Meet the Foundation Staff
Richard E. Yochum, FACHE
President/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yochum, has been employed at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) since
1978, and has served in his current capacity since 1993.
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, Chairman of the California Healthcare Insurance
Company (CHI, Optima), Board Member, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), Board
Member, Inter Valley Health Plan and, Association Member of the L.A. County
He has served as the 2011 Chairman of the Hospital Association of So. California
(HASC), Board Member of the California Hospital Association (CHA), 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, American Red Cross, Pomona Valley Chapter; and Past Board Member,
Pomona Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Yochum has received the following Recognitions: National Health Foundation
Recipient Award 2012; Los Angeles Business Journal, Hospital CEO Award
2012; Los Angeles Business Journal, 1994; Health Care Who’s Who,
1994-2016; 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;.Excellence in Hospital Administration
Award, Inland Valley News, 2016.
Mr. Yochum has also been an instructor and lecturer at the University of
La Verne, Pasadena City College, and at various seminars and conferences.
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 and recently promoted to Database Administrator. Sue
likes to take the initiative and learn new things, including how current
and future technology influences philanthropy. She was born and raised
in Preston, Lancashire, England and served 5 years with the Women's
Royal Naval Service in communications. She resides in Pomona and can actually
walk to work! She likes to spend time with her daughter, Rachel, who is
studying to become a veterinarian and their 13 year old dog, Buster and
5 year old Sulcata tortoise, Rocky - who currently weighs 45Ib!
Foundation Administration Assistant
Digna joined PVHMC Foundation April 2019 as administrative assistant. She
graduated Chaffey High School in 2003 and has a background in the banking
industry before coming to work in the Finance department at PVHMC in 2015.
Digna was eager to volunteer for foundation events as soon she heard about
them, and as a result became more interested in the fundraising. Digna
loved the idea of working for a department that does so much for patients
and the community. She currently lives in Ontario with her husband, Alex
and their three children Angeline, Mali and Ariana as well as their 4-year-old
dog Stella. In her spare time Digna enjoys spending time with her family
and friends. In the future when her children have left the nest, Digna
plans to travel and see the world with her husband.