meet our board
Jim recently retired after a number of years in financial and investment management. At Chevron Corporation, he was Chief Investment Officer of Chevron’s major pension funds, managing $10 billion of assets. He subsequently headed Chevron’s Investor Relations department, and was later a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Securities.
Jim is President of the Azelora Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He was previously CFO and Director of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.
Jim holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds a PhD.
John is a Vice President in the Capital Transactions Group of Shorenstein Properties, where he has been since 2006. Prior to that time, he worked as an investment banking analyst with Savvian Advisors, and as a financial analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities. John received his B.A. from Middlebury College and attended the Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. John serves as Chair of the Associates, an organization of young professionals who support Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.
Ed Conlon has been with Hathaway Dinwiddie since 1990 and provides project management, including participation in preconstruction services, project estimating, scheduling, subcontract negotiation, and the design build process. He is accountable for job cost analysis and field staffing. He provides supervision of all administrative staff, conducting regular owner/team meetings and review of job progress reports. Ed graduated from California Polytech State University, San Luis Obispo, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
David T. Duong, MD, PhD
David was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He and his family arrived in the United States as war refugees. He grew up in Knoxville, TN as the eldest of three children. With the help of private scholarships, he earned a BA in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. He subsequently earned both an MD and a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University in the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency training in urology at Stanford University. He is a member of the San Francisco Medical Society, California Medical Association, and American Urological Association. He maintains certification by the American Board of Urology. Over the course of his career, he has published numerous scientific articles and presented his work at national meetings. He established a private practice in the heart of San Francisco, specializing in minimally invasive urologic surgery. He is an active staff member at several local hospitals, including Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
As a Wealth Management Consultant with The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, Dottie helps a select group of high net worth individuals, families, business owners and foundations meet their financial objectives by delivering comprehensive and customized wealth management solutions. Dottie accomplishes this by working closely with her clients to understand their needs and goals, and bringing together the appropriate team of specialists and trusted advisors to craft a custom solution for each client. She spent the first fifteen years of her career as an institutional portfolio manager, working with a diverse range of clients including public mutual funds, insurance company portfolios, corporate pension funds, and foundations. Her investment management background started at the California State Teachers Public Retirement System where she rose to become its CIO for Fixed Income investments. Following that, she worked at two private money management firms, Delaware Investment Advisors and Scudder, Stevens & Clark where she was a senior portfolio manager and partner. Dottie is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the San Francisco Society of Security Analysts, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Financial Women’s Association (FWA), the Corporate Leadership Council of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Corporate Gifts Committee of the San Francisco Symphony. Dottie also serves on the Board of Directors of San Francisco Estate Planning Council and the Board of the St. Francis Medical Foundation. Past affiliations in the non-profit sector include serving on the investment committee for the Tech Museum of Innovations’ Endowment and the investment committee for United Way of the Bay Area. She not only served as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Northern California for several years and chaired their investment committee but was awarded the “Visionary Leadership Award” for her service to Girl Scouts.
Robert T. Falltrick, MD
Dr. Robert Falltrick is an attending anesthesiologist at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and formerly at San Francisco General Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at UCSF from 1977-1979 and then again as an adjunct professor from 1986-1990. Dr. Falltrick attended the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. His Residency in Anesthesiology was at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and his Fellowship in Intensive Care was at UCSF Medical Center.
Dr. Falltrick is active in numerous professional societies and committees including committees of the Medical Staff at Saint Francis, presently a member of the Pharmacy and ER/Ambulatory Care Committee. He has served on the Planning Commission for the City of Belvedere from 1996-2006, serving as chairman from 2005-2006, and the UC Santa Cruz Foundation from 2009-2015. His work has been published in various medical journals and texts, and he frequently lectures on Anesthesia and Intensive Care throughout the medical community.
Cheryl A. Fama
Cheryl came out of retirement to accept the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Peninsula Health Care District in 2007. Prior to this new career, Cheryl was the President/Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. She began her tenure with Saint Francis in 1984 as Vice President of Patient Care Services and rose through the administrative ranks to President and CEO – the position from which she retired in October 2006. Ms. Fama began her career as a critical care nurse in 1970 at Seton Medical Center – then Mary’s Help Hospital. She has served as co-chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Health Advisory Committee and has been a member of the S.F. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the California Medical Associations’ Institute for Medical Quality Survey Committee, and the California Healthcare Association’s Northern and Central California Board of Directors. She currently serves on a broad range of community boards and committees that include the California Transplant Donor Network, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Grants Committee, the Healthy San Mateo Collaborative, and the San Mateo Leadership Curriculum Committee. Cheryl has received a number of community awards and honors, as well as recognition by The San Francisco Business Times as one of the “Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area” five times: 2003 – 2006 and 2009. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing, both from the University of San Francisco, a Special Districts Governance Institute Certificate for Leadership and Management, and an active RN license.
Laurie, a California native, is the former Social Secretary for both Vice-President George H. W. Bush as well as White House Social Secretary under President George H. W. Bush. Prior to her time in the nation’s capital, she co-founded an event-planning firm, followed by service in the Office of Advancement, University of Southern California. From 2009 through 2011, she worked as Senior Director of Volunteer Programs at UCSF. She is a frequent public speaker at various organizations across the country and is a published author. She currently serves on the Board of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
Elsie M. Fletcher, CFA
Elsie is a Director at Tukman Grossman Capital Management, an institutional investment advisor founded in 1980 and located in Larkspur, CA. The firm manages high quality equity portfolios for foundations, endowments, and corporate pension plans. Elsie is responsible for the firm’s client service, board presentations, and quarterly earnings research. Prior to joining Tukman Grossman in 2000, Elsie was a Corporate Pension Plan Officer. From 1994–2000, she served as Chief Investment Officer of the Pension and 401(k) Plans and Senior Vice President at Bank of America in San Francisco. Elsie also served as Chief Investment Officer for the Bank of America Private Bank from 1999–2000. Elsie earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1995. She received her M.B.A. in Finance from University of North Texas and Bachelor’s degree from the College of Chemistry and Physics at Louisiana State University. Elsie presently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the CFA Society of San Francisco. She has served on several committees at the CFA Institute and also as a Grader for Level 3 exams. Elsie is a member of the Northern California Chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and is a member of the Program Committee. She is also currently a member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee at the Marin Humane Society in San Rafael, CA.
James Garrick, MD
Jim received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and his M.D (magna cum laude) from the University of Michigan. He received his orthopedic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation during which he directed a USPHS funded research project on the epidemiology of ski injuries at 11 ski areas across the United States. He served as a LCDR in the US Navy in 1967-68 during which he was an orthopedic surgeon at the Naval Support Activity Hospital in Danang, Republic of Viet Nam. After discharge from the Navy he assisted Dr. Paul Lipscomb in establishing the first orthopedic department in the newly formed Medical School at the University of California at Davis. He left UCD in 1970 to start and direct the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Washington – the first Sports Medicine department in an academic setting in the United States. Dr. Garrick moved to San Francisco in 1980 to found and direct the Center for Sports Medicine at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital – the first multidisciplinary, hospital-based, sports medicine facility in the western United States. The facility now has two satellites in Walnut Creek and Corte Madera. Dr. Garrick has authored 6 books, 91 medical articles, 33 book chapters, and is a frequent speaker at medical education conferences. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of five medical journals. He is a Clinical Professor of (Pediatrics) at the University of California, San Francisco.
After being raised in Massachusetts, receiving a degree in Mathematics, a successful 15 year career in Silicon Valley, and starting a real estate investment company, Kyle now devotes her time between her philanthropic causes, pro-bono math tutoring and enjoying the rest of her time on Earth.
Patrick brought 20 years of experience when he joined BSSP in 2003. He joined the agency from Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco, where as partner, led the agency’s growth efforts and worked on range of businesses, including Janus Mutual Funds, Esurance, Dockers, Major League Baseball, Coors, MTV, Sega, Levi Strauss International and Outward Bound. Prior to FCB, Patrick spent 10 years at Ogilvy in New York, Australia, Hong Kong and London. He spearheaded the American Express personal, gold and corporate cards during key expansion years for their business, and was assigned to a broad range of global consumer businesses including Kraft, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, The Economist, Hilton Hotels and the pro bono Prevention of Teen Suicide. At BSSP, Patrick’s responsible for the agency’s growth, employee training, client service and project management functions as well as handling other operational duties. He’s the partner overseeing current businesses including Coca-Cola’s Zico, Greyhound, El Pollo Loco and Google. He currently sits on the board of Worldwide Partners, a group of independent communication firms with offices in 56 countries. BSSP is a member of this global network.
Recently relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas Klein is an accomplished hospitality executive who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Canyon Ranch, a hospitality company that specializes in destination spa resorts, residential communities, and cruise ships. Previously, Klein served for nearly a nine years as Regional Vice President for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in California and as the general manager of the Fairmont San Francisco. Prior to his time in San Francisco, Tom functioned as Regional Vice President, The Americas for Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, and served as General Manager of Swissôtel Chicago. As Senior Vice President for The Americas for Raffles International Limited (2001–2003), Tom oversaw the operations of six hotels in North America and two in South America.
From 1998–2001, he served as Senior Vice President, Africa for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, while acting as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for Karos Hotels Ltd. He also held General Manager positions at The Ritz Carlton Sydney (198–1992), Australia’s Hayman Resort (1992–1995), and The Palace Hotel in Sun City, South Africa (1995–1996), before being appointed CEO of Simola Golf & Country Estate in Knysna, South Africa, in 1996.
Born in Bonn, Germany, Tom moved to Australia with his family at age three. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Boston University in 1981, he embarked upon a hospitality career beginning in Columbus, Ohio, as a waiter with Hyatt Hotel Corporation. When not working, he enjoys golfing, playing tennis, riding his Harley Davidson along the California coast, and spending time with his wife and children. He has also been active with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society where he was recognized as the charity’s 2010 Man of the Year.
Ladan is Senior Vice President, Commercial Banker and Commercial Real Estate Lender with Presidio Bank. In this position, she serves small to middle market businesses and their principals, professional firms and their partners, real estate investors and developers, and non-profit organizations. Her 30+ year banking career in the Bay Area has included positions with Bank of America, Bank of San Francisco, and Citibank, where she managed the Northern California Commercial Banking Credit Center for the Bank. Originally from Iran, Ladan started her career in economic research and college teaching at National University in Tehran. She holds a BA with honors from Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and an MA from Columbia University, both in Economics.
Nili Malach Poynter
A Co–founder and current General Counsel of Vinyl Interactive, LLC, a performance-based marketing and lead generation company. Vinyl Interactive began over 10 years ago and currently has over 30 employees in San Francisco and over 150 employees in two branch offices in the Philippines. Since inception, she has held multiple roles leading the Company’s Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Operations departments. She brings more than 13 years of diverse business and legal expertise, with over 11 years of direct online marketing experience.
Prior to her professional endeavors, Nili earned her B.A. with honors in political science and psychology from Boston University, Boston, MA, as well as her Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Law from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. While in school she had many different experiences while working at the US Attorneys Office and GlaxoSmithKline in London. Nili was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004.
She has been a resident of San Francisco for over 15 years. For the past several years, Nili has been a strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as: Toys for Tots, The Heart Association, Susan G Komen, AYALA Foundation, Kapuso Foundation, and St. Jude. Additionally, Nili has been an active participant at her synagogue Beth Sholom – where she recently sat on the Rabbi Search Committee.
Alan R. Malouf, DDS
Dr. Malouf is a dentist in private practice in downtown San Francisco. A third generation San Franciscan, Malouf was raised in Hillsborough, California and has been residing in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco for the past 20 years. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978, Alan received his doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1982. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Francisco Dental Society. His practice, located at 450 Sutter Street, is one of the most respected in San Francisco. As a small businessman, Alan has over 33 years of administrative and executive experience.
Alan is a respected member of the philanthropic and cultural scene in San Francisco. He has been a patron of the San Francisco Opera and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for over ten years. Alan was a lead sponsor for the “Cartier and America” (2009–2010) and “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vida & Beyond” (2013–2014) exhibitions at the Legion of Honor Museum.
One of Alan’s many passions includes architecture. He served on the Board of the Pacific Heights Residence Association (PHRA) for three years. Alan was solely responsible for reviewing 311 notifications (building permits) for all construction in the Pacific Heights neighborhood and making recommendations to the Board. He has appeared before the Planning Commission as a representative for the PHRA on several occasions. Alan is also a self-taught architect and has designed plans for houses in Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, Hillsborough, Beverly Hills, and Hawaii. “A Life in Balance,” a full-page article in the San Francisco Examiner on November 5–6, 2005, featured Alan’s architectural talents.
As a member of the Olympic Club and California Tennis Club, Alan enjoys playing competitive singles tennis. He is also an avid Bridge player and enjoys playing in duplicate Bridge tournaments.
Fraser A. McAlpine
Fraser is the Managing Principal of the San Francisco office of Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm that focuses preventative strategies and positive solutions for the workplace. Prior to joining his current firm, he was the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office of Hunton & Williams, a Partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Office Managing Shareholder and member of the Executive Committee, Littler Mendelson, P.C.; Deputy Managing Partner and member of the Management Committee, Andrews Kurth LLP; and Law Clerk, the Honorable Woodrow B. Seals, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Fraser received his B.A. from Colorado College, and his J.D. from the University of Toledo College Of Law, where he was a Member of the University of Toledo Law Review. He is married to Alice and they have two grown children.
Chris is a Principal + Partner at TAG Properties, San Francisco. He has interests in procuring real estate with an emphasis in commercial and multi-unit residential. His model is to have and hold, develop & remodel properties in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Mr. Meza was also the President and Owner of B.L.U.E., LLC (Builders of Legendary Urban Environments) a Real Estate Investment and Income Property Development from 2001 – 2012 where he acquired single family, multi-family, commercial and vacation rental properties in Denver, Fort Collins and Aspen and he provided development and finance consulting for property development and management firms in Colorado. From 1999 to 2011 Mr. Meza was Vice President and Co-Founder of Meza Construction Co. in Denver Colorado. Here he specialized in heavy highway, bridge and road construction, managed marketing, financial, human resources, safety and other back office functions as well as secured company financing and large projects through active government and community relationships. His firm was instrumental in performing on the TREX and FASTracks highway and light rail expansion projects in Colorado, including maintenance contracts at Denver International Airport. Mr. Meza was appointed as City Commissioner for the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission and has been seated on the following Boards: the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.
Lee Moore has demonstrated success in the health care field as an advocate and administrator for 10 years. During that time Lee worked in a volunteer clinic, skilled nursing facility, and for non-profits, hospitals, and multi-specialty practices in various operational capacities. Lee leads with a hands-on approach to the daily operations and has developed proven strategies in billing, personnel, budgeting, marketing, business development, contracting, and leadership. Lee’s initial introduction to health care began as Monitoring Specialist with the Quality Trust in Washington D.C. where he performed city-wide risk assessments for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Working for Quality Trust, Lee developed an understanding of reimbursement, quality outcomes, lean principles, physician relations, and compliance.
Lee continues to work with a diverse team of health care professionals and leaders, surgeons, and practice managers, further developing his understanding of health care operations. Currently, Lee is responsible for leading Stanford Children’s Healthcare, the largest pediatric multi-specialty site in Alameda County. Before joining Stanford Children’s Healthcare, Lee was the Clinical Administrator for Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco. Lee holds a BA in Anthropology from Howard University and Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Georgetown University.
Peter is a native San Franciscan and graduate of Stanford University. He began his career in the property management department of Coldwell, Banker & Co. Subsequently, in 1984, he worked with the Episcopal Church in setting up its homeless shelter, the Episcopal Sanctuary (now Episcopal Community Services) and served as its president for several years. In 1987, he started working as the president at the Joseph Musto Estate Co. which was his family real estate investment company. He is now effectively retired. Peter is involved with several non-profit organizations, including the California Historical Society, Society of California Pioneers, S.F. Museum and Historical Society and the 42nd Street Moon musical theatre producing company.
Nicole has extensive experience in corporate communications, event planning, promotion and production. Her most recent position was as Director of Marketing and Communications for Caminar, nonprofit providing services to the psychiatrically disabled. Prior to that, she served as a public relations liaison for UCSF’s Department of Hematology/Oncology, and has also worked as the Corporate Communications Manager for Vitasoy USA, Inc. She has been active as a community volunteer with a number of local nonprofit organizations. Nicole has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Victor Prieto, MD
Victor Prieto, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is physician member of the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital’s Total Joint Center and the Medical Director for the Center for Sports Medicine . He specializes in hip/knee replacements, and shoulder surgery. His expertise includes mini-incision hip replacement, Mumford procedure, knee arthroscopy, uni-compartment and robotic-assisted knee replacement, computer-navigated joint replacement, as well as non-surgical procedures such as cortisone injections and Supartz injections. Dr. Prieto frequently lectures on topics related to joint surgery and sports medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and completed his post-graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an assistant clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF, is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.
Andy Rumer is a retired CPA and private investor passionate about music, baseball and birds. He had a boutique accounting practice in the Embarcadero specializing in international corporate tax matters and hi-tech startups for 20 years. Before that he worked for Deloitte and Touche in the corporate tax department specializing in multi-state and international tax matters. He’s an alumni of UC Berkeley and fourth generation of his family in San Francisco. He was on the Board of SFJAZZ for nine years and consulted with several nonprofits in the music industry.
Paul J. Slosar, MD
Paul is the President of the Spine Care Medical Group. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his M.D. from Rush Medical College in Chicago. Prior to joining the Spine Care Medical Group, where he previously had a fellowship, he was affiliated with Midland Orthopedic Associates in Chicago. Board certified in orthopedic and spinal surgery, Dr. Slosar holds various appointments with the San Francisco Spine Institute and has been an editorial board member of several orthopedic journals. He is active with numerous societies related to his field and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as textbook chapters.
Kate is a wife, mother, medical professional, athlete and philanthropist. After graduating from Indiana University, Kate joined the senior critical-care nursing team at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, where she specialized in all disease processes of preschool aged children. Following her 15-year tenure at RCH, Kate joined Meridian Plastic Surgery Center as the senior nursing staff member, where she conducted an NIH study and published journal articles for Dr. Stephen Perkins. Prior to her move to San Francisco she worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for four years. Since moving to the city in 2002, Kate has been active with numerous charitable organizations such as Girl Ventures, the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indiana University Wellhouse Society and the University of Notre Dame’s President’s Circle. Kate chaired Raphael House’s annual fundraising gala three years running and now is the Chair of their Board of Directors.
Michael is a partner at BDO USA, LLP, and the US member firm of BDO International. He currently co-chairs the Financial Institutions and Specialty Finance group in the West Area for BDO. Prior to joining BDO, he was a partner at Perry-Smith LLP and at KPMG LLP. Mike received his Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Southern California. He received his MBA from St. Mary’s College of California. Mike currently serves on the Board of advisors for the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. Mike is currently the president of the board of the California Symphony. He is active with the Boy Scouts of America, currently serving as an assistant scoutmaster; he is also an Eagle Scout. He has been active in the California Society of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served as the San Francisco Chapter president. He is also a member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, as well as of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as an AICPA Council member. He currently serves on the audit committee of the Olympic Club, where he is a member.
With over 30 years public accounting and private industry experience, Scott is currently a Partner in Burr, Pilger & Mayer’s assurance services division. Scott’s experience includes ten years with a Big Four accounting firm. He provides both public and private technology, biotechnology, health care, and nonprofit clients a variety of accounting and tax services, including financial statements, audit reviews, compilations, agreed-upon procedures, and internal control evaluations. Scott also consults with management on complex accounting, tax, and SEC reporting matters.
Scott has a MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a BA in Business/Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A member of the AICPA, California Society of CPAs and Heath Care Financial Management Association, Scott is also a certified public accountant. Scott serves on the Board of Directors of Martin Luther Tower, Inc. where he is on the finance committee, and is on the audit committee of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
Daniella heads communications for Internet performance and security company, CloudFlare. A Bay Area native, she loves being in the center of the technology scene. Prior to CloudFlare, Daniella ran global communications for Appirio, a cloud service provider. She also led communications for Appirio’s developer platform Topcoder–the world’s largest design, developer and data science community. Before that she served as public relations manager at SAP Cloud (formerly SuccessFactors) and was an integral member of award-winning public relations teams at top US and international PR agencies. She has represented companies of all sizes–with both enterprise and consumer-tech focuses–including Salesforce.com, Logitech, Wildfire Interactive, McAfee, Eye-Fi and PlantSense.
Daniella graduated with a B.A. in Communication from Santa Clara University. She currently serves as Chair of the Saint Francis Associates, an organization of young professionals who support Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. She has been an active Associates board member since 2012.
Joan Watson, RN
Joan received her nursing degree from the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She has been an operating room nurse since then, working at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital since 1978. She has undertaken several medical missionary trips, primarily to South America with Rotoplast. She has been active with the Association of Operating Room Nurses, as well as the California Medical Association Alliance and the American Medical Association Alliance.