Meet our Board members.
Chair of the Sacramento Community Board
Marian Bell-Holmes has served on the Sacramento Community Board since 2018. In her current role, she serves as the Sacramento Division Community Board Chairperson. During her time on the Board, she has also served as the Community Health Advisory Committee Chairperson, the Sacramento Designated Procedures Oversight Committee Chairperson, and a member of the Quality Committee of the Board and Mercy Foundation Board. Prior to serving on the Board, she was the VP of Human Resources for the Dignity Health-Corporate/System Offices.
Marian attended Spelman College and received a bachelor's degree in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.
"I am constantly inspired by the commitment to patient safety and genuine compassion shown to both patients and family members, which I see exhibited by all members of the Dignity Health care teams."
Sacramento Community Board Member
Martin Camsey joined the Sacramento Community Board in 2020. He is a native of London, England, and moved to the United States with his family when he was 11 years old. His parents were Salvation Army Officers. He grew up living in several cities in the USA, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York and has been in Sacramento since he was 19.
Martin is a CPA and graduated from CSUS, working at Price Waterhouse in Sacramento until 1987, when he started working for a family-owned retail and service business in Sacramento until 2020 in the capacity of Controller, then grew to CFO and Vice-President.
Over the years, Martin has been involved in both board leadership and volunteering with Junior Achievement, The Salvation Army, Planned Parenthood, Sacramento Children’s Museum, Family Service Agency, Stanford Home for Children and Stanford Home Foundation, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and KVIE Public Television.
"Martin takes great pleasure in supporting the board with gratitude for the excellent healthcare he and his family members have received from Dignity, and with infinite admiration for and commitment to everyone who created and continues to embody our mission and values, those founders, employees, and volunteers who truly ARE dedicated to our cause and the wellbeing of our community."
Sister Nora Mary Curtin, RSM
Sisters of Mercy and Sacramento Community Board Member
Sister Nora Mary Curtin, RSM, is a native of Co. Limerick, Ireland, and joined the Sisters of Mercy in Auburn, CA, in 1967. She graduated as an RN from Sacramento City College in 1973, and after working a few years as a bedside nurse at Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Medical Center Redding, and Mercy San Juan Medical Center, she went back to school and received her BSN and MSN from the University of San Francisco. Subsequently, she was assigned to Mercy San Juan Medical Center and spent the next 34 years in management positions of various nursing units, the wound care/HBO department, and the outpatient Ostomy Clinic. During these years, she also served two terms on the Mercy Healthcare North Community Board of Directors, and one term on the Greater Sacramento Service Area Board of Directors. She just started her current term on the SSA Community Hospital Board in October 2022.
"Our mission and values are a driving force for good in our suffering world. I’m inspired, in particular, by the core value of compassion. It gives our organization a focus and impels us to strive to show humankindness to everyone, everywhere, always- not just within the walls of our facilities but wherever there is a human need."
Sister Eileen Enright
Volunteer at Mercy General Hospital and Sacramento Community Board Member
Mercy Sister Eileen Enright has served as a teacher and administrator in a variety of schools and offices for almost 50 years. Most recently, she served for seven-and-a-half years as President of Sacramento’s Cristo Rey High School. Sister has served on a number of Hospital Boards beginning in early 1980, including Mercy Redding, Mercy San Juan, Mercy Merced, and others throughout the years. Currently, Sister is a volunteer at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.
"What inspires me is the selfless commitment of all involved to serve those in need. All are welcome and are treated with respect, compassion, kindness and understanding. The works of Mercy are lived out in very real and practical ways - a ministry from the heart. There is healing in the air."
Pat Fong Kushida
President and CEO of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Community Board Member
Pat is the President and CEO of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) serving in this capacity since 1998, and President/CEO of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC) formed in 2010. This combined entity represents the largest ethnic chamber in California today.
Pat is known as a visionary, entrepreneurial leader who has applied these skills to help build programs that strengthen California’s ethnically diverse business community and create economic development opportunities for this community to prosper. Pat’s strength is forming collaborations with many community-based organizations on issues related to regional economic development to advance her community’s interests. She has advocated on behalf of the chamber at the local, state, and federal levels, and developed successful ongoing fund development programs to ensure chamber viability.
Pat firmly believes in giving back to her community and serves on numerous boards and commissions.
Pat graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1985 with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration, Marketing, and a minor in Communications.
"The values that guide this organization are a selfless commitment to others combined with an unwavering commitment to serve, which truly inspires servant leadership. I am proud to be part of this amazing community asset."
President, Garcia Performance Solutions and Dignity Health Sacramento Community Board Member
Larry Garcia, has more than 46 years of professional experience as a practicing attorney and health care consultant. Larry retired from the practice of law in 2022 to devote his time to providing support for health care providers, senior living providers, nonprofit corporations, and small businesses. Larry focuses his current practice on seeking to find creative and enduring solutions to the most serious problems faced by his clients in the current business environment, by providing client-customized support in the areas of strategic planning, governance performance and board development, business structuring and the facilitation of strategic transactions; and professional education and training programs.
"From my first days of working with the healthcare ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1986, I have been inspired by the selfless effort of this religious community to address needs in the communities in which they serve and to work tirelessly with community members, physicians, and their employed staff to address these needs. The Sisters have extended this commitment not only as part of their healthcare ministry but also to address the need for housing, education, and social services. In the words of their Foundress Catherine McAuley, “Where there is need, there is Mercy.”"
Joelle L. Jakobsen MD FACS
General Surgery, Mercy Medical Group, and Sacramento Community Board Member
Joelle Jakobsen is a General Surgeon at Mercy San Juan and Mercy Folsom Hospital. She specializes in breast surgery and robotic laparoscopic surgery. She has been employed by Mercy Medical Group since 2005, and she is the current Chief of staff at Mercy San Juan Hospital. Joelle has been a member of the SSA Hospital Community Board since January 2022.
"I love being a part of an organization that promotes a healthier future for all – inspired by faith. I want to make a difference in all my patients’ lives and make them feel whole again with compassion and excellence."
Interim President, CommonSpirit Health Northern California Division
Shelly Schorer is the Interim President of the Northern California Division. Prior to her interim role, Shelly was the Chief Financial Officer of the division and advised the Division President regarding the development and growth of the integrated delivery network encompassing hospitals, ambulatory care sites, physician alignment, joint ventures, and payer relations.Shelly represents the division for consolidated financial reporting, projections, and all other division-level financial presentations.
Before Common Spirit Health, Shelly spent twelve years at Mercy in the mid-west, where she served as a regional CFO for Southwest Missouri-Kansas.
She received her master’s of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University (Kansas) and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration/Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Missouri Southern State University.
"I have always been driven to leave things better than I found them and do work that supports the greater good. Being a part of a faith-based ministry means that mission is at the forefront of what we do. I can't think of a greater honor than serving our communities in ways that help provide healthy and happy lives."