Maryvale Board of Directors

IMG_1929Pictured: Sr. Elizabeth Riddell, Jacquie Dolan, Sr. Patricia Miguel, Sr. Estela Morales, Marsha Chan, Sr. Betty Marie Dunkel, Nabil Said, Michael Amerio (not pictured)

Sister Patricia Miguel
Daughter of Charity, MSW

Sister Patricia Miguel joined the Daughters of Charity in 1982 and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Province. Sister Patricia’s affiliation with the Daughters of Charity began a year after she completed her undergraduate studies at College of Notre Dame, now known as the University of Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College.

As a clinical social worker, Sister Patricia worked in elementary schools and residential treatment facilities including Maryvale. She was a counselor at St. Francis Medical Center's Children Counseling Center and a mission leader for St. Vincent Medical Center. She has served on the board for the South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (LAMP), a community program that empowers disadvantaged women and their families. She has also served on the Board of Directors for several hospitals.

While at Maryvale from 1992 to 2006, Sister Patricia held the positions of supervisor for the night and on-call staff, liaison with the outreach program and Director of the Foster Family Program. 

Jacquie Dolan
Vice-Chairperson, Community Volunteer and Children's Advocate

Mrs. Dolan has been a long time supporter of Maryvale and advocate for children. She began her relationship with Maryvale in 1968 when she joined the Orphanage Guild Juniors holding leadership positions from 1969 to 1979. In 1980, Mrs. Dolan joined Maryvale's Advisory Board and served as Chair of the Advisory Board beginning in 1999 until 2011 when she was appointed to the Board of Directors. In addition to her work with Maryvale, Mrs. Dolan has served as Chairperson of the Children's Research Institute of California's Foster Care Policy Board of Los Angeles, a Member of the California Children's Lobby Foster Care Policy Board, Founding President for Friends of Child Advocates a non-profit corporation which supports the Los Angeles County Superior Court Child Advocates Office, helped chair the preliminary meetings to establish the California Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association and served as President of the CASA Board of Directors from 1990-1993. She has been a member of the CASA Los Angeles Board of Directors since 2007 and Chair of its Development Committee since 2008. Mrs. Dolan has also served on numerous Advisory Committees including the Community Advisory Committee to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in 1990 and was appointed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, Malcolm M. Lucas, to the Judicial Council Performance Procedures Standing Advisory Committee. 

Mrs. Dolan brings a wealth of experience to Maryvale including a demonstrated interest in Maryvale's Mission, governance experience and expertise, leadership skills, policy development, strategic planning, investment management, knowledge of the service population, knowledge of the community and access to local organizations, knowledge of the types of services provided by the organization, access to community leaders, access to political representatives, knowledge of legislative and state/federal budgetary processes, public recognition and respect, resource development and fundraising, and knowledge of the government sector.

Marsha Chan
Secretary-Treasurer, Pharm D, MBA, FACHE, Chief Administrative Officer, Cynosure Health Solutions

Dr. Chan is a Doctor of Pharmacy and has a Masters of Business Administration. She is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Cynosure Health Solutions, whose team provides a diverse portfolio of healthcare consulting, capacity building and implementation services targeted to quality improvement and patient safety. Prior to joining Cynosure, Dr. Chan spent nearly 24 years with the Daughters of Charity Health System St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood California most recently serving as Senior Vice President/Chief Quality Officer & Corporate Responsibility Officer.

Dr. Chan generously shares her knowledge and experience including a demonstrated interest in Maryvale’s Mission, governance expertise, leadership skills, policy development, strategic planning, knowledge of Maryvale’s service population, knowledge of the community and access to local organizations, knowledge of the types of services provided by Maryvale, and quality/performance improvement risk management. She joined the Maryvale Board of Directors in 2008 and has served as Secretary/Treasurer since 2011 as well as currently Chairing the Performance & Quality Improvement and Strategic Planning committees.


Michael P. Amerio
Partner, Lucas Horsfall, LLP

150x200-AmerioMike Amerio is the Managing Partner at Lucas Horsfall. He has more than 20 years of public accounting experience. He provides audit, income tax and business advisory services to privately held companies and individuals in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, insurance brokerage and not­-for-profit organizations. These services have been rendered to clients ranging in size from start-ups to middle market businesses. Additionally, Mike has substantial experience with employee benefit plan audits. Mike was recently named Treasurer for the City of Sierra Madre in April 2016.

Mike is a graduate of San Diego State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Michael is an active member in various business and civic community activities including volunteering with various youth sports leagues. He lives in Sierra Madre with his wife, Cynthia, and their three sons.


Sister Betty Marie Dunkel
Social Ministries Council, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Province of the West, St. Louise Regional Hospital

Sister Betty Marie is a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. She has both a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration and is serving on the Provincial Council for the Daughters of Charity Province of the West as Councillor of Social Ministries. Prior to her appointment to the Provincial Council, Sister Betty Marie served as Maryvale’s Executive Director from December 2005 until February 2009. Sister Betty Marie served in residential treatment centers for 24 years, starting out in childcare at Maryvale; and has held positions as Assistant Executive Director at Mt. St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth’s in San Francisco and Executive Director at St. Vincent’s in Santa Barbara. She served as the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico for nine years.

Sister Betty Marie has served on numerous Boards during her 50 years as a Daughter of Charity: St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Los Angeles, O’Connor Medical Center in San Jose, Mt. St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth in San Francisco, Seton Medical Center in Daly City and St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. In addition to Maryvale, she currently serves on the Boards at St. Vincent’s in Santa Barbara, Villa Caridad in Santa Barbara, Mt. St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth’s in San Francisco, and on the Corporate Boards of the Daughters of Charity Health System and the Daughters of Charity Ministry Services Corporation. She is also on the Boards of Vincentian Services Corps in Daly City, Life Sharing, Inc. in Tuba City, Arizona, Rosalie Rendu Center in East Palo Alto, and Give Me a Chance, Inc. in Ogden, Utah.

Sister brings much knowledge and experience to her work on the Board including a demonstrated interest in Maryvale’s Mission, governance, leadership, policy development, strategic planning, business planning, public relations, as well as knowledge of Maryvale’s service population, the types of services provided by Maryvale, legislative and state/federal budgetary processes, and fundraising. Sister has been a member of Maryvale’s Board of Directors of Maryvale at various times throughout the past 30 years, and currently since 2009.


Sister Estela Morales
Daughter of Charity, MSW, Executive Director, Mount St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth

Sister Estela Morales is a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Sister Estela began working for The Epiphany Center in San Francisco in 1989 and has been the Executive Director since 2008. In addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, she has 30 years of supervisory experience in social service agencies. Prior to her time as Executive Director, she directed day care for young children as well as residential programs for young children and adolescents. She has over 20 years of experience working with special needs infants and their parents and served on a primary health care project in Lima, Peru. She also worked with migrant workers in central California and is bilingual Spanish.

Sister Estela has a long history with Maryvale having served as a Teacher and Director of the Day Care Center program from 1971-1978 and Director of the Residential Program from 1983-1984. Sr. Estela joined the Board in November 2007. She currently Chairs the Personnel Committee. Sister Estela’s knowledge and experience includes a demonstrated interest in Maryvale’s Mission, governance expertise, policy development, strategic planning, knowledge of Maryvale’s service population, knowledge of the types of services provided by Maryvale, and resource development and fundraising.


Sister Elizabeth Riddell
Daughter of Charity, Executive Director of Life Sharing Center, Tuba City, AZ

Sister Elizabeth Riddell is a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Prior to becoming a Daughter of Charity, Sister Elizabeth spent 23 years in the aerospace industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. 

She has used her experience and knowledge of government contracting and procurement in her assignments as a Daughter of Charity. At Our Lady of the Visitation School in San Francisco, Sister Elizabeth implemented the National School Lunch program for low income students and also automated the school’s library. 

Since 2013, she has served as the Executive Director of Life Sharing Center, a food bank and social service agency located in Tuba City, AZ. In this ministry, she serves Native Americans living on Navajo, Hopi and Southern Paiute tribal lands.


Nabil A. Said
Space Electronics Engineer (retired)

Nabil Said has spent 46 years in the Space Engineering field specializing in design of special purpose computers for military and civil satellites. Nabil is a graduate of California State University having earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering and a graduate of the UCLA Executive Business Program.

Nabil started his professional career working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech for nine years designing special computers on the Voyager and Galileo Spacecraft. Subsequently, he spent 32 years at Northrop Grumman as a Program Director, responsible for the development of Secure, Anti-Jam Communication Satellite programs for the US Air Force. Nabil spent the last 5 years of his professional career at Lockheed Martin as a Program Director for the US Airforce Space Based Infrared Sensor Payload as part of North American Early Missile Warning System.

Along with being a member of the Board, Nabil is an active volunteer with the children at Maryvale. Nabil has been married for 42 years and has three daughters and four grandchildren