• Foundation Board of Directors

  • Alfred J. “Al” Arguello, Director

    Alfred ArguelloAl is Senior Vice President of Bank of America and Inland Empire Market. Previously, he was the Community Impact Manager for the Bank’s Community Development Banking as well as a Consumer Market Executing of the Bank’s South and East Los Angeles regions where he was responsible for monitoring and enhancing sales and operations performance as well as customer service at thirty- one (31) Bank of America banking centers located througho9ut the region.

    Al has served on various non-profit organization boards and he presently serves on the Board of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, the Rancho Cucamonga Community Arts Foundation, and Inland Empire Economic, is a member of the Monday Morning Group of Riverside and on the Community Foundation of the Inland Empire’s Advisory Council. He is a supporter of education and serves on the Advisory Board of the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California in Riverside and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Micro Enterprise Collaborative of the Inland Empire.

    Al was born in Nicaragua and is married to his wife of 30 years, Martha and resides in Rancho Cucamonga. Together they have three children; Sergio, Gabriel and Nicolas. His hobbies include singing and travelling.

    Mark Bertone, Director

    Janis YerkeyMark Bertone, is married to wife Shellee and they reside in Upland, CA. Mark has 4 children. Randi, is working full time with her dad and attends college in the evenings. Matthew, is in the 2nd Ranger Battalion, U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Twins Eric and Mia, keep Mark and Shellee very active at home.

    Mark Bertone is President of Madole & Associates, Inc., a local civil engineering and land surveying company. Madole & Associates, Inc., formed in 1975, has provided civil engineering and surveying services to the development community in Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Fontana and communities in the high desert.

    Mark and Shellee enjoy traveling. Mark is a member at Red Hill Country Club and is driven to improve his golf game. Mark also enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, running and snowboarding.

    Barbara Biane, Director

    Barbara BianeBarbara Biane was born at San Antonio Regional Hospital and has lived in the local region all her life. She and her husband Renè raised their family in Upland. The family has been well-known as leaders in the local business and service club communities. Mrs. Biane has been very active in local volunteer organizations and has served as an Executive Committee member of the Price Foundation and the Ontario Community Foundation.

    Nancy DeDiemar, Director

    NancyDeDiemarMs. DeDiemar is the former owner of Printing Resources of Southern California, a printing company founded as Helen’s Place Printing in 1970. A graduate of Chaffey High School and UCLA, Nancy’s community service activities include serving as chair of the San Antonio Society of San Antonio, treasurer for OPARC, president of the CCAA Museum of Art, and a board member for the Chaffey High School Alumni Association and the James L. White Foundation. Professionally Nancy is a columnist for a printing industry trade magazine and is an industry-recognized expert in mailing services for print shops. She and her husband Patrick Jones are co-publishers of Printips, a monthly newsletter service for printers. Nancy and Patrick were inducted into the Frances Mary Paul Circle in 2011.

    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.

    Harris F. Koenig, President & CEO - San Antonio regional Hospital

    HarrisKoenigHarris F. Koenig is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. He joined San Antonio Regional Hospital as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2011. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego and has 35 years of comprehensive healthcare experience.

    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, Foundation Board Vice 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, Director

    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.

    Kenneth L. Neff, Chair

    Kenneth NeffMr. Neff founded K.L. Neff Construction in 1974, turning it into a multi-million dollar company. When he retired in 2000, he turned the company over to his sons. Mr. Neff is a past board member of Red Hill Country Club and co-founder of We Really Care (WRC). While living in the high desert, Mr. Neff, and his wife Martha, became aware of an urgent need to provide financial assistance to underprivileged high school students, and WRC was born. Mr. Neff and his family have been local residents for more than 50 years, while maintaining a cattle farm in their home state of Missouri. He and his wife are members of the Frances Mary Paul Circle.

    Marco Robles, Director

    Marco Robles Marco 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.

    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.

    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.