Natividad Foundation brings people together to enhance and strengthen Natividad, the one place that safeguards the lives and livelihoods of everyone in Monterey County. We are honored to serve our community, and dedicated as agents for positive change. With your support, we’re transforming health care into healing.

We Heal Our Community

Work with us to transform health care 
into healing.

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Natividad Foundation enriches Natividad’s  services and improves the health of our community. Our partners fund critical programs, medical equipment, services and modernization projects to enhance the medical center’s health care services.

Located in beautiful Salinas, California, Natividad is an acute care hospital and Trauma center dedicated to providing high-​quality health care to everyone, including the vulnerable. Founded in 1886, the 172-​bed hospital is owned and operated by the County of Monterey and offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic, and specialty health care services.


Our Mission

Natividad Foundation brings people together to strengthen Natividad and create a healthier community. Together with our partners, we help Natividad provide high-​quality health care and trauma services for everyone in Monterey County, including the vulnerable.


Our Vision

Natividad Foundation is an essential partner to Natividad and provides the financial and program resources it needs to enhance its health care services. Our public-​private partnerships transform health care into solutions that heal people and create a healthier community.

Our public-​private partnerships help Natividad go above and beyond what it could do on its own. Providing funding for medical equipment, programs and training helps ensure all patients get the best care. Together, we help innovate so Natividad can provide the best medical and emotional outcomes for all in Monterey County.

Our Staff


Jennifer L. Williams-Carpenter, M.A., CFRE

President & CEO

Ms. Williams joined the Foundation staff as Director of Development in 2002. Born and raised in Ohio, she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, as well as a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Read More

Lisa Rico

Lisa Rico, MPH

Director of Development

Ms. Rico is responsible for managing all grants and operations for Natividad Foundation. She received her Master of Public Health from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Davis. Read more

Lori Grimes


Lori joined Natividad Foundation in 2011. She brings more than 30 years of experience in accounting working with various not-​for-​profit organizations. Read more

Pam Powell

Executive Assistant to Philanthropy

Ms. Powell joined the staff of Natividad Foundation in 2015.  She was born in Santa Cruz and now splits her time between Salinas and her home in Groveland, CA. Ms. Powell has 35 years of experience working with nonprofits. She attended Blackbaud University to receive certification in Raiser’s Edge — the industry leader in constituent relationship management software. Read more

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Yadira Hobby, MBA

Director of Annual Programs

Yadira Hobby joined Natividad Foundation in 2022 as a Director of Annual Programs. Her most recent work was as a Development Coordinator with Big Sur Land Trust, where she was responsible for managing donor relations and events. Read more

Our Board of Directors

Jeffrey Bass, M.D.

Chair of Natividad Foundation, Vituity

Jeffrey Bass, M.D., is double Boarded in Emergency and Internal Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Emergency Medicine training at the University of Mississippi, where he was chief resident. Prior to assuming his duties as Regional Director of California Emergency Physicians, he was the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Natividad. Read more

Emmett Linder

Vice Chair of Natividad Foundation, Director of Mission Engagement, Driscoll's, Inc.

Mr. Linder was born and raised in Salinas, California, and attended both Palma High School and Hartnell College. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agricultural Business Management. Mr. Linder has been employed at Driscoll’s for more than 38 years holding various positions in the areas of cooling, shipping, supply chain, product quality, organic compliance, and food safety. His current role is Director of Mission Engagement. Read more

Maria Boisvert, AWM

Treasurer of Natividad Foundation and Senior Vice President-Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management

Ms. Boisvert is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management in the San Jose office for over 35 years, where she helps affluent individuals and their families achieve their financial goals by creating and implementing comprehensive wealth management strategies. Read more

Craig A. Walls, M.D., PhD, FACEP

Secretary of Natividad Foundation, Chief Medical Officer, Natividad, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Specializing in emergency medicine, Dr. Walls treats patients suffering from a wide range of acute illnesses and injuries at Natividad’s Emergency Department. Read more

John D'Arrigo

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, D'Arrigo California

Mr. D’Arrigo is the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of D’Arrigo California, a vertically integrated grower, packer and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables in California and Arizona. Read more

Peter Chandler, M.D.

Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology Services, Natividad

Dr. Chandler is the Assistant Chief of Staff and Obstetrics & Gynecology Service Director at Natividad. Prior to joining Natividad’s Medical Staff, he practiced in Vancouver, Washington, and was active in outpatient gynecology resident education. Read more

Stephen W. Goldman

Principal, SSB Construction

Mr. Goldman has spent the last 28 years in the construction industry, and works in every aspect of the business. As a young man growing up in Salinas around the construction business, he understood the importance of developing long-​term relationships with clients, and says it’s one of the things that make his job rewarding. Read more


Charles R. Harris

Ex-officio Member | Chief Executive Officer, Natividad

Dr. Chad Harris is the CEO at Natividad. He has served as Chief Medical Officer – Quality Assurance at Natividad, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief of Staff. He is a family medicine hospitalist and an HIV clinic provider. Dr. Harris is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Clinical Informatics. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/​Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his family medicine internship and residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.


Jennifer Hollingsworth

Business Dev/ Officer/Ass’t. VP, Wells Fargo

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Sheri L Cline

Pinnacle Bank, Vice President

Ms. Cline is Vice President with Pinnacle Bank in Salinas.  Sheri has over 40 years working only with community banks in Salinas. Read more

Marcia Atkinson

CPA, Jeffrey Wriedt & Co.

For over 23 years, Marcia Atkinson has been a CPA and shareholder with Jeffrey Wriedt & Co., a local company with a concentration in accounting and tax services for small businesses, individuals and non-​profits. Marcia received her Master of Science degree in Taxation from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an Accountancy Option, from California State University, Fresno. Read more

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Ted Lorono

VP Client Services, Pinnacle Bank

Mr. Lorono is a Vice President, Client Service Manager with Pinnacle Bank in their Salinas location. Ted has over 25 years in banking, working in Salinas and other communities in the area. Ted’s primary focus is assisting businesses and individuals to achieve their financial goals. Read more