Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation

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.

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.

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Ritch Haynes

Vice Chair

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Bryce Noll


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Ray McKewon

Ray McKewon


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Jason Peret

Jason Paret

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Paret is currently serving the Catalina Island community as the Avalon Medical Development Corporation CEO.


Jesse Underwood

Chief Development Officer

Jesse Underwood is the new Chief Development Officer at the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation, bringing to the role more than a decade of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management. In this capacity, Jesse will lead efforts to facilitate philanthropic gifts and grants to advance the mission of the Foundation. A graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, Jesse has held executive fundraising positions within both higher education and healthcare. Most recently Jesse served as the Foundation Director for Pella Regional Health Center in Iowa. During his time with Pella Regional he forged the way for the capital campaign to build a Family Birthing Center and the purchasing of advanced medical equipment to better serve the community. While at Grinnell College, Jesse was a part of the 92 million-dollar campaign to develop the new athletic facility and natatorium. “I am a passionate advocate for the role that donors and funders can play in creating opportunity and improving lives.” Jesse resides in Avalon with his wife, Jessica, and their daughter, Jazz.


Chela Hernandez
Georges McCormick
J Paul DeMyer
Julie Ann Ulcickas
Kelly Nelson Brown
Maggie Maki
Norris McDonald

Administrative Assistant

Katrina Perea

Advisory Council

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. Associate members are welcome to attend as are concerned citizens considering joining the CIMCF mission. If you would like to become an Associate of the CIMCF please contact us or call 310.510.5160.