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Board of Directors 2017-11-11T17:54:25+00:00

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dan Gibson, PresidentPresident, Dan Gibson – General Stakeholder  

I am a business owner (Valley Sod Farms) and property owner in North Hills. I believe that the Neighborhood Council system is a unique and vital part of our local government.  Therefore, I am willing to volunteer my time and efforts to see that the issues concerning our community are considered and worked out in an honorable and effective manner.

Budget & Finance Committee
ad hoc Executive Committee

E-mail: president@nhwnc.net

 

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Vice-President, Jay Beeber – Residential Stakeholder
Joined the North Hills West Neighborhood Council Board October 20, 2016
Jay Beeber is the community advocate who eliminated LA’s Red Light Camera Program in 2011 earning him LA Weekly’s designation as “LA’s Newest Folk Hero”.  Since then, Jay has been instrumental in ensuring that government policies serve the people’s interests. Jay is now leading LA’s parking reform movement as co-chair of Mayor Garcetti’s Working Group on Parking Reform. Recently, Jay helped convince Caltrans to change the protocol for traffic signal timing throughout California, improving roadway safety. Previously, Jay spearheaded the successful effort to stop state legislation that would have eliminated citizens’ rights to a court trial for certain traffic offenses.  Jay previously served as the 2nd VP of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council and Sherman Oaks Traffic Advisory Committee. Jay has worked on improvements to local neighborhoods such as street and sidewalk repairs.  Prior to moving to LA in 1997, Jay managed a five doctor veterinary hospital with a staff of over 30 employees.  Jay has worked in various areas of the entertainment industry, most recently serving as VP of Production and Development for Black Sheep Entertainment. Jay, his wife Heather, and their adopted shelter pet, Tucker,  recently moved to their new home in North Hills West.

Rules & Elections Committee Member
Planning & Land Use Committee
ad hoc Executive Committee

Email: vicepresident@nhwnc.net

                                                                                                            

 

thumbnail of Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 7.43.49 PMTreasurer, Madlena Minasian – General Stakeholder

I am a Real Estate Agent and a resident of North Hills West. I have lived in SFV practically all my life. I joined the NHWNC to share my knowledge, experience and to give back to my community by volunteering. I would like to see for our City to become one of the “Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in Los Angeles”.  I believe for that to happen, we need to band together and give back by volunteering our time and doing things for one another. My fellow board members and I are passionate about the work we are doing. We believe each Stakeholder we represent is a friend!  Join us, together we are stronger!!!

Budget & Finance Committee
Planning & Land Use Committee
ad hoc Executive Committee

Email: treasurer@nhwnc.net

 

Dave-Brown-North-Hills-West-2014Secretary, Dave Brown – Residential Stakeholder –  


A North Hills resident for over 25 years, with ongoing civic involvement in several organizations.
Backgrounds in Astrophysics,  Engineering, Security and Finance.  A firm commitment to Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety. Hobbies include Martial Arts, Vintage diesels, Amateur radio and Specialty Audio.

“It doesn’t take a lot to become prepared, but it can cost a lot if caught unprepared”

Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Committee
Rules & Elections Committee
ad hoc Executive Committee Alternate Member

Email: secretary@nhwnc.net

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Maggie Elliott – Residential Stakeholder 

I have lived in the Valley all my life and moved to NHW in 1973.
My two daughters attended school here. I was involved with the PTA, Booster Clubs and Girl Scouts.  I am in my third term as an Executive Board Member of Local 706 of I.A.T.S.E..  I look forward to being part of the team  that makes a difference for the better in North Hills West.

Events,  Marketing & Outreach Committee
Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Committee

Email:  melliott@nhwnc.net

 

Garry Fordyce North Hills West 2014Garry Fordyce – General Stakeholder

Homeowner NHW 37 years.  Several years: NHWNC; Public Safety, Land Use Committees. Currently Serving: ad hoc Education, Speaker Before: Zoning Administration, Planning Commission, Los Angeles City Council. Election Precinct Inspector. Viet Nam Veteran. Inspired By: What could/should be a vibrant community, coming together for the common good. It is not what I can do for you,  but what We can do Together.

ad hoc Education Committee

Email: gfordyce@nhwnc.net

 

Punam Gohel – General Stakeholder

A little something about myself…

Family: My wife Gladys works in the Health Care Industry and supports me and my activities a lot. Two daughters, Stephanie the eldest graduated from USC with two masters one in social work and the second in public health. She currently works at Kaiser Permanente. The younger daughter Natalie,   doing her Masters in Paris, France in the fashion design industry. She is President of International student committee

Interests: USF rated chess player, 1st and 2nd place winner in Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel Taekwondo Competition 2001, Used to fly CESSNA 152, Enjoy traveling.

Enjoyed my motorcycle Kawasaki 750 cruise control ( in 2007 I was involved in a motorcycle accident which later resulted in a neurological disorder and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 2 years later) This diagnosis brought a new passion into my life and I am now an active boxer and practice 2-3 times a week. “I have Parkisons but Parkinson’s doesn’t have me.”

Business: Owner and CEO of private real estate holdings.
Retired software engineer worked for Lockheed Aerospace Industry, UCLA, and IBM

Community Organizer: CPAB- I am a member of CPAB mission hills since 2008.  Quality of life committee chair since 2012.
CPAB Devonshire member since 2014
BYLAW Committee co-chair since 2014
Board of Directors NHWNC and HNENC
CHAIR-Planning and Land Use committee- NHNC
CHAIR-Election and Rules committee
Former board of director of CHNC and Planning and Land Use Chair
Neighborhood Council Budget REP.
Former Budget Advocate
Chair of the City Council Connection Committee, in charge of interviewing all 15 city council members,  which helped me to create a personal connection with city council staff.

Surrounded by good friends and family member, that keeps me motivated       to continue to help our community become a better place for tomorrow.

Planning and Land Use Committee
Rules & Elections Committee

Email: pgohel@nhwnc.net

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.42.54 AMCarol Hart – Residential Stakeholder


Twenty years ago, I bought a home here in NHW. I raised my children here
and enjoy an extended family of friends and neighbors. I love this area and care
about the future as much as I cherish the past.  I’ll use communication
and organizational skills from work along with the loving concern of a mother
to help guide our community.

Beautification & Infrastructure Committee
Events,  Marketing & Outreach Committee
ad hoc Aqueduct Street Committee

Email: chart@nhwnc.net

 

Picture 14David Hyman – General Stakeholder


David is a native of the Valley.  His family moved to Sepulveda just in time for him to start at Gledhill St School. Later David attended another stakeholder school, Monroe,  and later graduated at nearby CSUN. He lives a mile away from where he grew up and is a letter carrier a block away from this same neighborhood.
His wife Rosalyn is a Community College instructor.

Events,  Marketing & Outreach Committee

Email:

 

kwasman300Sam Kwasman – Residential Stakeholder

My family and I have lived and worked in this Community since 1987. Almost 30 years! I feel my expertise would be a benefit to our area. I live north of Lassen and as Stakeholders in this Council,
our area has been under represented. After much consideration,
I have decided to run for a Council Seat  on this Board so our voice can be heard.

Events,  Marketing & Outreach Committee

Email: skwasman@nhwnc.net

 

antonino-lovato300Antonino Lovato – Residential Stakeholder

Thank you for your service and contributions and good luck with your future endeavors from all of us.

 

 

 

img_0749rameyKreshell Ramey – Community Interest Board Member      

I have volunteered in the Valley with Youth for 4 years.
I also sit on committees with the DWP that involve decisions
between labor and management.
This will be a great opportunity to serve in another capacity.

 

Appointed Neighborhood Council Homeless Liaison November 17, 2016.
Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Committee
ad hoc Education Committee

Email: kramey@nhwnc.net

 

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