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Kenya Beckmann
Chief Philanthropy and Health Equity Officer
Providence South Division

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Our treasurers play a pivotal role on our foundation boards. As the guardians of our fiscal integrity, they ensure we steward every dollar with care and precision. They bring a wealth of experience from their own careers, generously applying their expertise to our financial landscape. Their specialized knowledge adds depth and insight in a setting where we are entrusted with fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of our donors.

When individuals make gifts to our foundations, they do so with money earned through their labors and investments. Every gift is a vote of confidence and a prayer for the future. Our treasurers play a sacred role in helping ensure those prayers are brought to life.

We entrust our finance committees with the critical task of monitoring and managing our investments, a testament to our belief in their capabilities. Many of our treasurers go on to assume additional leadership roles, bringing their financial expertise to bear as chairs and vice chairs. Their partnership with our fundraising teams is invaluable, creating a synergy that propels our mission forward.

I want to thank and celebrate our treasurers and everyone on our foundation boards for heeding the call to serve.

With gratitude,

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Kenya Beckmann
Chief Philanthropy and Health Equity Officer

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Mary Ann Walker
Board Chair
Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation

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The things that are important to me — my family, my friends and my community — are not unique to me. Most everyone cares about those things, irrespective of our backgrounds or circumstances. Another common thread that binds us is the need for a quality hospital nearby. The more we support our hospital, the better it can care for the ones we love and the broader community.

That’s why, when I was asked to take on the role of board chair, I was all in. It’s a privilege to contribute to the vital work of our ministry alongside a dedicated team of individuals. What strikes me most about our board members is that they’re here not because they are obliged to be but because they genuinely want to make a difference. That’s another thing we all share.

Our hospitals are the pillars of our communities, and we show up for them because this is our watch. By sharing our challenges and successes, we elevate the impact of our collective efforts. I’m grateful for this platform for exchanging ideas that drive positive change in our communities and beyond.

With gratitude and warm regards,


Mary Ann Walker
Board Chair, Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation

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Alice Galstian
Chief Financial Officer, Philanthropy,
Community Health and Health Equity,
Providence South Division

In March, we welcomed our newest South Division team member, chief financial officer, philanthropy, community health and health equity, Alice Galstian. Alice is a finance expert with a heart for service. Approachable and kind, Alice is thoughtful about her integration into the Providence culture.

Recently, Kenya sat down with Alice to check in and get her first impressions.

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Welcome to Perspectives, where we share insights and learn from each other. In this issue, we chatted with seven of our foundation treasurers to get a closer look at this vital board role. While their responses varied, they were unified in their commitment to providing their boards with accurate and actionable financial reporting.

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10 Essential Roles of Foundation Board Members​

As board members, you have critical skills and knowledge to contribute. Read about the 10 essential roles that every foundation board member should play to bring your best to the table and bring out the best in our foundations.

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This session was co-hosted by Kenya Beckmann, South Division chief philanthropy and health equity officer, Matt Bader, South Division chief strategy officer, and Rob Linn, founder of InsideOut Solutions. Together, they provided valuable insights and tools for board members to increase their overall effectiveness as they navigate and better understand the organization’s strategic direction. We tackled some critically important and intriguing questions together. Through best practice learnings, we are establishing a common framework for you to use as you conduct your important and valuable work as a board member.

June 4, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming webinars:

Strategic Board Recruitment and Succession Planning: Building Impactful and Diverse Fundraising Boards

September 23, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In this session, we will explore essential strategies for identifying, recruiting and retaining top talent for fundraising boards. You’ll learn how to develop robust succession plans to ensure continuity and effectiveness in board leadership. You’ll gain insights into the value of recruiting diverse candidates who can tap into new communities of philanthropic-minded individuals from varied backgrounds eager to contribute to your hospital’s cause. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your board recruitment and succession planning efforts for maximum impact in health care philanthropy.

Implicit Bias Workshop

November 14, 2024, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Join Providence’s co-hosts Leonard Gilliard, facilitation consultant, and Janet Backes, senior facilitation consultant, as they share their insight into understanding different biases. We will be using Zoom for this event, and attendees can expect interactive components throughout the session. To protect the privacy of the conversation, we will not be recording this session. Presentation materials and talking points will also be provided to all invited to participate.

View our 2024 webinars to date:

Special Board Enrichment Presentation: A Conversation With Providence COO, Erik G. Wexler and Board Treasurer Ed Romano

February 29, 2024

Mastering the Meeting: Highly Effective Boardroom Practices That Lead to High-Performing Boards

April 25, 2024

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Save the Date for the South Division Philanthropy Foundations Board Retreat

Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1, 2026

More information will be provided soon.

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PROVIDENCE SOUTH DIVISION PHILANTHROPY LEADERSHIP

Kenya Beckmann 
Chief Philanthropy and
Health Equity Officer

Alice Galstian
Chief Financial Officer, Philanthropy,
Community Health and Health Equity

Danna Grant
Executive Director
Donor and Community Engagement

Renée Bianco
Associate Chief Philanthropy Officer

Gregory Gissendanner
Associate Chief Philanthropy Officer

Michael Robinson
Chief Community Health Officer

PROVIDENCE SOUTH DIVISION LEADERSHIP

Laureen Driscoll
South Division Chief Executive

Brian Helleland
Chief Executive
Orange County/High Desert Service Area

Karl Keeler
Chief Executive
Los Angeles Valley Service Area

Garry Olney
Chief Executive
Northern California Service Area

Michael Ricks
Chief Executive
Los Angeles Coastal Service Area

HEALDSBURG HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Wendy Davies
Board Chair

Brett Shinn
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Michelle Oxford
Chief Administrative Officer, PVH, HH

PETALUMA VALLEY HOSPITAL
FOUNDATION

Michael Caruana
Board Chair

Brett Shinn
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Michelle Oxford
Chief Administrative Officer, PVH, HH

PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS
FOUNDATION

Marwa Kilani, M.D.
Board Chair

John Pepitone
Interim President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Bernie Klein, M.D.
Chief Executive, PHCMC

PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY FOUNDATION

Mary Ann Walker
Board Chair

Kurt Hinrichsen
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Nate Mabry
Chief Administrative Officer, PLCMMC

PROVIDENCE MISSION HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Serena Benson
Board Chair

Nicole Balsamo
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Seth Teigen
Chief Executive, PMH

PROVIDENCE REDWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Laurie Garrison
Board Chair

Heather Setton
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Michael Keleman  
Chief Executive, PRMH, PSJH

PROVIDENCE SAINT JOSEPH
FOUNDATION, BURBANK

Stephen J. Dutka
Board Chair

Tina Johann
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Karl Keeler
Chief Executive, PSJMC
Chief Executive Los Angeles Valley Service Area

PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, EUREKA

Steve Kimberling
Board Chair

Heather Setton
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Michael Keleman  
Chief Executive, PRMH, PSJH

PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, ORANGE

Alex Ramirex, M.D.
Board Chair

Amy Daugherty
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Brian Helleland
Chief Executive, PSJH
Chief Executive, Orange County/High Desert Service Area

PROVIDENCE ST. JUDE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Mike Verity
Board Chair

Dub Drees
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Laura Ramos
Chief Executive, PSJMC

PROVIDENCE ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

Margaret Curran
Board Chair

Nicole Orr
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Randy Castillo
Chief Executive, PSMMC

PROVIDENCE SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Heather DeMarinis
Board Chair

Rebecca Kendall
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Donovan Taylor
Chief Administrative Officer, PSRMH

PROVIDENCE TARZANA
FOUNDATION

Lynne Zuckerman  
Board Chair

Matthew Rinnert
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Nick Lymberopoulus
Chief Executive, PCSTMC

QUEEN OF THE VALLEY
FOUNDATION

Jeff Streblow
Board Chair

Rachael Poer
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Scott Ciesielski
Chief Administrative Officer, QVMC

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 1: Event chair, John Koos, and St. Jude Memorial Foundation Board Chair, Scott Rojas, celebrate the event’s success. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 1: Event chair, John Koos, and St. Jude Memorial Foundation Board Chair, Scott Rojas, celebrate the event’s success. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 2: Guests enjoy the 2019 Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event at Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 2: Guests enjoy the 2019 Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event at Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 3:  Longtime supporters enjoy learning about St. Jude’s Care for the Poor programs at the Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 3:  Longtime supporters enjoy learning about St. Jude’s Care for the Poor programs at the Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 4: St. Jude’s mobile health clinic was available at the event for supporters to view and see how their support is helping the community. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 4: St. Jude’s mobile health clinic was available at the event for supporters to view and see how their support is helping the community. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 5: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 5: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 6: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 6: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 7: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 7: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 8: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 8: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 9: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 9: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 10: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 10: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 11: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 11: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 12: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 12: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 13: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 13: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 14: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 14: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 15: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 15: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 16: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 16: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 17: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 17: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 18: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 18: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 21: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 21: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 22: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 22: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 23: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 23: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 24: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 24: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 25: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 25: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 26: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)Neighbors Helping Neighbors – 26: St. Jude Medical Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner event. (March 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (1): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (1): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (2): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (2): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (3): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (3): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (4): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (4): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (5): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (5): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (6): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (6): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (7): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (7): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (8): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (8): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (10): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (10): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (11): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (11): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (12): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (12): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (13): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (13): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (15): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (15): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (16): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (16): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (17): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (17): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (18): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (18): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (19): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (19): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (20): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (20): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (21): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (21): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (22): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (22): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (23): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (23): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (24): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (24): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)
Annual Golf Classic 2019 (25): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)Annual Golf Classic 2019 (25): St. Jude Medical Center’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic at Los Coyotes Country Club. (May 2019)

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