The Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary is an independent 501(c) non-profit organization serving the interests of the patients, their friends and family, and the staff of the Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California. Its members and leadership work closely with the Tri-City Hospital Foundation and the Tri-City Medical Center seeking the best possible outcomes for its community.
The Board and Officers are selected by a Nominating Committee and the voted on by the general membership. The initial term for a Board Member is one year and subsequent terms are two years. Terms for Officers are also two years. Directors may serve a maximum of four consecutive terms for a total of seven years.
2021-22 Officers and Board of Directors
Each officer has specific duties and responsibilities. The President oversees the entire operation with the support of the First Vice President. The Second Vice President oversees communication with the Departments.
Linda Wolff, President
The President provides overall organizational vision and leadership. She appoints committees and Board Members as necessary and is the primary spokesperson and the face of the Auxiliary.
Liz Brayton, First Vice President
The First Vice President assists the President and assumes her duties when she is unavailable. The First Vice President also plans the PALs Luncheon for Past Presidents each January.
Bunny McElliott, Second Vice President
Next in line to assist the President, the Second Vice President also appoints Department Chairs, holds the monthly Chairperson’s meetings, and helps with the annual Refreshers.
Valerie Barros, Recording Secretary
The Recording Secretary keeps records of all meetings, proceedings, and Board actions as well as copies of all written ballots and the Auxiliary By-laws and Standing Rules. She also handles correspondence with members and other organizations as is needed by the organization.
Rosalind Bussey, Treasurer
The Treasurer is responsible for all financial activity and records. She provides regular financial reports to the Board and oversees an annual review of our fiscal condition.
Board of Directors
Jane Palmiotti, Parliamentarian
The Parliamentarian uses Robert’s Rules of Order to advise the Board on process. She also oversees the Auxiliary election process and semi-annual review of both the Standing Rules and the By-Laws.
Peter Fusselman, Historian
The Historian creates an annual pictorial record of the Auxiliary’s activities and events and maintains the database of Auxiliary photos. He works with the Pulse Editor and Publicity Director, providing information and photos for publication.
Carole Vance, Gift Shop Manager
The Gift Shop Manager oversees the ongoing activities of the TCMC Gift Shop and is responsible for staffing, purchasing, sales, and financial reporting of Gift Shop activities.
Dick Robertson, Ways and Means Director
The Ways and Means Director provides the Board with financial analysis relating to the fiscal impact of events or activities. He also leads all memorial fund and planning efforts.
Michael Unverferth, Orientation/Operations Director
The Orientation Director oversees the placement of all members, from arrival through any Department changes. He conducts regular orientation sessions for new Regular Volunteers and works with the Second Vice President on the placement of Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons as well as on the annual Refresher Courses. He is also responsible for the Joint Commission requirements and implementation of mandatory programs.
Arleen McCartney, Chris Sheets, Kate Brownie: Community Outreach & Events Group
Recruiting new volunteers and participating in events this year is a priority. Directors in this area will attend community events to educate the community about the Auxiliary and hopefully recruit some new volunteers. They will also look into some social and fundraising events that will benefit the organization and its members. They also work closely with the Publicity Director, Historian, and President on a variety of projects.
Kathey Cramm, Communications Director
The Communications Director manages and enhances the Auxiliary website. She seeks web-based collaborations with other organizations that encourage new members and improve communications. She works with Publicity, Community Outreach, Events, and the President on communication issues.
Suzanne Knauf, Publicity Director
The Publicity Director keeps the Auxiliary image positive within the community by maintaining regular contact with local newspapers, television, and magazines to publicize our accomplishments and events. She is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of posters, brochures, and specialty flyers.