Meet our Foundation Leadership Team!

Dr. Jon Shanser & Trinkie Watson
Dr. Jon Shanser & Trinkie Watson

Dr. Jon Shanser

Dr. Shanser is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist who practiced with Bay Area Radiologists in San Francisco from 1981 until 2009, and subsequently at Reno Diagnostic Centers in Reno, Nevada. After completing a Diagnostic Radiology residency and fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) from 1970-1974, he served as a Major in the USAF from 1974-1976 at Travis AFB, CA.

Through his four-decade career, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at UCSF and held leadership positions in both the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the California Radiological Society (CRS). He was Chairman of the both the ACR Coding and Nomenclature Committee and the ACR Regulatory Compliance Task Force, as well as President of the CRS for which he still serves as a Councilor on its Executive Committee. As a 38-year member of the medical staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, he served for over a decade as a member of both their Medical Executive Committee and Chair, Department of Special Services. He is presently a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), and the ACR and is currently licensed in both California and Nevada.

Dr. Shanser has lived full-time in Squaw Valley since 2009 and is a founding member of the Friends of Squaw Valley (FoSV), whose mission is to "improve the quality of life for Squaw Valley residents and visitors and preserve our community mountain culture by advocating for environmentally sustainable and compatible development as well as for enhanced community amenities." He now lives part-time in Vail, CO where his son and daughter-in-law live and work, and he and his wife of 50 years have skied all over the West as well as in Canada, Europe, and Japan. When not skiing, he and his wife love to cycle, paddle board, hike, and travel. He has always been interested in the socio-economic aspects of medicine and wants to see the Tahoe Forest Health Foundation expand its base of supporters and contributors to be as inclusive as possible of its medical staff, especially the many new physicians and other providers who have recently joined the Truckee medical community.

Trinkie Watson

Trinkie Watson is one of Lake Tahoe’s premier luxury brokers with Chase International. Well respected by her peers and community, she has been involved in philanthropy for years. Currently, she is a Director on the Tahoe Forest Health System’s Foundation Board and Advisor to the Lake Tahoe Music Festival for which she was President three times. Along with other community service, she has also had leadership positions on the Incline Village, Nevada Association of Realtors and Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service. From lakefront estates and condominiums to Sierra Valley ranches and cabins in the woods, Trinkie’s vast experience and area knowledge place her at the top of Lake Tahoe real estate with client services and community contribution.