Kevin Stotmeister, Chairman

Kevin Stotmeister
President/ CEO
Federal Heath Sign Company

Kevin earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and has received numerous additional certifications. Kevin served eight years on active duty as an officer with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.

Kevin started at the former Federal Sign in 1980 in Chicago.  He climbed the corporate ladder over the years and in 1993 was promoted to President of Federal Sign.  With the combining of Federal Sign and Heath Sign companies in April 2003, Kevin was appointed President & CEO of Federal Heath Sign.

He has been active in various business, professional, and industry associations throughout his career. Kevin and his wife Ellen are both active with numerous civic and charitable organizations including the Women’s Resource Center, Oceanside Museum of Art, KOCT TV, Tri-City Hospital Foundation and Mission San Luis Rey.  Their two married daughters and families live in Texas.

Tory Walker, Treasurer

Tory Walker
Tory R. Walker Engineering Inc.

Tory is President of Tory R. Walker Engineering, Inc., a water resources planning and engineering firm specializing in floodplain management, storm water management, flood facilities design, sedimentation and erosion, watershed management, and river restoration. He has served in his current position for the past 12 years. 

The son of medical missionaries in East Africa, Tory grew up seeing the rewards of a life given for the service for others.  Africa is also where Tory made the connection between health and the need for safe, reliable water, which is a passion of his and led to a career in water resources over 26 years ago. 

Tory graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he met his wife. He also earned a Civil Engineering degree from UC Irvine. Tory is active in his church, on the Board of Calvary Christian School in Vista. Tory is also on the Executive Board of the Vista Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, Tory loves backpacking, running, rock climbing, and spending time with his family. 

Neal Stehly, Secretary

Neal Stehly
Executive Vice President, Benefits Division
Marrs Maddocks + Associates

Neal is a San Diego native and has lived most of his life in North County. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego in 1987. Neal started working at  at Marrs Maddocks + Associates in 1993. He is now the Executive Vice President of the Benefits Division.

Neal is credited with founding, developing, and maintaining the nationally recognized website for Health Care Reform ( and is considered an expert by his peers in navigating the highly complicated legislation. He is frequently a featured speaker on the much debated topic.

Neal also is an active member of the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club and sits on the Grants Committee of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation. He currently resides in Carlsbad with his wife and three children. Neal is an avid sportsman and rower. He enjoys being outdoors and spending as much time as possible with his family.

Julie Wright, Communication Chair

Julie Wright
(W) Right On Communications

Julie Wright has been president of (W)right On Communications, Inc. since founding the agency in 1998 and has been instrumental in its growth and achievements which include being named a 2012 Most Admired Company by the San Diego Metropolitan

Julie serves on the executive committee of the board and is immediate-past chair of the San Diego North Economic Development Council. She is also a member of the President’s University Council at California State University San Marcos, which she chaired from 2010-2012. As a Friend of New Haven, Julie also gives her time to help support the residential education program at Vista’s New Haven Youth & Family Services.

Julie directly oversees all aspects of (W)right On Communications’ operations. She manages an account and design team of six and provides account and strategic leadership to all (W)right On Communications’ client accounts drawing on her 20 years of professional communications experience.

Formerly Director of Marketing for a major financial institution ($1 billion in assets under management), Julie brings a broad range of skills from marketing and advertising expertise to internal employee communications to public and media relations. A former radio broadcaster, Julie has embraced new communications technologies including social media and launched the “Social Media Monday” column for the U-T San Diego.

For her professional contributions and community service, Julie was named a 2010 Woman Who Means Business by the San Diego Business Journal, honored as the Fran Aleshire Leadership Award recipient by the alumni of Leadership North County in 2009, and was named a 2006 40 Under Forty honoree by the San Diego Metropolitan.

Julie has a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a master’s in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. She lives in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband and business partner, Grant Wright, and sons 15-year-old Brandon and 14-year-old Brian.

Phil Soule, Development Chair

Phillip Soule
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.

Phil has over 25 years of experience in architecture with a dedication to healthcare projects. He holds the distinction of being board certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects which is dedicated to serving the public in matter of healthcare design, delivery and efficacy.

As a Principal in Cunningham Group’s healthcare market group, Phil currently leads projects teams on planning and design for some of Southern California's largest and most respected healthcare clients and has previously worked on projects in Ohio, New York, Florida and China. His key management strengths include organizing complex projects with diverse user and client groups for a wide range projects from acute care to cancer hospitals to ambulatory care projects, from master planning through construction. In addition to his role at Cuningham Group, he is active in the California Society of Healthcare Engineers, has spoken at numerous national healthcare conferences and participates in planning committees for numerous hospital foundations.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture. He has lived in San Diego for over seven years with his wife Kenley, and daughters Kaleigh and Kensie, three dogs and a horse. His wife teaches horseback riding in North Carlsbad a short ride from the Hospital. They have donated Mother Daughter Riding days to a number of foundation events including the Diamond Ball. He spent ten years as a youth soccer coach until his daughters hung up their spikes.

Stanley Prowse, Governance Chair

Stanley Prowse
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Stanley Prowse


Mr. Prowse has over 30 years of legal experience. He received his Law Degree from Harvard University, a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University. He is a sole practitioner, focusing on dispute resolution of all types. His office is in Carlsbad, California.

He has served as a Mediator, Judge Pro-Tem, and Arbitrator, and he is a Certified Family Law Specialist, designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He is also a member of the North County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Carlsbad Hi Noon Rotary Club since 1998, serving as International Service Chair since 2011. He also belongs to the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, and for several years served as a Director of Big Brothers of San Diego. Among other affiliations in the community, he participates in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, representing clients who cannot afford legal services. He is licensed to practice law in California, Georgia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Prowse is a native of New England, born just outside Boston, Massachusetts.  He has lived in Carlsbad since 1985 and has been married to his wife Joy since 1987.

Board Members

Sandee Carter

Sandee Carter
Retired Teacher and Community Leader

Sandee has been actively involved with the Tri-City Hospital Foundation for over 13 years.  During this time she has helped to develop the Foundation through her participation as a member of the Nominating Committee and the By Laws Committee. She has also been an integral part of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, especially through her participation on the committee for the Foundation’s annual fundraising ball; for two-years she co-chaired the committee.

In addition to the time Sandee has dedicated to the Foundation and Tri-City Medical Center, she has also served the community throughout the years as a Vista Unified School District Board Member, Officer of Vista Sunrise Kiwanis and volunteering at Children’s Home Society. When Sandee is not dedicating her time making her community a better place she enjoys spending time with her husband Robert and her family.    

Mehdi Chitgari 

Owner of Classic Chariots


Born and raised in Iran until the age of 17, Mehdi Chitgari moved to San Diego after living in Italy for five years. His last 28 years have been devoted to the car business and his dealership, Classic Chariots. Chitgari started his career in the wholesale business, moved on to retail in 2000, and then, in 2008, moved to his own location in Vista.

During the last six years, Chitgari has been involved with the city of Vista and Oceanside, spending that time working with the military as well as local schools. In 2012, he became the president of Tri-City Navy League, and through them, has been involved with the local military at Camp Pendleton. 

James "Jef" Farrell

Jef Farrell
Vice President and Operations Manager
Swinerton Builders inc.

Jef Farrell was born in Virginia and spent his middle years in Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in General Building Construction in 1982 and has spent his career in the construction industry working on projects in Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, and California. He is presently an Operations Manager for Swinerton Builders, a large general contractor in the western US.

Jef and his wife Diana are longtime residents of Oceanside and have raised their three children here. He is a former board member of ACE, an organization dedicated to encouraging young people to enter the building industry. He is an active fundraiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping people of all ages who face physical challenges participate in a broad range of athletic activities and competition.

When time allows Jef enjoys participating in a variety of endurance sports, woodworking and astronomy.

Rita Geldert, (Leave of Absence)

Rita Geldert
Former City Manager
City of Vista

Rita has recently retired from the City of Vista after 17 years, fifteen as the City Manager, which capped her career in local government where she also held positions as the Director of Finance and Director of Human Resources.  During her career Rita oversaw the development of the Vista Village shopping and the construction and completion of over $100million of community projects.

Rita also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Vista Community Clinic and is the Executive Director for the California City Management Foundation which is interested in the principles of good governance to assure sound and ethical leadership for communities.  Other interests include assisting Operation Hope and Leap for Success.  Rita’s degrees include A.S. Psychology, B.A. Special Education/Liberal Arts and MBA UC Davis.  Rita and Dale have been married over 30 years, have three children and three grandchildren residing in North San Diego County. 

John Haedrich

John Haedrich
Tip-Top Meats

John is the founder and owner of TIP TOP MEATS.  After leaving East Germany and living in Northern California for years, John moved TIP TOP MEATS as a landmark business to Carlsbad, California.  His philanthropic nature got him involved in sponsoring sports teams. He became director of the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA Encinitas; he sponsored St. Patrick School and the Tri-City Christian School.

 He became active in 4H and FFA organizations, supporting youth and seniors. 1984-2005 he was a board member, 1991-1993 the president of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation; and from 1996-2004 director of the Chamber of Commerce.

All of his efforts and accomplishments earned him the community’s appreciation and respect, plus many awards like the highest award of the Chamber of Commerce, the MASTER MEETS award; the Citizen-of-the year award; the Paul Ecke Community Hero Award of the Chamber of Commerce Encinitas (2004); the Ronald Reagan Award as businessman of the year (2004); the Bundesverdienstkreuz in Gold (honorable peacetime achievement award) of Germany for the support of his hometown Bad Bibra in former East Germany, Sachsen-Anhalt, by Bundesprasident Johannes Rau; and 2 gold medals for the best German restaurant (2006/07).

Gene Ma, MD

Doctor Gene Ma
Emergency Physician
Tri-City Emergency Medical Group

Dr. Ma graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine, did his internship at Stanford and his residency in Emergency Medicine at UCSD. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD.

At Tri-City Medical Center Dr. Ma is a past Chairman of Quality Assurance, and is a past Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ma has been a member of Tri-City Emergency Medical Group since 2000. He has been selected as a Top Doctor in Emergency Medicine for seven consecutive years. He currently serves as the Executive Director for Tri-City Emergency Medical Group and WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists. 

Dr. Ma lives in Carlsbad with his wife and five children.  When he is not saving lives he spends time with his family participating in sports such as wake-boarding, dirt biking, and (snow)skiing.

Bill Morrow

California State Senator, Retired

Morrow served 14 years in the California State Legislature, representing north San Diego and south Orange Counties. During his tenure in office, Morrow served as either Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees, focusing on legal, judicial, and administration of justice reforms.

Among his many recognitions, in 2004 the Conference of Delegates of the California Bar Association bestowed Senator Morrow their Legislator of the Year Award for serving justice by improving the law and, in September 2006, the statewide tort reform association known as the Civil Justice Association of California declared Morrow “the Legislature’s strongest legal reform supporter of the past decade.”

In January 2007 upon leaving the California State Senate due to term limits, Morrow returned to private law practice, and in January 2012, formed the Morrow Law Firm. In addition to practicing general civil litigation and a wide array of other legal matters, Morrow draws upon his extensive government experience to provide governmental affairs, strategies, and public relations consulting services to clients.

Morrow moved to north San Diego County after graduating Law School and joining the Marine Corps, where he was stationed at Camp Pendleton. He now resides in Oceanside with his wife Barbara. Their one child, Will, is in college.

Jennifer Paroly

Pacific Registry Services

Jennifer has worked with Tri-City Medical Center over 13 years.  She has managed the American College of Surgeons (ACoS)/Commission on Cancer (CoC) – Cancer Program accreditation at Tri-City Medical Center since 2008.  She was also instrumental in Tri-City Medical Center receiving accreditation for its Breast Cancer Center by the National Accreditation Program for

Breast Centers (NAPBC).   These programs ensure the full continuum of cancer care from prevention through survivorship or end-of-life care and quality of life.

She has been on the Foundation’s committee for the annual fundraising Gala for over five years; she chaired the Golden Anniversary Ball in 2011.  She has volunteered for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and ran the ING Marathon in New York City to raise money for the ACS.  She also won the Spirit Award for her work as a volunteer and for her fundraising efforts for the ACS. 

Jennifer is a native of Houston, TX and has lived in CA over 30 years.  She attended Jackson College of Ministries and majored in music.  She also attended McNeese State University, LA.  She is a Certified Tumor Registrar.

She resides in Carlsbad, CA with her husband, Dr. Warren Paroly, and daughter, Hannah.  She enjoys playing the piano, reading, and sharing time with family and friends.  She is an advocate of healthy lifestyles and rescue dogs.

John Todd 

US Marines, Retired

John is a Southern California native and settled in Oceanside following a 34-year career of various command and staff positions with the U.S. Marines.

His last tour of duty was as the Chief of Staff of MCB Camp Pendleton where he became involved in community organizations and events. Upon retirement from the Marines, John participated on several non-profit boards and civic groups. John is currently the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Ivey Ranch Park Association providing childcare for disabled and able-bodied children. He is also a Board member and past chair of the Oceanside Charitable Foundation.

John is a graduate of George Mason University and he and his wife have two sons and four grandchildren.

Emeritus Members

Robert H. Carter*

Retired, CPA
Community Leader

Vicki Monahan*

Retired, Vice President Torrey Pines Bank
Community Leader

Staff Members

Glen Newhart, CFRE

VP of Development, Executive Director

Glen Newhart, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE),  brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director. In addition to building annual and capital giving program/fundraising programs for private educational organizations in the West and South, Newhart facilitated dramatic growth in healthcare fundraising-focused positions at hospitals in Montana and Arizona as well as with the American Heart Association in metro Atlanta.

In addition to his on-the-job experience, Newhart has been honored with a number of prestigious professional recognitions and accolades. He was named one of the Association of Fundraising Professional’ Outstanding Fundraising Professional” award winners in 2013 and received Outstanding Fundraising Performance Awards from both the American Heart Association and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Newhart acted as President elect of the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association  of Fundraising Professional; President of the Blue Ridge Education Foundation, of which he is also a Founding Member; and the Blue Mountain Academy Alumni Association. He has served on advisory boards for organizations including Northland Pioneer College Foundation, CMN Hospitals Log a Load for Kids Program, the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Conference Education Committee, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and as a presenter for educational sessions hosted by the American Heart Association and Philanthropic Services for institutions.

Rosella Saucier

Event and Donor Relations Manager

Rosella is a San Diego native and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. She joined Tri-City’s Marketing Department in 2012 and shortly after she transferred to the Human Resources Department where she worked on employee communications and events. During her time in that role she increased readership of the employee newsletter, Heart of Tri-City, by 20%.

In her present role, she serves as the Event and Donor Relations Manager for Tri-City Hospital Foundation and works on such Foundation events like Fashion That Heals and the Annual Diamond Ball Gala.

Rosella has over 10 years experience working for nonprofit organizations and has primarily concentrated her efforts in marketing, public relations, employee communications and event planning. For nearly a decade Rosella served as the Director of Communications for the Burn Institute and worked closely with the UCSD Burn Center to help raise funds for burn-injured children. She has planned such events as the annual Spirit of Courage Awards Banquet, Burn Run/Fire Expo and the San Diego County Firefighters Boot Drive. She also worked for Mental Health Systems as an Event Manager and served as an Internal Communications Manager for Sempra Energy.  

Rosella is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her “Italian” family. She resides in San Diego with her husband and daughter.

Danielle Porter

Administrative Coordinator


Danielle Porter has a background in the film industry, working as an Executive Assistant and Associate Producer on multi-million dollar film and television shows. In 2006, she began working with non-profit organizations such as Peace Over Violence and FSS Project TECH, teaching media and computers to children and seniors.

Danielle has her Bachelor’s Degree in African American Studies from UCLA and Master’s Degree in Film & Television Production from USC. She is a current member of AFP.

Nani Chang

Accountant and Donor Researcher


As a beneficiary and product of Princess Pauahi’s endowment established in the 19th century intended to last in perpetuity and now valued over $10 billion, Nani Chang has been raised to honor kupuna [elders / ancestors] while working industriously in the present to provide the infrastructure to nurture a better future.

Tri-City Hospital Foundation is Nani’s 7th non-profit. Almost 30 years ago, Nani [rhymes with “money”] started her accounting career at the San Diego office of Big 8 Accounting firm Arthur Young. Her CPA (inactive) license is with the Minnesota Board of Accountancy.

Nani Chang’s experience includes: Project Manager for UnitedHealth Group, Financial Analyst for Girl Scouts San Diego Council, Director of Finance for Life Foundation fighting AIDS in Hawai‘i and the Pacific, Manager of Analysis & Quality Assurance for Augsburg Fortress Publishers in Minneapolis, Director of Finance for Honolulu Community Action Program and Controller for Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. The “Voyage to Kure” episodes of PBS “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures”   influenced President George W. Bush to establish Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

After attending Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus in Honolulu, Nani continued her education on the mainland with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College, a Paralegal Certificate in Probate Estates & Trusts from the University of San Diego followed with a first career of seven years as a Probate, Estates and Trust Paralegal which led to a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University.

Always an avid learner for best practices, Nani is a member of IIBA [International Institute of Business Analysis], AFP [Association of Fundraising Professionals], PMI [Project Management Institute] having served as Treasurer for the Honolulu chapter and  lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA.