ESCONDIDO–Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Nelly Bulkin and Cary Burch as new Board Members.
Their appointments are part of the board’s vision to improve the board’s diversity to more fully represent the North County communities served by the Palomar Health District.
Nelly Bulkin is a licensed realtor working for Pacific Sotheby’s International, specializing in the North County San Diego area for the last five years. She has an invaluable perspective on the needs of residents and has taken on active roles in the community, particularly programs and sporting activities that serve children and young adults.
With a master’s degree in Health Services from the UCLA School of Public Health, Bulkin’s early career began with her role as a senior analyst for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Quality and Outcomes Department. Later she transitioned to the insurance side of health care at Blue Shield of California. She is married to Dr. Anatoly Bulkin, a Palomar Medical Center physician since 2003. Their work/life balance comes from activities with their family of four children.
Cary Burch is a software executive with 20 plus years of experience in financial services, information, data, lending and legal industries. He is currently an advisor, investor and board member in private equity, venture capital non-profits, and several software companies. He was most recently Chief Innovation Officer of Thomson Reuters, a $12 billion company that enables professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets, all powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.
He first joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as the chief operating officer of Thomson Reuters Elite, a legal enterprise software and services division. He was quickly tapped to be the CEO after he executed a new product roadmap and growth strategy that acquired and integrated several software companies while rapidly delivering new innovative products to the market. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Burch was chairman and CEO for private equity backed LSSI, a San Diego-based software company that served over 1,600 customers in 17 countries. He led the sale of the company in 2010 to Constellation Software.
Burch has held executive level positions with Fidelity National Information Systems, First American, Advanta, and First Franklin. He has served as a board member for various firms and volunteer leader for non-profits. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica, who leads Bryce Point Insurance, and the rest of his family, enjoying horses, polo and muscle cars.
Palomar Health Foundation is committed to seeking philanthropic support for hospital technology and equipment, programs, services, community initiatives, outreach programs, health education and other needs identified by Palomar Health.
Jean Larsen, president and chief philanthropy officer, is excited about these new board member additions.
“Both Nelly and Cary are bringing new ideas and fresh perspectives to Palomar Health. They come from North San Diego County and understand how Palomar Health’s system serves those living within the region with a Patient First experience,” Larsen says. “We are excited for these recent appointments and look forward to adding their dynamic personalities to an already strong board.”
Palomar Health Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization raising annual funds to support the highest and most urgent needs of Palomar Health District Hospitals which include Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Poway, and Palomar Hospital-Downtown Campus. Generous donations, pledges, corporate and service group support aids the District’s in its mission, “To heal, comfort, and promote health in the communities we serve.”