The Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation Board of Directors has announced its slate of elected officers for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The officers include Dave Barrett continuing his role as Chair; Pierre Tibi, MD, as newly elected Vice Chair; and Bill Sonsin adding the role of Treasurer to his existing role as Secretary.
Mr. Barrett, owner of Barrett Propane, has served on the YRMC Foundation board since 2013, including the role of Vice Chair and serving as board Chair since 2018. He is a longtime benefactor of the Foundation including extensive support for the Breast Care Center at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and is also a leading sponsor of numerous community fundraising events. Dr. Tibi, a leading cardiovascular surgeon who was instrumental in the establishment of the James Family Heart Center at YRMC, is a longtime supporter of the Foundation and board member since 2020. He has also sponsored and organized the Crawfest events to benefit YRMC’s Partners for Healthy Students program. Mr. Sonsin, a retired financial advisor for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise), has served as a board member since 2017 and as board Secretary since 2018. He is a faithful supporter of YRMC’s Partners for Healthy Students program and many other initiatives including the YRMC COVID-19 Vaccination Center.
The YRMC Foundation is committed to supporting the health care mission of Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center – your local, not-for-profit community medical center – through fundraising and relationship building. The Foundation solicits philanthropic gifts, provides stewardship of these gifts, and grants funds to the hospital to advance the community’s access to health care. All charitable gifts received by the Foundation stay in our community and are utilized as directed by the donor. Donors may designate their gifts to any of the Foundation’s 18 special purpose funds. In 2020, community support to the YRMC Foundation topped $2.3 million.
The expertise and talents of our YRMC Foundation board members span backgrounds in business, finance, law, communications, and more. These directors represent our community and business leaders, medical staff, and hospital leadership. In addition to Mr. Barrett, Dr. Tibi and Mr. Sonsin, the YRMC Board of Directors includes John Amos, Douglas Bristol, Mary Mallory, Robbie Nicol, Dr. Arabinda Pani and Harvey Skoog.