Torrance Memorial Medical Center appointed two new distinguished members to the Foundation board: Janice Tecimer and Gina Kirkpatrick. Together, these amazing women have prioritized their families and managed careers, all while devoting years of service to the community through their extraordinary volunteer efforts. They are dedicated to serving on the board and supporting health care services provided by Torrance Memorial for the South Bay community.
Janice Simon Tecimer was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued a career in financial securities sales and trading. After moving to the West Coast, Janice met her husband, Timur, on the beach in Santa Monica. They have been married for nearly 32 years and split their time between Palos Verdes and Park City. They have two children: Chase, 27, has a tech start-up in London, and Natalie, 29, is an attorney in Washington, D.C.
Janice has been an active community volunteer in Palos Verdes Estates and Greater Los Angeles. She served for nine years on the board of the Peninsula Education Foundation and worked on several campaigns for city bond measures supporting PVPUSD and the PVE police and fire departments. Janice served six years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), providing multiple services to teenage children in the L.A. County foster care system. She has also been active in the Palos Verdes Golf Club house and membership committees.
Janice and Timur frequently travel, love skiing and golf, and proudly serve at the pleasure of their two Standard poodles, Rupert and Daisy, and grandpoodle, Charlotte.
Gina Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Southern California and has lived in the South Bay for more than 30 years. Gina graduated with a degree in business administration from Pepperdine University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California. She and her husband, Gregg, live in Rolling Hills, where they raised their three children: Nicola, 26, Alise, 24, and Kyle, 21.
Gina has always been an active volunteer in her community. Although she is a member of the Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club and has been involved in several other local organizations, her main focus has been on local schools and education. She has served as PTA president and as the chairwoman of numerous committees over the past 25 years. She served on the Cal Berkeley Parents Board for four years and has been a member of the University’s Parent/Community Basic Needs Committee, which advocates for and provides services for students in need.
Gina pursues the study of history and languages. She and her family enjoy hiking, a wide variety of outdoor activities and water sports, and they all share the love of travel. •