Mountains Community Hospital Foundation is proud to welcome four new members to its board of directors.

Leslie Marks Founder and Principal, Marks Management Group LLC
Leslie and her husband, Norton, have lived in Lake Arrowhead for the past 31 years and have been active community members. Leslie has received the “Woman of Distinction” award from Soroptimist International Rim of the World and has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. In 1994, Leslie founded Marks Management Group LLC, a homeowner association management firm based in Lake Arrowhead.

Norton Marks Retired, CSUSB Professor of Marketing Emeritus
Dr. Marks has enjoyed mountain living for the past 31 years with his wife, Leslie. Dr. Marks has an extensive background in marketing and marketing research. His last position at CSUSB was as Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration and he has served as a marketing consultant for several national marketing and transportation companies and local non-profit organizations.

Bob Mattison General Manager, Arrowhead Lake Association
Bob has over 30 years of consulting experience with Deloitte Consulting in areas of financial planning, operations management, customer relations, communications, and long range strategic planning. He has a graduate degree in engineering and previously owned a design and construction company. Bob and his wife, Kathryn, have enjoyed building roots in Lake Arrowhead for the past 9 years.

Dennis Popka Attorney at law, Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham
Dennis attended the University of La Verne Law School and has been practicing law for nearly 45 years. He has tried over 100 jury cases to verdict in areas including wrongful termination, sexual harassment and legal malpractice. Dennis and his wife, Aylene, are full-time Lake Arrowhead residents for the last 35 years.

Every person who joins the Foundation’s board loves the hospital and is deeply committed to making it a better place. They are also very generous of their time and money. The rest of the Foundation board members are as follows:

Executive Committee:
George Medak, President
Rob Roy, Past President
Charlie Harrison, MCH CEO
Kim McGuire, Secretary
Yvonne Waggener, Treasurer
Bob Beeman
Bill Johnson
Bob Malone
Peter Venturini
Andrea Willerth

Board Members:
Tom Bachman
Dennis Brown
Kieth Burkart, O.D.
Steve Cerecedes
Pat Davis
Barbara Doutt
Leslie Marks
Norton Marks
Bob Mattison
Howard Miller
Grania Murray
Neale Perkins
Cecilia Ponce de Leon
Dennis Popka
Midge Reisman
Barry Robinson
Lawrence Walker, M.D.
Ronalyn Walker
Gloria Wolen

Since 1991, the MCH Foundation has raised millions of dollars to help the hospital meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare environment. Today, donations are more important than ever. Patient volume is at its highest level and expenses have gone up over 50% in just the past 10 years. The problem is simple, the majority of MCH patients depend on Medicare and Medi-Cal and these insurers do not reimburse the hospital for all of its costs. MCH relies on the generosity of donors to help make improvements that would not be possible with patient revenue alone.

Here are some of the improvements the hospital has planned:

  • Create a Central Registration and waiting area

  • Relocate and improve the Pharmacy

  • Build a new Medical/Surgical wing

  • Expand the Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Build a new Education Center

  • Create more parking

  • Modernize the Operating Room

For more information about these projects, please contact Kim McGuire at (909) 436-3263 or visit If you are interested in joining a group of smart and passionate people who make a difference in the community’s healthcare, please contact Foundation Board President George Medak at