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



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

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 costs a lot if caught unprepared”

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

Email: secretary@nhwnc.net



Armando-Diaz-North-Hills-West-2014Armando Diaz – Residential Stakeholder

I have lived in North Hills West for the past 4 years.  I have over 16 years non profit management and have experience in dealing with community issues. I serve on many community boards and I am a 11 year Rotarian.
I truly believe in giving back.
Technical Support Committee

Email: adiaz@nhwnc.net


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


Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 3.58.58 PMPunam Gohel- General Stakeholder

Punam is the epitome of a dedicated Community Volunteer. In addition to his business interests, he makes the time to contribute to several notable organizations including C-PAB, ( Community-Police Advisory Board ), Neighborhood Councils: North Hills West and North Hills East, and Central Hollywood NC. Punam Chairs the Land Use Committee     which deals with the difficult issues of achieving a balance between development and Quality of Life for our areas.  As a Budget Advocate, Punam contributed instrumentally to the recent BA White Paper: http://www.chnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Budget-Advocates-White-Paper-20151.pdf

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



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

My community is in need of a strong voice for the people to implement change and make government work to improve our neighborhood with high quality services and commitment to the people it serves. I was born in San Fernando Valley and have resided here in North Hills for over 15 years.  I am married and a father of four children who are being raised here in our community. I am a Firefighter Paramedic that works here in the valley. In my duty, I help people through their troubles and joys. I help to ensure in public safety and protect their property. I work in a high stress environment and am able to produce good outcomes.  As a member of our community, I will perform my duties to the best to represent the people of North Hills West.

Beautification & Infrastructure Committee
ad hoc Education Committee

Email: alovato@nhwnc.net


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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