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Board of Directors

Foundation Board members are dedicated to the mission of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and the community it serves.

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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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The needs are many including modernizing our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Can we count on you?

The needs are many including a new 20-bed Progressive Care Unit to bridge the gap between the ICU and existing medical-surgical units.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Michelle Koenig Barritt

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Michelle brings with her over two decades of diverse experience in the nonprofit sector. She has served as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Providence Holy Cross Foundation since June 2020. She has been with Providence since 2016, first as a Philanthropy Advisor at Holy Cross and most recently as Senior Philanthropy Advisor at Providence Tarzana Foundation. In both capacities, Michelle quickly engaged donors in the community while deepening relationships with caregivers at the medical centers to increase giving. She has been regionally recognized for her leadership in physician engagement and was honored as a Mission Spirit Award winner in 2018.

Prior to her work at Providence, Michelle was Vice President of Community Based Services for St. Anne’s, a social service agency offering comprehensive services to promote the safety, resilience and ongoing achievement of vulnerable children and families in Los Angeles. She oversaw a $6M operation responsible for administering an early learning center for over 160 chil­dren and providing mental health services and family-based programs for over 600 clients.

Michelle has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of California, Los Angeles and lives in Granada Hills with her husband, a nurse at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, and their two children.

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.

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.

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

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.

Arif Halaby

Board Member

Arif Halaby is President & CEO of Total Financial Solutions & TFS Financial Insurance Services.

He has over 24 years of experience as a financial professional specializing in designing retirement income strategies, and a passion for educating people on financial issues. He’s written numerous articles on practical financial topics and spent the past 15 years producing nearly 3,000 radio shows.

Prior to his career in finance, Arif spent 11 years on the Los Angeles Police Department.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I was raised in Sylmar, California and my family began attending Providence over 45 years ago.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Providence stood out for its quality of care and service to others, regardless of their ability to pay.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation Board?
I joined the foundation board 12 years ago with the goal to help others in the community recognize the benefits of Providence and motivate them to support the hospital through planned giving or annual contributions.

Douglas Prisco, MD

Board Member

Douglas Prisco, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Mission Hills, CA, and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine in 2002.

Gregory L. Paranay, MD

Board Member

Dr. Gregory Paranay received his Bachelor’s of Arts from California State University, Northridge and his M.D from Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently the Diagnostic Radiologist, Assistant Director of Imaging Services, and Assistant Chief Radiation Safety Officer at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

Previously, he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at UCLA Medical Center and a Diagnostic Radiologist at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital.

Michael S. Overing, Esquire

Board Member

Michael S. Overing received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska, his M.A. from the University of Southern California, LA, and his J.D. from Loyola. He is a practicing attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of California, Annenberg School for Communication.

Michael is the author of several publications and presentations, including “Understanding BitTorrent and the Law,” Ch. 6, and “The Legal Twists in Securing a Homeland,” published in the Online Journalism Review.

Gerald Puchlik, AIA, ACHA

Board Member

Gerry Puchlik has over 40 years of architectural experience in the areas of healthcare, education, and long-term care design. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his leadership role as the Principal of PDA

Gerry’s involvement in numerous prestigious architectural organizations includes the AIA California Chapter Healthcare Committee, having served as its Chair in 1997-1999.

He also continuously counsels the California Department of Health Services/Licensing and the State Fire Marshal in revising building codes and is an active participant in countless healthcare seminars, panel discussions, and workshops as a leading authority on current healthcare facilities design and market trends.

An active member in the Los Angeles and California chapters of the AIA, Gerry chaired the Health Subcommittee, advising the California Governor’s Task Force on Healthcare. He was a state-appointee to the California Task Force Committee for reviewing and co-creating proposed medical care legislation.

Babak (Bobby) Eghbalieh, MD

Board Member

Dr. Bobby Eghbalieh is the Director of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery and Robotic Surgery at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

Over the years he has accumulated numerous accolades, including the “American Cancer Society Physician Innovation Award” for his work with Pancreatic Cancer patients, the “Outstanding Leadership Award” for his role in the Cancer Committee, and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s “2015 Man of the Year for Central CA.”

Bobby serves as the chair of the Cancer Committee and Cancer Liaison Physician, and co-chair of the Los Angeles Executive Leadership Committee for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He also oversees and runs the only Pancreas cancer patient support group in the Valley.

What motivates your desire to give back?
The art of surgery and medicine has given me the opportunity and privilege to promote life and health in every way I can.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Holy Cross provides state-of-the-art care to an amazing community by bringing academic-level expertise.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I wanted to be a part of the opportunity to bring about change and influence the growth of an amazing medical center that serves so many within the San Fernando Valley.

Hon. Greig L. Smith

Board Member

Greig Smith is a retired member of the Los Angeles City Council. He served two terms prior to retirement and became the only Councilmember in the history of the City to be re-appointed to fill a vacancy in 2019.

During his tenure Greig was responsible for opening two new police stations, five police facilities, one new fire station, two new libraries, and 13 parks and facilities. He’s spent his life dedicated to public service as President of the Jaycess and on the board of half a dozen community groups.

As Councilman he led the fight to permit the Holy Cross ER expansion against the will of the district. The hospital won.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My parents taught me from a young age to be thankful for what I have and show concern for those who aren’t so lucky.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Covid-19 has shown to all that medical centers are a critical facility in all times of need.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
While I’m reducing my volunteer work in retirement, the foundation offers me a greater opportunity to serve everyone in the community. It’s a prestigious institution.

Kay Radford

Board Member

Kay Radford has been associated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center since 1990, when she became a volunteer. She joined The Guild in 1991 and eventually held many offices within that organization.

She is currently a member of the Biomedical Ethics Committee, the Surrogate Committee, and the Emergency Department Care Experience Council.  She’s also an active Emergency and Trauma Volunteer in the Emergency Department, and trains and supervises all ED volunteers. She has been on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2012. 

She and her husband Bob have two children and five grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
To financially support the Medical Center and ensure that the community served is well-informed.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
To acknowledge the accomplishments in medicine performed by the medical and nursing staff at Holy Cross.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

Kay joined the Foundation Board because she considered it the ‘next step’; to support the hospital to which she made a commitment.

Rosa J. Lee

Board Member

Rosa Lee was volunteering and giving back to hospitals at an early age. She was a candy striper for three years in high school and when she graduated from college she joined the Young Professionals of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

She finds hospitals comforting, a place that where people who are uncertain about something, either with themselves or their family, can go to and receive answers and a plan. 

What motivates your desire to give back?
My two boys motivate me to give back.  As they grow older, I want them to learn the importance of giving and helping others. I hope that as they see me give back to the community, they will learn to do the same.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Because Holy Cross goes above and beyond for their patients. The doctors and nurses do things for their patients that are outside of their job description.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I wanted to join the foundation board so I can contribute the best I can and hopefully help the medical staff help patients and give them the special care that is unique to Holy Cross.

Rex Hoffman, MD

Board Member

Dr. Rex Hoffman is the Chief Medical Officer at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

He majored in economics at the University of California in San Diego and studied medicine at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. In 2018, he earned his MBA in the Business of Medicine from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Early in his career, Dr. Hoffman practiced both at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank. In 2007 he became the full-time Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Saint Joseph’s. He played a leading role in designing the Disney Family Cancer Center, where he worked full-time before accepting his current position.

Dr. Hoffman has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2008. He and his wife Yael have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
To better serve the communities I work with.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
My interest in medicine is inspired by my father, a prominent radiologist who served at Torrance Memorial Hospital for nearly 40 years. 

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
It combines my passion for business and medicine, to better serve the community.

Richard Franco

Board Member

Richard Franco is a Senior Principal at Degenkolb. He joined Degenkolb in 1996 after receiving his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Bringing intensity and enthusiasm to his work, Richard provides expert advice and design solutions for seismically upgrading healthcare facilities. He was a significant contributor to Degenkolb’s firm-wide initiative to prepare seismic surveys for hospital campuses throughout Southern and Northern California, in response to SB 1953. This effort involved surveying existing documentation, developing site overview information, and estimating costs for future seismic upgrade projects.

Richard has also designed laboratory buildings used primarily for medical and criminal investigations and was a member of the Degenkolb post-earthquake reconnaissance team that surveyed Padang, Indonesia in October, 2009.

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.

Jason Fisher, MD

Board Member

Jason Fisher performed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and went on to medical school at the University of Arizona. He did his residency in Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine.

Dr. Fisher is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Providence Holy Cross. He has held this role for more than 10 years and has been working in the ER there for the last 15 years.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I believe in the care that our patients receive in our ER and hospital. I want to give back to our facility and help provide even better, more advanced care to the patients we serve.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Holy Cross has the best team of physicians, nurses, and administration that I have been fortunate to be a part of. The collaboration allows our hospital to accomplish great things.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation Board?
As a physician who has practiced at Providence Holy Cross for many years, I feel like I can bring a unique perspective.

Scott A. Fields, MD

Board Member

Dr. Scott A. Fields is a General Surgeon for Facey Medical Group in Mission Hills, California. He graduated with honors from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Fields has worked at Providence Holy Cross for more than 16 years. He also participates in medical staff leadership there. 

What motivates your desire to give back?
I enjoy actively supporting the hospital and the community, and partner with Holy Cross to help the underserved. 

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’ve practiced there for over 16 years.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I find great reward in working with my colleagues taking care of the less fortunate

Linda Delaney

Board Member

Linda Delaney earned her Bachelor of Art in Account from California State University, Northridge.

She is currently president of the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Guild, where she has served as a volunteer for nearly 20 years. She’s also held the roles of treasurer and editor of the guild newsletter.

Linda lives with her husband in the San Fernando Valley.

What motivates your desire to give back?

My mother always volunteered either in our classrooms or as a scout leader. Volunteering was something that always felt natural to me. The rewards are immeasurable.

Why are you supporting the medical center?

I have always felt blessed to have this wonderful hospital so close to our home. When my volunteering and financial support of my children’s schools came to an end, it seemed a natural progression to support the hospital with my time and treasure.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

The PHCMC Guild President has a permanent seat on the Foundation Board. I feel privileged to be part of this board and honored to be representing the PHCMC Guild, which has supported Holy Cross for over 60 years.

Hany Farid, MD

Board Member

Hany Farid, MD is board certified in surgery. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. He completed an additional residency in cardiovascular surgery at Loyola University in Chicago.

Hany has been with Optum for the last 22 years, serving as attending Surgeon and more recently, Community Medical Director overseeing the Specialty Network. 

He’s a recipient of the Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and holds a BS degree in biology from UCLA. He’s fluent in Arabic.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’m driven by a sense of gratitude for the opportunities I‘ve been given, and a sense of responsibility to give back to the Holy Cross and Mission Hills Community.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’ve served the Holy Cross community as Chair of the Dept. of Surgery for three terms, and currently serve as Chief of Staff.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
While I am not gifted as a fundraiser, I believe there are other ways I can contribute to the board through my long lasting relationships in the community.

Norman M. Coulson

Board Member

Norman Coulson has a B.S. from Cal State Long Beach and M.B.A from Pepperdine University. He retired in 1992 from a 35-year career in finance, during which he rose to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Glendale Federal Bank, and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Glenfed, Inc.

Norman has been a supporter of Providence Health & Services for over two decades, serving as Chair of the Community Ministry Board, and offering leadership and guidance to the finance committee, investment committee and board of directors.

He also served on board of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Foundation and the The United Way – Los Angeles Region.  Additionally, he was Treasurer and Director of The American Heart Association and Director of the Merchant and Manufacturers Association.

His commitment to higher education is evidenced by service on the Board of Governors for California State University – Long Beach. He also served on the Loyola Marymount Board of Regents, the Advisory Board for the Pepperdine University School of Business and the Advisory Board for the UCLA Center for Finance and Real Estate.

Norman and his wife Helen have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Bernie Klein, MD

Chief Executive, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Dr. Klein is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. He attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at UCLA/Harbor General Hospital Medical Center. He completed a one-year Internal Medicine fellowship at the UCLA/West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center and practiced with the Permanente Medical Group for over 16 years. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and served in a variety of positions for the Southern California and the Southeast Permanente Medical Groups.

He has been with Providence Health and Services for over fourteen years serving in a variety of roles including the Valley Service Area Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Medical Officer for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, and the Interim Chief Medical Officer for the Providence Southern California Region for Clinical Quality, Patient Safety and Physician Integration and Alignment. In 2013, he was named Chief Executive for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the Facey Foundation Board and as the Chair of the Hospital Association of Southern California Board of Directors.

Dr. Klein and Julie, his wife of 27 years, have one son and two daughters.

Thomas M. Mendelson

Treasurer

Thomas M. Mendelson is a retired real estate executive, having spent 38 years with The Northern Trust Company in a variety of capacities.

He joined the firm in 1979 as a real estate asset manager in the Agricultural Investments Group and later transitioned into roles serving private wealth clients whose holdings also included commercial and residential real estate.

What motivates your desire to give back?

My wife, Sherri, is a Nurse Leader at Providence Holy Cross. She encouraged me to consider joining the Foundation Board in 2002.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I’m impressed by the excellent patient care and expertise of the medical center and pleased to be part of the organization.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

To this day, Providence Holy Cross has been established as a truly outstanding medical center. I’m honored to serve as the treasurer of the foundation board and continue my association.

Marwa Kilani, MD

Co-Chair

Marwa Kilani is currently the Medical Director of Palliative Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. She’s sat on the Board of Governors of Providence Holy Cross for the last five years.

She received her bachelor’s from UCLA, studied medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, and completed her training in the specialty of Internal Medicine at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. She underwent board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2010, and most recently completed her MBA at Concordia University, Chicago.

Marwa has a wonderful family with twin boys and a deeply devoted husband who practices Endocrinology at UCLA.

What motivates your desire to give back?

My desire to see this hospital flourish and excel motivates me to share my experiences and extend opportunities of philanthropy to those who do not recognize this hidden gem.

Why are you supporting Holy Cross?

I support Holy Cross and believe in the mission and values that drive the care provided. This hospital is like no other.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

It is a commitment that reflects my values and dedication to health and wellbeing for me and my family.

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. 

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.

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