Ben and Margaret Huber first arrived in Solano County in 1965 when he and a colleague established Explosive Technology, a successful and respected firm manufacturing pyrotechnic devices for the military and aerospace industry. That same year he joined the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce and served on its board of directors for many years. He was named the chamber’s first Citizen of the Year in 2015.

Huber also served the Fairfield community as a member of the City Council from 1976 to 1986.

His tenure at NorthBay Healthcare began in 1987 when he joined the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors. Over the next 30 years, he served as director, vice-chair and chairman of various NorthBay Healthcare boards, and during the course of his leadership oversaw development of NorthBay’s neo-natal intensive care unit, NorthBay Cancer Center, NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement programs, as well as its stroke, heart and vascular and trauma programs.

Also during this time, the organization achieved the highly sought-after Magnet designation for Excellence in Nursing, and collaboration with Mayo Clinic Care Network.

G. Ben & Margaret Huber

Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Video premiered at the 30th Anniversary Cancer Center Dinner – December 13th, 2017