Meet the Foundation Staff
Richard E. Yochum, FACHE
Mr. Yochum, President/Chief Executive Officer, has served in his present
capacity since 1993 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC),
and has been employed at the Hospital since 1978. Before coming to PVHMC,
he served as an Assistant Administrator at City of Hope National Medical
Center, in Duarte, California.
He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Loyola University,
L.A. and a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from Cornell University,
Ithaca, N.Y. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
In addition to his responsibilities at PVHMC, Mr. Yochum also serves as
President of the PVHMC Foundation. He is active in many professional and
community agencies including:
- Board Member & Officer of the Hospital Association of So. California (HASC)
- Board Member of the California Hospital Association (CHA)
- Board member & Officer of the California Healthcare Insurance Company
- Board Member, VHA West Coast
- Board Member, Inter Valley Health Plan
- Board Member of the L.A. County Fair Association
- Member of the President’s Council of California State Polytechnic
- Member of the President’s Society of University of La Verne
- Member of the President’s Society of Mt. San Antonio College
He served as former Board Member of Mt. Baldy United Way, Boy Scouts of
America, and McKinley Children’s Center; Past President, Pomona
Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman of the Board, Pomona Valley Red Cross;
and Past Board Member Pomona Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Yochum has received the following Recognitions: Los Angeles Business
Journal, Health Care Who’s Who, 1994; Boy Scouts of America, Good
Scout of the Year, 1998; Los Angeles Times Most Influential People, 2000;
Inland Empire Leaders of Distinction, 2001; Congressional Record, House
of Representatives Private Sector Award, 2003; Boys and Girls Club, Golden
Hands Achievement Award, 2003; Pomona Chamber of Commerce Community Award for 2004.
Mr. Yochum has also been an instructor and lecturer at the University of
La Verne, Pasadena City College, and at various seminars and conferences.
Mr. Yochum resides in Glendora with his wife.
Vice President of Development
Jim joined Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation as Vice President
of Development in January 2009. Jim began his fund development career
in 1999 as Vice President of Major Gifts at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
in Newport Beach, CA. At Hoag, he was in charge of the successful $75
million capital Campaign for the Bill & Sue Gross Women's Pavilion.
In 2006, Jim accepted the position of Executive Vice President and COO
of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, in Scottsdale, Arizona and remained
at Scottsdale Healthcare until he joined Pomona Valley Hospital Medical
Center in January 2009.
Jim finds Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) to be an important
element of the quality of life to the community it serves. The high quality
of the Hospital physicians and staff, along with providing the latest
in technology, is a testament to the commitment of the Hospital’s
leadership to provide excellence in healthcare to every patient the Hospital serves.
The members of the three boards of the Hospital, Foundation, and Auxiliary
are extremely loyal to the Hospital and their local governance is another
factor in what makes PVHMC such a special community and regional medical center.
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Chapman
University in Orange, CA and his Masters of International Management from
the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Jim and his wife Cheri live in Tustin, CA. They have a son, Alex, who is
in college studying to become a chef.
Glenda J. Ferguson
Director of Development
In 1988, Glenda was hired as the Administrative Assistant in the Foundation
Department. In 1999, she set a goal to move up in the department and returned
to college and graduated in 2004 from University of Redlands with her
Bachelors in Business Management. In 2008, she was promoted to her current
role as Director of Development.
Her responsibilities include Special Events: Power of Red; Heartbeat Gala;
and the Annual Wine Tasting Event. She is also tasked with the Annual
Giving program; Donor Relations and Major Gifts.
Glenda enjoys working in fund development because it’s a job that
promotes “good feelings”. She says, “Seeing so many
projects that I’ve worked on throughout the years like The Robert
and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center; Stead Heart & Vascular
Center and the Emergency Room Expansion projects come to life after a
successful fundraising campaign is very rewarding and I feel very fortunate
to work with and meet people who support the mission of the Hospital through
She lives in Riverside with her husband, Charlie and her 1 year-old pup,
Lexi, a purebred Maltese. She has two daughters, Ashley (32) who is a 5th grade teacher in Chino Hills and Brooke (26) a musician working and living
in Studio City. Glenda is an avid bowler, has taken up golf and enjoys
time with family and friends.
Sue joined the PVHMC Foundation in 1997 as the part-time Clerical Support.
Since then she has held a number of positions within the Foundation, including
Executive Secretary, Development Assistant and Database & Prospect
Research Specialist. Sue likes to take the initiative and learn new things,
including how current and future technology influences philanthropy.
Haidi joined Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) Foundation in
October, 2011 as Foundation Assistant. She is a graduate of St. Lucy's
Priory High School, Glendora. Haidi holds a Bachelor degree in Business
Management from University of Phoenix and a Master degree in Business
Administration from American Intercontinental University. Haidi was born
in Guatemala, which makes her fluent in spanish and is proud of her Latin
background and culture. She is from a medical family background and enjoys
working in a hospital setting.