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Community Memorial Foundation is led by a member-elected board of directors that includes dedicated, hardworking individuals from throughout the Ventura County area. Our board members volunteer their time because they are passionate about supporting healthcare in our community, and they receive no compensation for their services. Each member contributes a unique blend of knowledge, skills and resources, and together their diverse capabilities and strengths position the board to achieve its goals now and in the future.

Dear Friends of Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura

As president of Community Memorial Foundation, I believe deeply in what the Foundation is doing in support of Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura. I want to share with you my thoughts on the goals we are working toward and the enormous enthusiasm that drives our work.

From the Foundation’s beginning in 1984 to today, Foundation members have been the hospital’s voice in the community, educating and gaining support for Community Memorial’s programs and services.

Today, our goals are even more “concrete,” as we look with considerable hope and anticipation toward the future. Our new structure facilitates improved healthcare for all of us, reflects the excellence of care that has already been provided, affords patients greater privacy and encourages the healing support of their families, and demonstrates the need for the whole community’s support of this vital resource.

Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura, is a beacon of hope, providing exceptional care for all who come through our doors. I invite you to join me as a Community Memorial Foundation supporter to secure the future of healthcare in our community.


Lydia Hopps
President, Community Memorial Foundation Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Lydia Hopps, President
  • Joseph Kreutz, Vice President
  • Deborah Golden, Second Vice President
  • Michael Farrell, CPA, Treasurer
  • Heidi Whitcomb, Secretary
  • Michael Boyko
  • Debby Carlson, MD
  • Trudy Cook
  • Hector Gomez
  • Jim Harris
  • Barbara Meister
  • Linda Pettit, President, Community Memorial Auxiliary President
  • Roy Schneider, Esq
  • John Seder, MD


  • Anthony P. Fowkes

Community Memorial Healthcare Ex-Officio Members

  • Mick Zdeblick, President & CEO
  • Chris Johnson, MD, Chief of Staff
  • Jamie Maites, Vice President, Marketing & Development

Foundation Staff

  • Patty Williams, Director of Development
  • Michelle Mc Ghee, Development Manager
  • Lindsey Dunn, Development & Marketing Specialist
  • Lindsey Stetson, Associate Major Gifts Officer