Board Members

Executive Board

Ron Callahan


Ron has been a volunteer with the Auxiliary for 4 years and serving on the Board of Directors for 3 years. He oversees the Gift Shop operations and staff. He recently retired from UCSD Student Services as a senior web developer. During his 30 year career in Information Technology, he held several senior management positions.

Ron served on the Board of Directors of Wellness Network (now AIDS Partnership Michigan) and while in that role, received two 'Spirit of Detroit' awards for his support of the agencies that were at the forefront of the AIDS crisis. Ron and his partner at the time ran a daily home delivered hot meal service that supported over 150 people with AIDS that had become food insecure as the progression of AIDS had made working impossible.

Linda Sue Rosefsky

Vice President – General Operations

Linda Sue has been a volunteer at DRMC (previously Desert Hospital) since 1995 and has served in many departments over the years. She was very active in the Special Care Unit which had been set up during the AIDS pandemic to care for those who were HIV+/AIDS infected. She chaired the Patient Relations Program, which has just been reactivated after a six year hiatus, worked at the front desk, the ICU waiting room and is the Editor/Publisher of THE VOLUNTEERS’ VOICE, the newsletter issued by the Volunteer Department. For much of her time as a volunteer, she has been a member of the DRMC Auxiliary Board serving in many various capacities and is currently the Vice President, General Operations.

Linda Sue is a Marriage, Family Therapist, now retired and has been involved with the HIV/AIDS pandemic since 1987. Upon moving to Palm Springs in 1991, she continued her “work” with HIV/AIDS at the DAP and was the volunteer coordinator of their Volunteer Testing Program from 1996 until 2014.

David Dibley

Vice President – Finance

Dave was initially a volunteer in Errands & Escorts. During the pandemic Dave focused his skills on helping the Gift Shop perform some restructuring and reorganization of the Gift Shop's accounting software.

Ernest Sussman


Ernest just celebrated 40 years of volunteering with the Auxiliary. He started in Admitting and is now volunteering in Radiology. Ernest brings a background in advertising and printing to the Auxiliary.

He has been the board's Treasurer for 17 years. As part of his service to the Auxiliary and to the patients of the hospital, Ernest became a notary. In his 'spare' time, Ernest runs a healing bed and breakfast.

Barbara Elg

Corresponding Secretary

Barbara has been on the Auxiliary Board for 7 years as the Corresponding Secretary, and has been a volunteer for 10 years. She has the task of overseeing the grants that the Auxiliary gives out each year, She is Retired from the City of Palm Springs where she was the Risk Management Specialist working with the employees on their health benefits for over 28 years.

Peter Richardson

Recording Secretary

Peter, who has just finished his tenure as the president of the board, is embarking on a new journey as the Recording Secretary. During his time as president, he worked diligently and was relentless in his pursuit of excellence for the organization. His dedication to the Auxiliary and the various causes it champions has been unwavering. His efforts have not only been beneficial for the organization but have also significantly contributed to the overall betterment of the causes they support. As he transitions into his new role, we look forward to his continued commitment and the positive impact it will bring.


Ken Leitner - Communications

Joan Wolff - Hospitality

Dennis Bonola - Membership

Rick Gooch - Fundraising

Lisa Morand - Scholarship

Members At Large

Dick Weismann

Joanne Smith

Noel Martinez

Gary Smith

Advisory Board

Barbara Elg

Ernest Sussman

Joan Wolff

Bruce Padula