Board of Directors

The Board supports the work of the CIMCF and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the CIMCF Chair, the Board-Chair relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the members is both critical and expected.

We are always open to additional Board Members who have extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector.

Jeff Aronson

Jeff Aronson

Chair

Bio coming soon!

Ritch Haynes

Ritch Haynes

Vice Chair

Ritch D. Haynes recently retired as Executive Vice President of HealthTrio, the leading supplier of internet portals to many of America’s preeminent healthcare payer and provider organizations.

With a master’s degree in mathematics, Mr. Haynes was an early developer of clinical and administrative information systems in the healthcare industry. In the early 1990s, Mr. Haynes founded Medical Communication Networks, Inc. (MCN), a joint venture of Integrated Medical Systems and UniHealth America. Mr. Haynes served as CEO and President. MCN was instrumental in deploying clinical and administrative functionality to over 77,000 physician desktops, over 200 hospitals, and many large payer organizations.

Previously, Mr. Haynes was Chairman, CEO and President of Professional Healthcare Systems (PHS). Originally a wholly owned subsidiary of American Medical International (AMI), PHS provided its best-of-class patient accounting, ADT, and medical record solutions to over 350 hospitals, including many of America’s leading medical centers and research institutions.

Mr. Haynes is a frequent national speaker and is a member of numerous professional organizations. He has served on many for-profit and not-for-profit boards of directors.

Bryce Noll

Bryce Noll

Secretary

Bryce Noll is the Director of Retail Services for Catalina Island Medical Center and has been a resident of Catalina Island since 2006. He has 15 years of sales and more than a decade of managerial experience. He has dedicated much of his time to philanthropy as a Past President of the Avalon Rotary Club and a founder of the Catalina Island Chili Cookoff. He currently serves as an officer of the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, and Avalon Rotary Club. He enjoys island life with his fiancé Jennifer, and the couple are currently furthering their education through Southern New Hampshire University.

Ray McKewon

Ray McKewon

Treasurer

Ray served 30 years in the Navy, starting as a Navy diver, and achieving the rank of Captain along with the title, Commodore, as group commander for Naval Coastal Warfare.  Ray also started a company in 1990 which, by the time of his retirement in 2005, had $1 Billion in sales and over $100 million in profit, with nearly 3,000 employees.  Ray has also staged over 100 concerts in Catalina with such names as The Wailers, Smash Mouth, Michael Franti, and his tributes to Abba, Woodstock, Santana, the Rolling Stones, and many others.  Prior to serving on the board of CIMCF, he served on the board of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce.

Jason Peret

Jason Paret

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Paret has lead CIMC since January 2016. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Island life is not new to the Paret family, having lived in Australia, Hawaii, and islands in Alaska. In Paret’s twenty six years in healthcare he’s achieved significant operating and financial improvements for the organizations he has lead. He also brings with him important facility construction experience with two different projects, one in the amount of $20 million and another in the $50 million range. Paret (pronounced “pa – ray”) and his wife Aimee, an Avalon school teacher, have two children, a son in college and a daughter in 7th grade.

Tina Minh

Tina Minh

Chief Communications & Development Officer

Tina Minh is a California native and graduate of the University of Southern California. She brings successful experience as a frontline fundraiser for several major California institutions, including USC, UCLA, UCI and Hoag Hospital. With more than a decade of experience in these demanding environments, Ms. Minh joined CIMC in February 2020. Serving in her role as Chief Communications and Development Officer, she will drive the medical center’s communications and marketing strategies, and lead the Foundation’s community engagement and philanthropic efforts to support quality healthcare on Catalina Island. Ms. Minh is honored to serve Catalina Island by partnering with the community and loyal visitors to champion support to help protect the health and wellness of our residents, and safeguard critical care access for all who live, work and visit the Island.

Directors

Shannon Hill
Shannon Hill

Shannon Hill brings a wealth of business experience after successfully opening and running four large insurance agencies in Central California. After relocating to Catalina Island in 2013, she saw the need for residents of the island to receive quality medical care and immediately offered the Foundation her assistance. Her passion for philanthropy is evident to every event the Foundation holds.

Kelly Nelson
Kelly Nelson Brown

Kelly has consistently been the top producing agent and local expert for Catalina Island real estate since 2010. A realtor since 2006 and broker since 2012, Kelly enjoys helping others successfully navigate the purchase or sale of island property.   In 1981, when Kelly first moved to Catalina Island, she expected to be here for two years. "I fell in love with the people and the lifestyle and I never left," she says. An active Realtor since 2006, Kelly's career has allowed her to blend the profession she loves, with the community and island location that captured her heart.

Kathy Hamilton
Kathy Hamilton

Profession: Marketing, Media, and Community Relations in Orange County, CA and Las Vegas, NV, Retired Certified Property Manager, Former Real Estate License CA and TX, SAG Actress. Involved in many community organizations over the past 27 years including:

  • Women of Chapman University: Past President and Chair of Christmas at the Ritz fundraiser, Website and Social Media Chair.
  • Philharmonic Society of Orange County: Past committee member and Gala Chair
  • 1221 Club of the Balboa Bay Club – Past President – 3 year term
  • Committee Member of: American Cancer Society, PBS Orange County, Discovery Science Museum, PTA and Kappa Delta Sorority.
  •  Alumni of Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1982
Garth Hogan
Garth Hogan

Garth Hogan is Executive Managing Director - Healthcare at Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) - focusing in the West and aligned with Team Shannon and the Private Capital group to provide high level execution in the sale of medical office assets. Garth has strategically partnered with best in class teams at NKF and advises major health systems with strategy, site selection, financial analysis, transaction negotiations, and reporting, as well as the acquisition and disposition of commercial assets. He is recognized as a top producer at the firm. Uniquely Garth has 20 years of experience with healthcare real estate compliance as it relates to anti-kickback statutes, such as Stark, Safe Harbor and Fraud & Abuse.

Georges Mccormick
Georges McCormick

An Internist and Neurologist, Dr. McCormick was a professor of neurology before joining the US Department of State (DOS), where he worked for more than 21 years.  He ran clinical research studies, founded and led a non-profit to fund Alzheimer’s research, supervised overseas medical care for the personnel of US embassies, and managed medical evacuations to the U.S.  When Chief of Foreign Programs in the Bureau of Medical Services (MED) he created and implemented global policies that benefited Department of State employees and their dependents.  Georges and his wife Patricia have made Catalina their home.  They have a passion for sailing and are devoted to the building of a new modern hospital in Avalon.

Julie Ulcickas
Julie Ann Ulcickas

Julie Ann Ulcickas lives in North Tustin with her husband Jim, children Frank and Ella, and a multitude of pets. Her husband is co-owner of Bluewater Grill Restaurants, as well as Toyon Grill and El Galleon in Avalon.  She has taught etiquette since 1992 to many organizations in Southern California and was the etiquette trainer for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court.  She is the author of Urbanity Fair – An Abbreviated Guide to Modern Manners, and is a partner of the Girl Scouts of Orange County. Her community involvement includes: Chairman of the OC Friends of St. Jude Children’s Research Gala 2006, Co-Chairman of Pink Tie Ball for OC Susan G. Komen for the Cure 2006, 2007 & 2016.  Luncheon Chairman, UCI Circle of Friends, South Coast Repertory Gala Committee Member, Modern Luxury, Woman of Style, recipient, 2017 Girl Scouts of OC Leadership Award. She is currently a board member of the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation Board, JDRF Orange County Board, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma, USC Board.  She is dedicated to her family, her community, and to making the world a better place

CIMC Campaign Chairs

Kellie and Gary Johnson
Kellie and Gary Johnson

Advisory Council

Carol Reynolds
Carol Reynolds
Resorts on Catalina Island

Monthly Board Meeting

The third Friday of each month the CIMC Foundation organizes a Board meeting at the Hamilton Cove Clubhouse. If you are interested in attending a board meeting or information on supporting the CIMC Foundation please contact us at info@cimcfoundation.org or call 310.510.5160.