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1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 101
Ventura, CA 93003

Leadership

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Lanyard K. Dial, MD President/CEO and Medical Director

In 1986, Dr. Dial became the Medical Director of Livingston Visiting Nurse Association and in 1986 he created Ventura County’s first Medicare Certified Hospice at Livingston. In July of 2007, Dr. Dial became Livingston’s CEO/President and Medical Director and continues to serve in that capacity.

Dr. Dial received his Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1981. His academic honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha societies. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Family Practice (1984) and holds Certificates of Added Qualifications in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His faculty appointment is as a UCLA Associate Professor of Family Medicine.

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Teresa Pavan, RN, BSHS Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Teresa “Tree” Pavan is the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer since 2013. She started her career in Oncology at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and moved to Ventura County 23 years ago where she continued her Oncology nursing career at West Hills Hospital. In 2000, she joined Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association as Hospice Nurse.  Since then she has held roles at Livingston as Home Health Nursing Supervisor, Hospice Assistant Director, and Hospice Director.  Her current role as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer provides oversight for Livingston’s clinical services in Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, and CareGivers departments.  Ms. Pavan serves on the community advisory board for the Cal State Channel Island Nursing Program.  She is a strong advocate for High Quality Home Care and Hospice care for all.

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Mark Minnis Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Mark Minnis is the Chief Financial Officer of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association since 2008.  In 1982, Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach.  He achieved the academic honor of graduating with Distinction and qualified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.  His employment history includes over 30 years of experience in Non-Profit Health Care.

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Jeanette Cunningham, RN, BSN, PHN Compliance & Privacy Officer

Jeanette Cunningham is the Compliance and Privacy Officer since 2017. Jeanette graduated from Arizona State University with a BSN, PHN in 1983.  She spent her early career as a nurse in Cardiac telemetry, Urgent Care, Neuro ICU, Chemotherapy Clinic and Home Health Care.  Jeanette began working with Livingston in 1997 as a field RN for many years, then became a team leader for the weekend and worked in the office correcting OASIS. She quickly moved became a Nursing Supervisor and then one of the Directors of Patient Care Services for Home Health.  Jeanette is dedicated to the Livingston mission and quality of care provided to all patients.

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Molly Corbett VP/Chief Administrative Officer

Molly has been in our office since February 20th, 2018. She brings a new breath of enthusiasm and passion to our fundraising efforts. Molly holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola University and an MA in Political Science from University of Colorado – Denver. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. Molly and her family recently relocated to Ventura to be closer to her mom and sisters. Prior to coming to Livingston she worked at an international NGO in Los Angeles and was the founder and director of a nonprofit in Baltimore, Maryland that provides services to women seeking asylum. Shortly after arriving in California, her mother suffered a stroke and was admitted to hospice.

Molly said, “My sisters and I are so grateful for the nurses and caregivers that provided care for my mom during her final days. They eased a most difficult journey for me and my family.” It was because of this
experience that when Molly heard about the position at Livingston she was immediately interested. “I am
thrilled to be joining such a wonderful organization and an amazing development team. I know my mom
would be proud of the work I am doing here at Livingston.” Molly is also grateful for the opportunity to work close to home. Her previous commute to Los Angeles did not allow much time for her family. She has a husband and two teenage children. They enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling together.

Board

Laura K. McAvoy
Chairman of the Board

 

Thomas P. Pecht
Vice Chair and Treasurer

 

Ric Ruffinelli
Vice Chair

 

William J. Kearney
Secretary

Joan R Araujo, RN, MHSA
John Fankhauser, MD, MHA, FAAFP
Jurgen Gramckow
Banks Staples Pecht
Martin Pops, MD
C. Albert Reeves, MD
Robert Streeter, MD
Adam Thunell, VACHE
Jane Donlon Waters, RN, MSN