Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation

Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation
Integrity, Stewardship, Innovation, Commitment

The Mission

The Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation was created to advance the health and wellness of vulnerable populations in Imperial County.

The Vision

To ensure healthy people are living full lives in Imperial Valley.

Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation was created to help address a critical health funding gap in Imperial County, whose population suffers from shocking health and environmental health problems despite the county’s importance to our nation’s food supply and clean energy goals. The new foundation was created specifically to tackle the county’s health inequities.

Learn more about the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation.

Board of Trustees

The Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Its board is made up of community leaders in healthcare, business, government and the nonprofit industry who have committed to the Imperial Wellness Foundation’s mission, vision and values for the betterment of Imperial County.

Cathy Kennerson | Board Chair

Chief Strategic Officer
El Centro Regional Medical Center

Alex Cardenas

Executive Director
CASA of Imperial County

Sara Griffen

Executive Director
Imperial Valley Food Bank

Jeff Hester

Credit Officer/SVP

Jaime Honold

Burgers & Beer Restaurants

Helina Hoyt

Nursing Program Coordinator
San Diego State University, Imperial Valley

Anne Irigoyen

Chief Operating Officer
Ametza, LLC and Kuhn Hay, Inc.

Jose Landeros

Vice President
David H West Insurance

Stephen Jaime

Clinical Nurse Specialist of Diabetes Education
El Centro Regional Medical Center

Timothy E. Kelley

President & Chief Executive Officer
Imperial Valley Economic Development Commission

Dennis Morita

Dennis Morita, Esq.

Allen Tyler

Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance

Honorary Council

Adolphe Edward

Chief Executive Officer
El Centro Regional Medical Center

Todd Finnell

Imperial County Office of Education

Martha Garcia

Imperial Valley College

Kathleen Lang

Vice President Regional Operations
California Health & Wellness

Larry Lewis

Chief Executive Officer
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District

Gregorio A. Ponce

San Diego State University, Imperial Valley

Haydee Rodriguez

Central Union High School

Sara Sanders

Chief Development Officer
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo


With fundraising support and participation, the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation will underwrite and support organizations and individuals that are solving the health problems of Imperial County and promoting the wellness of its hardworking population.


Contact Us

P.O. Box 3005
El Centro, 92244