My husband Greg and I are Owner/Operators of 3 McDonald’s in Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming. I am currently serving my second term as an Executive Board member (President-Elect) of the Intermountain RMHC - Without the sanctuary of the “house that love built”, many families from my area would not have a “home away from home” that they can use when they have an ill child who must travel to Salt Lake City in order to receive the care they need. I am currently serving as a board member of our Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board, which uses the 2% lodging tax to promote our county; a board member at large of our local 2-yr community college Foundation Board; a board member of the Rock Springs Kiwanis Club; active in our local chambers and the Treasurer of International Days, Inc which is a one day festival in July celebrating the founding of Rock Springs by 56 nationalities. My motto for my personal life and also for my business has always been that you must give back and I am always honored when I am able to accomplish that goal.
Lynnie Zimmerli balances her time between being a very busy mother of three sons, two of whom attend the University of Utah, and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House where she is the President-elect of the Board, serves on various committees, and still finds time to volunteer at the front desk of the House one day a week. She was the Heart and Hands Recipient in 2010, and Board volunteer of the year in 2012. She previously served on the Community Advisory Board of the YWCA of Salt Lake City. Lynnie and her husband Bert lived in Houston, Texas for 20+ years until they moved to Utah in 2003. She likes to read, hike, ski, shop and travel.
I was born and raised in La Jolla, California. My college education, actually, I will call it an experience, landed me in Vermont for my Freshman and Sophomore years and at the University of Hawaii for my Junior and Senior years. I've always liked to think of myself as being a bit diversified!!!!! I graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene and practiced for 10 years. Growing up, I had a passion to hold a tennis racket in one hand and a set of reins in the other. I always found room for a bathing suit and a fishing rod tucked in somewhere, where my Dad and I spent many an afternoon at Windansea Beach. Forward to the next important years......I married Dick in 1986 and we have two children Annie, 21, presently a Senior at Santa Clara University, an Urban Education/Art History major, and Robert, a Junior at University of San Diego with a major in Mechanical Engineering. We moved to Park City in 1993 to ski and enjoy the mountain life. Dick is a car collector and I have an equine business, back to my horse roots. He loves to do frame off restorations on 1950-early 1960's Corvettes and I have a breeding business; we're known collectively as Horsepower Farms. My gratitude goes to Lynne Kerr, who got me involved with The Ronald McDonald House Charities. It has blessed me everyday.
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Matt Cox is an attorney with Snow Christensen and Martineau who has focused on many areas of lawsuit and dispute resolution, including helping large and small businesses recover outstanding debts and recover assets from insolvent individuals and entities. Additionally, he has assisted clients in a broad array of dispute resolution, including claims related to bankruptcy, real estate, intellectual property, product liability, secured transactions, construction and securities, and landlord / tenant issues. Mr. Cox has also had the wonderful opportunity to help a client adopt his stepdaughter. Outside his practice of law, Mr. Cox can be found playing with his three sons and spending time outdoors.
Doug is a native of Pocatello, Idaho. He grew up on a farm and developed a love and appreciation of hardwork by ranching and farming several thousand acres with his father and brothers. He served an LDS mission to Birmingham, England, where as a young man he learned the value of service and sacrifice. Doug graduated from BYU in 1983 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. He was awarded the honor of Suma Cum Laude. He has been a CPA since 1984 and began his career in public accounting with Peat, Marwick and Mitchell in Dallas, Texas. He has been part of the Stringham/Johnson McDonald’s operation since 1985 and has enjoyed this successful partnership for 28 years. His involvement with the Ronald McDonald House Charities began with the purchase of the property and construction of the original Ronald House in 1988. He previously served on the board of the Ronald McDonald house in 1991-1992 and again in the early 2000’s. He and his wife, Sue, are parents of four wonderful children and grandparents of 3 adorable grandchildren.
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In her 28+ years of specialization in the Employment Industry, Susan provided a wealth of Thought Leadership to area company executives and Human Resource Directors supporting and elevating programs designed to capture the most viable and qualified candidate for their firms. Susan achievements in her industry earned her an appointee on Governor Huntsman office of Economic Development Utah Recruitment initiative team in support of a statewide initiative to match out of state talent with local opportunities. Assistant Secretary of Employment additionally recognized Susan and Training, Department of Labor for collaborating to build new workforce development programs to tap unemployed and underemployed in 2007. Susan spent the past few years in her role as a Major Gifts Director, with United Way of Salt Lake, educating and inspiring donors to greater philanthropy. She brought her passion for serving the broader community full circle by building long term and lasting relationships with existing and new donors. Susan is a graduate from Western New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Susan and her husband Dave reside in Sandy
Marc Rasich is a partner in the Stoel Rives litigation group. Marc concentrates his practice on natural resources and environmental litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. He also has extensive experience counseling clients regarding intellectual property transactions and litigation. Marc has represented individuals and businesses in state and federal evidentiary hearings, trials and appeals in California, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Florida and Utah. Marc is married to Michelle Rasich and they have two children. He was introduced the RMHC through its current Executive Director, Carrie Romano, and enjoys serving on the board because he believes in RMHC’s mission and has personal friends who have benefited from the “home away from home” that the charity provides.
Paula Green Johnson is an active community volunteer and philanthropist. She has served on the governing boards of the YWCA Salt Lake City, United Way of Salt Lake, the American Red Cross, the University of Wyoming and others. She served as the Chair of Major Gifts for the YWCA’s Capital Campaign and as Board President for the YWCA (and other boards). She serves on two national boards - YWCA USA and United Way Worldwide National Women's Leadership Council. She is the recipient of the Norma Matheson Volunteer of the Year Award, United Way of Salt Lake Volunteer of the Year, and has received two lifetime achievement awards (American Red Cross and Governor's Commission on Women and Families), as well as other awards. She brings a passion for philanthropy and community service. She is married to Peter Johnson with Sinclair Oil and they have one son, Prescott.
Mary Schubach McCarthey is a well regarded community volunteer and philanthropist. She has served as the Chair for Utah Philanthropy Day and she is a recipient of the Norma Matheson Volunteer of the Year Award presented at Utah Philanthropy Day. She has served on the governing board of the YWCA Salt Lake City and numerous other nonprofit board and committees. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of UMFA and CCS. She has also served as board president and capital campaign chair for the YWCA. She is married to Tom McCarthey and they have two daughters, Rachele and Dominique.
Charles (Chip) P. Williams, Jr. is a native Oklahoman that was transferred to Salt Lake City in 1991, to run the Western Operations of the new Fiber Optic Network of Tulsa based Williams Companies. The job in Utah was supposed to last approximately two years, but his family decided they wanted to stay, liking the people and outdoor activities of the area. Subsequently, Chip worked for Salt Lake’s Northwest Pipeline in the Marketing Department, managing Customers’ daily gas transmission requirements. After that assignment, Chip went back to Telecom Operations in 1997, with Williams’ re-entry into that business after selling its original network in 1995. Chip left WilTel Communications, a subsidiary of Leucadia National, in late 2005. Since that time, he has been involved in personal investments. He moved from Park City to Salt Lake City in 2008, and desires to strengthen his involvement in the Community by contributing to the success of non-profits. Chip has Degrees in Civil Engineering and a MBA, both from Tulane University. He has two daughters and enjoys golf, fly fishing, biking, hiking, and living in Utah.
Catherine (Carrie) Romano is the Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Inc. She joined RMHC on November 1, 2010. Carrie has more than 14 years of demonstrated nonprofit organizational leadership, financial management and fundraising experience securing and managing private funding, ensure program excellence, and building strong collaborative partnerships. She served as the Chief Development Officer and Capital Campaign Manager for the YWCA Salt Lake City for eleven years. She was a member of the YWCA’s Senior Management Team and was responsible for the YWCA’s communications, public relations, marketing and annual fund development. As Capital Campaign Manager, Carrie led efforts to successfully secure $20.5 million in capital funding to complete the YWCA’s Phase I Campus Expansion. Prior to her work at the YWCA, she served in a variety of direct service and management positions in government and nonprofit agencies. Ms. Romano earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.
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Don Goldberg is a founder and advocate of effective IT workforce organizations – from trusted advisor capacity for major corporations flexible workforce management programs through implementation of PMO IT staffing solutions. For over 30 years, Don has established a reputation for providing high end technology talent as an individual contributor and owner. Don has received numerous industry and community recognitions for his work and continues to act as mentor and advisor to colleagues in the staffing industry. Don is a member of the Utah Technology Council and currently serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald House in Utah. In addition to his focus in the business world, Don is an avid sportsman and competitor including endurance bike racing and big surf kite boarding. The spirit of achievement and competition runs through the Goldberg family; Don’s wife, Annette, is a top ranked amateur golfer in the United States and the top ranked in Utah and their son, Jared, a proud member of the United States Ski Team. Don and his family reside in Utah.
Michael Hess is an Orthopedic Surgeon practicing in Bountiful Utah. He and his family have been involved with RMHC for five years. It has been a meaningful experience and he looks forward to the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House facilities. He is excited about being part of the RMHC at such an important time. He and his wife Elaine are the parents of four daughters and have enjoyed the addition of a son-in-law and grandson.
Lori is Senior Vice President of Aspen Consulting Group, a national management-consulting firm that works with financial service institutions to improve sales production, customer service quality and customer profitability. Her financial industry experience spans over 25 years in which she has held numerous senior marketing and sales management positions. She is passionate about her non-profit work and excited to be involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities during this period of growth. Lori is Past President of the Board of the YWCA of Salt Lake City and now serves as a member of the YWCA Community Advisory Board. She is a past board officer of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and served on the National Advisory Board of the University of Utah, David EcclesSchool of Business. Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, Lori spent many years in New England prior to moving to Utah in 1998. She received her BS in Marketing from Boston College and her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. o:p>
Pamela J. Larsen (Pam) received her Juris Doctorate, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, from Brigham Young University. Pam is a member of the Utah State Bar and is the Director and Senior Associate General Counsel for Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators, a Utah non-profit organization. She serves on adjudicative committees to determine the legality of plan provisions relative to benefit payments and compliance, and has primary accountability for writing company health, disability, retirement and life insurance contracts. Pam and her husband Dave have been married for over 25 years. They have four children, two boys and two girls. She is originally from Idaho and spent her high school years on the slopes in Sun Valley. She loves to ski, go to the beach, garden and spend time with her family. She is very honored to serve on the Board of Ronald McDonald House and hopes to make a difference in the lives of the families that are served.
Rick McCord serves as Chief Revenue Officer for HireVue, a software technology company based in Utah. He has more than 25 years of enterprise-software sales experience and was previously Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Domo; Vice President of the Americas at LANDesk Software; Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances at Altiris. Originally from Northern California, he has lived in Alpine, Utah for the past 13 years where he and his wife of 25 years, Penny, have four children. Rick graduated from Brigham Young University in Finance.
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Jeff is the General Manager and part owner of both the Mark Miller Subaru Dealerships and JCO Financial. He has been with the Mark Miller Organization since 2003. He received his MBA from the University of Utah in 2010 and his Bachelors in Business from University of Southern California in 2002. He is a member of the regional dealer advisory board for Subaru of America. He has enjoyed serving as Chair of the Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament. He works tirelessly to ensure that the Mark Miller Dealerships make a lasting impact in the community through charitable efforts and community outreach. In his free time he likes volunteering, golfing, playing basketball and spending time with his daughter Natalie and wife Tania.
Patrick O’Neal has most recently been serving as the project manager for the newly developed Ronald McDonald Family Room at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Pat served on the RMHC board from 2008-2011, serving as board president from September 2010 to December 2011. Pat’s extensive experience as the CEO of a publicly traded company and track record as a senior executive in several industries has proven to be of significant value for RMHC. Pat earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law and offers expertise in the areas of strategic planning, operational efficiency and business development. Pat has lived in Salt Lake City since 2002 and is the loving father of three daughters and one son.
Since 2007 Bert has been a private investor. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Institutional Client Services Group at Wasatch Advisors, Inc. in Salt Lake City. Before joining Wasatch, Bert was an Executive Director in the Technology Investment Banking Group at UBS Warburg in San Francisco. While at UBS, he was the senior coverage officer for North American photonics and wireless equipment companies. Prior to UBS, Bert held senior investment banking positions in San Francisco at SoundView Technology Group and Banc of America Securities where he specialized in transactions for technology and real estate companies. Bert began his career in the real estate advisory group in the Los Angeles office of E&Y Kenneth Leventhal in Los Angeles, a real estate-focused accounting and consulting firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Business Administration in 1990. Bert is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Salt Lake and the Park City Angel Network. Bert, his wife Danielle and their two young daughters live in Salt Lake City. He enjoys trail running, snowboarding and cycling.
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Charles (Chuck) Sparrer is a local McDonald’s Owner Operator, founder of RMHC and past RMHC board member. Chuck is a longtime supporter of RMHC and our mission and he and Clark Springham were the guarantees signing on the note to finance the construction of the original Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area. Chuck and the Sparrer family own and operate 28 McDonald’s Restaurants in the Intermountain Area. His experience as a successful businessman is a valuable addition to the RMHC board during a time of organizational growth. His business experience and personal commitment to RMHC’s mission helps RMHC to strengthen our partnership with IMCA and McDonald’s. His commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities is unwavering.
Christopher West is the founder and president of Green River Capital, LC, a national REO asset management company. Green River Capital has grown to over 190 employees managing over 10,000 assets since beginning operations in 2004. Over the past 20 years, Mr. West has steered his career towards achieving an expertise in the acquisition, management and disposition of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. Mr. West began his real estate career in 1986 in the construction sector with his start-up company, Westenson Construction, Inc. The construction experience provided a solid foundation for the move in 1993 to Vice President of REO with OCWEN Financial in Palm Beach Florida. Making the transition from selling properties on simply a per asset basis, Mr. West moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1997 to serve as president of REDC International Corporation. While at REDC, Mr. West reorganized the then existing Canadian real estate auction business and broke into the Asian real estate market through joint venture mergers in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mr. West came back to the United States in 2000 to join the Salt Lake City-based Fairbanks Capital Corp. as the Senior Vice President of REO. Mr. West not only managed the REO (which grew to a portfolio of over 14,000 assets) and Client Development departments during his tenure there, but also founded Residential Real Estate Review LLC, a third party BPO company. Mr. West holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Spring Garden College, and has received professional development and training certificates from both Villanova and Penn State universities. He served on the board of directors for Total Energy Inc., and is an active participant within the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House
Duff Willey is the President of the Willey Automotive Group in Bountiful, Utah. As a life long resident of Utah he has been actively involved in supporting a variety of community, social and business endeavors. He describes his involvement with the Ronald McDonald House as “one of the most meaningful opportunities of my life”. He has been married to his wife Lori for 31 years and they are the parents of two sons.
Marcella R. Woiczik is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children - Intermountain. She is originally from Buffalo, New York, where most of her family still resides. She received a degree in Biology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and chose to pursue a career in medicine, completing her medical degree in 2002 at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. Woiczik successfully completed a five-year orthopaedic surgery residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Ultimately Marcella aspired to work primarily with children, guiding her to Salt Lake City for a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship in 2007 where she worked both at Primary Children’s Medical Center and the Shriners Hospital for Children. She has since found her home in Salt Lake City, primarily working at the Shriners hospital, but she also provides pediatric orthopaedic care at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Her involvement at these two institutions led to her interest in the Ronald McDonald House, and the mission it serves on behalf of children and their families.