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ARROYO GRANDE, CA – October 29, 2018 – The Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of six new officers to its Board of Directors; Andrea Chavez, Sandra Dewar, Calvin Harris, Elisa Ruiz, Nancy Rust, and Kevin Wilkinson.
Board members are committed to furthering the mission of Arroyo Grande Community Foundation through fundraising and relationship building. The board helps the Foundation solicit philanthropic gifts, provides stewardship of these gifts, and grants funds to the hospital to advance the community’s access to health care. Board members act as ambassadors for the Foundation, serve on Foundation committees, and provide invaluable insight and expertise.
Andrea Chavez is the creator and manager of Talley Farms Fresh Harvest of Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande, and has 35 years of produce sales experience. She has served in several volunteer positions, is currently a board member with Leadership SLO, and is a breast cancer survivor. Sandra Dewar is a longtime community resident and hospital supporter, and has experience in child development. Calvin Harris is a Partner and the Director of Investments at Vivid Financial Management, has in-depth knowledge and experience across multiple disciplines within the investment industry, and currently serves on the board for GenSpan. Elisa Ruiz is a longtime community resident with 30 years of experience as a floral designer and party planner, a breast cancer survivor, and a mother of eight. Nancy Rust is a retired banker with experience in accounting, marketing and customer care, and has served in many volunteer positions. Kevin Wilkinson is the owner of Coastal Vineyard Services Inc. and has worked in the local wine industry for over 15 years.
Montisa Phelan Lopez, Vice President of Philanthropy at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation said, “The diverse background of our board members provides a comprehensive approach to fundraising, and these new appointments bring insightful perspectives to our board. We are thankful to all who give their time and resources to serve on the board.”
The Foundation has recently bid farewell to three board members who completed their tenure on June 30, 2018 after years of dedicated service. Outgoing board members include Dr. William Ashley, Judy Hearn, and Jeff Minnery.
Pictured from Left to Right and Top to Bottom: Andrea Chavez, Sandra Dewar, Calvin Harris, Elisa Ruiz, Nancy Rust, Kevin Wilkinson
More information can be found at www.supportarroyogrande.org/board
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About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
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