A New Generation of Support

YPPA Group There is no experience more valuable than the act of coming together to do something positive for your community. The Torrance Memorial Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) connects like-minded physicians and professionals in the South Bay who share the drive to do well for themselves and do good for their community.

Established in 2012, this exclusive group was designed to bring together young physicians and successful professionals in the South Bay community to engage in dynamic social gatherings that allow for personal and professional networking while increasing awareness of and support for Torrance Memorial.


Mission Statement

Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance’s mission is to bring physician and community leaders together in support of Torrance Memorial and the community's health.


Members Benefits

YPPA Social Network event

  • Support Torrance Memorial's maternal and child health services: Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby Postpartum, NICU, & Pediatrics
  • Invitations to exclusive YPPA events throughout the year at fun South Bay venues
  • A special family-friendly event at the Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival
  • Network with like-minded South Bay physicians and business professionals with a passion supporting the community's health care.
  • Lundquist Tower private tours (by request)

Membership Qualifications


What Do We Support?

  • Over $30,000 donated to help with the renovation of the Mother/Baby Postpartum, Neonatal ICU, and Pediatric departments.
  • Sponsor for the Annual Pumpkin Patch Reunion for families who spent time in the NICU.
  • Money to help purchase gift cards, iPad chargers and other kid-friendly items for the Pediatric unit
  • Emergency evacuation backpacks for the NICU
  • Nurses week appreciation breakfast

To more directly impact patient care, in 2015, YPPA proudly launched its support for two awards that recognize Torrance Memorial employees who go above and beyond to make a difference with our patients and visitors.

daisy award logoThe DAISY Award recognizes Registered Nurses who demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. Reason is you logoThe Reason is You recognition honors extraordinary persons in any job classification who have created a remarkable customer experience through their compassionate communication, behavior or teamwork.


YPPA Committee

The YPPA is led by a volunteer committee comprised of enthusiastic young professionals interested not only in Torrance Memorial but also in creating events and partnerships which educate and empower people to make a positive contribution to the community.

  • Nadia Antii
  • Nadine Bobit
  • Danielle Boujikian
  • Stanley Chang, MD
  • Cody Charnell
  • Colleen Farrell
  • Steven Griswold
  • Heidi Hoffman, MD
  • Brandon Hohm
  • Jamie McKinnell, MD - Co-Chair
  • Matthew Marshall
  • Vimal Murthy, MD
  • Maria Olton, RN
  • Angela Park Sheldon
  • Alex Shen, MD
  • Jason Stone
  • Brandy Van Zitter, RN
  • Clay Zachry, Co-Chair

YPPA Photo Albums

Thank you for your interest in the Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the YPPA Program or join, please contact Danielle Boujikian at 310-257-5729 and danielle.boujikian@tmmc.com.

Torrance Memorial Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax # 95-3528452