Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Board and Staff

Board of Directors

The Sharp HealthCare Foundation Board of Directors guides the mission of the Foundation by establishing policies and determining fundraising priorities that align with the goals of Sharp’s regional medical centers and specialty hospitals and their leadership. The Board of Directors’ guidance and expertise ensure that the Foundation effectively fulfills its mission of enhancing the current and future health care needs of San Diegans.

  • Lisa Arnold
  • Anette Asher**
  • Dr. Joe Bellezzo
  • Sara Bennett, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Bob Bernaba
  • Dr. Puja Chitkara
  • H. Michael Collins**
  • Dr. Richard D. Coutts**
  • Robert deRose
  • Dick Freeman*
  • Elizabeth Gildred, Chair
  • Philip L. Gildred Jr.*, Founding Chairman
  • Gil Harrison*
  • Chris Howard*, President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare
  • Dr. Siavash Jabbari
  • Dr. Moneer Jaibaji
  • Dr. Steven Kavy
  • Henry M. "Hank" Killmar**
  • J.C. Kyrillos
  • Mike Labelle, Secretary
  • Yvonne W. Larsen**
  • Bill Littlejohn*, CEO of Sharp HealthCare Foundation
  • Dr. Ronald MacIntyre
  • Dr. Mike Martin
  • Betsy McClendon**
  • Scott Metzger*
  • Linda Miller
  • Norma Nelson-Wiberg, Treasurer
  • Eric Northbrook
  • Ralph Pesqueira
  • Dr. Charles Redfern
  • Christine Reeder
  • Jim Reopelle**
  • Dr. Kenneth J. Roth**
  • Dr. Richard Santore**
  • Dr. Charles M. Schuetz**
  • Lew Silverberg*
  • Reggie Smith
  • Naresh Soni
  • Dr. Jerome Stenehjem
  • Todd Stichler
  • Troy Stork
  • Joseph H. Strazzeri, Esq.**
  • Tom Tourtellott
  • Joel Tubao
  • Dr. Carter Wahl
  • Ray Willenberg
  • Jean Young

* Ex-officio member
** Honorary member


The staff of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation help fund critical medical services, clinical research and health education at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, Sharp McDonald Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Sharp Rehabilitation Services and Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers through administration of various giving opportunities and events.

  • Bill Littlejohn
    Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President

  • Beth Morgante
    Vice President, Major Gifts

  • Benjamin Moraga
    Vice President, Annual Giving and Donor Development

  • Shawna Fallon
    Senior Director of Development

  • Pam Barnett
    Director of Donor Relations

  • Sarah Cantu
    Director of Development

  • Kem Graham
    Director of Development

  • Sue Ressmeyer
    Director of Administration

  • James Sardina
    Manager, Annual Giving

  • Norm Timmins
    Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer