Board of Directors 2022-23

The Dominican Hospital Foundation's Board of Directors includes volunteer members of our community who generously donate their time and expertise to raise funds for Dominican Hospital.

These individuals represent leaders in our community, each bringing their knowledge, ideas, and expertise to the Foundation's efforts. 

Samantha Polizzi

Allison Niday

Foundation President 2021-23

[Board Member Profile]

Samantha Polizzi

Ciara Harraher, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Vice President 

Stanford Health Care, Neurosurgeon

Samantha Polizzi

William Ow


Property Management, Ow Family Properties


Tom Breszny

Coastal VP, Christie's International Sereno Real Estate

Samantha Polizzi

Issac Chankai, MD

Chief of Staff of Dominican Hospital, General Surgeon

Surgical Associates Monterey

Samantha Polizzi

Magdy Ismail, MD, MPH

Stanford Health Care, Neonatal Medicine Specialist

Samantha Polizzi

Dean Kashino, MD

Family Medicine Specialist, Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

Samantha Polizzi

Shawn Lipman

Santa Cruz County Bank

Samantha Polizzi

Manuel Mercado

Owner, River Valley Farms, LLC

Samantha Polizzi

Juan Rodriguez, MD

Vice Chief of Staff, Dominican Hospital, Interventional Radiologist, Radiology Medical Group of Santa Cruz County, Inc.

Samantha Polizzi

Chef Jamie Smith

Owner, Foodsmith


Rodney Terra, Jr.

FTG Builders, Inc.

Samantha Polizzi

Jared Bogaard

Foundation Past-President 2019-21

President/CEO Bogard Construction


Jeff Daneff, MBA, MS-BIA


VP of Finance & Chief Financial Officer for Dominican Hospital and Sequoia Hospital

Samantha Polizzi

Gary Benito

Funeral Director, Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel

Samantha Polizzi

Sister Rita Eileen Dean, OP

Retired, Vice President of Mission Integration, Dominican Hospital

Samantha Polizzi

Tiffany Hammer

Financial Advisor, The Wedeen Hammer Locatelli Group

Samantha Polizzi

Julie Jaffe, MD

Hematology Specialist, Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

Samantha Polizzi

Patty Kubo Lezin, MD

Anesthesiology Specialist

Samantha Polizzi

Ginny Solari Mazry


Samantha Polizzi

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD

President/CEO of Dominican Hospital


Julie Peterson

Health Care Finance

Samantha Polizzi

Pam Santacroce


Samantha Polizzi

Jerry Souza, RN

Director of Cardiovascular Services, Dominican Hospital