The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, this year’s President’s Award honoree, opened in September 2017 bringing medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical research, and oncology supportive care teams together under one beautiful roof. The adjacent half-acre Healing Garden provides a serene area surrounded by shaded walking paths and benches for patients, families, caregivers, and staff.
The oncology operations are now called the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, in tribute to Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, who puts her resources to work to make Santa Barbara a community where every life can be enriched and lived well. The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center works closely with their fundraising partner, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, to ensure the Center serves as a regional destination for oncology services that ranks with the best major treatment centers, delivering exceptional cancer care to every patient, close to home. The aim is to keep the Central Coast at the forefront of modern cancer care through the recruitment and education of highly trained medical staff, acquisition of new technology, active participation in clinical research, integration of oncology services, and continual introduction of promising new methods of treatment.
It took a team including Cearnal Collective LLP, G.L. Bruno Associates, and countless others to make this dream a reality.
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara
Project Developer & General Contractor
Gary Bruno, G.L. Bruno Associates, Inc.
Brian Cearnal, AIA, LEED AP, Cearnal Collective, LLP
Michael Fields, Boulder Associates
Martha Degasis, Arcadia Studio Project Landscape Contractor & Landscape Maintenance: Randy Regier, Elite Team Offices
Project Stone Masonry
Isidro Olvera, Olvera Masonry
The Dance of Life Sculpture Artist
Dr. Kurt Ransohoff, CEO & Chief Medical Officer
Lori Willis, Executive Director
Lindsay Cortina, Director of Organizational Initiatives
Matthew Kunkel, Vice President Oncology Services
Jill Fonte, Director of Marketing
Chad Hine, COO of Sansum Clinic; Lori Willis, Executive Director of Cancer Foundation; Frank Foster, Chair of Cancer Foundation Board of Trustees; Janet Garufis, CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust and Chair of Sansum Clinic Board of Trustees; Kurt Ransohoff, MD, FACP, CEO of Sansum Clinic; and Matthew Kunkel, VP of Oncology Services at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center with Sansum Clinic