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Sean Armstrong

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

Caroline Burke

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.

Chris Caras Jr.

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.

Kenya Beckmann

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.

Sister Terrence Landini

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.

Melinda ‘Sunni’ McBride

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.

James Mollenkamp

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.

Stephen Morikawa

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.

Tracy Nickl, PhD

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.

Marilyn Prindle

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

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Phone: 310-303-5340
Address: 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
Email: plcmfoundation@providence.org 

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