On July 14, 2020, ValleyCare Charitable Foundation (VCCF) announced the results of the Board of Trustees Elections. The VCCF membership voted to select new Directors for the nonprofit organization’s all-volunteer Board of Trustees. This year, VCCF announced the election of Chad Anderson, PA, (incumbent); Nina Hourel, MPA; Larry King, JD (incumbent); Brad Kinney (incumbent); and Chirag Pandya, MD, FCCP. This well-respected and qualified group of individuals will each serve a three-year term from 2020-2023. They join VCCF’s other Board members: Gary E.D. Alt, AIF®, CFP®; Joe Carlucci, PT, MS, FAB, MBA; David Clausen; John Fillmore, MBA; Megan McManus, CPA; Joyce Shapiro; and Robert (Bob) Shapiro.
Gary E.D. Alt, AIF®, CFP®, is a financial advisor and co-founder of Monterey Private Wealth. Prior to his work as a financial advisor, Gary held numerous management and executive positions in the technology industry. He raised his family in Pleasanton. He has served on the VCCF Board since 2014 and currently holds the Vice Chair – Finance position on the Board.
Chad Anderson, PA, is a hospitalist at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford School of Medicine, where he also received his training. He has a long career in health care and emergency response services. Chad and his wife, Traci, have called Livermore their home for the last 20 years. He has served on the VCCF Board since 2019.
Joe Carlucci, PT, MS, FAB, MBA, is the Director of Physical and Sports Medicine and Patient Safety Specialist at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare. He has held several administrative roles during his 29 years with the Hospital. Joe and his wife, Thais, have lived in Pleasanton for over 30 years and have raised their three children here. He has served on the VCCF Board since 2014.
David Clausen is Business Intelligence Architect at Aero Precision. Prior to joining Aero Precision, he’s had extensive experience in technology, serving as Chief Information Officer for Wente Family Estates and running a technology services company in Pleasanton for 20 years. Dave served in Vietnam as a Navy Aircrew member in support of the Navy Seal Teams. He and his wife, Debbie, have lived in Pleasanton for almost 40 years. He has served on the VCCF Board since 2011 and currently holds the Vice Chair – Bank Relations position on the Board.
John Fillmore, MBA, is the Chief Strategy Officer for Chegg, a leading student-first interconnected learning platform. He has held multiple positions at Chegg since joining the company in 2013. His professional experience also includes management consulting, education, and economic development. He currently lives in Pleasanton with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children. He joined the VCCF Board in June 2020.
Nina Hourel, MPA, is the Director of Business Services at Hively, where she leads the Administration, Development, Human Resources, IT, and Provider Payments teams. Before starting at Hively, Nina worked for 10 years in the healthcare field, and she has spent the last five years working in the nonprofit arena. She is a Bay Area native and grew up in the East Bay. Nina was elected to the VCCF Board in July 2020
Larry King, JD, is the West Coast Managing Partner for Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, a national law firm which specializes in vindicating the rights of aggrieved consumers and investors. Larry moved to Pleasanton in 2015. He and his wife, Mary Arnerich-King (a former VCCF Trustee), reside in Pleasanton with their five children, who range in age from 10 to 18. Larry has served on the VCCF Board since 2018.
Brad Kinney is the owner of Brad Kinney Productions, a social and corporate production company, and a pastor at Southwest Church in Indian Wells. In addition, he led Corporate Culture and Events for over 25 years for the Men’s Wearhouse. Brad grew up in Pleasanton. His father, Ed Kinney, was mayor of Pleasanton in the 1970’s. Although he currently lives in La Quinta with his wife of 30 years, Lillian, and his three daughters, he continues to work from his satellite office for Brad Kinney Productions. Brad has served on the VCCF Board since 2015.
Megan McManus, CPA, is the owner of a tax accounting business. She previously held tax accounting positions with Sensiba San Filippo, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. Megan was born and raised in the TriValley, and after 10 years in the Silicon Valley she moved back to Pleasanton in 2014 with her husband, Tim. They have two young children. Megan has served on the VCCF Board since 2015 and currently holds the Secretary position on the Board.
Chirag Pandya, MD, FCCP, has been at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare for 10 years, working as a pulmonology, critical care, and sleep medicine specialist. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the ICU and Respiratory Care. Dr. Pandya was born and raised in India, completed his medical school in India, his residency at Cleveland Clinic, and his fellowship in Michigan. He completed additional training at Stanford University and Stanford Health Care. Dr. Pandya lives in Pleasanton with his wife, Dr. Sima Pandya, a podiatrist practicing in Pleasanton, and their 11-year-old twins. He was elected to the VCCF Board in July 2020.
Joyce Shapiro has been a resident of Pleasanton for over 50 years. She owned the 500 Main Street building and operated the gift shop, The Gingham Corner, for 10 years. Joyce was the first woman Planning Commissioner and was Planning Chair when Hacienda Business Park was approved. She has held many leadership positions with local nonprofit organizations and has received numerous awards for her service to the community. Joyce has served on the VCCF Board since 2014 and currently holds the Vice Chair – Donor Relations position on the Board.
Bob Shapiro moved to Pleasanton in 1999 after marrying Joyce, whom he met on a Mediterranean cruise in 1991. He quickly joined Joyce in supporting the community as a duo. He has served on many nonprofit organization boards, holding leadership positions, and has been an active Rotarian for 18 years. Bob was appointed to the VCCF Board in 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Board.
“I would like to congratulate the new Board members and thank all of the amazing individuals who’re dedicating their time, talents, and treasure to support VCCF and our mission of raising funds for our local Hospital, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare,” said Shaké Sulikyan, VCCF Executive Director. “I would also like to thank our many members who took the time to vote. And special thanks to our outgoing Secretary, Lori Arden, for her six years of service to VCCF and the health of our community.”
ValleyCare Charitable Foundation (VCCF) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the health and betterment of the Tri-Valley through the ongoing funding of our local Hospital, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare (SHC – VC), and its innovative medical programs. Forward thinking and community-driven, VCCF helps ensure that patients and loved ones have world-class medical care and lifesaving services and technology close to home both in times of crisis and in routine times. To learn more about VCCF and the impact of donations at SHC – VC, visit givevalleycare.org or call 925-373-4560.