MCH Foundation Board Welcomes its Newest Member

LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA, April 19, 2022 –

Ines Montes-Stewart
Retired Vice President and Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for several divisions under Wells Fargo
Ines has more than 30 years combined experience in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), leadership development, and mortgage servicing. Ines, was the Vice President and Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for several divisions under Wells Fargo, providing executive strategic consultation and support to the senior executives and their teams of more than 44,000 employees. Ines, who is a bilingual communicator, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Management, a Paralegal Certificate, and an Executive MBA from California State University, San Bernardino, CA.

In support of her community, she served on the Board for the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California, also known as Candlelighters for 15 years, in support of the families of children who had cancer. For three years she served on the board for Dignity Health Foundation, Community Hospital of SB to help her community hospital needs. She currently serves on the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra Board, as a Second Vice President, where she focuses on educational outreach, bringing access to arts and music to the local students in our communities. As part of her commitment to well-being and personal fitness, Ines is a certified Indoor Cycle instructor for more than 16 years, currently teaching at EoS Fitness gym. She is also a certified Barre Above instructor at Arrowhead Fitness in Lake Arrowhead. Ines and her husband Joe, who is currently serving as a volunteer ranger for the US Forest Service and Deputy Captain of Keller Peak fire tower, enjoy family time, hiking, and most outdoor activities.

When asked why she wanted to join MCH Foundation, Ines explains that “as a five-year full-time resident of Lake Arrowhead, I had a strong desire to give back to my new community. This is why when I learned about the Mountains Community Hospital Foundation, their amazing work, and the outstanding needs I felt this was a great opportunity to join wonderfully committed people in this endeavor. It’s an honor to be selected and I look forward to working with you all.” 

Ward Adams
Retired Director/Sr. Vice President at Aon Corporation
Ward worked in the Commercial Insurance Industry for 35 years and retired from Aon Corporation in 2019 after 18 years of service as Director/Sr. Vice President. Ward managed the Western Regional Brokerage Practice specializing in Casualty placements for Fortune 1000 companies. During his career he volunteered serving as Vice President (6 years) for the California Association of Insurance Professionals, a non-profit that held various industry events that raised money for charities in the community.

Born and raised in Glendale, Ward graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BS in Marketing. Ward and his wife Eileen lived in Burbank before moving to Lake Arrowhead in early 2021.

When asked why he wanted to join MCH Foundation, Ward explains that, “helping Mountains Community Hospital is important to me because I recognize that MCH is the heart of our mountain community. Joining the Foundation Board provides me with many project opportunities to enhance community awareness and involvement for the continued growth and success of the Hospital.”

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

Executive Committee:
George Medak, President
Rob Roy, Past President
Mark Turner, 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.
Pat Davis
Barbara Doutt
Steve Layton
Leslie Marks
Norton Marks
Bob Mattison
Howard Miller
Don Mitchell
Debra Montalvo Layton
Neale Perkins
Dennis Popka
Midge Reisman
Barry Robinson
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. 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:

  • New Central Registration Area, Waiting Area, and Gift Shop
  • Pharmacy expansion and relocation
  • New Medical/Surgical wing
  • Skilled Nursing Facility expansion
  • Education Center for staff and the community
  • New Parking Structure

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