Board of Directors

The VMC Foundation is guided by a distinguished Board of Directors with a broad base of expertise and experience in fields such as health care, financial services, real estate development, construction, government, law, and technology.

Ralph Dickman – Chairperson
Vice President, Union Bank

Marcelle Dougan, ScD, MPH, MEng
Researcher, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Christina Egan
Manager, Volunteer Services, SCVMC

Elaine Elkin – Secretary
President, E Two & Associates, Inc.

Christina L. Esquivel, CPA
Robert Half Management Resources

Lou Frankel
President, Trilex Construction

Dolly C. Goel, M.D.
Medical Director, Valley Health Plan

Balaji Govindaswami, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Chief of Neonatology, SCVMC

Vinayak Gupta
EVP Operations, Zero Mass Water

Earl Johnson
Former Director, Office of Family Assistance, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Kathleen King
Executive Director, Healthier Kids Foundation

Dennis Low, M.D.
General Internal Medicine, SCVMC, retired

Dan Niehans
Attorney at Law, Gunderson Dettmer LLP, retired

Joe Parisi
President, Therma, Inc.

Ash Pirayou
Attorney at Law, Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Ron Sidell
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ophoenix

Laurie Smith
Sheriff, County of Santa Clara

D. Kirk B. Westbrook, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Regional Underwriting & Portfolio Risk Manager, HomeStreet Bank.

E. Christopher Wilder
Executive Director, VMC Foundation

Susanne B. Wilson
Principal, Solutions By Wilson

Chris Worrall
Retired, Hitachi Executive

Chair Emeriti
Gerry Beemiller
Michael E. Fox, Sr.
Norman Kline
Robin Roche
Charles Toeniskoetter
Leah Toeniskoetter

Honorary Directors
Brenna Bolger
Thomas Bush, M.D.
Gregory Jenkins, M.D.
Peggy Fleming-Jenkins
Bill Marr
Jean Meddaugh, R.N.
Norman Y. Mineta
T.J. Rodgers, Ph.D.
Karen Rudolph
John A. Sobrato

Gerald W. Patrick
Executive Director Emeritus

VMC Foundation Staff