Eric Pritchard is Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation’s Executive Director. He grew up in Salem and attended college at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He served as an officer in the United States Army  and was stationed in what was then West Germany near the Czechzlovakian border during the Cold War. He returned to the United States and began a 30 year career leading organizations for large Corporations (PepisCO, Vericast) and small companies in the restaurant, media services, gift and home décor, and marketing and fulfillment industries. Returning to Oregon after nearly 40 years away, Pritchard says he is looking forward to being closer to friends and family, taking advantage of the many new things the state has to offer, and he’s laser-focused on the future of the Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation.