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Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has a five-member, publicly-elected Board of Directors.
Rafael Garcia - President
Rafael Garcia was born and raised in Salinas and graduated from Alisal High School. He first attended Hartnell College before going on to earn a BA degree in Social Work from San Jose State University. Garcia is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Salinas Valley and is currently on the Board of Directors as the Vice President of the Alisal Eagles Youth Football League. He is the founder of the Salinas Music and Arts Summit and is currently President of the Baktun 12, a collection of performance artists based in East Salinas. Garcia works as a mortgage loan officer and has represented Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's District 3 since 2012.
Victor Rey, MBA - Vice President
Born and raised in East Salinas, Victor Rey graduated as Salutatorian from Alisal High School in 1998. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) in Crop Science with minors in AgriBusiness and Ethnic Studies. Rey has worked more than ten years in Food Production Management, most of that in food safety in the Salinas Valley produce industry. Rey is a Certified Professional of Food Safety via the National Environmental Health Association. In 2011, Rey received a Masters of Business Administration (Suma Cum Laude) from the University of Phoenix. Rey has been active in Community Service since high school and college, and has represented Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's District 2 since 2012.
Margaret D'Arrigo-Martin - Secretary
Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin, a life-long Salinas resident, attended Hartnell College and earned a BS degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. She was named vice president of community development at Taylor Farms in 2012. For the prior 22 years, she was executive vice president of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. Her many volunteer leadership positions include president of the Grower Shipper Association Foundation, vice president for Hartnell College Foundation and president of the Salinas City Elementary Educational Foundation. She also serves on the board of directors for Children’s Council of Monterey County, Literacy Campaign for Monterey County and Steinbeck Innovation Foundation, and is co-founder and co-chair of IMPOWER. D’Arrigo-Martin was elected to represent Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's District 4 in 2014.
Chris Orman - Treasurer
Chris Orman grew up in Southern California and started his career as a nurse’s aide at St. John’s Hospital in Oxnard. He furthered his training and became a paramedic and firefighter. After marrying, he moved to Washington State where he was a paramedic training officer and instructor, working his way up to the rank of fire chief. Orman has served on a variety of boards and commissions including planning commission, water board, sewer board, trauma registries and the Washington State Fire Defense Committee. He has an associate degree in Fire Protection Technology and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy. Orman and his wife Susan live in Prunedale where he is employed as the fire chief of the North County Fire District. He joined the Salinas Valley Memorial Board of Directors in 2014, representing District Zone 1.
Carmen Gil, MPA - Assistant Treasurer
Carmen Gil was raised in Salinas and graduated from Alisal High. Upon graduation, she attended San Jose State University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Social Work with a minor in Business and concentration on Human Resources. She then went on to receive a Masters in Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco in 2009. Gil is a graduate of The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Leadership Education and Development Program (LEADS) and is a current fellow of LeaderSpring. She has been working in the public service field for over 15 years and is very active in the community. Gil currently serves as the Hub Collaborative Director for the Building Healthy Communities initiative, a 10-year commitment by The California Endowment that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Gil was elected to represent Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Distict 5.