Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego’s board of trustees has elected Carmel Valley residents Wendy Newman and Christina de Vaca as vice chair and secretary of its board of trustees, respectively. Additional appointments include Doug Dawson as board chair and Daniel Grimmer as treasurer.
Newman was reelected as vice chair of the board of trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, where she has been a board member since May 2007. Newman is senior vice president of marketing for AMN Healthcare, where she is responsible for the corporate marketing and communications strategy for the nation’s largest healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company. Her more than 25 years experience in the healthcare field includes positions as program development director for Women First HealthCare, Inc., education coordinator of Prevention and Early Detection Programs at Scripps Health and at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and as a consultant for Methodist Hospital in Houston. Her passion and commitment to disease prevention and cure and support services led Wendy to her position on the board of directors for the National Association for Women’s Health. Locally, she has served on the board of directors for the American Melanoma Foundation and the advisory board of the Scripps Breast Care Center.
Christina de Vaca was chosen as secretary of the board of trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, where she has been a board member since January 2010. de Vaca is the director of the Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) program at the School of Business Administration of the University of San Diego, where she is responsible for strategic development and implementation of the MSEL program, as well as its leadership development and executive education. Her background includes senior executive positions in operations, administration and governance. She has also served as a governance and communications advisor to chief executive officers of public and nonprofit organizations. de Vaca is a member of the governance practices committee and the small and mid-cap companies task force of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals based in New York City. She chairs the programs committee for the Corporate Directors Forum in San Diego, where she is also a member of the executive committee and board of directors.
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