BOARD OF
Directors

Meet the Board Members

Board of Directors

San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District is a special health care district operating Mountains Community Hospital and is governed by a publicly elected board of directors. The board is comprised of dedicated community members with expertise and experience in a variety of areas beneficial to the hospital.

To contact board members, please send your message to boardmembers@mchcares.com

KIETH BURKART, PRESIDENT

Kieth has been a member of the Mountains Community Hospital Board of Trustees since 1998. He has been honored to serve as president of the board since 2005. Kieth is husband to his beautiful wife, Leslie, father to two wonderful kids, Emily and Braden, and grandfather to two awesome grandkids, Hunter and Paige. Kieth has been a full time resident of Lake Arrowhead since 1978. He is an optometrist serving the mountain community full time since 1978 in private optometric practice.

CHERYL ROBINSON, VICE PRESIDENT

Cheryl graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Foods and Nutrition and followed with her Masters’ at San Diego State.  She was a Registered Dietitian and in charge of the Food Service Departments of Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Centers.   Having a career in the hospital world has been an asset in her work on the MCH Board.

The Robinsons then retired to Lake Arrowhead in 2006 and promptly became involved in a number of local charities.  Cheryl has been a member of Soroptimist International of Rim of the World since 2008, an honorary member of the Lake Arrowhead Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club and the board representative for the MCH Auxiliary.   Cheryl enjoys traveling, golfing, cooking, baking, paper-crafting as well as spending time with her husband Barry and their dogs, Winston and Chelsea.

BARRICK SMART, TREASURER

Barrick has been a resident of Lake Arrowhead since 1962, and is a graduate of Rim of the World High School. He took a 4 year break from the mountain to earn a degree in Economics from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. While attending ASU, Barry met his wife Susan.

Barry and Susan have two sons, Christopher and Daniel both of whom were born at Mountains Community Hospital. In the 1960’s, Barry’s mother Sherri was Director of Nursing at the hospital, recruiting Barry to work as a groundskeeper at Santa Anita Hospital – now known as Mountains Community Hospital.

In the securities business for more than 40 years, Barry is the owner and CEO of Smart Investments Advisory Incorporated, a Registered Investment Advisory based in Redlands, CA. Susan has been a Realtor in Lake Arrowhead for more than 30 years, and is with Coldwell Banker Skyridge Realty in Blue Jay.  Always active in the community, Barry was an officer of the Mountain Sunrise Rotary, and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church.

BARRY HOY, SECRETARY

Barry and his wife, Jeanne Sue (Thornton) have been Lake Arrowhead residents since 2013. Barry graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Management and continued with three masters degrees/certifications. He has held leadership positions within aerospace and manned vehicle space engineering and business/finance operations for 34.5 years.  He retired from The Boeing Corporation at the Kennedy Space Center in 2013.  Barry and Jeanne have three adult children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren to date. He enjoys tennis, golf, family gatherings and following the Alabama Crimson Tide football. He is also a member of the Lake Arrowhead Rotary Club.

GERRY HINKLEY, DIRECTOR

Gerry has been a resident of Lake Arrowhead since 2021, having moved from downtown Los Angeles in anticipation of retirement at the end of 2022 from his 47 year health law practice with the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. As a lawyer, Gerry specialized in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, with clients including many California hospitals. Before joining the MCH Board, for two years Gerry served as a community member of  MCH’s finance, quality and facilities committees. Gerry was a founder in 1978 of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area and held numerous governance positions over the years, most recently completing a six-year term as a director in 2023. Gerry has a son Scott, who is a feature film re-recording sound mixer, and a daughter Annie, who is an IT cloud system facilities planner, and 5 grandsons who absolutely adore everything about the mountain.

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SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL DISTRICT

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

On June 7, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District, San Bernardino County, California, d/b/a Mountains Community Hospital (the “District”), will hold a public meeting in the George M. Medak Conference Room, Suite 207, MCH Medical Office Building, 29099 Hospital Road, Lake Arrowhead, California. The District Board of Directors would like to welcome full participation at this meeting by all citizens within the District either in person or via the following Microsoft Teams meeting call-in number: 1-951-384-1117, meeting ID: 275 022 19#, or by joining the Microsoft Teams meeting at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/join-a-meeting, Meeting ID: 216 863 377 706, Passcode: nnuVxW. The purpose of this meeting is to give the residents of the District and the surrounding community the opportunity to become acquainted with the proposed expansion of and improvements to the District’s hospital facility and its financing with USDA Rural Development. The District is applying for project financing through the USDA Community Facilities Program. Attendees will be able to ask questions and provide comments regarding the project and the financing. For more information regarding the meeting, please contact Mark Turner, Chief Executive Officer at (909) 436-3200 or mark.turner@mchcares.com or Yvonne Waggener, Chief Financial Officer, at (909) 436-3202 or at yvonne.waggener@mchcares.com.

Special Board Meeting – USDA Community Meeting Agenda

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Regular Board of Directors Meetings

For Board of Directors meeting dates, please see the 2024 Board of Directors Calendar
Committee meetings start at 1:00 pm.
Days and times are subject to change, so please refer to the agendas for exact times.

The agendas will be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting date

Agendas & Board Packets:

5/23/2024 – Regular Board of Directors MeetingsCommittee & Board Packet

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Previous Meetings

4/25/2024 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

3/28/2024 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

2/29/2024 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

2/22/2024 – Special Board of Directors Meeting:  Agenda

1/25/2024 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

1/12/2024 – Special Board of Directors Meeting:  Agenda

11/30/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

10/26/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

9/28/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

9/11/2023 – Special Board of Directors Meeting:  Agenda

9/5/2023 – Special Board of Directors Meeting:  Agenda

8/24/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

7/27/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet 

7/7/2023 – Special Board of Directors Meeting:  Agenda

6/30/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

6/20/2023 – Special Finance Committee & Special Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

5/25/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

4/28/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

3/16/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

2/16/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet / Finance Packet

1/30/2023 – Special Finance Committee; Special Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet

1/19/2023 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:  Committee & Board Packet / Finance Packet

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