LaRae Mardesic Bechmann

President & Chief Philanthropy Officer
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation

Portrait of LaRae Mardesic BechmannLaRae Mardesic Bechmann is the President and Chief Philanthropy Officer at St. Mary Medical Center Foundation in Long Beach, CA.

Previously, she served as the senior director of development for Providence Little Company of Mary where she managed campaigns for both San Pedro and Torrance Medical Centers. Before that, she was vice president of development and communications for St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower and served as president and CEO of Chrysalis, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to creating pathways to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income populations.

Ms. Mardesic Bechmann was born at St. Mary Medical Center, raised in San Pedro and Palos Verdes, and has a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from California State University Long Beach State, as well as advanced studies at the University of Southern California Annenberg School. She currently resides in Rancho Palos Verdes with her husband, Jens, and their daughter, Audrey Madeleine.