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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Board MemberGrossmont Healthcare DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Grossmont Healthcare DistrictBoard Member

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Member Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors
59,221 votes (16.89%)Winning
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  • Assuring the improvements at Grossmont Hospital are on budget and timely completed in accordance with the 2006 $247 Million Prop G Bond Issue.
  • Saved the taxpayers $28.6 Million in interest costs by refinancing the bonds in 2014
  • Continue to address the unmet healthcare needs of our community
Profession:Member Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors
President, Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors — Elected position (2010current)
Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Banking, Banking and Finance (1993)
San Diego State University. Bachelor of Science. Associate of Arts, Physiological Psychology. (1981)
Grossmont College Associate of Arts, Aerospace/ Aeronautics (1975)
  • Supervisor Dianne Jacob
  • State Senator Joel Anderson
  • Assemblyman Brian Jones
  • El Cajon Police Officers Association
  • The Republican Party of San Diego
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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors

WILLIAM R. "BOB" AYRES
Member, Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors

I was elected to a four-year term in 2012 after being selected in 2010 from 26 candidates to fill a vacancy on the Grossmont Healthcare District Board. My financial credentials and long history of community involvement in East County were primary factors for my selection and election.

My 50 years of public and private sector financing experience are special skills I bring to the Board. They were instrumental in last year’s refinancing of General Obligation Bonds, resulting in significant savings to our taxpayers of $28.6 million. I serve as Board President, and chaired all other committees. I serve on the Advocacy and Finance Committees of Association of California Healthcare Districts. I provide essential oversight of the citizen approved $247 million in financing to modernize Grossmont Hospital.

Board Members are charged with fiduciary responsibilities and obligations of the bond requirements to protect promises made to the citizens. I am honored that my Board colleagues have entrusted me to assist with these critical responsibilities so that the improvements address the unmet heathcare needs of our community.

I need your support.

Please join my supporters, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, State Senator Joel Anderson, Assemblyman Brian Jones, and many others voting for W. R. “Bob” Ayres.

Email wrayres1875@gmail.com
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Michael A. Emerson

Member, Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors
66,967 votes (19.1%)Winning
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  • Improve life-saving care at Grossmont Hospital
  • Improve medical facility access following earthquake, wildlife,or other disasters.
  • Complete Heart and Vascular Center, modernize medical technology
Profession:Registered Ophthalmic Dispenser, Owenr Hart Optical Co., Wisconsin School of Business/advanced Gov. Finance.
  • Senator Joel Anderson, Assemblyman Brian Jones, Supervisor Dianne Jacob. El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells. La Mesa Mayor Mark A
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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors

MICHAEL A. EMERSON
Member, Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors

Michael Emerson, American Board and California Medical Board Certified Ophthalmic Dispenser, has been caring for the visual needs of this District since 1987 as owner of Hart Optical Company and involved in healthcare for 44 years. Served in US Army Medical Corp. Completed Advanced Government Finance Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Biography: www.grossmonthealthcare.org

Grossmont Hospital belongs to You! My pledge - to keep it protected and ready to serve you. Currently serving on the Hospital Corporate Board, Facilities, Quality & Safety, Finance Committees. Served on all ten of the Healthcare District's subcommittees and chaired several overseeing the development, expansion and modernization of Grossmont Hospital. I am watching to ensure your tax dollars are being used wisely!

My goal continuum: To oversee the terms of the Lease Agreement, all the General Obligation Bond Projects, the Central Energy Plant with Co-Generation, to collaborate with local healthcare agencies whenever possible and continue to support education and vocational opportunities to sustain skilled professionals caring for us all.

I would be honored to continue serving you! Please cast your vote for Michael Emerson. (michael_emerson@att.net)

Partial endorsements: State Senator Joel Anderson, Assemblyman Brian Jones, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Encompass Medical Group

Email michael_emerson@att.net
Governing Board Member, Grossmont Union High School District
56,038 votes (15.98%)
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  • I look forward to lending my oversight experience and leadership skills to successfully meet the public's expectations mirrored in the Healthcare District's strategic plan
  • To properly maintain the District-owned facilities in a way that demonstrates, to the public, the District's ability to manage it's own assets and resources.
  • To continue to inspire young people to pursue health careers in partnership with the Grossmont Union H.S. District supporting quality programs & internships.
Profession:Grossmont Union High School District Board Trustee serving East County San Diego for 16 years

Fun-Fact:

Priscilla and her sisters were one of the first sets of triplets born in San Diego. As unique as it was being a triplet in 1953, it was equally unique, when the triplets welcomed their younger sister born on their fourth birthday.

Personal History:

Priscilla grew up in East San Diego and moved to East County in the mid `70's and in 1982 she married Charley Schreiber, an El Capitan graduate and construction business owner. She has one daughter, Deven, who graduated from Christian High and SDSU. Deven serves as an ICE agent for Homeland Security and is married to Shawn Wooddy, an El Capitan graduate and Harbor Police officer. In May 2012, Priscilla became a grandmother when the family welcomed little Madeleine Grace Wooddy. Priscilla and her family attend Shadow Mountain Community Church.

Business Background:

Priscilla's business background is in construction accounting and office management. She's worked for local contractors and developers since graduating from Clairemont High School in 1971. Priscilla acquired trade school certification in construction accounting and took classes in technical office skills while enjoying the infamous "floral design" class at Foothills Adult School. Not long after working for local developers and contractors, Priscilla used her skills and experience to work for the family construction business. Her top priority was to transition the companies' antiquated accounting system to computerized job cost accounting. That shift, alone, set the company at a higher level of success.

Entry into Public Service:

With her daughter grown and off to college Priscilla decided to become more involved in her community. And so it was, in 1999 she joined many community leaders, legislators, Pastors and parents in a huge recall effort in the Grossmont Union HS District. This would be her first entry into local politics, which was not the most positive experience because of the very nature of a recall. However, during that campaign her work ethic and skills did not go unnoticed or the size of her family's financial contribution to the effort. With her "grassroots" experience in politics, now under her belt, her colleagues and mentors recruited her to run for the Grossmont Union HS School District Board.  With a huge supporting cast Priscilla found herself in the role of candidate and was overwhelmingly elected to the Board in 2000. Thereafter, each consecutive 4 years through 2012, Priscilla was reelected and received the most votes in three of her four campaigns.

Leadership:

Priscilla was elected Board President in 2007 and along with fellow Board member Larry Urdahl, they convened the Bond Advisory Commission and the Third Party Review of the Bond Program, both reports are posted at http://www.guhsd.net and were recognized as positive bond program advancements by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

Under Schreiber and Urdahl's leadership they expanded the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC), a need, they'd been pushing for since 2004 upon the passage of the Prop H facilities bond. The expansion from 7 to 11 members was necessary to help support the important work of the CBOC and the oversight commitment to our taxpayers. Schreiber and Urdahl also introduced policy whereby organizations would recommend appointments to the CBOC to further ensure its independence.

Priscilla has always encouraged governance standards for the board in setting a clear direction for the district. Under her leadership, all agenda items had to be supported by a goal or objective of the district's strategic plan. Today that is mirrored in the statewide Local Control Accountability Plan required of all CA school districts.

  • Honorable Bill Baber, La Mesa City Councilman
  • Honorable Jim Stieringer, Grossmont Union High School District Board Trustee
  • Honorable Jay LaSuer, Ret. CA State Assemblyman
  • Honorable Dianne Jacob, San Diego County Supervisor
  • Honorable Betty Stieringer, RN, Retiring Grossmont Healthcare Board Member

Public Servant Philosophy:

Priscilla believes that she is elected to serve her constituents, as their representative in the Boardroom, and should not be pressured to serve at the will of the Board majority. However, of utmost importance to Priscilla is always striving to govern effectively, professionally, and respectfully. Priscilla has stayed true to herself and what she believed to be in the best interest of those she serves and the District she oversees, never allowing her viewpoint to be suppressed. Priscilla serves her constituients by educating and researching herself on those matters critical to her position on a Governance team while respecting and incorporating the staff's and professional's opinions and recommendations.

Respected Leadership:

When the school board redistricted and Priscilla had no seat to run for reelection it was at the encouragement  and urging of some trusted friends and community leaders that she would consider staying in pubilc service and run for the Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors. 

Recognitions:

At the end of her first term in 2004, her peers recognized Priscilla as "Rookie School Board Member of the Year" at CSBA's "Honoring Our Own" annual dinner ceremony. That same year, she received the very distinguished honor of being named Assemblyman, Jay La Suer's "2004 Woman of the Year.

2007, Priscilla was again recognized for her commitment to excellence in education when local school board members elected her to the CSBA Delegate Assembly for a two-year term. Priscilla continues to serve as a delegate assembly member through the end of her term this November 2016. This delegation represents school board members in San Diego County and in Sacramento on educational policy issues.

In 2011, Priscilla was honored when the San Diego East County Chamber nominated her for the  "Women In Leadership" Education award.

Qualified to Serve on the Grossmont Healthcare Board:

Most Boards run similarly and the skill set acquired on one Board transcends jurisdictions, so Priscilla is confident that her governance experience more then qualifies her for a seat on the Healthcare Board of Directors. It won't be as subtle as changing "alphabet soups" but researching and gaining the industry knowledge will not be a difficult feat for Priscilla after tackling California’s public education system for 16 years. She understands the importance of knowing the mission and the oversight required of the Board of Directors.

Doing What It Takes: 

When Priscilla first ran for the GUHSD Board she was told that all she needed to do was to be a willing candidate and to take a leap of faith into public service. While that was encouraging it was not enough for Priscilla entering an environment that was completely foreign to her. So, as a candidate, she sought out everyone who could share his or her perspective about the ever-changing landscape of education.

Once elected to the school board she took advantage of the many opportunities to attend various District-wide committees and enrolled in the California School Boards Association's (CSBA) "Masters In Governance", 2-year certification program. Through a series of workshops, the program is designed to support school board members in their roles on a governance team. In essence, giving them the tools of their new trade and understanding legislations affect on the Board's "local control".

Community Involvement:

Priscilla is very involved with community organizations such as the Cajon Valley Republican Business Women Federated, The Boys and Girls Clubs of East County, "We the People" and Center for Public Policy competitions, to name a few. Priscilla works diligently with East County organizations, community leaders, and businesses to improve opportunities for all students of all ages.

Please join County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Retiring Grossmont Healthcare District Board member, Betty Stieringer, Ret. RN, and Ret. CA State Assemblyman, Jay LaSuer, in their support of Priscilla's continued leadership and dedication to our community.

 Thank you!

 

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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors

PRISCILLA SCHREIBER
Governing Board Member, Grossmont Union High School District/Businesswoman

One of the Grossmont Healthcare District's most important roles is its ongoing commitment to training future health care professionals. As a 16-year Trustee on the Grossmont Union High School District Board, I participated in the advent of a successful partnership with the Grossmont Healthcare District to create innovative programs that inspire young people to pursue health careers.

As well, I look forward to lending my oversight experience and leadership skills to meet the public’s expectations mirrored in the District’s strategic plan. Of specific importance, is to properly maintain the District-owned facilities in a way that demonstrates, to the public, the District’s ability to manage it’s own assets and resources efficiently.

As an elected official, I’ve kept my promise to promote quality programs, be accessible, and to always be accountable to every taxpayer for their investment dollars.

As a member of the East County Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation Board, I’ve had the opportunity to further my support of programs that benefit young people across our District.

Please join County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Retiring Healthcare Board Member Betty Stieringer, RN, and Ret. CA State Assemblyman, Jay LaSuer in support of my candidacy. Thank you!

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Retired Registered Nurse
88,930 votes (25.36%)Winning
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  • Increasing grant funding for nonprofit mental health providers to reduce homelessness.
  • Maintaining the highest quality of nursing staff . Support education and training for the current and future nursing staff of Grossmont Hospital.
  • Oversee lease requirements of Grossmont Hospital.
Profession:Retired Registered Nurse
2106 Chair and Board Member, Santee Chamber of Commerce (2006current)
Member, Santee Lakeside Rotary (2014current)

My Twenty years of Nursing background and fourteen years of Business experience, allows me to bring both practical Medical knowledge and a sound fiscal business direction to the Grossmont Healthcare District Board.

I graduated from Grossmont College with an Associate Degree of Nursing, as well attended San Diego State University.  My nursing background includes working in Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and Clinics.  I have participated on research boards, presented at several National Nursing Conferences and have been published in Medical publications. All of my nursing career has been in providing patient care and oversight connected to hospitals and their systems.

Now, as a businesswoman, I have developed successful business and financial practices.  With my extensive medical and business experience, I will be committed to East County’s healthcare needs, to provide accountability, long-term planning, and quality oversight of the lease with Grossmont Hospital.  

I have lived in East County for over forty years.  Most of my life, I have been actively volunteering in my community. I presently serve as the 2016 Chairperson of the Santee Chamber of Commerce, where I lead the Board of Directors in planning and overseeing the Chamber budget and operations. I also serve our community as a Rotarian.  With my experience, I am the most qualified candidate for the position.

Pleae see my list of endorsements at http://virginiahallforgrossmonthealthcare.com/

 

 
  • Please see list at http://virginiahallforgrossmonthealthcare.com/

Conservative Political and Social Philosophy.

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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors

VIRGINIA HALL
Registered Nurse/Businesswoman

Twenty years of Nursing background and fourteen years of Business experience, allows me to bring both practical medical knowledge and a sound fiscal business direction to the Grossmont Healthcare District Board.

My nursing background includes working in Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and Clinics. I have participated on research boards, presented at several National Nursing Conferences and have been published in Medical publications. All of my nursing career has been in providing patient care and oversight connected to hospitals and their systems.

Now, as a businesswoman, I have developed successful business and financial practices. With my extensive medical and business experience, I will be committed to East County’s healthcare needs, to provide accountability, long-term planning, and quality oversight of the lease with Grossmont Hospital.

I have lived in East County for over forty years. Most of my life, I have been actively volunteering in my community. I presently serve as the 2016 Chairperson of the Santee Chamber of Commerce, where I lead the Board of Directors in planning and overseeing the Chamber budget and operations. I also serve our community as a Rotarian.

With my experience, I am the most qualified candidate for the position.

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Jimmy L. Parker

Certified Public Accountant
30,588 votes (8.72%)
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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors

JIMMY L. PARKER, CPA
Immediate Past President – Grossmont Hospital Corporate Board of Directors

As a member of the Grossmont Hospital Corporate Board of Directors for the past nine years, I am extremely qualified to represent you as a member of the Grossmont Healthcare District Board. I am passionate about protecting your publicly owned hospital. I have served the last two years as Corporate Board Chairman as well as Finance Chairman for five years. I am very familiar with the management team, many of the staff, including physicians and nurses and I know the daily operations of the Hospital. I am a certified public accountant who has run my own practice for over 30 years and I know how to manage a business as well as a non-profit organization. My family and I have grown up in East County and we are all dedicated to the community and to having the best hospital possible for our family, friends and neighbors. I will help you maintain and monitor the health care services provided by Grossmont Hospital.

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Art Madrid

Grossmont Hospital Advocate
48,956 votes (13.96%)
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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors

ART MADRID
Retired La Mesa Mayor/Grossmont Hospital Advocate

Experience, Leadership, Courage: I led the successful campaign which kept Grossmont Hospital’s Pediatrics’ unit permanently open after a Healthcare Board member proposed its closure. I was a supporter and patron who promoted Proposition G, the $247 million bond measure that elevated Grossmont to a state-of-the-art hospital because of new facilities and service improvements.

As your Healthcare Board member, I will focus on helping resolve the Hospital’s emergency room overcrowding problem while protect your healthcare services and confidential records of all patients served by the Healthcare District’s Hospital.

I’m a 62 year La Mesa resident, and former Marine, with proven Executive Management experience, visionary leadership skills and positive relationships with agencies in government, civic, non-profit and business communities that will expand the District’s support team.

My private and public sector careers include: 35 years at Pacific Bell in an Executive capacity and 34 years as an elected official in La Mesa, 24 years as Mayor.

As Mayor, I initiated and led the transformation that helped La Mesa become a vibrant city with expanded public safety facilities, improved city services and infrastructure. As your Board Member, I’ll bring those same essential skills and core values to serve you: strategic vision, leadership, Integrity.

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