New Members Named to St. Mary Medical Center Foundation and Hospital Board of Trustees

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St. Mary Medical Center Announces New Foundation and Hospital Board of Trustees

St. Mary Medical Center Newly-Elected Foundation and Hospital Board Members: Front (l-r): Drew Gagner, St. Mary Foundation President; Robin Perry; Dr. Minnie Douglas; Gina Smith. Back (l-r): Dr. Marie-Laure Hinton, Jason Traut, Terry Geiling. Not pictured: Sabina Gault, Brent Tjarks, Karen Anderson, Anita Edwards, Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Kraig Kojian and George Murchison, Foundation Board Chair.

St. Mary Medical Center Foundation announced five new members to the Foundation Board of Trustees and six new members to the Hospital Board of Trustees.  The newly elected Foundation Board of Trustees include Dr. Minnie Douglas, Health Education Consultant and retired Professor of Nursing/Health Education, Long Beach City College;  Sabina Gault, Founder, Konnect Public Relations; Brent Tjarks, City National Bank Economic & Government Relations Officer; Jason Traut, CFO, Superior Printing, Inc.; and Gina Smith, retired Realtor. They will serve with 52 current board members under the leadership of George Murchison, Foundation Board Chair, Long Beach accountant and business leader.

The St. Mary Foundation is a vehicle for charitable giving to the Medical Center, accepting contributions that benefit various health care programs, projects, and medical services including St. Mary’s Centers of Excellence: Cardiology, Women’s Health, Orthopedics, and Bariatrics. Foundation board members serve in a fiduciary capacity and oversee the Finance Committee and Grants Committee, and serve as advisors to the Foundation and hospital.

Newly elected Hospital Board of Trustees members include Karen A. Anderson, Attorney, Law Office of Karen A. Anderson; Anita Grace Edwards, Attorney, Law Offices of Anita Grace Edwards; Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Executive Officer, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners; Dr. Marie-Laure Hinton, Professor of Spanish and French, Long Beach City College; Kraig Kojian, Communications and Events Manager, Downtown Long Beach; and Robin Perry, Attorney, Law Offices of Robin Perry & Associates. They will serve with 84 current Board members. Terry Geiling, President/CEO of the Gold Star Manor, is the Chair. Hospital Board members serve as ambassadors to the civic and business community for a three-year term and share their insights and leadership skills with hospital administrators and staff.

About St. Mary Medical Center

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC), a member of Catholic Healthcare West, has cared for the Long Beach community since 1923. With more than 500 physicians, 1,200 employees and 389 patient beds, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of leading-edge technology and compassionate care of body, mind and spirit. For more information, please call 1-888-4STMARY (888-478-6279) or visit us at

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