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Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation Names 2015 Officers

Ventura, California, 03/02/2015

Lydia Hopps, Senior Vice President and Investment Consultant at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has been elected President of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation for 2015.

Hopps succeeds William J. Kearney, Senior Vice President/Investment and Senior Resident Director of the Ventura Coast Office of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, who will serve on the board as Immediate Past President.

Others elected as officers are: Mel Sheeler, Vice President; and Lynn Jacobs, Secretary. Sheeler is President of Sheeler Moving and Storage, and Jacobs is President of Ventura Affordable Homes.

New members joining the board are Joe Kruetz, President and Chief Executive Officer of County Commerce Bank, and Heidi Whitcomb, who owns Ventura Rental Center.

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation, formed in 1984, is a nonprofit, charitable organization with the basic mission of providing meaningful ways to educate the community regarding the service capabilities of Community Memorial Hospital; to work with the community to facilitate support of Community Memorial Hospital; and to raise funds for the development, operation and maintenance of programs and services.

The Foundation was organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Laws of the State of California and has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

Through the activities and programs of this nonprofit, charitable organization, area residents are ensured that the latest advances in medicine, leading-edge technologies and state-of-the-art equipment are available at Community Memorial Hospital. The Foundation is the manifestation of the belief that the efforts of many citizens working together can positively affect the quality of care in Ventura County.