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.

Bryce Noll

Bryce Noll


Bryce Noll is the Director of Retail Services for Catalina Island Health 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.

Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson Brown

Vice Chair

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.

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

Ray McKewon

Ray McKewon


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 (CEO)

Jason Paret has lead CI Health 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 26 years in healthcare he’s achieved significant operating and financial improvements for the organizations he has led. 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.

Ritch Haynes
Ritch Haynes

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.

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.

Jeff Aronson
Jeff Aronson

Bio Coming Soon!

Andrew Pereira

Bio Coming Soon!


Neil Macready

Chief Development Officer

Makenna Lee

Administrative Assistant

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 or call 310.510.5160.