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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
(Joined the board in 2014, Elected as Chairwoman April 2021)
Kymberli serves as Chairwomen for McKinley Board of Directors . In addition, Kymberli serves as the Charitable Contributions Committee lead for a group of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Medical Device companies, where she works as a Quality Engineer. Prior to joining the board, she spent years coordinating and volunteering company events at McKinley with JNJ employees, alongside their family and friends. Kymberli embraces the McKinley mission and strives to meet her own personal mission for McKinley “to bring nation-wide awareness, foster support through meaningful partnerships and to spark joy in the hearts of the weak who will one day find their strength.”
(Chair, Governance Committee—Joined the Board in 2019)
Marilyn is an Insurance Advisor/Agency Owner representing Farmers Insurance as well as other carriers. She currently is an Executive Board Member for both the Glendora and San Dimas Chambers of Commerce. Marilyn has previously held leadership positions with the San Gabriel Valley Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. She is also a Los Angeles County Insurance Commissioner serving the 5th District.
(Chair, Internal Affairs Committee and Treasurer—Joined the Board in 2020)
David is currently in a job transition after being the CFO the past 12 years for Accurate Air Engineering. He has 35 years of accounting experience with different companies and industries. David’s roots are in San Dimas, is very knowledgeable of McKinley’s history, and has a long-lasting friendship with a past resident / student. David graduated from California State University Fullerton with a B.A Degree in Accounting and has his CPA Certificate. David is father of four and all his children will graduate from his alma mater, San Dimas High School. Olivia, his daughter, is a senior scheduled to graduate in 2021. David has volunteered in many community and school activities including Little League Baseball, Soccer, Football, PTA, SDHS Bingo, Band, Boy Scouts, and Knights of Columbus, to name a few. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and attending all his children’s school activities and functions.
(Co-Chair, Governance Committee—Joined the Board in 2020)
Paul is the Sr. Vice President of Regulated Water Utility and has oversight of all functions in the regulated water unit, including Water Operations, Asset Management, Environmental Quality, Customer and Community Relations, Customer Service, Water Use Efficiency, Water Resources and Regulated New Business. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge.
(Chair, External Affairs—Joined the Board in 2018)
Chuck has lived in San Dimas since 1992 with his wife, Janette, and has been involved with McKinley since 2017. After graduation from California State University, Fullerton, in 1976, he worked in the magazine publishing industry, and currently operates a publishing and event production company based in San Dimas. He has been on the board of governors for the Bonita Unified School District since 2005, and has served on the board of the La Verne / San Dimas Educational Foundation since 2003.
(Joined the Board in 2014)
Jim is a CEO for California Correctional Healthcare Services with over 34 years of experience in “C” level healthcare positions including correctional health, rehab-hospital, medical-school administration, and federally qualified community clinics. Jim’s master’s degree in organizational leadership, and he is certified as a correctional health care professional. However, Jim’s Bachelor’s degree is in photography and he is an apprenticed photographer of the old-school. Prior to transitioning to health care, Jim worked as a project manager for Walt Disney Pictures-Feature Animation earlier in his career and was nominated for an Academy Award for Technical Merit in 1987. Jim was elected to four terms on the Bonita Unified School District, served as president three times and was reappointed to the school board in the summer of 2021 after retiring in 2017. Jim is also on the board of the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation.
(Secretary—Joined the Board in 2020)
Alpha graduated from California State University Fullerton in 2006 where he studied business Administration with emphasis in Marketing. Shortly after graduating, he started Alcam Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics, an Artificial limb manufacturing company based in Riverside, California. With 15 years in operation the company has grown close to 100 employees and 10 locations throughout southern California and currently the largest African American Prosthetic company in the country. Alpha is also a board member of a California charity known as Excelling Youth Education Scholarship Program (EYES) for children in West Africa. Through personal donations and contributions to the program they are able fund educational opportunities for underprivileged youth in Sierra Leone in hopes of increasing literacy in the country while nurturing existing aspirations for impactful futures. Recently, Alpha was elected president of the International African American Prosthetic-Orthotic Coalition (IAAPOC). The organization provides scholarships, and mentorship of young African American men and women pursuing their dreams of becoming certified prosthetists as well as helping them with their aspirations of becoming independent business owners. Alpha himself is a Board-Certified Orthotist and Prosthetist. He achieves the most satisfaction every time he helps others achieve their goals or become a better version of themselves. Alpha enjoys spending time with his family.
(Joined the Board in 2011)
Married to Jim Skinner we have two adult Children Jim Skinner, Jamie Skinner, Daughter in Love Stephanie Skinner. Three Grandsons Joey Skinner, JT Skinned, and Josh Skinner-Moreno. Retired from Bonita USD. Have lived in San Dimas 48 years.
Community Advocate Volunteer for four decades. Have sat on many Boards and Committees and Commissions. Co- Chaired Bond Measure AB for Bonita USD. Co-Chaired Bond Measure Go for Mt Sac CC. Chaired Measure RAD for Bonita USD. Currently on McKinley Board, Secretary of Mt Sac Foundation. Advisory Committee La Verne San Dimas Ed Foundation. San Dimas Citizen of Year 1999. Chris Holden Community Volunteer. Anthony Portantino 2017 Woman of Year 25th District. My passion for volunteering is Families, Education, and Community.
Dr. Vincent Thomas
(Joined the Board in 2022)
Vincent is passionate about the health and well-being of children. He is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist/ electrophysiologist. Growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, his father managed group homes for children during his high school years and served as his first introduction to the needs of children separated from their families. He went on to college at The George Washington University in Washington DC majoring in Biology and minoring in Human Services. He returned to Nevada for medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. He further specialized in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to Las Vegas and practiced pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology where he furthered his training at University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Masters in Healthcare Administration. He returned to academic medicine at the University of Nebraska and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2018, Vincent returned to southern California taking a position with Johnson & Johnson as a medical safety officer and currently holds a position as senior director of medical safety within J&J External Innovation. He is excited to contribute as a board member to promote the work of McKinley in helping children.
(Joined the Board in 2022)
Peter Shin is a Senior Vice President of Client Services and a member of the Spectrum Leadership Team. Spectrum is a healthcare advertising agency with over 300+ employees, headquartered in Washington D.C., with offices in New York and Chicago.
Peter has a proven track record of directing and marketing multibillion-dollar products and cultivating brands, i.e., BOTOX, RESTASIS, ERBITUX, Transcatheter Heart Valves, iLasik, Refresh, Bydureon, and more. He has led the strategy and managed creative teams on various award-winning campaigns for both HCPs and patients.
Prior to his time at Spectrum, he was a Marketing Director at Johnson & Johnson and also a Senior Global Brand Manager at Edwards Lifesciences overseeing the North America, LATAM, EU, and JAPAC markets. Peter’s skillset is rare and hard to come by as he has experience in marketing pharmaceuticals, OTC, and medical device products. His breadth of healthcare advertising experience spans over 15 years, with insights gleaned from both the agency-side and corporate-side.
Peter has been the driving force for marketing campaigns and managed brands for the US and OUS markets. He recognizes that with the transformation of a global, connected economy, brands with a wholistic perspective (positioning, messaging, and look and feel are disseminated through domestic and foreign markets) have a strategic advantage as being recognized as global brands. He also understands and leverages the competitive advantages that global brands provide companies, such as consistency in brand image and perception, power and scope, lower marketing costs by reducing redundant development, ability to leverage ideas quickly and efficiently, and alignment of campaigns globally to ensure messaging is reinforced and engrained in the mindsets of global consumers.
What fuels Peter’s drive is his passion for helping underserved patient and physician populations. He is dedicated to creating awareness and educating patients about life-saving and innovative technologies. He led the marketing efforts for Edwards Lifesciences’ Patient Day, as the THV ambassador. He was the marketing and communications lead for the United Way’s mission to battle homelessness in Orange County, as he truly cares about making a meaningful impact in the community and banding like-minded individuals together for a common purpose. Peter works with committee chairs for various academic societies, even with past, present, and future presidents of societies to battle inequality at both an academic society and community level.
Peter started his career in healthcare advertising and has an Executive MBA from the University of California, Irvine (where he is part of Dean Ian Williamson’s Leadership Circle) and lives in Yorba Linda, California with his wife, and two kids (daughter and son).
Dr. Gail Fernandez
(Joined the Board in 2022)
Gail Fernandez graduated from UCI with a BA in psychology and a BS in psychology. She went on to complete medical school, general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She is board certified in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After training, she returned to UCI in 1996 where she became the program and division director for child and adolescent psychiatry. In 2013, she left UCI and moved to California Institution for Women where she is now the Chief Psychiatrist of Outpatient Services.
(Joined the Board in 2023)
Heidi is a veteran teacher, having taught elementary school for ten years in Utah and California. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University, completed master’s coursework at California State University San Marcos, and holds specializations in Gifted Education and Multicultural Education. As a former child actress with an enormous love for teaching, she is passionate about the visual and performing arts and their role in education and has been a driving force in arts education advocacy. Heidi has a tremendous passion for serving our most vulnerable, including our unhoused neighbors and our underprivileged, unaccompanied, and at-risk youth. With her adorable husband and four, fabulous kids, she has spent time building homes for parents and children in remote villages south of the border and has found these experiences to bring just as much joy and comfort to her as it has to the families served. In 2017, Heidi’s professional focus shifted to all things “home” when she began working in real estate. She has since joined the Redfin team, where she works with Redfin Rise to affect positive change in the Los Angeles and Orange County communities. She serves on the Education, MLS, and Local Government Relations committees for Orange County Realtors and is working with local nonprofit organizations to learn as much as she can about the housing crisis, affordable housing, and efforts to solve homelessness. As she learns the ropes in these areas with aspirations of affecting real and lasting change, she also continues to have a huge heart for those who have yet to find their place in this world and therefore could not be more eager to get started serving, to the very best of her ability, the children and families at McKinley.
PROSPECTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
McKinley is always interested in talking to prospective directors. We look for directors who are passionate about helping children and the community, and can serve as ambassadors of this wonderful agency. We are particularly interested in directors who have the education, professional skills and community contacts in areas that would help McKinley achieve their long term strategic goals.
If you are interested in serving on our Governing Board, please contact us today. We can arrange for a tour of the campus along with a meeting with key McKinley executive staff to explain in more detail what we are looking for.
Thank you for your continued support for McKinley!