Avalon Medical Development Board
J. Paul DeMyer
Board member and Immediate Past Chairman
“Paul” DeMyer joined the board in 2008. He works as a Group Vice-President for the Santa Catalina Island Company and is president of Hamilton Land Holdings, Inc. An active Rotarian Paul is eager to help his community and the medical center be the best it can be. He explains, “the Catalina Island Medical Center has grown and survived the many challenges it has faced in the past. I hope to be able to to help it continue to grow as a successful organization.”
Conrado Vega is a long time island resident. He manages several businesses in town and has raised his family here.
Marine Institute at Toyon Bay, Fox Landing and Cherry Cove. A 30-year resident of the island, Ross sees his tenure on the board as an opportunity to give back to the island community. He feels “Catalina Island Medical Center is a vital part of our community.”Ross Turner is the founder and Executive Director of Guided Discoveries, which operates the Catalina Island
Lisa Moss has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration. She works as the Director of Human Resources at the Catalina Island Conservancy. Prior to moving to “beautiful” Catalina in 2011 Lisa Moss, a San Diego native worked in high end retail and volunteered at “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” with the American Cancer Society and at Rady’s Children’s Hospital.
Beatrice Van Every
Beatrice Van Every has “loved” coming to Catalina regularly since childhood. She retired ten years ago after working extensively with physicians, hospitals and HMO’s in a variety of capacities. Her interests and expertise make her an asset to the board. An avid sail boater, Bea and her husband Scott (a CIMC Foundation trustee) purchased a home and recently moved to the island full time.
Catrina Awalt grew up in San Diego. She has lived on Catalina Island for 33 years. She is co-owner of two local businesses — Two’s Company and Jewels of Interest. She was Board Chairperson for the Catalina Chamber of Commerce. As a director of the non-profit “Avalon Beautiful” she helped to create “Old Ben” Park. She brings years of experience and unity of purpose help to guide CIMC into the future.
Michael Ponce was born in Orangevale, CA and has lived in Avalon for 19 years. He served on the AMDC Board from 2000-2006 and was a City Councilman from 2006-2014. Michael is Board President for CHOICES and a member of the Avalon Planning Commission. He works at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals. With a history of working to improve the quality of life on the island he will make an important contribution to the AMDC Board.