Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of community leaders from diverse industries and regions of Monterey and San Benito counties who commit their time and expertise to actively advance Hospice Giving Foundation’s mission. Board members serve as fiduciaries of the Foundation. They act on the Foundation’s behalf to ensure it has in place approved policies and procedures; adheres to governance, program, and HR compliance standards; is fiscally sound; and conducts its work in a transparent and ethical manner.

Board members are expected to serve on two of the following committees.

Standing committees:
•  Executive Committee
•  Governance
•  Audit
•  Programs and Grants
•  Philanthropy
•  Special Events

Advisory Committees:
•  Investment Advisory
•  Outreach and Education

Each committee makes recommendations for action, as appropriate, at full board meetings which occur six times per year. Board member terms are three years with most directors electing to serve an additional three-year term.

The guiding principle and commitment for the Board of Directors is to ensure funds contributed to the organization have the greatest impact possible in supporting dignified and high-quality end-of-life care in the community.

Chair Bill Tebbe
Bill Tebbe
Chair

Bill was born and raised in Clovis California. His family was involved in the cattle and ranching business. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Animal Science, and worked in the livestock industry for 7 years while living in Bakersfield. He made a career change in 1981 and went to work for Security Pacific Bank and has been in the finance industry since that time. He currently works for Bank of America as a Senior Vice President, Sr. Client Manager for Commercial Banking.

He and his wife have been married for 36 years and have lived in Salinas for 22 of...

Vice-Chair Sarah Hills
Vice-Chair

Sarah Lindsay Hills was born in Paris, France and moved to Rome, Italy, where she lived for 21 years before relocating to Washington DC. She has a bachelor of arts from Connecticut College and a culinary degree with highest honors from L'Academie de Cuisine. Past experiences include retail sales, hospitality leadership, and small business owner of Shortspoon Catering.

Since moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 2011, Ms. Hills has volunteered in her children's schools, Catholic Charities of Monterey, and Boy Scout Troop 127 in Carmel Valley. She is fluent in Italian and conversational...

Treasurer Wendy Franscioni
Wendy Franscioni
Treasurer

Born and raised in Los Angeles County, Wendy graduated from Cal State University Long Beach and later relocated to the Central Coast. Wendy has been in banking and finance since 1978. She retired as the Chief Lending Officer for California Coastal Rural Development Corporation, a not for profit small business lender providing access to capital for businesses not quite ready for a conventional bank loan. Wendy lives in Gonzales with her husband, Mike who was born and raised there.

Past-Chair Nanci Markey
Nanci Markey, Hospice Giving Foundation
Past-Chair

Nanci Markey was born in Columbus Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and business classes at UCLA after relocating to California.  Nanci had a 30-year career in high-end retail which began when as a high school senior she was selected for a work study program at a local department store.  Starting as a department manager, she moved into managing special events, becoming the buyer, and finally directing the company’s Human Resources division. She was Assistant Store Manager Operations with J.W. Robinsons and the General Manager for I. Magnin in Pasadena and Bonwit Teller in Beverly...

Laurel Krzeminski

Ms. Krzeminski is the Chief Financial Officer and a Senior Vice President of Granite Construction Incorporated. Granite is a heavy civil contractor and construction materials company and is traded on the NYSE. Granite has offices throughout the United States and also does business in Canada and Guam. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised in southern California, Ms. Krzeminski is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration – Accounting. She started her career in public accounting as a CPA and was an...

Secretary Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson, Hospice Giving Foundation
Secretary

Matt has called Monterey County home for over 30 years and attended Robert Louis Stevenson High School and The University of California at Santa Barbara graduating with a degree in political science. Nelson is a retired commercial pilot who flew for Southwest Airlines.

Today, Matt is publically elected to the Monterey Regional Airport District and is passionate about giving back to the community. He has served on boards which include the Rotary Club of Monterey, Central Coast Youth Sports Organization and the helped launch the Independent Transportation Network (ITN Monterey County...

Mary Kay Acquazzino
Mary Kay Accquazzino Basham

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Mary Kay attended University of Nebraska. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1983 and to the Monterey Peninsula in 1996. Mary Kay had a career as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in acute and intensive care settings and a career in medical sales as well, working for Baxter International and MediqPRN Life Support Services.

Mary Kay has a long history of community service on the Peninsula, including volunteering in various capacities at Hospice of the Central Coast, Hospice House/Westland House and Community Hospital. Among other organizations she has...

Marshall Bloom

Marshall Bloom was born in Urbana, Illinois, raised in Kankakee and moved with his family to Southern California at age 17.  He served  3 years in the US Army, finishing in Germany. Professionally, Marshall has enjoyed three careers - all in sales.  He worked for American Machine and Foundry (AMF) for 13 years selling a complete line of bowling and billiard equipment. His favorite career was as a salesman  and demonstration pilot for Cessna Aircraft Company. After moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1975 he went to work for Dean Witter (later sold to Morgan...

Emeritus Mark Boitano
Mark Boitano
Emeritus

Mr. Boitano retired in December of 2009 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Granite Construction Inc., a large publicly traded (NYSE, GVA) heavy civil and land development construction materials company. Granite’s operations are located throughout the United States, with offices in California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and New York. Mr. Boitano spent 32 years at Granite.

He joined the Hospice Giving Foundation board in 2010. During his tenure he has served as chair of Programs and Grants, is in his second year as...

James Booth
James Booth, Hospice Giving Foundation

James Booth is a local insurance broker associated with Monterey Insurance Agencies for past 35 years.

He has a fondness for non-profits and supports the work of Dorothy's Kitchen, Voices for Children, the National Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Museum of Art, and Monterey Jazz Festival. Active in the Episcopal Church, James is an ordained Deacon whose ministries include service in local parish churches, hospitals, and prisons.

He recently retired as the Archdeacon in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real and continues to oversee the insurance needs for Episcopal churches...

Wayne Chapman
Board Member Wayne Chapman

Born in Boston, MA, Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Now retired, Wayne has over 40 years of management experience in trucking, warehousing, contract logistics, and supply chain management for companies such as Coastal Tank Lines, Inc., Leaseway Transportation Corp., Roadway Logistics Systems, Caliber Logistics, and Federal Express. Wayne has lived and worked in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and finally Carmel, CA since 1999. He also serves on the board of the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop, an...

Emeritus Jean Duff
Emeritus

Jean Duff has been a dedicated and long-time volunteer for many community organizations on the Monterey Peninsula. In 1995, she became a member of Friends of Hospice, a group of 700 volunteers working together to raise funds for hospice care in Monterey and San Benito counties (California). Mrs. Duff served as president of Friends from 1997 to 1999, a period in which the group raised a total of $304,000 for hospice patient care.

Even before her involvement with Friends, Jean was for many years a patient care volunteer for Hospice of the Central Coast (today a program of Community...

Heather Downs

Heather Kathleen Downs is a financial advisor employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in Carmel, California. With over 31 years of experience and 4 exams passed, Heather is registered with the SEC as an Investment Advisor.  Ms. Downs is active in the community having served on various boards, including the Silicon Valley Charity Foundation and the New England High-Tech Charity.  Of particular interest to Heather is Hospice Giving Foundation's support of Alzheimer's Association as her firm hosts an annual workshop to address the unique needs of families facing Alzheimer's.  ...

Shary Farr
In 1977, Shary Farr began working with terminally ill  patients and their families, helping with end-of-life issues. Since then, she has continued to help individuals and families with aging, illness and end of life challenges. 
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David Glickman
David Glickman

David has been a managing director of Pension Consulting Alliance since 2009 and relocated to Carmel from Chicago in 2011. PCA provides global investment advice to pension funds and retirement systems. He founded Ambassador Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor, in 1999, specializing in publicly traded real estate related securities. From 1994-98, he founded and was Chairman, CEO and CIO of Ambassador Apartments, Inc., a real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE.

Mr. Glickman is a Guest Lecturer in Real Estate at Kellogg Graduate School, Northwestern...

Catherine Hambley, Ph.D.

Catherine was born and raised in Canada, then moved to California in her early twenties. She began her career as a nurse, then returned to school for a Ph.D. in psychology and had a private clinical practice in Monterey for over 15 years.  Currently, she works as a consulting psychologist with a focus on translating brain science into helping create meaningful and lasting change for leaders and organizations. As principal at Leapfrog Consulting, she does the majority of her work locally.  She believes in giving back to the community – she volunteers and has sat on several boards. The work...

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones has been in produce packaging with Vegetable Grower's Supply. Jeff holds a BS in Geological Science and a MS in Petroleum Engineering. Jeff is active in his community having served on the boards for CASA of Monterey County, California Rodeo, Ag Against Hunger as well as with St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  

Peter Lampman

Peter Lampman is a retired corporate executive in mechanical engineering and manufacturing. His career at FMC spanned over 40 years and brought him to many different areas of the world.  After retirement he worked for an additional 10 years with Hewlett Packer  Peter has three grown children all of whom live on the West Coast and takes great pride in spending time with them as well as his grandchildren.  Peter is an avid fisherman, and WWII history buff, through both reading and traveling to WWII sites.

Joe Martello

Joe Martello is a Financial Consultant/Managing Director with RBC Wealth Management and has over 29 years experience in the financial industry. He joined the HGF Board with a focus on supporting the Foundation's fundraising intiatives and supporting the Investment Advisory Council. Joe enjoys golf, exercise, and reading.  He and his wife have two grown children.

Charles Winston

Charles 'Chuck' D. Winston currently advises small growing businesses both in high technology and commercial venues.  Mr. Winston is retired from GSI Group, a glocal corporation operating in 17 countries, after 18 years as CEO, President, and Director on the Board.  Prior, as a management consultant he directed the successful turnover of two high technology companies. Earlier in his career he was the Senior VP and Coporate Officer of Federal Express Corporation.  

His education includes a Bachelor of Physics and Mathematics from CUNY, Masters of Science, Rutgers University; and...

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