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ValleyCare Charitable Foundation Increases Board with New Members

Hospital news | Monday, August 18, 2014

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Livermore, CA ValleyCare Charitable Foundation, the fundraising entity for ValleyCare Health System, recently added a new slate of members to its Board of Directors. Headed up by co-chairs and long-time Pleasantonresidents Bob and Joyce Shapiro, the new board members include: Gary Alt, Lori Arden, Dr. Todd Auker, Steve Black, Lisa and Randy Brown, Joe Carlucci, Frances Hewitt, Cathy Raty, Anne and Brock Roby and Gina Teeples. Members already serving on the Board are: Kirsten Barranti, Dave Clausen, Dave Greiner, Gwen Yadon, David Mertes and Tim Weaver as Corporate Board liaisons, Jean Owens as Auxiliary Board liaison and Dr. Niall Roche as Medical Staff liaison. “We are dedicated to raising funds in order to keep the quality medical care ValleyCare provides in our local community,” says Bob Shapiro. “It takes many volunteers to make that happen and we are grateful for the support of the board members and the community.”

Following are brief bios on the new board members.

Gary Alt, AIF, CFP is co-founder of Monterey Private Wealth, an independent wealth management firm based in Pleasanton and Monterey, serving the needs of executives, professionals and business owners. Prior to co-founding Monterey Private Wealth, Alt co-founded Willow Ridge Capital Advisors and was also general manager and vice president of PolyCom. Alt is currently president of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton Foundation and has served in Leadership Pleasanton.

Lori Arden has been involved in the medical field for her entire professional career, from medical device product development and marketing to corporate wellness consulting. A resident of Pleasanton since 2004, she is passionate about the value of community medical care and considers ValleyCare to be one this community’s greatest assets.

Todd Auker, MD is a practicing opthalmologist and director of the Aucker Eye Institute in Pleasanton. He serves on the Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association Ethics Committee and was past chair of the ValleyCare Ethics Committee. He has also served as team physician for the U.S. Olympic water polo team. Dr. Auker has been a dedicated community physician with ValleyCare since 2001.

Steve Black is currently director of operations with the parent company that operates Pleasanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in downtown Pleasanton. He has over 20 years of extended care experience. Black holds a business degree with a health administration concentration from Central Michigan University.

Lisa Brown is a certified interior designer currently employed by Riviera Finance as a compliance auditor. She raised three children and believes in giving back to the community. She has been very active with her church community, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as event chair, and is on the board of The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation.

Randall Brown has been a real estate agent for PMZ Real Estate for the last decade and is married to Lisa Brown. He is a graduate of Leadership Pleasanton and an ambassador for the Pleasanton Chamber. As an active member of the Pleasanton Downtown Rotary, he serves as secretary and president of his Business Networking International chapter. Randall believes that for a community to thrive, you have to be involved.

Joe Carlucci is currently executive director of Ambulatory Services at ValleyCare Health System. He has been with ValleyCare since 1991 and previously was director of Physical and Sports Medicine. He holds a masters degree in health sciences from San Francisco State University and is currently working on his MBA from Sacramento State University. He is also a Fellow of The Advisory Board. Carlucci has been involved in many charitable organizations over the years and coached local youth sports for 20 years.

Frances Hewitt is founder of FHI Marketing Consultants, a full-service marketing and printing company in Pleasanton. Born in Spain, Hewitt speaks fluent Spanish and French. Hewett holds a masters degree in public administration from Seattle University. Her husband’s high-tech business brought them to Pleasanton in 1998. In 2008, she founded GNON (Girl’s Night Out Networking), which started with 12 women and now includes an email list of over 1,000. She also has a pet therapy dog and they visit numerous skilled nursing homes throughout the Tri-Valley.

Cathy Raty has lived, worked and actively supported the non-profit community in Pleasanton for more than 35 years. Currently, she is senior vice president and regional manger of Heritage Bank of Commerce in Pleasanton, a premier community business bank with assets of nearly $1.5 billion. Prior to joining Heritage, Raty held management positions with Mt. Diablo National Bank, Bank of Pleasanton, Community First National Bank and Bank of America. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Shepherd’s Gate, First Tee Tri-Valley and G.A.S.I T. an all volunteer group of business leaders who raised more than $1 million for Tri-Valley student scholarships.

Anne Roby graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in civil engineering. Since then, Roby has worked with Princeton Alumni Association as an admissions interviewer. She has also worked as director of Client Services for PrepPoint and now serves as liaison between PrepPoint tutors and clients. Roby has served non profit organizations where she has managed large staffs and as well as being a mentor/teacher of large and small groups alike. She is also a globally respected speaker, often speaking to audiences of over 1,000.

Brock Roby is a project manager for BKF Engineers in Pleasanton and currently serves on the Pleasanton Human Services Commission and is past chair of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Anne Roby and both are graduates of Leadership Pleasanton as well as volunteer

directors of Pleasanton ESoccer, a full-inclusion sports program for children with special needs. He and Anne have two sons, Barrett who has Down Syndrome and Nick who is currently a senior at Santa Clara University.

Gina Teeples, RNC, BSN is currently chief nursing officer for ValleyCare Health System. Her nursing practice spans over 20 years with a specialty focus on maternal/child health. Teeples maintains certification in inpatient obstetrics and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nursing administration. She has also served as clinical adjunct faculty at Chabot Community College. Teeples has a special interest in patient safety, completing a patient safety fellowship involving perinatal insitu simulation in 2009 and TeamSTEPPS Master Training (medical team training) in 2010. She continues her efforts in promoting patient safety through integrative training both within ValleyCare and outside of the organization.