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Staff & Board of Directors

Ronald McDonald House Charities

¤ Executive Director
   Catherine Ithurburn

¤ Director of Community Relations
   Stacey Hodge

¤ Community Relations Coordinator
   Nate Haderlie

¤ Controller
   Kimberley Woods

¤ Administrative Assistant
   Dawn Brown

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake

¤ Camp Director
   Vicky Flaig

Sacramento Ronald McDonald House

¤ Director of House Operations
   Lois Polaschek

¤ Guest Services Associates
   Carla Erkenbrecher
   Theresa D'Alessandro
   Marissa Newcomer
¤ Evening Guest Services Associates
   Teri Scafidi

¤ Weekend Guest Services Associates
   JP Eres
   Jill Paul
   Brenda Shelton

Board of Directors

President: Steven Stuck - Univision KUVS 19
Steve is the current Board President and has been an active Board Member since 2001. As the Vice President General Manager at Univision 19/UniMas 64, he joined the Board as a way to give back to the community, but his experiences and the cause have made the true difference. Steve enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with his family.
Vice President: Ray Nunez - Apercen Partners LLC
Ray Nunez is the current Vice President and has been an active Board Member since 2007. Ray is the Chief Operating Officer for Apercen Partners LLC. Ray’s interest in the Charity stemmed from his family’s stay at the Ronald McDonald House in San Francisco in 1999 with the birth of their first son. Married with two children, Ray enjoys coaching youth sports, fly fishing, and backpacking in the Sierras. Ray is co-chair of Donor Committee, member of the Executive Committee, as well as serves on the Finance Committee and Audit Committee.
Treasurer: Thomas Tuter, Jr. - BBVA Compass
Tom is part of the newest class of 2011 Board inductees. Tom is a Senior Vice President with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and spends his free time enjoying the outdoors including coaching youth sports. Tom joined the Board for an opportunity to get involved with a youth-oriented charity that fulfills an important mission within the community. Tom Chairs the Finance Committee.
Secretary: Jerry Alestra - Southwest Airlines
Jerry is the Manager of Provisioning for Southwest Airlines and joined the Board in 2006. Jerry is married and the father of four and serves on the Community Relations and Red Shoe Crawl Committees. Jerry has been active with various RMHC chapters since first beginning with Southwest in 1993.
Members at Large

Jeff Bartholomew - Business Development for Revenue Cycle Consulting
Jeff joined the Board in 2009 and is a Healthcare Consultant spending the majority of his career in the healthcare profession. As the father of three, Jeff first got involved in the original Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia as a volunteer and continued his volunteerism in Sacramento. Jeff serves on the House Committee.
Judie Boehmer - UC Davis Medical Center
Judie became a member of the Board in 2009 and is the Assistant Director for Patient Care Services at University of California, Davis Children's Hospital. Judie joined the Board because she was interested in providing great care and making a difference for both patients and families that are hospitalized. Judie serves on four other Boards and enjoys exercising, gardening and spending time with friends and family.
Patrick Diffley - McDonald's USA, LLC
Patrick became a Board Member in 2011 and is the Area Construction Manager for McDonald's USA, Pacific Sierra Region. Patrick's connection to the Charity was the result of one of his children being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Today that son is thriving. Patrick serves on the Board to ensure that parents and children have a safe place they can call home when dealing with a medical crisis. Patrick is a member of the Camp Committee.
Ken Doyle - Doyle Ranch, Inc.
Ken is an ex officio member of the Board and was instrumental in the early stages of Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake and continues to be an ongoing supporter.
Dr. Daniel Falco - Sutter Hospitals
Dan joined the Board in 2011 and specializes in Pediatric Critical Care at Sutter Medical Center.
Alan Godlove - McDonald's
Alan joined the board in 2012 and is an Owner/Operator for McDonald's. Alan's desire to help children is what led him to join the Board. He sits on the Community Relations Committee and enjoys golf, biking, hiking and camping in his spare time.
Dave Handler - McDonald's - Retired
Dave has been a Board member since 2004 and is retired from owning several McDonald’s restaurants. Dave was an original Board member for the Charity when it opened its doors in 1998 and has been instrumental in providing financial expertise in his role on the Finance Committee. In his spare time, Dave makes trips to his vacation home in Oregon, has written a children’s book and spends time with his two grandchildren.
A.J. Johnson - Shriners Hospitals for Children
AJ joined the Board in 2010 and works as the Director, Quality & Accreditation for Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. A.J. joined the board to contribute to the growth and success of the Charity to continue meeting the needs of children and their families. When not working, A.J. enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and golfing.
Percy Johnson- McDonald's
Percy has been an avid supporter of the Charity throughout his years as a McDonald's Owner/Operator and recently joined the Board in an effort to be even more involved. He also sits on the Finance Committee.
Mark 'Mac' McElroy - Umpqua Bank
Mac joined the Board of Directors in 2003. Today he is an Executive Vice President at Umpqua Bank managing commercial banking from San Francisco to Reno. Mac’s background in banking has helped to support the Charity’s financial needs. In his spare time, Mac loves to fly and he and his wife are both avid hikers. Mac is Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors serving on both the Executive and Board Development Committees.
Robert McLean - Roebbelen Contracting
Rob has been a Board Member since 2008 and is the Vice President, Corporate Operations with Roebbelen Contracting. Rob currently chairs the Building Committee.
Nancy Schrader - McDonald's Owner/Operator
Nancy became a Board Member in 2006. As a McDonald's Owner/Operator, a member of the Schrader family has been part of the Board since the Charity's inception. Nancy volunteers on the House Committee and supports all of the Charity's events.

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