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Board of Directors

Tri-City Medical Center

Board of Directors2020-12-15T23:42:24-08:00

Board of Directors

Chairperson Rocky J. Chavez
Vice Chairperson Leigh Anne Grass, RN, BSN, PHN
Secretary Tracy M. Younger
Treasurer Adela I. Sanchez, RN
Assistant Secretary George Coulter
Assistant Treasurer Gigi S. Gleason
Board Member Nina Chaya, M.D.

Rocky J. Chavez – Chairperson

Rocky Chavez

Election Zone: 2

Current Term of Office: 2018 – 2022

Current Board Committees: Finance, Operations & Planning Committee, Chairperson – Community, Healthcare & Alliance Committee

Profession: Retired

City of Residence: Oceanside

Community/Professional Activities: Marine Colonel, Oceanside City Council 2002-2009, Undersecretary of California Department of Veterans Affairs 2009-2011, California Assembly Member 2012-2018.

Leigh Anne Grass, RN, BSN, PHN – Vice Chairperson

Leigh Ann Grass

Election Zone: 5

Current Term of Office: 2020-2024

Current Board Committee: Finance, Operations & Planning Committee, Joint Conference Committee

Profession: Registered Nurse with Current Active License; Certified Emergency Nurse, Executive Director/CEO Apreva Hospice

City of Residence: Carlsbad

Community/Professional Activities – President of the Board of Directors Apreva Hospice; Member of Soroptimist International Oceanside-Carlsbad; Member of California Nurses Association; Member of San Diego County Case Managers Association; Member of National Nurses United; Member of Case Management Society of America; Selected as Best Hospice Provider of 2017 by Good Housekeeping; Expert Resource Nurse for the California Board of Registered Nurses; 2002 Vitas Leadership Award; 2015 APREVA Leadership Award. Recipient of endorsement from SEIU, California Nurses Association, San Diego and Imperial County Labor Union, Oceanside Police Officers Association, Oceanside Fire Fighters Association, Vista Firefighters Association, California Democratic Party, DEMCCO, and Evolve California during the 2016 election cycle.

Tracy Younger – Secretary

Tracy Younger

Election Zone: 6

Current Term of Office: 2018 – 2022

Current Board Committees: Audit, Compliance & Ethics Committee, Community Healthcare & Alliance Committee (Alternate)

Profession: Healthcare Business Owner

City of Residence: Carlsbad

Community/Professional Activities: San Diego Woman in Business Member

Adela Irma Sanchez – Treasurer 

Adela Irma SanchezElection Zone: 1

Current Term of Office: 2020-2024

Current Board Committees:  TBD

City of Residence:  Vista

Profession:  Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Public Health Certification

Community/Professional Relations: California Nurses Association Labor & Delivery Representative 2018-2020, Hospital Unit Policy and Procedure and Infectious Disease Task Force Committees, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Vista Unified School District (VUSD) Volunteer PTA Member, Timberwolves Foundation Director, Former Act Attack Booster President,

George W. Coulter – Assistant Secretary

George Coulter

Election Zone: 4

Current Term of Office: 2018 – 2022

Current Board Committees: Professional Affairs Committee, Audit, Compliance & Ethics Committee, Joint Conference Committee

Profession: Retired Healthcare Provider

City of Residence: Vista

Gigi Gleason – Assistant Treasurer

Julie NygaardElection Zone: 3

Current Term of Office: 2020 – 2024

Current Board Committees: TBD

City of Residence: Oceanside

Profession: Retired

Community/Professional Activities: President, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside; Member of the Harbor and Beaches Advisory Committee for City of Oceanside; Board member of Oceanside Public Library Foundation; Board member of Past board member of Oceanside Museum of Art, Women’s Resource Center, Tri-City Hospital Foundation, MiraCosta College Foundation, North County Philanthropy Council, New Haven Youth and Family Services, member of the President’s Club for MiraCosta College and Truecare (formerly known as North County Health Services). Also served on committees of the Tri-City Healthcare District including the Community Healthcare Alliance Committee (CHAC), Mission and Community Outreach, and the Grant Committee where she served as chair for 6 years.
Awards include Volunteer of the Year from North County Philanthropy Council for Tri-City Hospital Foundation, New Haven Youth and Family Services, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside. Also received the Robert Krecji Award in 2017.

Nina Chaya, MD – Board Member

Julie NygaardElection Zone: 7

Current Term of Office: 2020-2024

Current Board Committees: TBD

City of Residence: Carlsbad

Profession: Physician Anesthesiologist

Community/Professional Relations: Chair of the Anesthesiology Department, Blood Utilization Committee Chair, Quality Review Committee, Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Fundraising Committee, The Rescued Dog volunteer