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Board of Directors

Driven by passion, our leaders are committed to the Foundation, the Hospital and the community we serve.

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Leaders who care deeply

Board members don’t just live in our community. They’re invested in our community. They guide the Foundation, ensuring donations deliver leading-edge medical technology and compassionate care for all. 

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Can we count on you?

The needs are many as we work to deliver an unparalleled experience for patients, as well as for the family and friends who accompany them.

Can we count on you?

The needs are many as we work to deliver an unparalleled experience for patients, as well as for the family and friends who accompany them

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Linda Wenglikowski

Board Member

Linda Wenglikowsk earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and had a brief career in aerospace before gladly giving it up to become a full-time mother, homemaker and volunteer. She’s chaired many community events.

Linda has lived in the South Bay for 36 years. She has two children, Jon and Laura, and three grandchildren.

What motivated your desire to give back?

Being part of the Centofante family, I’m motivated to give back because it was instilled in me from a very young age. My father and mother were my inspiring role models, giving back with their love, time and generosity to help their community. 

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I strongly believe in the Providence Little Company of Mary mission of caring and enjoy being part of something essential to our South Bay community.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

I love working on events (especially our Women’s Wellness Conference). I joined the foundation board to continue the Centofante family legacy with PLCM and to raise awareness in our community.

Ray Stermer

Board Member

Ray Stermer has practiced as a Clinical Hospital Pharmacist and Consultant for over 30 years. He’s worked in several areas of his profession, including sales and marketing, homecare, drug distribution and infusion therapy.

His late wife, Joanne M. Stermer, served as the Executive Director of Surgical Services and Endoscopy at the hospital for 15 years. During this time, she said she loved practicing at St. Joseph Orange better than any other hospital because of its mission and vision, staff and holy sisters.

Ray and his family are now fully committed to the success of SJO.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My desire to give back is a result of my sincere love for the mission and vision of the hospital.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I am committed to maintaining the strong legacy of my late wife.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I joined the board to help it achieve its philanthropic goals. It is very important that our community truly understands the necessity and importance of this board to SJO.

Ron Thon

Board Member

Ron Thon has worked in the financial services profession – including banking, retirement planning, estate and financial planning – since the early 1970’s.

He fully retired as Chairman and CEO of Bankers Pension Services 14 years ago, after selling his company. Since then, he and his wife have dedicated themselves to giving back to faith-based organizations like St. Joseph’s. 

What motivates your desire to give back?
My wife and I were looking for deserving charities and discovered that working with St. Joseph was an excellent way to truly understand the need for giving.

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
Our family has experienced the outstanding medical care at St Joseph’s since the birth of my brother-in-law in 1938. Both our daughters and grandchildren were also born here and anytime our family has been in need of medical care, St. Joe’s has always come through with the best.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I joined largely because of my association with banking board associates who also serve on the St. Joseph Board. 

Sr. Nadine McGuinness

Board Member

Sister Nadine McGuinness has taught history, spiritual living practices and theology for many years. She’s also directed teaching institutes for Catholic dioceses seeking to instruct adults on becoming educators.

She’s written several textbooks and teacher’s manuals for adolescent and high school students and teachers.  Presently, she is focused on the contributions of Pope Francis to the reform of structures and styles of interaction in the Catholic Church.

Sister McGuinness is one of three daughters. 

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’ve met wonderful, gifted people who’ve brought so much help to me through St. Joseph Hospital through the years. I’d like to say “Thank you” — and doing so makes me feel that we are all a part of this big ministry of caring for, empowering and appreciating the personal efforts of one another.

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
I have come home to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, which is in the backyard of St. Joseph Hospital, for more than 50 years. 

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I like to learn from people. I am energized by the varieties of gifts I experience in Foundation members.

Ivan Turpin, MD

Board Member

Ivan Turpin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah before studying general surgery at UCLA and plastic surgery at University of California at Irvine.

He served as a medical officer for the Navy during the Vietnam War. He’s currently a surgeon at SJH and Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCI.

Ivan and his wife Darlene have one son and one grandson.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’m motivated to participate in the foundation because it allows me the opportunity to improve the lives of others.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
With the tremendous advances in the technological aspects of health care, it’s critical that new equipment is made available to our physicians. With reimbursement for services being unable to keep up with the costs of modern technology, it becomes vital to seek funding from other sources.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
The St. Joseph Foundation Board plays a crucial role in ensuring funding is available. By joining the Board, I feel I can bring knowledge and expertise to the table and have an opportunity to meet and work with new people that have a similar sense of purpose.

Gemma Seidl

Board Member

Gemma Seidl, RN, MSN, MPH, PHN is Executive Director of Acute Care Services, Nursing Operations and Clinical Informatics Systems at St. Joseph Hospital, where she has worked since 2008.

She has a Masters in Nursing Administration from Cal State Fullerton and Masters in Public Health from Aristotle University. Over her 30 year career, she’s been recognized as an authority on sepsis, critical care best practices and nursing leadership. She’s been nominated several times for St. Joseph Hospital’s Values in Actions awards.

Gemma and her husband Michael have one son.

What motivates your desire to give back?
It is a calling to be a nurse and caring for our dear neighbor is a privilege and obligation to give back not just financially but with time, treasure and talent.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’m front and center on the needs of the hospital and the population we serve. Supporting the medical center is another way for me to support patients I see every day.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
One of my goals is to provide feedback on donor supported initiatives to ensure that they’re being used to save patients’ lives and improve caregiver work environments.

Dr. Warren “Dave” Johnston

Board Member

Dr. Johnston has been a practicing cardiologist at St. Joseph Hospital since 1983.

He is also Director of St. Joseph Women’s Heart Center, Physician Site Director of St. Joseph Heritage Cardiology Division, Chairman of the St. Jude St. Joseph Heritage Cardiology Department, Medical Director of Orange County/High Desert Providence Heart Institute and Co-Director of the Southern California Providence Heart Institute.

He and his wife have three daughters, two of whom have been nurses at St. Joe’s.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I was an only child. My father left us when I was 5. A lot of people have given to me along the way and I wouldn’t have made it without them, so I feel it’s important to give back now.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
St. Joseph’s has a vibe unlike any other hospital. People really care and everyone matters here – from the people who change sheets to the doctors and nurses.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
My goal is to expand the board to patients and community members who have benefited from our presence and motivate them to continue to contribute and improve the hospital.

Lizanne Ball Monahan

Lizanne Ball Monahan attended UCI and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. She has an emphasis in Marketing. She and her husband, Dennis, have 3 children and 6 grandkids.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I feel it is important to care for our community and each other in any way that we can. I learned this at an early age, watching my parents and grandparents generously give of themselves.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Each of the Ball doctors were proud to serve at a hospital that was on the cutting edge of new medical procedures and innovative technology. As a member of the Ball family, I’m committed to helping the hospital continue this tradition, and have been happy to support St. Joseph’s with both treasure and time.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
My involvement with the Foundation Board has enabled me to maintain the strong relationship between my family and the St. Joseph Hospital community, which has always been a part of my life.

Amy Daugherty

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, with a focus on Public Relations, from California State University at Fullerton. She’s been in the medical non-profit industry for over 25 years in local, regional & national roles.

She started her role at St. Joseph in September 2019 with the belief that people will go above and beyond if treated right and given the proper tools to succeed.

Amy lives in Laguna Niguel and enjoys a very full life that includes her significant other, David.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I love the mission and values of St. Joseph Hospital.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I believe the impact of philanthropy changes the footprint in our community by ensuring that our ministry has the best technology, education, caregivers, research and ultimately patient outcomes.

I have a strong background in strategic planning, physician/surgeon cultivation and fundraising through grateful patient giving and love working with donors and volunteers.

Tanja Cebula

Chair-Elect

Tanja Cebula graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in accounting, then earned her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

She co-founded the Be Aware Foundation in 2004 and has served on the boards of the Oregon State University Foundation and the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement.

Prior to retirement, she was Executive Vice President of Talent at Resources Global Professionals where she was a founding leader and member for over 21 years. She and her husband John have twin sons and one daughter.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’m a breast cancer survivor. Having a community hospital in our backyard that gives us access to some of the best care and doctors in the U.S. means a lot to me.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
St. Joseph Hospital stands out because of its commitment to serve all patients with compassion and dedication. The Sisters of St. Joseph’s value system is felt throughout the walls of the hospital and people who work there.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I’m passionate about people and having an opportunity to serve and work alongside them, all united to achieve the mission of the hospital.

Curtis Kauffman

Board Member

Curtis Kauffman earned a B.A. in Communications from Cal State Fullerton and completed graduate studies in theology at Mount St. Mary’s in L.A.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Curt launched a career in healthcare and business communications. He’s been the owner of his own publishing company since 1988 and is a current strategic planning consultant for medical imaging leaders.

Curtis and his wife Mary have 6 children and 18 grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
As a health care writer and publisher, I’ve always been in awe of the people on the front lines of medicine who work so hard to keep our population healthy.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Being involved with St. Joseph Hospital is an extension of ministry for me and an opportunity to give back to the profession of health care that sustained me professionally for over 40 years.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
The board is a very professional organization and I was eager to be part of such an extremely gifted and motivated team.

Charlene Immell

Board Member

Charlene attended the University of California at Berkeley before returning to her hometown of Santa Ana and getting involved in her community.

She has won numerous awards including the Panhellenic Athena Award, the Spirit of St. Joseph Award with her husband, Mike, and the Woman of the Year Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast where she is a long-time Board member and Past President. She is also active in a variety of groups including the Board of Special Olympics, Orange County, and Chapter AB, PEO.

Charlene and her husband Mike have three children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My parents were the best example of supporting the causes they believed in, advocating for positive changes, and serving the community. Their hard work and generosity knew no limits.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Two of our three children were born at St. Joseph. From a lifetime of care here, I have great respect for the physicians and caregivers who truly are the heart of the hospital.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I love the mission and the caring people I encounter, including the doctors, the staff, and my fellow volunteers.

Marc Harper

Board Member

Marc Harper earned his B.S. in Business Administration with an option in professional accountancy from California State University, Long Beach, and a J.D. from Western State University College of Law.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association, and the California Society of CPAs.

Marc and his wife Lura have three children together, and three grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I was taught from an early age that we don’t do anything alone. Supporting our neighbors, community and beyond is important to being a productive and good member of society. I believe that if we are fortunate enough to be able to give back, we have an obligation, and privilege, to do so.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Health care is an essential service and one which should be available to everyone. St. Joseph provides a safety net for so many in our community.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
The compassion and passion for caregiving I witnessed from the sisters, the hospital staff, and the Foundation staff before joining.

Donald A. Hunsberger

Board Member

Don Hunsberger is founder and Senior Principal at Hunsberger Dunn LLP, attorneys in Tustin, California. His sole areas of practice include Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate Administration.

He has volunteered in various advisory and board capacities with four schools, two colleges, three hospitals, six Catholic entities, two prison ministries and five children’s programs.  He’s also published articles in twelve journals, co-authored an Estate Planning Encyclopedia, and served as an editor for The Journal of Financial Service Professionals since 1989.

Don and his wife Cathie have four children and eight grandchildren. 

What motivates your desire to give back?
Helping the sick and feeding the hungry are embedded in my religious values.

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
I look at the work of the hospital as a ministry which is clearly included in the Scriptural mandate of helping those who cannot help themselves in their lives.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
My resolve to join grew when my daughter came to St. Joseph’s during the loss of her twin daughters. The Catholic-based care that she received warmed both my wife’s and my hearts.

Eileen Doody

Board Member

Eileen Doody has been a Senior Vice President with Madison Marquette — formerly known as PMRG — for over 20 years, specializing in all aspects of Medical Real Estate.

She has worked with St. Joseph hospital on a business level for 17 years.

She and her husband have lived in Huntington Beach and raised their family there for over 40 years.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I believe in the old saying “what goes around comes around”. I have found that service to others and giving back provides food for my soul.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I have had the privilege to interact with many of the physicians that serve this Hospital. They have inspired me on a daily basis with their dedication and empathetic care of patients.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
Over the years I have seen first-hand the commitment and collaboration that the Board has contributed to the success of the Hospital and its programs. I also appreciate how the board thoughtfully maximizes the return of each dollar back into the hospital.

Lisa McGregor

Board Member

Lisa McGregor is the owner of Windrose Travel.

She is active in several professional and trade groups and over the past 25 years has held various leadership positions at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She’s also served on the City of Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, the Orange Chamber of Commerce and various PTA Board positions including a district position.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I am motivated to give back in order to express gratitude for the blessings I have received.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I trust St Joseph Hospital and know it does good work that enhances the quality of life in the community. My youngest child and three granddaughters were born here, my grandmother and parents have been patients, and my daughter was a volunteer for two years before deciding to pursue a career in healthcare.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I have always had a positive experience with St Joseph Hospital and the Foundation staff and am proud to be associated with the team.

David Margileth, MD

Manager, Business Development at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Dr. David Margileth has been on the Medical Staff of St Joseph Hospital for 44 years. He earned his Bachelor’s in Chemistry at Occidental College before attending med school at Baylor College.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and has held a private practice at St. Joseph hospital since 1976. He served as the Director of Cancer at the hospital until 1989 and is presently Medical Director of Genetics Services.

Dr. Margileth and his wife have five children and 13 grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
To maintain St Joseph Hospital as an excellent community hospital. The foundation benefits the Medical Staff and the support staff at the hospital but more importantly, benefits patients taken care of at our hospital.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
The funds provided by the Foundation through philanthropy are crucial to making it possible to provide new services, including our new linear accelerator in the Radiotherapy Department and the structural heart program.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I joined the Foundation Board to help the hospital provide funds to update facilities and obtain the most up-to-date equipment to maintain the excellence of our hospital.

Dr. Jeff Johnsrud

Board Member

Dr. Jeff Johnsrud attended undergraduate and medical school at USC, before serving his residency at LAC-USC Medical Center.

He practiced at St. Joseph from 1987 – 2016 as a general surgeon.

Dr. Johnsrud now splits time between Newport Beach and Idaho with his partner Mary and Yellow Labrador Gracie.

What motivates your desire to give back?
The compassionate mission of St. Joseph to care for everyone regardless of ability to pay and the generous hearts of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Because I believe in the mission and know that it takes more than just operating revenue to make our hospital the best it can be.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I practiced at St. Joseph for a long time, knew a lot of employees there and wanted to be a liaison between the foundation and the physicians. I also wanted to help inspire other physicians to be a part of our philanthropic mission.

James G. Hart

Board Member

James Hart has been in executive management for over 15 years, working in the global technology industry. During this time, he’s built strong working relationships with many leading governmental agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), International Red Cross and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

In 2019, he was inducted into the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s Hall of Fame at Stanford University. And as a co-chair in 2002, he was responsible for helping the Irvine Residents with Disabilities Advisory Board earn a $25,000 grant.

James and his wife Tracey have been married for 19 years. They have four children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I was raised in a devout Irish Catholic family and my parents instilled the responsibility to always work on behalf of others, especially seniors, disabled and those in need.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I believe in the story of the Sisters of St. Joseph and their mission of “Serving thy dear neighbor.” I’m also a member of St. Joseph’s Spiritual Care team.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I was asked by a friend. It’s something I’ve really jumped into.

Jennifer Kovac

Board Member

Jennifer Kovac received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon before entering a career in healthcare management and consultation.

She is currently Manager of Business Development at St. Joseph Hospital and has worked with physician relations there for over 14 years.

Jen and her husband Gary have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
The exceptional clinical and spiritual care I’ve witnessed patients receive at St. Joseph through my years as an employee.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Three generations of my family have celebrated the beginning and end of life care at St. Joseph Hospital. I want to pass this legacy of care to other families.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
When a patient’s life has been renewed and they want to honor the physician, an impact is made on the hospital and recognition is given to our amazing doctors. I’ve seen first hand how equipment and facility upgrades would not have been funded if it weren’t for these gifts from grateful patients.

Randy Davis, PhD

Board Member

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Davis has been both a healthcare practitioner and Senior Executive throughout his career. This includes being the Founder, CEO and President of Statewide Behavioral Health Management Company, College Health IPA, and Comprehensive Behavioral Health Management. He’s also Division President of Beacon Health Options — the largest nationally managed behavioral healthcare organization.

As President of RCD Consulting, Dr. Davis assists regional and national behavioral health companies with strategy and growth and helps private equity companies with behavioral health-related initiatives. He’s also a member of the Board of Counselors for Argyros School of Business at Chapman University and a Trustee for Semester at Sea.

What motivates your desire to give back?
While my primary interest continues to be in Behavioral Health, I am committed to helping integrate these important services with the total healthcare experience.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I looked at many opportunities to help after retirement and find St Joseph’s like-minded with their mission and commitment to quality care.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
My prior neighbor invited me to consider joining the Foundation Board and I have enjoyed the people and the experience over the last few years.

Jeremy Zoch, PhD, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive

Jeremy Zoch received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Iowa State and his Master of Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his PhD in Health Related Sciences, Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

He began at St. Joseph Hospital in 2012 serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 2017 became Chief Executive. Additionally, he has served as a board member and chair of United Cerebral Palsy and as an adjunct instructor at USC.

Jeremy and his wife Jenette have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My personal values and faith – serving in body, mind, and spirit.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
St. Joseph Hospital feels like “home.” I appreciate it as a place that not only connects with excellence and innovation, but also in “how” the care is provided and how patients are served in a holistic manner.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
Serving on the board allows me to make the most impact in our community and in my everyday work.

Bob Baldwin

Chair

Bob is the Foundation Board chair, championing the mission of St. Joseph Hospital throughout Orange County.

Bob Baldwin spent thirty years with The Walt Disney Company, starting in operations and eventually moving into marketing and sales with Parks and Resorts in California, Florida, Tokyo and Paris.

He’s spent the past twenty years with a leisure industry consulting firm dealing with theme parks, museums, world expos and similar venues.

Bob has been married to his wife Sandi for forty years. They have two children and two grandchildren, both of whom were born at St. Joseph.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I feel it’s important to give back to your community and I like the opportunity to contribute my marketing skills in a meaningful way.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I hadn’t known much about St. Joseph Hospital but came to realize it was an important resource for our local community and needed to be supported.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
A friend who was very involved with the hospital introduced me to the Foundation Board and it was a natural fit.

Alejandro E. Ramirez, MD

Board Member

Dr. Ramirez has worked as an anesthesiologist at St. Joseph Hospital for over 31 years. He currently is the Medical Director of Surgical Services, St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Director, Pavilion Surgery Center.

As the birthplace of his youngest daughter and both of their grandsons, he and his wife Vicky have many professional and personal memories at St. Joe’s.

Appreciative of how much the hospital means to the community, Alex is eager to promote that sense of community and influence the greatest number of people to do good.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’m constantly inspired by the caregivers I work with each day. They’re all so committed to the hospital and what we stand for. Seeing them in action gives confidence in what we do for humanity – there is a specific culture of kindness here.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
If my teammate in another department doesn’t have the best of everything, we’re not as strong as we could be. I give to areas with the highest need to build the strongest team possible.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
Over the years I have seen firsthand the important work the Foundation has done for our hospital.

Alison Gooding

Board Member

Alison Gooding attended Northeastern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She’s worked for numerous dental and medical sales companies, including Pfizer, Warner Lambert and Proctor & Gamble.

She is now a busy mother of two teenagers, and active in various community groups including PEO, Women of Vision and Boys and Girls Club.  

What motivates your desire to give back?
My family’s legacy of involvement is important to me. St. Joseph continues to do an incredible job providing care to the community and has also had a huge impact with me personally, and with family and friends that have been treated at the hospital.

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
I was born at St. Joseph Hospital and I believe in its Mission.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
When invited to join the foundation board, I was happy and honored to do so. It has given me many great opportunities to become involved and give back to my community.

John Dal Poggetto

Board Member

John has worked in healthcare technology and provider services for over 20 years. John, his wife Tammy, and his daughter Giana reside in San Juan Capistrano.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’ve been in the healthcare industry for most of my career and it’s been very good to me. I feel at this point in my career, it’s time to give back and to do so with a mission and faith-driven organization.

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
My daughter was born at St. Joseph’s and my mom’s family has been in Orange County for two generations. St. Joseph’s has been my family since the 1930’s, when my great aunt was one of the first female pharmacists at there.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
Being on the foundation board allows me to see my work and contributions up close while participating in a great organization with amazing people

Mary Ann Walker

Board Member

Mary Ann Walker was born in Los Angeles and raised in Sonora, Mexico. With a degree from Webster University, she embarked on an entrepreneurial journey that led to the creation of Walker Advertising, which seeks to bridge the gap between a law firm’s need to grow and an underserved community’s need for trustworthy legal services. Walker recognized that many Latinos did not receive the justice they deserved simply because they did not speak English well. She shared her concerns with attorneys and proposed to publicize their services in the Hispanic community, leading to the creation of Los Defensores and, later, 1-800-THE-LAW2.

Walker has lived in the South Bay for 40 years and is active with several nonprofit boards, including Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation. Among her interests and hobbies is a love of swimming.

What motivated your desire to give back?

Very simply, I want to support my community.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center is a vital resource for health care in the South Bay. I was happy to join the Foundation board in order to demonstrate my support of my community’s hospital.

Kenya Beckmann

Board Member

Kenya Beckmann has been a leading fundraising professional for more than twenty years in higher education and healthcare. Kenya joined Providence in September 2019 and serves as the regional chief philanthropy officer for Southern California. In her role and as a member of the regional executive leadership team, Kenya leads a team that is responsible for fundraising in each of Providence’s Southern California hospital foundations. In July of 2020, Kenya began work, alongside her peers, to support specific projects focused on reducing health disparities throughout Southern California.

Prior to joining Providence, Kenya was executive vice president at Hoag Hospital Foundation. At HHF, she led Hoag Promise, a comprehensive, $627 million fundraising campaign that reached its goal 18 months ahead of its scheduled completion. In addition to healthcare fundraising, Kenya was a leader in higher education philanthropy at UC Irvine and the University of Michigan.

Kenya’s non-profit commitment extends to work with other non-profits, including founding Family Service Team, a program that empowers families to integrate community service into busy family lives through organized, age-appropriate service activities. She has served as a project volunteer and panelist at Girls Inc. Also, as a Vista Verde School lead volunteer, she created the school’s first recognition of Black History Month, including creating a multi-grade, state standard approved curriculum.

Kenya was born in Oklahoma City, received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and her master’s from the University of Michigan. She moved to Orange County in 2004, where she and her husband, Matthew, have two sons, 17 and 14, and a 12-year-old daughter.

Todd Tydlaska

Board Member

A San Diego native, Todd Tydlaska moved up to Los Angeles for college and never left.

While studying communications and business at UCLA, he met his wife Noelle and, upon graduating, moved to the South Bay, where they are raising daughters Avery, Paige and Chase, as well as son Cole.

Todd is an executive at CBRE in Los Angeles, where he specializes in commercial real estate — specifically in the sale, recapitalization and financing of investment properties and advisory services for corporate real estate clients.

What motivated your desire to give back?

I was at a point in my career where I could add value to an organization beyond just making financial contributions.

Why do you support the Medical Center?

I have been fortunate throughout my life to have people that gave a helping hand to me, and I wanted to pay that forward. 

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board? 

I was encouraged by my uncle to get involved in an organization that was accessible — a place where I could make a difference and hopefully share my skills to benefit the board.

Kent Shoji, M.D.

Board Member

Had World War II continued two months longer, Kent Shoji would have been born in the Manzanar concentration camp. But his parents were released while his mother was pregnant and Shoji grew up in the San Fernando Valley.

Kent earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from UCLA and attended med school at Marquette University. He’s currently the medical director and chairman of emergency medicine, with more than 47 years of total service to PLCM. He’s also associate medical director of the Long Beach Grand Prix Association.

He and his wife Ginny have three children and five grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?

I’ve always liked to help people and to teach people. It’s why I got into medicine.

Why do you support the Medical Center? 

I’ve worked at a lot of different hospitals, but Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance and San Pedro have the best vibe because of their focus on mission and warm attitudes.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

I enjoy my fellow trustees and supporting our various events. I believe it’s nice to start giving back to the place that supported me and my professional growth.

Marilyn Prindle

Board Member

Marilyn Prindle earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.

She worked at a Redondo Beach firm as a CPA for 25 years before shifting her focus to helping the community. She helps numerous local charities with their signature fundraising events and previously served as President of the Peninsula Education Foundation.

Marilyn and her husband Ken had two children, Andy and Jackie. Jackie tragically died in 2010 and, in her memory, the family has funded the Jackie Prindle Pet Therapy Program at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers.

What motivated your desire to give back?

I was one of nine children in what I would describe as a “volunteer family.” We were taught to share our good fortune with others.

Why do you support the Medical Center? 

In addition to giving back to help others, I enjoy working on Foundation events and have made so many good friends over the years through my volunteer service.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

Some friends of mine already on the Foundation board suggested that we could have fun and help the community by working on Foundation events.

Tracy Nickl, PhD

Board Member

Tracy Nickl, PhD candidate, is senior vice president, head of client engagement and development with Wilmington Trust, where she delivers innovative, practical and successful financial solutions to high-net-worth clients.

A native of Northampton, Massachusetts, Nickl earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and management from Simmons College, an MBA from Boston College and her PhD from the University of Antwerp. 

For more than 25 years, the South Bay has been home for Nickl and her husband Tom, along with their three daughters, two of whom were born at Providence Little Company of Mary — so her volunteer service is indeed rooted within family.  

In her spare time, she enjoys horses, skiing and sailing.

What motivated your desire to give back?

I started in the health care field, and it has always been at my core to make sure that medical institutes thrive and survive.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

Because of my interest in health care and my belief in what PLCM is doing for the community.

William Murin

Board Member

Bill Murin graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loyola University.

A Chicago native, Bill moved to Torrance when he was 10 and remembers riding his bicycle by Little Company of Mary Hospital as it was being built. Since, he’s returned to Little Company of Mary as an employee overseeing human resources and new business development.

Prior to starting his current role, he served as Coo at Hunting Hospital in Pasadena. He was also Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at UC/San Diego.

Bill and his wife Carol have four adult children and five grandchildren.

What motivated your desire to give back?

I’ve been very fortunate and recognize the importance of giving back to the community in ways that are beneficial to organizations I care about.

Why do you support the Medical Center?

Over the years, my family has received excellent care there.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

I knew Mary Kingston, CEO at the time, having worked with her at St. Joseph Health System of Orange. I also know Paula and Mike Del Vicario — and when I retired, Paula sponsored me as a candidate.

Stephen Morikawa

Board Member

Steve Morikawa is among the rare breed of business professionals who choose to spend an entire career—more than 40 years—with the same company. Recently retired, Morikawa served as Honda’s vice president of corporate affairs and social responsibility.

Through his leadership, Honda has made several million-dollar gifts to Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation, and is a generous sponsor of signature events.

Steve graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing and Management, and a Master’s in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. He and his wife Mary have two daughters, both born at Providence Little Company of Mary. 

What motivated your desire to give back?

Whatever community you’re a part of, it is important to be involved and to give back. 

Why do you support the Medical Center? 

Health care is continually developing and changing. New innovations in care are expensive and, if you want your local health organizations to be the best they can be, it’s important to make them a philanthropic priority.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

Not one individual or company could begin to address the needs that exist in a community. Everyone has to contribute and, together, we’ll make a difference.

James Mollenkamp

Board Member

Jim Mollenkamp earned his MD from Ohio State University College of Medicine. After earning his doctorate, Mollenkamp joined the U.S. Air Force, where he was a captain and flight surgeon in Vietnam and Okinawa and was awarded the Air Medal for combat flights during his time in the Air Force.

Upon returning from the front lines, he settled in California, became a urologist and went into private practice with an affiliation at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Mollenkamp and his wife Michele have three daughters and two sons born.

What motivated your desire to give back?

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful community that has great educational and healthcare organizations worthy of our time and support.

Why do you support the Medical Center? 

Everyone who can afford to support the hospital should do so in order to provide the best possible medical care to those in their time of need.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

Tom Connaghan encouraged me to join since I was a physician and, at the time, there were no physicians on the Foundation board. Since then, I have encouraged more doctors to get involved.

Melinda 'Sunni' McBride

Board Member

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sunni McBride was inspired to offer compassionate care to others by her father, a family practice physician — but instead of medicine, she studied audiology, a relatively new field at the time. She earned her BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Today, she owns South Bay Hearing in Torrance, where she transforms the lives of her patients every day through the gift of improved hearing.

In addition to her service to Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation, McBride is a frequent guest speaker for Lyric hearing aids, and has volunteered for hearing missions in Mexico and China with the Starkey Hear Now Foundation. She enjoys skiing, hiking and playing with her 26 grandchildren.

What motivated your desire to give back?

My father is a physician, so it was important for me to give back to an organization that provides excellent health care to our community.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

I was inspired by the work that the Foundation board has done over the years to build PLCM into a premier hospital in our community. I have known several board members over many years, and I have been very impressed with their dedication to promoting the principles and values exhibited by the Foundation.

Sister Terrence Landini

Board Member

Jean Landini grew up in Chicago, in an Italian-Polish family, and is the eldest of two. She entered the Little Company of Mary Order in 1952 at age 18 and received the habit and the name, Sister Terrence, on April 28, 1953.

Sister Terrence attended the Little Company of Mary School of Nursing and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Louis University in 1958. While working at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Illinois, she was the supervisor of three units and established surgical and cardiac intensive care units.

Sister Terrence arrived at Little Company of Mary Hospital Torrance in 1966 and held a variety of posts, including Assistant Administrator, Director of Nursing and Director of Human Resources. 

In 1980, she returned to the South Bay when she was appointed as Superior of the Little Company of Mary Convent in Torrance. Sister Terrence has served as Provincial Councilor twice in her career and been on the Foundation Board since 1982. She also serves on the Community Ministry Board.

Ed Fountain Jr.

Board Member

Ed Fountain has a degree in business administration from USC and has operated a wholesale lumber business for more than 40 years.

Fountain is an avid golfer and has served for years on the Providence Little Company of Mary Golf Classic committee.

He and his wife Barbara have three daughters, two of whom were born at Little Company of Mary, and seven grandchildren.

What motivated your desire to give back?

I was raised by an immigrant father who was absolutely penniless. He arrived in California in 1922, lived to be 108 — and throughout his life, he made time to help those less fortunate. His example really rubbed off on me.

Why do you support the Medical Center? 

Inspired by the values of my father, I got to know Providence Little Company of Mary and found other volunteers there who have the same goals and desires to give back.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

A former trustee told me of his experience serving on the board, introduced me to the Foundation and I followed his footsteps. It has been incredibly rewarding to be a part of this organization.

Chris Caras Jr.

Board Member

Chris Caras earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Providence Little Company of Mary has long been a philanthropic priority for his family, with Chris continuing his father’s legacy of service on the foundation board.

Chris has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1996 and is currently with the Urban Group of CBRE, specializing in investment sales and lease negotiations. In addition to commercial brokerage, he’s active in real estate development, property management and real estate investments.

Caras and his wife Jennifer have three kids. 

What motivates your desire to give back?


I’ve been blessed with a loving family and am fortunate to be able to give back to the health care heroes at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. 

Why do you support the Medical Center?


Seeing the quality, compassionate care that my son received in the NICU inspired me to want to give back and help others.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?


I am proud to continue the family legacy at Providence Little Company of Mary. My father was a trustee in the very early days when the first building was being built.

Paige Baker

Board Member

Paige Baker is a practicing attorney, wife and mother. She graduated from USC with both a bachelor’s and master’s in Education.

She earned her law degree at Western State University College of Law, where she graduated with honors and was Managing Editor of Law Review. She’s currently a senior partner of Baker & Baker, emphasizing her practice of Estate Planning and Trust litigation.

Paige and her husband William have three adult children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My mother’s message was “be kind to others when you leave this house.” I am happy to say that though my mother is gone, her message is alive and well in her children.  

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
There is no place on earth I support more than St. Joseph Hospital, the nuns, the doctors and the staff who complete the picture of a place of healing and health — a true mission. My fondest memories are of our children being born there.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
In light of the fact that the Foundation invites others to give, it seems natural to me that I would want to do this work and I love doing it.

Caroline Burke

Board Member

Caroline Burke earned her Bachelor of Art in Business and Economics from Skidmore College, then moved to Southern California to pursue her passion—interior design.

She is now the owner of Caroline Burke Designs & Associates, a boutique design company she founded in 2007.

Caroline and her husband, Ken Vils, have two children and one grandchild. They also care for their pooch, Cheddar.

What motivates your desire to give back?
There are so many worthwhile charities in the area that need money to fulfill their mission. I believe it’s important to focus and put energy into a great community-based organization like Providence Little Company of Mary.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
It’s essential to have high-quality care available close to home. Both my grandma and sister have been nurses, so it’s something I’ve always appreciated. PLCM is a strong hospital and we can help make it even better.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I was looking for the right opportunity and the right board that would be deeply fulfilling.  I was part of a women’s group of Manhattan Beach women entrepreneurs, and my friend (and former Foundation trustee) Shannon Ryan, encouraged me to join.

Sean Armstrong

Board Member

Sean Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California.

He is the managing principal of Westport Capital Partners in El Segundo and a chartered financial analyst. He previously served as chair on the PLCM Board of Trustees.

Sean has made his home in the South Bay for 40 years.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I originally planned a career in medicine — and being involved with the foundation is a way to keep connected with that interest. 

Why do you support the Medical Center?
I have a 40-year history with Providence Little Company of Mary. PLCM is an institution that serves the broadest range of people in our region. Those of us who have the ability and time to help should do so.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
This provides me with the opportunity to be an advocate for the hospital and support its mission. The fact that we are a Catholic hospital is also important to me.

Kurt Hinrichsen

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Serving as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation since 2017, Kurt Hinrichsen brings more than two decades of leadership experience in fund development to the South Bay ministry. In this role, Hinrichsen works in close collaboration with the Foundation board and development colleagues as well as with ministry and regional leadership.

Prior to Providence, Hinrichsen served in key leadership and consultative roles among five major academic health systems: University of Southern California, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Cincinnati and Rutgers University.  He has been integral to some of the nation’s largest healthcare system fundraising campaigns and capital initiatives, including the $6 billion campaign for USC, $1.5 billion campaign for Keck Medicine of USC and the $1 billion Palomar Medical Center of the Mayo Clinic Network. Hinrichsen’s experience encompasses healthcare philanthropy, university advancement, alumni and government relations and integrated communications.

Originally from Central Wisconsin where he still has family, Hinrichsen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education and Master’s in Corporate/Public Communication both from the University of Wisconsin System. He now calls Redondo Beach home. During his spare time, he enjoys biking, hiking, rock climbing, water sports, rock climbing and adventure traveling.

Garry Olney

Chief Executive, Providence Little Company of Mary

Garry Olney is the chief executive for the San Pedro and Torrance ministries, bringing a wealth of healthcare operational and strategic leadership experience to the organization.

Previously, he served as the chief operating officer for the Torrance and San Pedro ministries. Prior to joining Providence, he worked for Ascension Health (Seton), the largest faith-based health system in the U.S., as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Seton Main Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Garry’s 30+ year career includes executive leadership roles at several hospitals throughout California. He’s also served as the System Vice President of Patient Care Services for Tenet Healthcare. After several years with Tenet, he took a position as the Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest multispecialty medical groups in Texas, where he gained extensive knowledge working with physicians in a medical group practice setting. 

Garry is originally from Syracuse, New York and now resides in Manhattan Beach with his husband, Mike, and their three boys. He holds multiple degrees, including a Bachelor’s in Nursing, Master’s in Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University.

Kathie Eckert

Kathie Eckert

Vice Chair

Kathie Eckert earned her BBA degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago. She’s lived in South Bay for over 20 years.

Following a career in marketing and market research, Eckert now devotes much of her time to community service. She currently participates in a number of boards and is Vice Chair of the Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation Board of Trustees.

What motivated your desire to give back?

From those who have been given much, much is expected in return.

Why do you support the Medical Center?

Community hospitals are incredibly important in the everyday life of our friends and neighbors. I was drawn to the idea of supporting a quality, caring resource like Providence Little Company of Mary, that is readily available when unexpected health challenges occur.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I was inspired by the commitment exhibited by many friends who had been involved with the Foundation for years. Recognizing that people you admire have such passion for a cause makes it an easy decision to join them in service.

Mark Paullin

Mark Paullin

Treasurer

Mark Paullin studied at Brigham Young University and the University of Southern California. He’s currently the Principal and Managing Director of Capstan, North American — manufacturer to the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense and Medical Industries. He was also past president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation.

Mark’s previous volunteer work includes two years of working with the underprivileged in Tasmania and directing prison programs at McNeil Island and Terminal Island Federal Penitentiary. He’s also served on many boards, including the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Peninsula Education Foundation.

Mark and Barbara have four children and seven grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Growing up in a family of givers and doers who believed in helping and lifting one needy person at a time was the basis for a lifetime of volunteering. 

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

Little Company of Mary’s mission to help the poor and vulnerable and to provide world class healthcare right here in the South Bay is completely aligned with my values. 

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I enjoy working with like-minded individuals dedicated to helping those in need within our community.  I was happy to serve when asked. 

John Colich

Secretary

John Colich earned his degree in finance from the University of Southern California before joining forces with his brother Tom in the construction industry, following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather.

John is now sole owner of Colich and Sons and founder of U-Liner, Inc., which has evolved into Southwest Pipeline and Trenchless Corp.

Colich and his wife Janine have four children. Part of their family legacy at PLCM is the Emergency Department in San Pedro that will bear the Colich name along with the Paullin name — paying tribute to the special friendship shared with fellow trustee, Mark Paullin.

What motivates your desire to give back?

I have made many great lifelong friends through my service.

Why do you support the Medical Center?

I admire and respect the quality of care provided to patients, including my family and others I know from the community.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

Former Foundation board chair Dick Brombach and I are good friends, and we were both on the track team at USC. He brought me into the Providence Little Company of Mary family.

Rich Severa

Chair

Rich is a graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. His career with enterprise computing technology companies spans over 30 years.

After stepping away from his corporate career, Rich founded and is now the managing partner of Accretive Partners and Strategies LLC, which provides advisory services to C-level executives seeking profitable growth, merger and acquisition consultation.

Rich is a past trustee of the Peninsula Education Foundation, and past president of the Palos Verdes Golf Club. He and his wife Patti have two adult children.

What motivated your desire to give back?


I’m one of those people who’s always happier to give a gift on Christmas then to receive one. I’m hard-wired to be a giver and it makes me the happiest.

Why do you support the Medical Center? 

My faith and how much I value compassionate care resonates with me and has become my personal philanthropy. I also married into a family of physicians.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

My personal values align with my professional skills for a board like this one.

Jeff DeMaio

Board Member

Jeff has over 28 years of experience providing personal financial advisory work at a leading global financial services firm.

He first became connected to St. Joseph Hospital when his Dad was being treated at the hospital.

Jeff and his wife, Elle, have three children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
Helping others can be very fulfilling. There are many great organizations and people who do amazing things, and have tremendous programs in place, but just don’t have all the resources they need.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I admire the environment at St. Joe’s where there’s a sincere focus on the patient experience and care for all among a diverse community of patients.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
The mission of the foundation and caregivers at St. Joseph Hospital is genuine and impactful to many. The culture of the board and dedication to helping the hospital serve the patients, inspired me to be part of the board to help others where I can through my skills and experience.

Joe Conway

Board Member

Joe Conway received his Bachelor of Science in Finance at California State University, Fullerton.

He is currently president of Diversified Investment Services, Inc., a full-service financial planning firm.  He’s also been the Chair of the Foundation’s Golf Committee for the past six years.

Joe and his wife Vickie have four children and two grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
Anyone can give their treasure, but giving your time is the extra step.

Why are you supporting the medical center?  
Both my parents had cancer and were treated very well at the hospital years ago, so it will always have a soft place in my heart. The employees at St. Joseph Hospital really seem to care about their patients above and beyond, it’s not just a job. 

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I agreed to be on the foundation board because it gives me the opportunity to give back and also participate with ideas and events that will hopefully make St. Joseph’s Hospital an even better place than it is today. 

Contact Us

Phone: 310-303-5340

Address: 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

Email: plcmfoundation@providence.org 

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