Grossmont Hospital Foundation

Grossmont Hospital Foundation Board of Governors

Paul Abou, MD
Paul Abou, MD

Dr. Paul Abou is the Chief of Staff practicing internal medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. He received his medical degree fom the University of Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.






Dee Marie Ammon
Dee Marie Ammon

Dee Marie Ammon's extensive volunteer work has benefited San Diego organizations including Friends of Vista Hill and Nice Guys, a charity organization her husband founded. She has also served on multiple committees at various organizations over the years, including the Grossmont Hospital Foundation Gala committee. Dee Marie was born in Guam and received her education at the university there. She and her husband, Jon, have four children and live in Alpine.



Renae Arabo
Renae Arabo

Renae Arabo graduated from the University of San Diego and has been passionate about promoting business and helping as many people as she can in East County for over forty years. Renae currently serves at the Chief of Marketing, including Public Relations and Community Outreach, for RJS Law. Her many accolades include 2017 Women Who Impact San Diego Winner and 2017 San Diego’s Top Marketing Executive from San Diego Metro Magazine. Renae, her husband and their three children live in El Cajon.



Noori Barka, PhD
Noori Barka, PhD

Dr. Barka attended University Catholic of Luvain, Belgium, and has a PhD in Immunology.  Dr. Barka is an East County resident and President of Calbiotech, Inc. - a worldwide leader in immunoassay development and manufacturing.  Dr. Barka's hobbies include traveling around the world and meeting people.  His civic interests include building a better community through education.  Dr. Barka resides in El Cajon with his wife Evelyn who is a hospital volunteer.  They have three children.



Kathy Bongiovanni
Kathy Bongiovanni

Kathy was born in Michigan but raised in California. She and her husband own Seal Electric, a family-owned electrical contractor located in El Cajon. Kathy served as co-chair for the 2018 Regatta benefiting Sharp HospiceCare and will co-chair again in 2019. Kathy and her husband love to travel and have three children and one grandson.




Connie ConardConnie Conard

Connie Conard first started at Grossmont Hospital as a candy striper and has continued supporting the hospital ever since.  Connie is a native San Diegan and an active community volunteer involved with a number of organizations: board member for the East County YMCA, board member for Vista Hill, member of the Angels of Aseltine, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, the GOLD Diggers and the Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala committee. Connie has received many honors and recognitions including the 2013 HealthCare District Hero award and the 2015 State of California Woman of the Year award.  Connie lives in El Cajon with her husband Phil Conard.  They have four grown children and three grandchildren.

Scott EvansScott Evans

Scott Evans is the senior vice president and CEO of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and also oversees Sharp’s pharmacy services across the system. Prior to joining Sharp, Scott served as the chief executive officer of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. Prior to that appointment, he was chief operating officer for the two university-owned hospitals, a position he held since 2007. He also held an appointment as associate dean for academic medical center programs in the USC School of Pharmacy. Evans began his career in health care in 1989 as a pharmacy technician. After becoming a pharmacist, and subsequently a director of pharmacy, Evans accepted a position in hospital administration in Los Angeles overseeing pharmacy, laboratory services, radiology, quality, infection prevention and risk management before becoming COO. Evans obtained his doctor of pharmacy degree at the USC School of Pharmacy with postgraduate residency training at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the USC School of Pharmacy. He also holds a master of health administration from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a doctorate in education with an emphasis in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University.

John Fonseca

John Carlos Fonseca was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the owner and CEO of the Fonseca Design Shop that has operated in La Mesa since 2002. Mr. Fonseca graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Economics-emphasis in Latin America. Mr. Fonseca currently serves as the President of the La Mesa Parks and Recreation Foundation, as well as being an Advisor to the San Diego Sporting Soccer Club (non-profit) and member of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation Golf Committee in 2014 and 2015. His Hobbies include soccer, tennis, golf and surfing. Mr. Fonseca believes in the importance of instilling a sense of community involvement, civic responsibility and stewardship in his two sons. Participating on the Board of Governors would be a fitting way to achieve this while, at the same time, giving back to his community. He lives in La Mesa.

Ann GoldbergAnn Goldberg

Ann Goldberg serves as Board Chair for the Grossmont Hospital Foundation Board of Governors and previously served as co-chair and secretary for the Board. Her other volunteer activities include two years as chair of the Del Cerro Unit of Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary. Ann is a University of Arizona graduate with a bachelor's degree in political science and public administration and the wife of Sharp Grossmont Hospital-affiliated cardiologist Dr. Ron Goldberg. 


Kristy Gregg
Kristy Gregg

Kristy Gregg is a third generation native San Diegan who learned at an early age that she could be an active participant in her community through her professional career and as a volunteer. Being part of developing the Community Dev/Affairs Departments at San Diego National Bank and then U.S. Bank, made the ideal situation for her to combine her passion for making a difference. She currently serves on the boards of The Children's Initiative, Just in Time for Foster Youth, SD Nice Guys and Star Pal. Prior to retirement in 2014, she had served on more than a dozen boards and host of committees over a 30-year span. Kristy lives in La Mesa with her husband, Steve and enjoys gardening, hiking and golfing. Together they have five children and three grandchildren.


Danny Hambrick
Danny Hambrick

Danny Hambrick attended college and resides in San Diego, California. He is the President of ProSource Insurance Services Inc., and has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine as well as the San Diego Business Journal as one of the top growing insurance agencies in California. From the experience and education he has acquired in business, he has been very successful. He enjoys helping others grow and build their careers and become successful in the insurance and financial industries. Danny Hambrick also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, exercising outdoors and has a passion for playing music.




Albert E. Johnstone

Albert E. Johnstone attended San Diego Community College and Rutgers University.  Mr. Johnstone is an East County resident, now retired from the fields of Engineering and Human Resources where he ran the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action and Americans with Disabilities for 16 years.  Mr. Johnstone's hobbies include tennis, golf, bridge, ballroom and western dancing, inventing and science.  Mr. Johnstone resides in La Mesa with his wife Janet.  They have three children and five grandchildren. 



Howard Levenson
Howard Levenson

Howard B. Levenson is a native Californian and a resident of the San Diego area for over 70 years.  In 1976 he became the Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Western Financial Corporation. Howard has served as a member of the Board of Directors for several publicly held companies and is a recognized expert within the independent banking industry.  Most recently, Mr. Levenson was the organizer, founding Director and Chairman of Vibra Bank in Chula Vista. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation and a past President of the University Club in San Diego. The Levenson’s have one son, Richard S. Levenson (a past director of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation), one daughter, Mindy Fullerton and five grandsons. Howard is retired and lives in El Cajon and Julian with his wife, Virginia. 
Elizabeth Morgante

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Elizabeth Morgante has served as the executive director for Grossmont Hospital Foundation since 1994. She is a certified fundraising professional and the former president of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Beth also serves on the board of the La Mesa Lions Club and is active in the La Mesa Boy Scouts and various community sports leagues. 



 

Scott Musicant, MD
Scott Musicant MD

Dr. Musicant is a Sharp-affiliated Vascular Surgeon at Grossmont Hospital.  For the past six years, his leadership role of fundraising for the Grossmont Hospital Foundation’s Golf Tournament has raised more than $2.2 million dollars. Dr. Musicant has also personally supported the Foundation as Golf Tournament underwriting sponsor and a Gala Notable Sponsor. Dr. Musicant graduated with his Medical Degree from UCLA in 1998. Prior to that, he attended Grossmont College and Mills College earning a BA in 1990. Dr. Musicant’s hobbies include biking and skiing. He and his wife Carrie, along with their two sons, live in La Mesa.


Phil Pailey, MD
Phil Pailey, MD

A retired physician with thirty-two years of service at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Dr. Pailey was attracted to Sharp Grossmont because of the Medical Staff membership and his continued interest in East County health issues. Dr. Pailey graduated from Marquette University, The Medical College of Wisconsin. In 2004, he was recognized at San Diego Maganzine's Top Doctor. He and his wife have three children.

 


Peter Shusterman
Peter Shusterman

Peter I.M. Shusterman lived overseas throughout his childhood. At the age of seventeen he moved to Utah to study Finance at the University of Utah. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Finance from Temple University. He went on to study law at California Western School of Law and Western State School of Law in San Diego. Mr. Shusterman has been the owner of Shusterman Financial Service, Family Wealth Manager for 31 years. Mr. Shusterman is currently involved in the community by being a member of the Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Grossmont Hospital Foundation's Finance Committee, and Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary. Previously, he has served on the San Ysidro Health Center Capital Campaign Board, San Diego American Diabetes Association and the Boy Scouts of America LDS Chapter among others. Growing up in third world communities, Mr. Shusterman recognizes the necessity of connecting health care professionals with their community.  Peter and his wife, Karen, have two daughters. 

Sherri SummersSherri Summers

Sherri Summers is a native San Diegan born at Sharp Memorial Hospital.  Sherri came to Grossmont Hospital Foundation through her involvement on the Sharp HospiceCare Regatta Committee. She is CEO and co-owner with husband Jim of EC Constructors, Inc., operating in East County since 2005. In 2016, EC Constructors, Inc. was named 38th District nominee for small business of the year. Thereafter, Jim and Sherri were awarded the Harry J. Spence Lakeside Citizen of the Year Award due in large part for their contribution and construction of the Cedar Fire Memorial. Sherri and Jim live in Alpine and have two adult children.


Maggie WatkinsMaggie Watkins

Maggie Watkins is the Senior Client Services Director at Womble Bond Dickinson. With more than 20 years of professional services marketing expertise, Watkins is highly regarded as a marketing thought leader whose strategic and innovative approaches garner exceptional results.She is known as an upbeat, energetic and polished communicator and leader, with a collaborative style. Her passion is customer service, having developed one of the legal industries first client feedback programs. She has implemented this program in all firms/companies where she has worked, using it to spot service issues, amplify the voice of the customer, and identify cross selling opportunities. Additionally, she enjoys training and coaching the professionals to help them develop new business and achieve their business strategic goals.She is also very active in the communities in which she works, having served on over 30 not-for-profit boards, including Susan G. Komen, Alzheimer’s Association, (chapter chair), Girl Scouts of the USA, Project Concern International, and Leadership California, to name a few.

Kate WayneKate Wayne

Kate Wayne is the Director of Grossmont Hospital Foundation with responsibility for the direction and leadership of the philanthropic program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp HospiceCare including Board management, budgeting and finance, strategic planning, and staff supervision. Kate is a member of the SGH executive team and serves in an administrative leadership role. Kate started her career at Sharp HealthCare in 2007 at Sharp HealthCare Foundation.  After seven years working in various event and annual giving roles at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Kate left to work in Major Gifts for University of California San Diego Health Science Advancement. Kate joined the Grossmont team in March 2017. Kate has a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and went to University of Dayton for her undergraduate degree.  Kate and her husband Bryan live in La Mesa, have one daughter named Lily and are expecting another daughter in August 2019.

Sue WingSue Wing

Sue Wing was born in Long Beach, California.  Sue started with Grossmont Hospital as a candy striper.  She is the past treasurer of San Diego Las Hermanas, a philanthropic volunteer organization in East County. Sue previously served as the president of Ajacks Plumbing and as owner of Sprouts Farmers Market. She is also active on the Mission Beach Town Council and has a passion for the Girl Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Club and the San Diego Zoo. Now retired, Sue and her husband Scott live in El Cajon. Sue has two daughters and enjoys decorating, sewing, traveling and volunteering.