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Palomar Health Foundation appoints new chairman, vice chairman

Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Evangeline J. (“Ginger”) Larson as its new chairman and Harvey Hershkowitz as vice chairman effective July 1, 2017.

“Their appointments carry on a vision of tapping board leaders in the Inland North County with the passion and purpose to address the growing needs of the communities served by the Palomar Health District. This includes a successful era of fundraising and services that increasingly emphasize a patient-first experience,” said a statement from the foundation.

Ginger Larson

Ginger Larson is an established real estate and business attorney in Southern California. She brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the board. Based in the North County, Larson’s practice extends from downtown San Diego to Temecula and Orange County. She focuses on commercial and residential real estate and business transactions and litigation for individuals and entities. She is known as a deal-maker, not a deal breaker.

As a wife, mother, and longtime community volunteer, Larson brings a depth of leadership and knowledge to her volunteer role. She has previously served as Vice Chair of Palomar Health Foundation, Chair of PowayOnStage, and numerous other volunteer activities.

Larson holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University. She is a member of the Real Property section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Harvey Hershkowitz has served on numerous boards and advisory groups within the healthcare industry. He also has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry including consulting, IT, software, sales, professional services, management, building, and development.

Harvey Hershkowitz

Hershkowitz brings a successful business perspective and track record to the board. He has helped launch start-ups, raised capital, and positioned corporations in the global market. In the role of CEO and industry innovator, Hershkowitz has led companies in IT, business, residential, commercial development, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and healthcare construction.

Hershkowitz holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

Guided by its board leadership, Palomar Health Foundation will continue to seek philanthropic support for hospital technology and equipment, programs, services, community initiatives, outreach programs, health education, and other needs identified by Palomar Health.

Jean Larsen, president and chief philanthropy officer, expressed excitement about the new board leaders.   “Both Ginger and Harvey understand North San Diego County and are committed to its health and wellbeing. They understand how Palomar Health’s system serves those living within the region with a Patient First experience,” Larsen said. “We are grateful for their leadership and future contributions to this dynamic board.”

Palomar Health Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization raising annual funds to support the highest and most urgent needs of Palomar Health District Hospitals, which include Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Poway, and Palomar Hospital-Downtown Campus.

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