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Marian Regional Medical Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Members

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Three new board members join the Marian Foundation's Board

SANTA MARIA, CA – July 15, 2019 – The Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Foundation is honored to continue its great leadership tradition with the appointment of three new board members and new Foundation Board officers. 

Joining the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors are Willard Chung, MD, Scott Coe, and Julie Darrah. 

Willard Chung, MD: Dr. Chung is the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Marian Regional Medical Center. As a dedicated family medicine physician, Dr. Chung has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has overseen the growth of the residency program. He championed the addition of Integrative Medicine in the program and has seen this new and exciting opportunity for the program to flourish in the community.



Scott Coe: Scott is the Chief Communications Officer for CoastHills Credit Union. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in corporate branding, facilities, education, and corporate governance for CoastHills. He has overseen the construction and remodeling of 10 branch projects and the new $30 million Corporate Headquarters Project. As chair of the CoastHills Community Foundation, Scott has helped raise and donate more than $1.2 million in less than 10 years, including more than $300,000 to benefit Mission Hope Cancer Center and the Emergency Services Expansion Project. 


Julie Darrah: Julie is the co-founder and president of Vivid Financial Management, bringing more than 25 years of financial planning to the Marian Foundation. Julie’s vast knowledge working with families and small businesses sets her and Vivid apart from their peers.  Julie represents the firm to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the Chief Compliance Officer as well as holding numerous FINRA licenses. With an award named in her father’s honor for an outstanding city of Lompoc employee (The Jim Darrah Public Servant Award), Julie is the driving force for many of her company’s community events, as well as placing her on other community boards where she can continue to make a difference and provide the same exhale moment she provides her clients. She is a native to the Central Coast and is continually finding ways to improve the lives of those around her.  

The Executive Committee Officers who will lead the Board of Directors are Jason Diani, Chair, Christina Slimack, Vice-Chair, Mario Juarez, Secretary/Treasurer, and George Murphy, Immediate Past Chair. 

“The Marian Foundation is honored to have strong Board leadership and these three new Foundation Board members will certainly be great advocates for our organization,” explains Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy. “They have demonstrated a passion for the mission of Marian and their commitment to the Santa Maria community will make them outstanding ambassadors in furthering the Foundation’s work to advance Marian programs and services.”

The Fiscal Year 2020 Foundation Board of Directors officers will serve through June 2020. For more information about the recent MRMC Foundation Board appointments, please call the MRMC Foundation at (805) 739-3595.


About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is a technologically advanced, 191-bed facility that provides safe, quality care to the communities it serves.  Marian has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for four consecutive years, and was also named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care by Healthgrades. Marian is designated a STEMI Receiving Center in Santa Barbara County, and is designated a Level III Trauma Center by Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency. The facility has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for advanced, comprehensive care for stroke patients. Our cancer care program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and is one of only three programs between Los Angeles and San Francisco to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award. The campus houses the most comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology program on the Central Coast, providing specialized care to the tiniest of patients. Marian is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA, and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the 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.



Publish date: 

Monday, July 15, 2019