We are a non-profit, self governed, volunteered board supported organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for anyone who has or will have intestinal or urinary diversionary surgery.
Membership is open to ostomates, their families, friends and health care professionals.
What We Do
*We hold monthly meetings to provided education and support for Ostomates and their families.
*We facilitate monthly Ostomy 101 classes recommended to new patients by area hospitals & Home Health agencies.
*We train & certify patient visitors .
*We maintain an ostomy supply closet for the un-insured.
*We regularly attend and participate in clinician education/enrichment programs advocating for patient education, empowerment and care.
*We provide ostomy teddy bears and books to children who undergo ostomy surgeries
Officers & Directors
President: Dawnette Meredith
Vice President & Supply Closet Coordinator:
Leslie Schwartz 760-470-9589 LBSchwartz@prodigy.net
Treasurer: Lou Drexel
Secretary: Ruth Voyzey
Directors: Val Alley, Tammy Davis, Paulette Farazelle, Richard Rettig, Michelle Tracey, Mona Villa, Dodie Wilson, Dick Woolsey
Honorary Board Members: Dr. Dhruvil Gandhi, Al Nua