John Osborn M.D. is a physician at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane, Washington, where he has cared for military veterans since 1986. John was raised in Bellingham, WA, and Boise, ID. His mother, Idaho’s first nurse practitioner, introduved him to medicine. John’s father (and fishing partner), introduced him to Puget Sound and the rivers of Idaho.
John founded the Spokane-based Lands council, and co-founded the Regional Ethics Network of Eastern Washington (RENEW). He served for 15 years on the boards of the Washington Wilderness Coalition, Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Wildlife Federation, and for 22 years as the Sierra Club’s conservation chair for eastern Washington and Idaho. John has served on the CELP Board since 2007.