Volunteer Spotlight

Doris Hansen

You might want to call Doris Hansen “The Candy Lady.” That’s because she’s the Lompoc Hospital District Women’s Auxiliary volunteer responsible for making sure the candy selection is stocked full in the hospital Gift Shop.

Norm Grimes

When Norm Grimnes retired from his long-time employment with Southern Pacific Railroad, he found himself with “plenty of time” on his hands.


Lola Day

Watching over the merchandise in the LVMC Gift Shop, Lola Day feels right at home. For more than three decades, the personable Lompoc Hospital Auxiliary volunteer has been a presence of some sort or another at both the old hospital and LVMC.

Martin Kaper

Blue Coat volunteer Martin Kaper spent much of his working life in the medical field – employed for 30 years in the home medical equipment industry.


Julie Millikan

Julie Millikan’s daughter, Natalie, was the motivation for getting her out of the house and volunteering at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Andy Staiano

For a number of years, Andy Staiano cared for his ailing wife, who suffered from numerous medical issues. He was her caregiver, and took her to Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital for numerous surgeries.


Alice Iwai

Alice Iwai worked as an operating room nurse for more than 25 years at the former Lompoc Hospital site. Though she retired in 1993, Alice is still at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Beverly Timmons

When her son graduated high school, Beverly Timmons realized she wouldn’t be volunteering for PTA, band boosters or Madrigals any longer. So she started to look around town to find another place to spend her free time. The former teacher found that place in early 2014 --- the Lompoc Valley Medical Center gift shop. The gift shop, inside the acute hospital between registration and the café, is staffed by volunteers from the Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.