Board and staff


The staff of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation help fund critical medical services, clinical research and health education at Sharp Chula Vista Medical CenterSharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & NewbornsSharp McDonald CenterSharp Memorial HospitalSharp Mesa Vista HospitalSharp Rehabilitation Services and Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers through administration of various giving opportunities and events.

Headshot of Bill Littlejohn, CEO and senior vice president, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Bill Littlejohn

CEO and Senior Vice President

Beth Morgante, vice president of major gifts, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Beth Morgante, CFRE

Vice President of Major Gifts

Ben Moraga, vice president of annual giving and donor development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Ben Moraga

Vice President of Annual Giving and Donor Development

Melissa Sullivan, director of finance and administration services, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Melissa Sullivan

Director of Finance and Administration Services

Pam Barnett, director of donor relations, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Pam Barnett

Director of Donor Relations

Headshot of Beverly Codallos, director of development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Beverly Codallos

Director of Development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Shawna Fallon, senior director of development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Shawna Fallon

Senior Director of Development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Headshot of Kem Graham, director of development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Kem Graham

Director of Development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Norm Timmins, major gift and estate planning director, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Norm Timmins

Major Gift and Estate Planning Director

  • Elizabeth Chan, Government Grants Specialist

  • Esmeralda Cuevas-Anderson, Database Management Consultant

  • Matthew Eisenberg, Development Officer, Digital Content

  • Jennifer Guthrie, Chief Grants and Resources Officer

  • Jennifer Hale, Development Officer, Special Events

  • Constance Jackson, Administrative Assistant

  • Brianna Lee, Senior Development Officer, Communications and Digital Strategy

  • Valerie Markarian, Senior Development Officer, Sharp Metropolitan Medical Center

  • Joe Martinez, Senior Research Analyst

  • Anne Monette Aquino, Data Specialist, Gift Records and Record Maintenance

  • Morgan Monreal, Administrative Services Coordinator

  • Angie Perez, Department Secretary

  • Christy Rheam, Development Officer, System Creative

  • Lyndsey Richards, Senior Development Officer, Stewardship

  • Salvador Rodriguez, Development Officer, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

  • Briana Ruff, Development Officer, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

  • Jim Sardina, Manager, Annual Giving and Membership

  • Linda Spuck, Gift Planning Officer

  • Olga Valdez, Senior Data and Records Management Specialist

Board of directors

The Sharp HealthCare Foundation Board of Directors guides the mission of the Foundation by establishing policies and determining fundraising priorities that align with the goals of Sharp’s regional medical centers and specialty hospitals and their leadership. The Board of Directors’ guidance and expertise ensure that the Foundation effectively fulfills its mission of enhancing the current and future health care needs of San Diegans.

  • David Amaya

  • Lisa Arnold, Vice Chair

  • Anette Asher**

  • Dr. Charles Athill

  • Dr. Joe Bellezzo, Board Chair

  • Sara Bennett**

  • Jim Biddle

  • Gil Cabrera

  • Dr. Daniel Chang

  • Dr. Emily Cole

  • H. Michael Collins**

  • Lynn Congemi

  • Dr. Richard D. Coutts**

  • Robert deRose

  • Elizabeth Gildred**

  • Philip L. Gildred Jr.*, Founding Chairman

  • Kristan Gregg*

  • Jeffery Gross*

  • Holly Heaton

  • Kate Herring

  • Corinne Hollings

  • Chris Howard*, President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare

  • Dr. Siavash Jabbari

  • Dr. John Jahan

  • Dr. Moneer Jaibaji

  • Henry M. "Hank" Killmar**

  • Mike Labelle, Secretary

  • Yvonne W. Larsen**

  • Bill Littlejohn*, CEO of Sharp HealthCare Foundation

  • Aaron Malardino

  • Rob Marasco

  • Dr. Mike Martin

  • Betsy McClendon**

  • Eric Northbrook

  • Aasif Parekh*

  • Dr. Charles Redfern

  • Jim Reopelle**

  • Paulette Roberts, Treasurer

  • Dr. Kenneth J. Roth**

  • Dr. Shahed Samadi

  • Dr. Richard Santore**

  • Joanne Sellner

  • Reggie Smith

  • Naresh Soni

  • Sydney Stanley*

  • Dr. Jerome Stenehjem

  • Joseph J. Strazzeri, Esq.**

  • Dr. Diane Wintz

  • Jean Young

* Ex-officio member

** Honorary member

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