns the Foxy Drive-In restaurant and represents District 4 ion the Clovis City Commission, where he is chairman of the water policy committee. He also serves on the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority.

Mr. Bryant represents the City of Clovis on the Civil Aviation board, the Chamber of Commerce board and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Railroad committee. He also serves on the board of directors for the New Mexico Restaurant Association.

Col. Danielle Cermak

Col. Danielle Cermak is the commander of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis. She represents the Medical Operations Doctorate, developing and executing policy, plans and programs to maintain Air Force standards and medical readiness for 498,000 total force airmen and guardians. Along with administrative oversight of health professionals in seven divisions, Col. Cermak ensures the Air Force Surgeon General is informed on a variety of topics, including clinical, aerospace, mental health, dentistry, public health, information technology, and medical support policy.

Col. Cermak is an experienced military and healthcare leader with more than 20 years of experience. She has extensive experience in family medicine, women’s health and population health, serving as an on-site physician and chief physician leader both domestically and abroad. Serving in a variety of roles, she supports clinical policy execution, planning, programming and medical support for active duty military and their families.

Col. Cermak has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Detroit-Mercy, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, as a part of the National Capital Consortium.

Leslie Donaldson, MD

Leslie Donaldson, MD joined Sound Physicians as a hospitalist in August 2011, currently working at Plains Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Donaldson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He earned his medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Donaldson hopes to continue expanding access to medical care in a variety of specialties for families in southern New Mexico.

Dr. Donaldson has provided patient care in many areas, including private practice in Portales, cancer and immunology research in Albuquerque, as medical manager for Roosevelt and Curry County detention centers, and as a medical director for hospice care in Clovis. He also served as Chief of Medicine for Eastern Medical Associates and Chief Hospitalist for Sound Physicians.


Paul Ellis is a member of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ellis offers more than 40 years of experience in banking and finance. Mr. Ellis has served as the senior vice president and chief lending officer at American Heritage Bank for more than 12 years, and was the executive vice president and chief lending officer at First Savings Bank of Clovis for more than 16 years.

Mr. Ellis is a member of the Clovis Rotary Club, Clovis Committee of 50, Clovis Elks Club, and the finance committee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He also serves as a board member for the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and the Clovis Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Ellis received his bachelor's degree at Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He completed specialized training in finance and banking operations at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in Boulder.


Priscilla Garcia is a member of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees.

Ms. Garcia works as the assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment for Portales Municipal Schools. She is a 34 year veteran of public education and has worked in area school districts including Clovis, Portales and Muleshoe, Texas.

Ms. Garcia is strongly committed to team building while leading others in highly demanding situations. She also is effective in using data in decision making for both short and long range planning.

Ms. Garcia received two post-secondary degrees and one certificate, all from Eastern New Mexico University. She received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1975, her master’s degree in education in 1979 and a public administration certificate in 1986.

Ms. Garcia was recognized by Who's Who Among Professional Women in 2007 and 2008, Who's Who in American Education in 1996 and by Outstanding Young Women in 1985.

Alan Kinlund

Alan Kinlund is an experienced financial advisor with Edward Jones, where he manages more than $175 million in portfolio assets for 700 families both in Clovis and across the country.

Mr. Kinlund received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, where he was active in student life and activities, including local volunteerism. He has a long history of service and continues to support the Clovis community offering dynamic, compelling solutions to the ongoing needs of the area.

Mr. Kinlund has served in various board positions, including as president of the Clovis Rotary Club and as director of the New Mexico Amigos. He has also served on the Economic Incentive Board of Clovis and on the Board of Directors of Eastern New Mexico Food Bank.


Rev. Anthony Mahan is a member of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees.

Rev. Mahan retired from his role as chief master sergeant after 30 years of service in the US Air Force and is currently the site manager for Melrose Air Force Range at Cannon Air Force Base. Along with his associate pastor duties at Triangle Baptist Church, Rev. Mahan serves as president of the Ministerial Fellowship of Clovis, as board member of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, as member of the advisory committee for the Governor’s Office of African American Affairs and as the vice president of the Clovis chapter of the NAACP.

Rev. Mahan received his bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Joyce Pollard is a member of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees.

Ms. Pollard has worked with the Clovis Municipal Schools for 34 years, and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Clovis. Most of her teaching experience was in kindergarten, first and second grades. She taught at Cameo Elementary, Lincoln-Jackson Elementary, James Bickley Elementary and Parkview Elementary. She retired in 2001 and now works as a substitute teacher.

Ms. Pollard has served as the president of the Black Advisory Council at Clovis Community College, and she has been a member of the board of directors for the Clovis Community College Foundation. As president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, she was instrumental in the naming of a street in honor of Dr. King.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1980 and a master's degree in elementary education in 1983, both from Eastern New Mexico University.

Bill Priest

Bill Priest serves as the hospital chief executive for Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, he oversees the daily operations of the hospital, specialty clinics and medical services. Plains Regional Medical Center is a regional referral center in eastern New Mexico with more than 450 employees and a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services.

Mr. Priest is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than 25 years of experience. He has a passion for rural healthcare and has managed operations for small and medium sized healthcare organizations. Mr. Priest has extensive experience in finance, process improvement and leadership development. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mankato State University, a master’s degree in exercise physiology from St. Cloud State University, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Priest and his wife Kelly have been married for over 30 years and have four grown children.


Larry Roberts is a member of the Plains Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees.

Mr. Roberts has extensive experience and involvement in the agriculture community, including serving as a farm manager and certified crop advisor. Over the past 40 years, Mr. Roberts has served on various committees through his church, functions in the community and with the Clovis Public School system.

Mr. Roberts received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture business and economics from West Texas State University in Canyon.

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