Visionary — Dr. Wendy Roberts

Board-Certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist

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A preeminent Board Certified Dermatologist and Board Certified Dermatopathologist, Dr. Wendy Roberts specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology, Generational Dermatology™, and Ethnic Skin of Color. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, she went on to earn three medical degrees in General Surgery, Dermatology, and a Pathology fellowship at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Roberts is the Founding Director of Dermatopathology at


Visionary — Kelly Wolf

Chief Operating Officer, indiGO Auto Group

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The bright, fun vibe that permeates Greater Palm Springs surprised Kelly Wolf when he arrived four years ago with the new ownership of indiGO Auto Group’s Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage. It’s a spirit he sees at work, in the community, and now in his own family. “My wife and I have two little girls, a 9-year-old and a


Visionary — Jeff L. Grubbe

Tribal Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

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One of the region’s greatest economic leaders, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, touches life at almost every level in Greater Palm Springs. It’s a cornerstone of the tourism industry, offering two casinos — Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage and the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs — and attractions like the Indian Canyons Golf Resort


Visionary — Dr. Timothy Jochen

Founder, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Dr. Timothy Jochen goes to work every day with a crystal clear mission: Cure his clients’ skin diseases and make them look and feel beautiful. “I recently read somewhere, ‘Businesses are in the business of making the world a better place,’ ” he says. “Feeling beautiful is feeling confident, and that’s what we’re trying to deliver to the community: confidence.”


Visionary — Dr. John Stansell

Director of Graduate 
Medical Education, Eisenhower Medical Center

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Eisenhower Medical Center, one of the largest employers in the Coachella Valley, has responded to the region’s need for primary care doctors and other specialists by establishing residency programs and retaining the best to work in the community. “We have two residencies, in family medicine and internal medicine, and a fellowship program in sports medicine,” says Dr. John Stansell, director


Visionary — Dr. Scott Aaronson

Owner, Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center

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Thirty-two years ago, when Dr. Scott Aaronson opened his cosmetic surgery practice in Palm Springs, few others in his field were practicing here. “There has since been tremendous population growth and, as a result, we’ve had more and more plastic surgeons moving to the Coachella Valley,” he says. To keep pace, and also provide a safe, comfortable environment for his


Visionary — Bobby Butler

Periodontist, Advanced Periodontics Implant Center

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Like many professionals in the Pacific Northwest, periodontist Bobby Butler bought an escape house in Palm Springs long before trading in the gray, chilly, rainy city for a full-time place in the sun. It was no quick decision. Butler, working in Seattle, bought his first house here in 2001. Almost two years ago, he joined Dr. Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love’s Rancho Mirage


Visionary — Joshua W. Cartter, DDS

Prosthodontist, Desert Dental Specialty Group

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Looking to the future in dentistry, Dr. Joshua Cartter sees great things for the Coachella Valley. “I am very fortunate to have joined Desert Dental Specialty Group as a prosthodontist and principal owner,” Dr. Cartter says. “The practice philosophy, firmly established by the founder Dr. Robert McLachlan, guides us toward always looking to the future for better ideas and techniques.”


Visionary — John Pinkney

Managing Partner, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP

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If you want to know how the economy’s doing, look at the law and accounting firms whose services other businesses seek, says John Pinkney, managing partner in the law firm of Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP. “Several years ago, we were a handful of lawyers. We’re now 20 lawyers, and we employ about 33 people. And we are


Visionary — Carolyn Caldwell

President and CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center

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Tenet hospitals are economic engines in their communities, creating jobs and generating significant tax revenue. Desert Regional Medical Center — the 385-bed hospital in Palm Springs with the region’s only Level 2 trauma center and Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit — is also a center of opportunity. “Most opportunities for employment in healthcare continue to be in nursing,” says