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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, February 8, 2013

New Trustee at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation

Jean Smith has been elected to the volunteer board of trustees for the not-for-profit Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation.


Established in 1988, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation is dedicated to supporting Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH). The Foundation’s recent capital campaign raised a total of $14.3 million for the new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

Ms. Smith is a founding partner of Walpole & Co., LLP, a Goleta-based accounting firm established in 1974. She is a board member of PathPoint and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She is also the past president of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (formerly American Society of Women Accountants) as well as a member the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council.

Current trustees of the board include Earl Armstrong, Joan Bennett, Jeffrey Bermant, Jean Blois, Robin Cederlof, Andy Clark, Robert Fatch, Dennis Franks, Valerie Fuette, Joanne Funari, Lawrence Harter, MD, Jeffrey Kruthers, Bruce Mc Fadden, MD and Lynda Nahra.