• Foundation Board of Directors

  • John T. Chapman, Interim President and CEO- San Antonio regional Hospital

    John T. ChapmanJohn Chapman joined San Antonio Regional Hospital as our Chief Operating Officer in October 2018, and has earned the admiration and respect of the San Antonio family. John has demonstrated a strong passion for promoting teamwork, collaboration, and leveraging innovation to achieve operational excellence.

    John’s passion for attending to the needs of others is readily apparent in his professional life, as well as his personal life. He continually mentors others, and shares his knowledge and expertise to support care team members to grow and develop in their roles.

    John is a clinical microbiologist by training and has served as an experienced hospital executive for over a decade. Prior to arriving at San Antonio, he served as Chief Operations/ Administrative Officer at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. John was not only in charge of operations at this 169-bed general acute care hospital, but also led the clinical and support services for the Alameda Health System. Some of his accomplishments included Alameda’s accreditation as a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Baby Friendly designation and the construction of a 9-story patient tower.

    Prior to joining the Alameda Health System, John served as Executive Director of Clinical Services, Director of Laboratory Services, and held other positions at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. In these roles, among other things, he served as the director of the medical center’s service lines including its Orthopedic Institute and Heart and Vascular Institute. He also led a variety of strategic planning processes and system-wide operational initiatives.

    John earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of California – Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also Lean Six Sigma certified.

    Thomas T. Easter, MD, Director

    Thomas EasterA California native, Dr. Thomas Easter earned a B.S. in zoology at the University of California–Davis before receiving his medical training at the University Autonoma of Guadalajara and the University of Maryland. He went on to complete a four year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was the recipient of the Thomas V. Zachary Award for Resident of the Year. Dr. Easter served as president of the San Antonio Regional Hospital Medical Staff and is a former Trustee of the hospital. 

    Board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Easter is a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Associations, the American Urogynecologic Society, the Society of Vaginal & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and the Los Angeles Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. He is married with three children.

    Richard “Dick” E. Gilbert, Director

    Richard E. GillbertDick began a career that spans half a century, in finance, in 1969 as Vice President of Sales at Community Bank’s Industrial Finance Department and joined the National Acceptance Company of California as a Vice President in 1975. He then joined the Western Regional office of Sanwa Business Credit in 1987. Dick joined the Foothill Capital Corporation as Vice President in the Small Business Lending Division in 1993. He became Vice Chairman of KBK Financial where he remained until 2001. Dick has served on various boards, including; the Commercial Finance Association, Pacific Coast Machinery Dealers Association, Machinery Dealers National Association and several fraternal organizations which include local Elks lodges, Pasadena Scottish Rite, Ontario Masonic Lodge, Al Malaikah Shriner- Los Angeles and has served on San Antonio Hospital Foundation’s Golf Classic Committee.

    Dick received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Commercial Finance Conference of California (CFCC) in 2003.

    Dick was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania and now lives in Alta Loma with his wife Kay.

    Wah-Chung Hsu, CFO - San Antonio REGIONAL Hospital

    Wah-Chung HsuMr. Hsu joined the Foundation Board as the hospital’s new CFO in October, 2012. Mr. Hsu has extensive experience in hospital finance, having been a CFO at both stand-alone hospitals and healthcare systems. His most recent position was CFO at the 357-bed Seton Medical Center in northern California. Mr. Hsu is married with three children and is looking forward to his career at San Antonio Regional Hospital.

    Theresa Lock, Director

    Theresa LockMs. Lock has been a resident of the Inland Empire for over 45 years. She and her husband David, a Pharmacist at San Antonio Regional Hospital for over 35 years, have been generous supporters and donors to the Foundation. They are members of the Frances Mary Paul Circle, a group which honors those who have donated $10,000 or more to the hospital in their lifetime. Theresa and David have regularly attended special events, provided regular annual gifts and through Theresa’s travel agency, Air Sea Travel, have given major travel gifts for key auction items at the annual San Antonio Classic Benefit Golf Tournament. Ms. Lock is a very active and longtime member in the vibrant Upland Foothill Kiwanis Club.  

    Bill McKernan, Director

    BillMcKernanBill McKernan has been an Upland resident for more than 45 years and is sole owner of Upland Contracting, a rebar fitter that does major construction projects. He and his wife, Carol, live in Upland. Mr. McKernan is a generous man who enjoys supporting the hospital. Mr. McKernan also likes to golf and fish.

    Kelly McMenomy, Chair

    Kelly McMenomyMs. McMenomy has been a local resident for over 25 years. She is a certified public accountant and a partner in the firm of McMenomy & Associates, CPAs, LLP in Upland. After earning her degree at Arizona State University, she worked closely with the late Walt Reardon, a long-time friend and leader with San Antonio Hospital Foundation as well as with the hospital. Ms. McMenomy raised her family in Upland and devotes much of her time to her growing public accounting practice. She is a member of the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs. She is a board member and Vice President for the Upland Community Foundation and has been active in other local charities and non-profit institutions.

    James R. Milhiser, Vice Chair

    James R. MilhiserJames is a banker with over 30 years of commercial real estate/construction lending and management experience. He is currently Vice President in the Real Estate Industries Group at Rabobank, N.A., in Ontario where he develops new business and manages a portfolio of commercial real estate loans. From 1996 to 2008, he spent his career at PFF Bank & Trust in Rancho Cucamonga, becoming Senior Vice President and Major Commercial Loan Manager. In 2008, he joined U.S. Bank in Rancho Cucamonga as Vice President, Special Loan Workout Manager. He later joined Mutual of Omaha Bank in Pasadena in 2012. Mr. Milhiser was born at San Antonio Community Hospital, and has been involved in the community his entire life. He is currently serving a 4-year term as Treasurer for the City of Ontario. James has sat on a number of boards, including the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Ontario Corp; the Building Industry Association; and the Ontario Montclair YMCA, among others. From 2004-2012, James was also a very active member of our own San Antonio Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2009-2012.

    Soo Myland, Director

    Soo MylandSoo J. Myland is Of Counsel at MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation, where she practices in the areas of estate planning and wealth preservation, business succession planning, special needs planning, Medi-Cal asset protection planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorships and guardianships. Ms. Myland graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a concentration in Shakespeare Studies. She received her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Myland began her law career in Riverside, California at regional firms, Best Best & Krieger LLP and Varner & Brandt LLP. After preparing and administering multiple estate plans with provisions for an individual’s or family’s pets, she decided to take a hiatus from the law to start a pet care services business with her late husband. Ms. Myland is involved with a number of community, professional and philanthropic organizations and currently serves as a Board Member for the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care Foundation, and as a member of the Executive Advisory Council for Inland Empire United Way, Women United, the Fontana Police K-9 Pals, and the Pomona Valley Estate Planning Council. She has also served on the Executive Advisory Council for the The Community Foundation for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties as well as the San Bernardino County Estate Planning Council.

    David A. Patterson, Director

    David A. PattersonDavid A. Patterson is an Executive Vice President for Wells Fargo based in Ontario, CA and the Western Region Head for the National Food & Ag. Division. Wells Fargo’s Western Food and Ag. Region is comprised of five California based regional commercial banking offices located in Ontario, Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno and Modesto.
    David began his career with Wells Fargo in 1995. He was promoted to Regional Vice President in 1997. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he worked as a relationship manager for 10 years at Bank of America in its Inland Empire middle-market group.
    David earned his B.A. in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin where he transferred after 1 year at the University of Texas at El Paso.
    David has been involved in many professional and community organizations including board trustee for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, board trustee for the San Antonio Regional Hospital and board trustee for La Sierra University Foundation. He has also served as a director for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, Children’s Fund President’s Circle and director for the Inland Empire Open, Inc.
    David grew up in Ontario and Upland and now lives with his wife Joan in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

    Marco Robles, Director

    Marco RoblesMarco Robles is a local leader in the Inland Empire. His position for the last 10 years has been the Public Affairs Director with Cardenas Markets in Ontario. He is a long-time resident of the Inland Empire. In his position he is frequently the lead employee and spokesperson for the company as they have grown into new markets in Nevada and California. There are now 31 stores and with the new ownership and the merger with another market group in Northern California, he has been instrumental in forging the new partnership and growth. He also oversees the Cardenas Markets Foundation.

    Marco has received some key leadership awards served in key leadership roles and served on a number of Boards. For 14 years, he served as a City Council member and Mayor for Pomona. While there, he was very active in a number of community organizations and non-profits. Recently, he has been serving on the Inland Empire Economic Partnership where he is the Chairman of the Board for 2017-2018. Along the way he has served on the Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council, Ontario Montclair School District Board, Promise Scholar Board and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Board.

    Through his support and leadership, Cardenas Markets has provided support for the annual San Antonio Golf Classic and the Annual Hike to Mt. San Antonio. We are fortunate that he has a great interest in strengthening his personal and corporate support of San Antonio through the Foundation.

    Cathy Rockwell, Director

    Cathy RockwellCathy Rockwell is a California native and a long time resident of Rancho Cucamonga. A member of the San Antonio Society Executive Committee for over 13 years, Mrs. Rockwell now serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Although she works part time as an Insurance Producer for Hay Insurance, her life is mostly spent serving our local community. She is an active member of the Assistance League of Pomona Valley, and also serves on the Board as Treasurer of Friends of the Upland Public Library. Her love for serving others extends to her other work as Charity Golf Tournament Event Planner working for The Mulligan Man. Mrs. Rockwell is widowed but enjoyed 20 years of marriage to George Rockwell, whose local insurance agency Rockwell Insurance was well known.

    Al Ronco, Director

    Al RoncoMr. Ronco is a retired executive at Keystone Automotive Industries with over 40 years of service, brings considerable expertise to the Foundation Board. In addition to serving on the Board at Keystone, Mr. Ronco has also served on the Board at Whittemore Enterprises and has been an active member of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) and the A.B.P.A. (Auto Body Parts Association). He served on the Foundation Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003, when he was selected to become a Trustee of San Antonio Regional Hospital. Mr. Ronco served as a Trustee for nine years and was welcomed back to the Foundation Board in January, 2013. Al grew up in Newark, New Jersey and went on to the University of South Carolina where he earned a degree in Business. Al and his wife Barbara are members of the Frances Mary Paul Circle and the Aita Society and live in Rancho Cucamonga.

    Robert Sorosky, Director

    Robert SoroskyDr. Sorosky received his medical degree from the University of Miami Medical School, with internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital and residency at UCLA. He held the position of Chief Resident in Head and Neck Surgery in 1969. As a major in the US Army Medical Corps, he performed many reconstructive procedures in Germany from 1969-1972. Dr. Sorosky is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomat of The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery in Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is certified by the two major Boards in this field: The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1992; and The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1970. He was founder of the first accredited freestanding outpatient surgical center in San Bernardino. He was active in the Surgery Department and Emergency Room for over 20 years. He is also a Board member of Diversified Pacific Opportunity Fund and Golden State Business Bank. Dr. Sorosky and his wife Karen have supported San Antonio Regional Hospital for many years and are members of the Frances Mary Paul Circle.

    Michael S. Tracey, Foundation President

    MichaelSTraceyMr. Tracey has a distinguished background in philanthropy leadership, having served as Vice President of Development at The Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. He played key development roles at California State University-San Bernardino and Cal Poly- Pomona. Mr. Tracey also served at Western University of Health Sciences. He holds a Masters Degree and is a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving. Mr. Tracey and his wife Val are long-time Upland residents.

    Amy L. Valdivia, Director

    Amy L. ValdiviaAmy was born in Glendale and grew up in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. She attended Charter Oak High School and then went on to get her education in Political Science/International Relations at UCLA. She also spent time at the University of London and University of La Verne.

    Amy and her husband Eric have two children, the oldest of which attends Grand Canyon University and the youngest is a freshman at Claremont High School.

    She serves on the Upland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is an active member of the Upland Rotary Club and was just recently honored as Business Person of the Year by the Chamber. Amy is a partner in a mortgage service business based in downtown Upland.

    She knows San Antonio well. Her mother battled lung cancer a few years ago and was a patient at San Antonio as well as City of Hope. She knows and appreciates the care and services that are provided here at San Antonio and is anxious to be of service to the Foundation

    Janis Kaye Yerkey, Director

    Janis YerkeyJanis Yerkey has been a fixture in the community with 67 years as a local, 31 of which were dedicated to being the Director of San Antonio Community Hospital’s Stroke Unit and Progressive Care prior to her retirement in 2013. Janis has degrees in Nursing Business Management and Organizational Management. At one point she was the Director for; ICU, CCU, CSDU 2nd and 3rd DOU and Cardiac Rehab, all simultaneously. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).Janis was a participant in the development and conversion of the Cardiac-Step-Down unit and Out-Patient observation services and stroke unit and Admit area and has served on several committees with the most recent being the planning and development of the Vineyard Tower.

    Janis has four children; Michael, Stacy, Eric and Marc who have endowed her with 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Some of her hobbies include: travelling, gardening, musical arts and playing and teaching her grandchildren.

    She was born in Redlands and currently resides in Alta Loma.