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Employee Education and Development

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Sansum Clinic knows the value of investing in employee education and development. Through the generous support of donors, the McNamara Fund for Professional Enrichment and Education, and the Nursing Scholarship Program help to support both clinical and non-clinical employees with educational endeavors, enabling them to reach their career goals.

The following recipients were awarded grants and scholarships in 2023 toward development in their respective fields and careers. These programs continue to make a direct impact on our community, offering the assistance deserving staff need in order to afford high education, and by developing our next generation of leaders.

McNamara Fund Recipients

  • Ayanna Boyce, Genetic Counselor II, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center 
  • Jose Diaz, Jr., Applications Analyst, EHR Revenue Cycle
  • Jill Fonte, Director of Marketing/Public Information Officer, Corporate - Marketing 
  • Karen Fu, Clinical Research Coordinator, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
  • Diana Gutierrez, Remote Monitoring Technician, Pueblo - Cardiology
  • Daniel Holguin, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Department
  • Yecenia Jaramillo, Endoscopy Technician II, Pueblo – Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Anthony Romero, Facilities Coordinator, Maintenance Department
  • Devin Scott, Manager of Philanthropy & Donor Strategy, Corporate - Philanthropy 

Nursing Scholarship Recipients

  • Megan Ceriale, Registered Nurse Specialist, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
  • Sarah Gomez, Registered Nurse, Triage, Hitchcock - Pediatrics
  • Baylee Gregory, Medical Assistant, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Solvang
  • Cyndi Guerrero, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Pesetas - Urgent Care
  • Kim Hurley, Director, Operations, Corporate Admin 
  • Sabrina Loza, Medical Assistant, Hitchcock - Pediatrics
  • Cindy Mathes, Registered Nurse, Manager, Pulmonary
  • Itzel Mayo, Orthopedic Technician, Pesetas - Urgent Care 

Dr James and Chris McNamara

Special thanks to Dr. James and Chris McNamara for establishing the McNamara Fund for Professional Enrichment and Education, and to the many donors who have chosen to support the McNamara Fund.

Nursing Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of John C. Mithum Foundation.

If you would like information about making a gift to the McNamara Fund for Professional Enrichment and Education or Nursing Scholarships, please contact Dru A. Hartley, Director of Philanthropy at or (805) 681-7726.


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