Central Coast North

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis – 5,953,000,000 of them live in California. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.

Upcoming Events

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Pacific Grove

2019 Jingle Bell Run - Pacific Grove


The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

The best Advocate is someone who knows what it’s like to fight the everyday battles—someone like you. By sharing your personal story of Yes with legislators and lawmakers, you can become part of the solution.

Local Leadership Board

 Board Chair
Jim Fuqua President, Fuqua & Baptist Management
Four Point Management Inc.
Board Members
Hon. Terrance R. Duncan Judge of the Superior Court (ret.)
Jane Russo Chief Operating Office/Hospice Administrator VNA and Hospice
Dave Gellaty Retired
Christopher M. Meckel, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon, Monterey Spine and Joint
Michael Pitta, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon, Monterey Spine and Joint
Sharon T. McCarthy Account Executive, Oncology-Hematology, AbbVie Inc.
April Zitlau Territory Account Manager - Rheumatology, AbbVie Inc.
Richard Nutter Retired Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
Tracey Love

Media Relations and Fund Development Consultant-Non Profit and Health Care

Helen Stemler Ph. D. Retired Public Health Researcher and Professor
Lester Miller, M.D. Retired Rheumatologist
Susan O'Brien VP of Human Resources, Central Coast Senior Service Inc.
Tammy R. Springer Educator
Wendy Fields Advocacy
Marc Lieberman, M.D. Arthritis Center of Monterey
Kayleigh Spring Junior Board Member
Mia Brees Junior Board Member
Theresa Brees Psychiatric Social Worker
Stephanie Shoney Business Development Director for Heartland Hospice
Hanh Giao Junior Board Member