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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, including the vital expansion of Mission Hospital’s Emergency Department, so we all our neighbors in Mission Viejo have access to exceptional care.

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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Mark T. Hebner

Board Member

Mark received his Bachelor’s in Nuclear Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico and his MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

He is the founder and president of Index Fund Advisors, Inc., a nationally registered investment adviser. He’s also the author of the book titled Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors, which was nominated by an investment professional as one of the three all-time greatest investment books, along with the writings of John Bogle and Warren Buffett.

Mark and his wife have 4 children and 3 granddaughters.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My wife Beth and I are motivated by the joy of giving and the added benefits of having high quality healthcare in our community.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
We both have medical career backgrounds as a pharmacist and a nurse and want to give back to the field where we spent so many of our early years.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I felt that I could share and apply my business and finance experience to help the foundation.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

James R. Quandt

Chair

James Quandt has a B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California and is a graduate of the Managerial Policy Institute at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

He’s the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Thomas James Capital, a private equity firm that provides financial advisory services. He also serves as chairman of the Board for The Leaf Group and Nutravail Corporation, and as chair emeritus of Saint Mary’s board of Trustees and Regents.

Jim and his wife have two sons.

What motivates your desire to give back?

As my professional career was winding down, it was clear to me that I wanted to spend my senior years serving our community.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I believe there is nothing more vital and important to our community than quality health care for the rapidly growing South Orange County.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I’ve always been in awe of our Mission Hospital Foundation and how they’ve funded so many improvements and additions for our two Hospital campuses.

Cynthia Mirsky

Vice Chair

Cynthia Mirsky graduated Cum Laude from CSU-Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Food Administration.

She helped start Pacific Rim Capital, Inc. (PRC) in 1990. Her role in the company has evolved over the years and she is currently Director, Special Projects.

She was first introduced to Mission Hospital during her college years.

What motivates your desire to give back?

I was inspired by care my family received from the hospital.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

Mission Hospital came back into my life when my son became very ill. His overall care showed the deep commitment by all in making him well again.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I was asked to serve on the Foundation Board after my son recovered. I support Mission as I want the community to know both Missions are superb hospitals with the talent and treasure to make it so.

Richard Gordinier

Treasurer

After graduating from Princeton University in 1964, Richard Gordinier began his career in manufacturing management with P&G in Baltimore.

In 1978, Richard became the CEO of the International Division of Max Factor, a division of Norton Simon Inc. He subsequently led a number of privately held businesses until his retirement about six years ago.

He and his wife Susie were both raised on the Jersey Shore.

What motivates your desire to give back?

We are motivated to give back because of our desire to help others and strengthen health care in south Orange County.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

Mission Hospital came to our attention when we made physician changes after our move to Laguna.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

A foundation board member, Alex McKinnon, invited us to a hospital soiree at his home, and that sold us on the value of becoming more involved with the hospital. I joined the foundation board shortly after this gathering and feel it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve been able to understand the problems and opportunities facing hospital management and understand how my involvement can help the organization.

Seth R. Teigen

President

Seth Teigen serves as the Chief Executive of Mission Hospital, a ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health.

He joined Mission Hospital after serving as President of Franklin and St. Francis Hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 2016, Seth was recognized as one of the 50 Rising Stars in Healthcare under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Additionally, he was named to the Madison in Business Magazine “40 under 40” list and was recognized as the Wisconsin Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in 2012 by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

What motivates your desire to give back?

While I take great pride in my work, my greatest accomplishment is my family. My wife Nicole and I have two young boys who share my passion for golf and Wisconsin Badger sports, they are my inspiration.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

As Chief Executive of Mission Hospital, I’m responsible for driving Mission’s success as the premier health care provider in South Orange County, through the growth of high-quality clinical services and delivering exceptional patient experiences. It’s my privilege and honor to serve our community in this capacity.

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.

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.

Joseph E. Barrera, MD

Board Member

Dr. Barrera is a board-certified endocrinologist with offices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach. His interests include the intensive management of diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders, and autoimmune thyroid disease.

He’s also involved in the management of male hypogonadism, hormonal replacement in menopausal women, and prediabetic conditions including metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

He’s been the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials involving the development of new therapies for diabetes, blood pressure and thyroid cancer, and has lectured extensively to physician colleagues and patient groups on the subjects of cardiovascular risk management and preventive endocrinology.

What motivates your desire to give back?

During my time at Mission I’ve seen the development of several state-of-the-art programs through the Spirit of Giving in the community.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I’m entering my 20th year on the Mission Hospital Medical Staff.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I’m inspired by my patients and by their gratitude when they are able to give back to Mission Hospital through their volunteerism and generosity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Toni Andrews

Board Member

Toni Andrews trained as an early childhood educator and served as an elementary school teacher until her first child was born.

She’s been actively involved in philanthropy for over 20 years now, starting in the area of homelessness where she helped lead the Coto For Hope charity to build out the Village for Hope in Irvine, and moving into breast cancer with her husband’s efforts in molecular diagnostics.

She and her husband Ronnie have three children and two grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?

My continued support of Mission Hospital allows me to practice my deep faith and desire to deliver “sacred encounters” to our community.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

My first encounter with Mission Hospital was when a friend’s life was saved by the amazing trauma team, who identified and stopped a ruptured brain aneurysm. This “sacred encounter” combined with their incredible level of skill impressed me and my husband. We immediately felt the desire to get involved with Mission Hospital.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

My role on the board allows me to continue my personal mission of making world class cancer care available locally.

Serena Benson

Board Member

Serena Benson is founder and principal of Southern California Real Estate Services. She graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1985 and earned her degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1989.

She’s enjoyed serving in undergraduate mentoring programs with USC, charities supporting the arts, medical institutions and environmental awareness programs.

Serena and her husband Matthew have one son.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Unlike other aspects of your life you may not be able to control, volunteering allows you to choose where and how to make a difference. With Mission Hospital, it is easy to get inspired with a cause you truly care about.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

For the past year, I’ve served on the Foundation as a board member of Mission Hospital, as well as on the board of Valiant Women at Mission Hospital, a group of dedicated people united by the spirit of giving and a common desire to ensure that all women receive quality health care.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

I agreed to join the Foundation board because I’m motivated to make a real, lasting difference at Mission Hospital.

Bob Young

Ex-Officio Board Member

Bob Young’s college degrees include a BSME, BSEE and an MBA. His expertise is in project management and after being employed for fifty years, he retired from Boeing in 2005.

He began volunteering at Mission Hospital in 2008 – first in the Spiritual Care Department, then the ER Help Desk, the Risk Management Department, as day manager, a foundation writer, a shuttle driver. He is currently President of the Auxiliary.

He and his wife Penny have lived in Mission Viejo since 1968.

What motivates your desire to give back?
It brings me great joy to give back to the hospital where I was brought when I had my first stroke in 2004, and my second in 2010. Excellent care and kind people made my stay here very memorable.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
We enjoy supporting the medical center because we know the funding is used very wisely and provides a great service to our community.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
One of my opportunities as Auxiliary President is that I am invited to sit on the Foundation Board; such a wonderful group of people.

Scott Redsun

Board Member

Scott B. Redsun started his career in homebuilding with U.S. Homes. He then served as V.P. of Finance for Signature Homes before starting Avalon Homes in 1996. He began Brykrist Development in 1999. Both were acquired by Meritage Homes in 2004.

Scott was a 30-year member of the Building Industry Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Region from 1989 to 2000. He’s a licensed Real Estate Broker and General Contractor, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from California State University, Long Beach.

Scott and his wife Susan have two children and three grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
Susan and I have been blessed with many joys and successes in our lives. We believe those who have received many blessings are required to give back.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Mission Hospital has been a big part of the community where we raised our children, we want to ensure it can serve future generations.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
To use my knowledge and experience in business and the community to help Mission Hospital grow and meet its long-term goals.

Farzad Massoudi, MD

Board Member

Farzad Massoudi, MD is the founder of the Mission Neuroscience Institute and medical director of the Neuro Oncology Program. He specializes in brain tumor, complex spine, and radiosurgery.

He attended medical school at Georgetown University and completed his residency at UCLA Medical Center. He has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management and is currently in Law School at Abraham Lincoln University.

Farzad and his wife Kim live in Corona del Mar. They have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
Mission Hospital and the community have given him and his family so much, so this is his small way of contributing and giving back to the hospital.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Mission Hospital is an invaluable part of keeping the community healthy and strong, the future of Mission Hospital and the community are interwoven forever.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
To help do his part in advancing excellence in patient care at Mission Hospital.

Jerry H. Morey, CPA, PFP, CTC

Board Member

Jerry H. Morey graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration. He has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California for over 20 years.

Jerry is founder and President of Morey CPA & Associates, Inc. He’s been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and the California Society of CPA’s for over 20 years.

He’s also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and was awarded “CFO of the Year” by the OC Business Journal and CA Society of CPAs in 2010.

Jerry co-authored of the book Thinking Outside the Tax Box, that launched in September 2020.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’ve been a part of this community for a long time and want to everyone to have access to great health care.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I want to ensure my three children who live in this community, my family, and my friends have access to great health care.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I started supporting the foundation by attending events. When asked to join the board, I thought this was a great way to expand my support.

Michael J. Pellini, MD

Board Member

Dr. Mike Pellini received a BA from Boston College, an MBA from Drexel University and an MD from Jefferson Medical College.

Mike is a Managing Partner of Section 32, a venture capital fund investing at the frontiers of technology, healthcare and life sciences. Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of Foundation Medicine, as well as President and COO of Clarient. He brings a breadth of understanding in personalized medicine, with a particular interest and focus on defeating cancer.

What motivates your desire to give back?
When I look at the all of things that had to go right for me to achieve key milestones in my life, it’s clear that the interest and contribution from others was fundamental to so many of them. I want to make sure the cycle continues.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Healthcare is a fundamental human right, and having access to high level care in one’s own backyard is an offshoot of this belief. Providing an investment of time, thought and money to something that supports such an important human right is quite worthwhile.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
Margarita! : – ) It’s a privilege to work with an amazing group of local leaders to support the important strategic decisions that guide the future of the hospital, and, in turn, patient care in our region.

Deborah Perez

Board Member

Deborah Perez received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and California Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University.

She is currently a teacher at Las Palmas Elementary School.

Her and her husband have five children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I believe in giving back because I have been given so much.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’m motivated by my faith in Christ to love others as I’m called to.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
My family has been greatly involved with Mission Hospital and when my father finished his term on the board it seemed appropriate for him to pass his torch on to me. I have the honor to represent my family and carry out the legacy of philanthropy.

Manuel Puentes

Board Member

Manny Puentes’ professional career has evolved through key organizations and professional engineer experiences.

Following his early retirement as Transportation Engineer and Public Affairs Manager with the Automobile Club of Southern California, he founded ITS Consensus, focused on providing engineering, legislative and public policy consulting services to local, state and national transportation programs.

Mid-career, he earned a Master of Business and Public Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My motivation to serve and give back to the community is inspired by my experience that philanthropy and public service are key drivers in promoting social unity and community strength.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’ve found a unique attraction to Mission Hospital and its core medical services, noting that Mission’s three-pronged focus on mind, body and spirit excites my personal commitment to this trinity of healing.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
My service to Mission Hospital dates back over 20 years when I was active with Mission Hospital’s Latino Leadership Council. This exposure provided an easy foundational transition when I was invited to serve on Mission’s Foundation board of directors.

Tricia A. Raymund

Board Member

Tricia Raymund earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and her Master of Science in Finance and International Marketing from the University of Texas in Dallas.

Before retirement she worked in Europe as a comptroller, managed strategic and financial planning for Texas Instruments, and did software sales for the Oracle Corporation. She now serves on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations.

She’s also involved with American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and trained in EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association).

What motivates your desire to give back?
You have to give to receive. I enjoy sharing my time and talent to make the world, and especially my community, a better place to live.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
My husband used to say, “We want Mission Hospital to be the very best it can be so, when we need it, it will be there for us.” I want Mission Hospital to be able to provide the most advanced care.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
The board gives me the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills with others to build a better hospital for our community.

Robert D. Roof

Board Member

Rob Roof received his MBA from the University of Colorado and is a nationally ranked senior tennis player.

He is currently a managing partner of Benefits Exchange Alliance – one of the largest Health and Benefits Consulting Firms in California. He’s also President of Suvaun, a “Next Generation” technology disruptor that streamlines the employee benefits delivery process from end to end.

Robert lives in Laguna Hills with his wife, Susie. They have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My wife Susie has actually been the giver in our family and through her efforts has taught me the value in giving back. What I have learned is the tremendous gratification one gets in helping others.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
My wife and son are in medicine, I help deliver it to thousands of employees in my job and my best friends are doctors at Mission Hospital.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
When my mother was sick, the doctors, hospital and staff were extraordinarily kind to her. It just seemed a natural place for me to be helping

Patrick L. Kelly

Board Member

After 35 years in the insurance industry in various management and executive positions, Patrick Kelly retired in 1998. He served for the next seven years as a management consultant.

Patrick is the past chairman of PTC industries, board member of American Unity Insurance Ltd., and board member of Flash Underwriting, Innovative Search Solutions.

Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Southern California.

What motivates your desire to give back?
Early in my career, I worked with a local hospital and formed a real interest in helping with their mission.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
My wife was a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital and became friends with the nuns. We knew we wanted a qualified medical center for our community.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
My non-profit experience spans 20 years, including serving on the boards Orange County Red Cross and Assess Orange County. In addition to being a board member of Mission Hospital Foundation, I served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and was a member of the finance committee at St. Joseph Hospital. I spent four years on the St. Joseph Foundation board.

Robert T. Summers

Board Member

Robert Summers earned his degree in accounting and finance from Cal State Long Beach. He’s the CFO of Private Management Group, an Orange County based investment advisory firm.

A former college golf player, he’s now a golf member at Dove and Coto de Caza.

He and his wife Carol have raised three sons and are expecting the birth of their first grandchild in March 2021.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I want to help provide the best medical care in our community.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
To help fuel the creation of the new state-of-the-art cancer institute, including a quality education for the nursing staff.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I initially joined the board because one of my good friends was passionately involved. After witnessing the work that’s being done, I too have become passionate

Christoper P. Thurin

Board Member

Chris Thurin received his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from UC Riverside. He’s currently Regional Managing Principal at OneDigital West Region. His specialty is in employee benefits, HR and retirement plan consulting

He and his wife Pam have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48).

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Mission Hospital’s culture of treating every interaction with patients, visitors and team members as a “Sacred Encounter” creates a unique patient experience and environment for healing that I am both drawn to and proud to support.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I joined the foundation board to help ensure our community will continue to enjoy world-class, advanced care in our own backyard, from a hospital with incomparable heart and soul.

John Tomlinson

Board Member

John Tomlinson has a bachelor’s in economics and geography from U.C. Berkeley, a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University.

He is the co-owner of Tomlinson Management, Inc., a property management company serving Southern California. He also owns Idaho Livestock and Cattle Company and raises and shows American Aberdeen breed cattle across the American west.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My involvement in a diverse variety of organizations leads me to believe that the best way to support communities is to passionately use your unique, specialized skillset to benefit all.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I think it’s a good way to support our community.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I proudly wear my Foundation shirt twice-a-week and the frequency of positive affirmations from patients energizes me to serve; a welcome reminder of the pillar our Foundation is to the community.

James S. Wickham, MD

Board Member

James Wickham, MD has been an anesthesiologist at Mission Hospital for 20 years. He completed medical school and training at UCLA.

He was born in Huntington Beach and has lived in Orange County for most of his life.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I work at Mission Hospital and my family comes here for care, so I want to contribute to the hospital overall.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I have a vested interest in the continued excellence of the hospital.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I was ending my three-year term as Chief of Staff and wanted to keep working with the same people, to continue to raise awareness and support for the hospital.

Linda Berkshire

Ex-Officio Board Member

Linda Berkshire received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and her master’s degree from the University of San Diego in the field of education.

She’s retired from her job of 30 years as the Director of Religious Education for the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano Catholic Church. Her area of special expertise is in leadership, fundraising, and people interaction.

Linda and her husband Rice have two adult children and two grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?
We love our community of South Orange County and see the need for quality health care for our family and that of our neighbors.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
God has given us many blessing throughout our lives, therefore we feel called to give back to Mission Hospital and Camino Health Center.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
When I was asked to serve on the Foundation Board in the past year, I felt it was another calling and a way to continue to give back for all the blessings we have received.

Carolyn Mower

Ex-Officio Board Member

Carolyn Mower has a deep background in event planning, project management and marketing with businesses and organizations such as St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Assisteens of Capistrano Valley, Our Lady of Fatima Academy, Victory Lacrosse and MAKO Foundation.

She currently serves as a realtor with Surterre Properties.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I appreciate how a strong healthcare system brings value to our community, which motivates me to volunteer for Valiant Women and Mission Hospital Foundation.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Working with Mission Hospital now gives me the opportunity to use my experience to elevate the community profile of this great institution and raise funds to optimize Mission Hospital’s health care technology, equipment, facilities and services.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
As board chair for Valiant Women, I was invited into the Mission Hospital Foundation board as an ex officio member. In this role, my primary objective is to help Valiant Women effectively communicate Mission Hospital needs to our membership and community for fundraising efforts.

Gloria M. Luna

Board Member

Gloria Luna has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from Universidad de Lima. She is currently the CFO of Luna Marble, Granite and Tile.

Her and her husband Alvaro immigrated separately from Lima, Peru in 1989, met soon after in Dana Point and got married in 1993. They have two children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My story is one of success. Thanks to the many opportunities that have been given to me, it’s time that I give back.  I’m very proud to be part of the south Orange County community.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
As I’ve grown older and encountered more medical needs for family and friends, the best way I feel I can help is to be an advocate for quality care for my community, and what better way to do it than to join the Mission Hospital Foundation.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
It was a very gradual process. By the time I was asked to join the foundation board, I had already been helping for several years, both at planning events and at bringing donors to benefit our hospital.

Eduardo L. Jordan

Board Member

Eduardo Jordan is a CPA and holds a MBA from the University of Southern California. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, he has made south Orange County his home for more than 45 years. All four of his children were born at Mission Hospital.

What motivates your desire to give back?
It began by my volunteering at Mission Hospital to support the fine work and efforts provided by the Sisters of St Joseph in helping the poor and underserved in Southern Orange County.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Mission is my favorite hospital and I support it because Mission provides excellent health care to the entire community.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
I have volunteered at Mission Hospital for more than 15 years, including the Foundation — where I currently serve — and the Board of Trustees, where I served as chair of the finance committee.

Brandon Biegenzahn

Board Member

Brandon is president of McDermott + Bull Executive Search, a full-service retained executive search firm serving businesses throughout North America and Europe to identify and recruit executives for permanent and interim roles. Additionally, he is a frequent guest lecturer on the topics of leadership and career development at MBA and law schools, and is a member of the California Coast Chapter of YPO.

Brandon is a corporate attorney by trade having practiced with Sheppard Mullin and Buchalter Nemer. He received his BA from the University of Southern California and his JD from Penn State. He lives in Coto de Caza with his wife Alexa and their sons, Bowen and Beckett.

What motivates your desire to give back?

A desire to give back to the community that has given me so much. Mission Hospital is the only philanthropic organization I know which has the ability to serve every single member of our south Orange County community.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

Personally, my children were delivered at Mission and the care we received was first class. There will always be such fond memories of the life defining moments that happened at Mission.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

I was proactive in seeking out an opportunity to serve on the Mission Hospital Foundation board. After our first son ended up in the NICU following his delivery, and the incredible care we received, I had to find a way to serve the hospital.

Robert Goldberg, MD

Board Member

Robert Goldberg, MD is a physician at Mission Hospital specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine and a partner of Mission Heritage Medical Group. He’s been a part of Mission Hospital and Mission Heritage Medical Group for over 10 years.

Dr. Goldberg is in his second year as part of the Foundation Board of Directors. He’s also a member of the Mission Heritage Board of Directors.

Originally from San Diego, Robert moved north to attend college at his beloved UCLA. He attended medical school in Tel Aviv, Israel and returned to California for residency at Cedars Sinai, followed by a Fellowship at UCI.

What motivates your desire to give back?

I care about delivering quality care to my community. Working with the foundation helps ensure that I can do that.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I plan to be at Mission for the rest of my career.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I support the Foundation to make sure Mission remains the top medical center in Orange County.

James Kent Bredenkamp, MD

Board Member

Dr. Bredenkamp has been on staff at Mission Hospital for 31 years. He’s a senior partner of Head and Neck Associates of Orange County. He’s also past Chief of Surgery at Mission Hospital and the Medical Director of Mission Surgery Center.

Dr. Bredenkamp received his medical degree from UCSF and his surgical training at UCLA. He’s board certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was named one of the “Best Doctors” in his specialty and is recognized as a “Physician of Excellence” by the OC Medical Association in the specialty of Head and Neck Oncology and Endocrine Surgery. 

Dr. Bredenkamp and his wife Dana have two children and three grandchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Building Mission Hospital for my family and community has always been a top priority.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

Not only has Mission been my work home, it’s also provided and cared for my friends and family in their hour of need.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

It’s been an honor to serve for the past three years.

Vicky Carabini

Board Member

Serving as a board member for the Mission Hospital Foundation has been an honor for Vicky Carabini. Involved with philanthropic work for the hospital since 1992, she says, “The Sisters of St. Joseph are an inspiring group whose outreach to the community is second to none. They inspired me.”

In 1996, Vicky became involved with Valiant Women, at the time a fledgling group raising funds for woman and children services. She used her marketing experience to build the group, raise significant funds the help build the Pediatric Operating Pavilion, Pediatric Emergency Room, Chapel, nursing scholarships and more.

What motivates your desire to give back?

I am motivated to continue to give back to the hospital as I believe we need a good hospital that is there when needed for our family and friends.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

In the almost 30 years that I have been involved, Mission Hospital has grown to meet the ever-growing south Orange County community. The hospital is also home to an amazing group of healthcare professionals, making Mission Hospital not only the place to go when needed, but you can also be assured that the employees are first rate.

Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?

Joining the Foundation board was the next step in promoting good healthcare. I am proud to always say that I am involved with Mission Hospital and to encourage others to be a part of this amazing institution that truly looks to the needs of the community.

Kathryn Glassmyer Cenci

Board Member

Kathryn Glassmyer Cenci received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Arizona State University.

She’s an executive at South Coast Plaza, working for the parent company C.J. Segerstrom & Sons as the Director of Community Relations.

She’s married to a commercial airline pilot and they have two grown stepchildren.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Knowing that I am helping others in achieving and maintaining a good quality of life.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I grew up in Mission Viejo. It’s been an important part of my life in providing exemplary care to my family and friends. I think it’s an important entity in South Orange County, providing the best of medical care to our community.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

I felt that it’s important to play a role in creating a higher level of awareness of the outstanding areas of medical expertise provided by the professionals at Mission Hospital. Knowing I’m a part of a dedicated, and passionate group, that is raising awareness and funds for the hospital is very rewarding.

Robert Deshaies

Board Member

Robert Deshaies received his Bachelor’s of Science from Westfield State University and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern.

He’s a Senior Business Executive, Board Member and Entrepreneur in the Technology and Healthcare industries.

Robert has been an OC Family resident since 1990 and community advocate serving the foundation board since 2012.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Mission Hospital has been a pillar of strength and wellness for our community for decades, delivering lifesaving services and healthcare for the betterment of all of us.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I support Mission Hospital and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach because they support my family and our community. They’re always faithfully ready to help, heal and connect.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

The foundation gives me a focused purpose that allows me to give back in a way that impacts many through a community based effort.

Paul Gaarenstroom

Board Member

Paul Gaarenstroom served in the USAF and attended Portland State University, studying business administration. He’s been employed at Pacific Group for the past 30 years and is currently their President/CEO.

He’s also a private pilot with a Cirrus SR 20 and holds an instrument rating.

Paul has been involved with Mission Hospital and the golf committee for several years. He and his wife Anne have 4 boys, including a set of identical twins.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Giving back is a great way to get to know your community and its citizens. Additionally, it helps me better understand the circumstances of other members of my community. Having a broad, open minded perspective of different walks of life helps me to be an effective and empathetic citizen.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

To me, the medical center is the spoke in our community that all things revolve around. It serves all walks of life without a filter.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

Serving on the board allows me to be active in the community, build a strong network of friends and give back to something I strongly believe in.

Thomas Giddings

Board Member

Tom Giddings graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and attended the executive program in investment management at Stanford University.

He’s the Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at Covington Capital Management. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Sales and Relationship Management at First Foundation Advisors. Prior to First Foundation, Tom was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in Newport Beach and U.S. Trust Company, where he led the Costa Mesa office. Tom also served on TD Ameritrade’s National Advisory Council from 2016 to 2019.

Tom is a past board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Serving People in Need. He and his wife Lara have three adult daughters.

What motivates your desire to give back?

I want to see Mission Hospital be successful at attaining its goals. It feels good to help them raise funds for such a great cause.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

I like to support Mission Hospital because we all need great medical care at different stages in our lives.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

At the time, Carl Nolet motivated me to participate.

Matt Gunderson

Board Member

Matt Gunderson received his bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.

He is the owner of GSM Auto Group, also known as Audi Mission Viejo and Volvo Cars Mission Viejo.

Matt and his wife Margo have four daughters – Annalee, Meg, Caroline and Elsa.

What motivates your desire to give back?

There’s an old Ralph Waldo Emerson quote that drives my being — “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

Our local hospital is a “not if, but when” institution. No organization in our community has a more wide-spread impact on our quality of life than Mission Hospital.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

It was clear to me when invited to join and serve the Mission Hospital Foundation Board, that it was one of the best chances I’d had to impact the community that serves our family, our employees and our customers.

Patricia Hwang

Board Member

Patricia Hwang studied mechanical engineering at USC and has been on the Mission board since 2019.

She’s the managing director at ADP Investment Group, LLC and a venture investor with Tech Coast Angels.

She’s also worked with groups that include Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Girls, Inc.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My motivation has always been to pay it forward and make the world a better place.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I was inspired when Mission started building a state-of-the-art cancer center to give South Orange County residents direct access to cancer care. Having lost three family members to cancer, I know how much cancer can affect life. I feel connected to this great cause.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I am on the foundation board to join all the quality individuals sharing similar attitudes in helping and giving back to the community. We work as a team to serve and influence the community to make a direct impact on local health services.

David Hanna

Board Member

Dave Hanna is an entrepreneur and the owner of Hanna’s Restaurant and Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita — ranked top 100 restaurants in Travel and Leisure, Yelp and OpenTable.

He’s also a supporter of local businesses and organizations. He created the Semper Fi Golf Tournament, which has raised over two million dollars for injured Marines since 2012, started a scholarship fund benefiting students of Serra Catholic primary school, and began Commitment to Excellence, educating local students on entrepreneurship.

Dave received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of Santa Barbara.

What motivates your desire to give back?

Giving back and volunteering has always given me a sense of purpose and honor. I believe philanthropy is an opportunity to make a meaningful, positive difference in our community and in our own lives.

Why are you supporting the medical center? 

South Orange County is a growing and dynamic area worthy of the finest quality of health care and I want to ensure our community has access to a state-of-the-art medical facility that rivals any other facility in the county.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?

Joining the foundation allows me to serve my community directly and help shape the future growth of the medical center. I am able to uniquely support fundraising events with my restaurant and with my time and I welcome any opportunity to give back.

Susan D. Morrison

Secretary

Susan D Morrison is a Philanthropist Circle member who is completing her term with Mission Hospital Foundation. She served as treasurer, secretary, Valiant Women Board advisor and South Coast Hospital Emeritus, now Mission Laguna Beach.

Susan is involved with Laguna Playhouse, Alexis De Tocqueville, United Way Women’s Philanthropy Fund and other organizations. Previously served on Boards for Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Beach House and Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay.

Following a successful career Susan chose to return to Laguna/Dana Point to support the community.

James C. Bastian

Board Member

Jim Bastian is an attorney and partner with the Irvine based law firm, Shulman Bastian Friedman & Bui LLP. His practice focuses on helping businesses and their owners address a variety of legal issues including transactional, real estate, M & A, litigation and debt restructuring.

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and obtained his JD from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

Jim and his wife Jennifer reside with their children in Coto de Caza.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I suffered a stroke when I was 37 years old and received great care at Mission Hospital. I’ve been a grateful patient ever since.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
The care that me and my family have received over the years, including the birth of all 5 of my children, has made me loyal.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I’ve served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2012 and served as chair of the Mission Hospital Golf Classic for over 6 years. I’m proud to do it.

Patricia Fukushima

Board Member

Patricia Roche-Fukushima attended college at California State University-Fullerton.

She’s the Director of Human Resources supporting Global Transaction Banking at MUFG Union Bank, officing from Irvine, CA. Her responsibilities span the globe, in service of over 2,500 employees and leaders.

She currently serves as a Eucharist Minister at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point and is a past member of Pacific Symphony’s Board of Directors.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My mother became a quadriplegic falling victim to Polio when I was five. It was devastating to my family. I became most grateful for the assistance provided to me and vowed to overcome the adversity and pay it forward.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Mission Hospital has supported my family through birth, illness, wellness and death. I want to ensure that our community is enabled to serve all.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I’m honored to leverage my leadership skills and community contacts as time, talent and treasure are the key ingredients to successful commitment. I’ve also made life-long friendships with my fellow board members, who have provided support in so many ways.

James A. Heinrich, MD FACS

Board Member

James Heinrich currently practices at Mission Hospital. His specialty is Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery.

James trained at Loma Linda University Medical School. He completed his residency at Loma Linda University and his Facial Plastic fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

He and his wife have four children.

What motivates your desire to give back?
My father always told me that when you give, you will receive greater in return. I have tried to follow these principles in my life and I must agree it works.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I consider Mission Hospital my hospital. It’s where I get my care and I want to help ensure the facilities and tools are available to my colleagues, who will manage me as I age. It’s unfortunate that in the current state of healthcare there is not enough money to both provide care and to stay at the cutting edge of technology based on reimbursement alone.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I rejoined the board to have an impact on future care and growth in my hospital.

Ronald Edward Hoffmeyer

Board Member

Ronald Hoffmeyer received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Minnesota State University and his MBA from Pepperdine University.

He is the owner of Evan’s Leak Detection and Repair and also consults with small business leaders on all matters related to building a successful business.

What motivates your desire to give back?
Giving back to others and community is part of the values instilled in me as a child and teen from my Grandparents and Parents.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
Simply it is the right thing to do.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
To make a difference in our community.

Contact Us

Call: (949) 364-7783

Address: 27700 Medical Center Road, Medical

Office Building 3, Suite 356 – Mission Viejo,

CA 92691

Email: missionfoundation@stjoe.org

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