Executive Officers

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Raggio has been employed as the chief executive officer of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) since 1998. He came to LVMC in 1980 and managed the clinical laboratory. His responsibilities were expanded in 1987 when he was promoted to Director of Clinical Services. He left the district in 1995 to become administrator of a multi-specialty medical group in Lompoc and returned to LVMC in 1998 as CEO

Other Officers

  • Chief Operations Officer
    Dr. Naishadh Buch, Pharm.D
  • Chief Information Officer
    James P. White
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Wayne L. Mills
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
    Edwin Braxton, MSHRM
  • Chief of Staff,
    Lisa Ercolini-Bhatia, MD
  • Chief Nurse Executive
    Jayne Scalise, RN

Nursing Directorate

  • Chief Nurse Executive
    Jayne Scalise, RN
  • Assistant Nurse Executive
    Yvette Cope, MSN
  • Director of Medical/Surgical Services
    Sasha Keller, BSN
  • Director of Critical Care Unit
    Vanessa Barnes, BSN
  • Director of Perinatal Services
    Sue Willcox, BSN
  • Director of Emergency Services
    Lorraine Jones, MSN
  • Director of Perioperative Services
    Katie Gorndt, BSN
  • Director of Nursing, Comprehensive Care Center
    Riitta Speer, MSN
  • Director of Nursing, Champion Center
    Tracy Miller, MSN

Facility Administrators

  • Administrator, Lompoc Valley Medical Center
    Jim Raggio
  • Administrator, Comprehensive Care Center
    Katie Ellis, MSN
  • Administrator, Champion Center
    Steve Collier, RN

Board of Directors

Ray Down, Board President

Ray Down graduated from Cal Poly in 1970 and has enjoyed a financial career on the Central Coast for 30 plus years. He and his wife, Alice, live in Lompoc and have four children. He was appointed to the Board in 1973 and has been re-elected every four years since.

David L. McAninch, III M.D.

Board-certified radiologist, has been a member of the medical staff since 1983 and a Board member since 2000. He received his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine in 1979 and is currently the medical director of the diagnostic imaging department and Professional X-ray.

Mary Sharp

Mary Sharp has lived in the Lompoc Valley since 1959, when her family was transferred to Vandenberg Air Force Base.  After graduating from Lompoc High School, she attended San Diego State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. She returned to the Valley, met and married her husband Buck, raised two children and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LaVerne University.  Mary is currently working as a CPA at Walker, Wilson & Hughen, CPAs.

Roger McConnell, Board Secretary

Roger McConnell is a long-time resident of the Lompoc Valley and is a Trustee of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center. He and his wife, Virginia, a kindergarten teacher, both graduated from the University of Oregon in 1977. They have two children, Kirk, a graduate of student at Stanford University and the Wharton School who works in the health care field. Kelsey, a UCLA graduate and LA resident is the Assistant Programming Director at classical KUSC radio. Roger is a Financial Advisor at Stillman Capital Group, a Registered Investment Advisor.

Linual A. White, Jr.

Linual A. White Jr. was elected to the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors in November 2014. Mr. White was born and raised in El Centro, CA., where he served in the fire department for 25 years as a battalion chief, operations officer and fire marshal.

Mr. White also served as the Fire Chief of Lompoc from July 2002 until his retirement in December 2009. He also serves on the Lompoc Library Board of Trustees and is on the executive board of the Lompoc Valley Community Health Organization. He is a lifetime member of the Navy League.

He and his wife, Carol, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

Lisa Ercolini-Bhatia, MD, Chief of Staff

Dr. Lisa Ercolini-Bhatia has practiced medicine in Lompoc since 2010. She is vice president of Valley Medical Group, Inc. Dr. Ercolini-Bhatia earned her undergraduate degree in biology at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, and completed her graduate medical education at University of Iowa College of Medicine. She sees patients at Lompoc Valley Medical Group, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, the Comprehensive Care Center and elsewhere. She is also a member of the Santa Barbara County Medical Society, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Women’s Association.

She previously was awarded honors of Top 10 Physicians in Family Practice and Woman of the Year in Health Care Sciences. She and her husband, engineer Manu Ercolini-Bhatia, have two elementary school-age children.

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