thumbnail of Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 7.43.49 PMPresident, Madlena Minasian – General Stakeholder (2023)

I joined the NHWNC to support the community by volunteering. I would like to see our Neighborhood become one of the Great Neighborhoods in our City. For that to happen, we must band together as Stakeholders and Board members to give back by volunteering our time and helping one another. My fellow board members and I are passionate about our work. We believe each Stakeholder we represent is a friend. Join us. Together we are stronger!

NHWNC Board of Directors since June 2016
NHWNC Former Treasurer – May 2017 to September 2020
NHWNC Board of Directors – Former Planning and Land Use Committee
LAPD Devonshire C-PAB Member since November 2017
GH Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2017 and Current
Past President
GH Community Foundation Board of Directors – President
CERT Graduate

ad hoc Executive Committee Chair
ad hoc Legislative Committee
LAANC Representative
VANC Representative
CIS Submitter

E-mail: president@nhwnc.net

Email: mminasian@nhwnc.net

Vice-President, Maggie Elliott – Residential Stakeholder (2025)

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.

Beautification & Infrastructure Committee Co-Chair
Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Committee Co-Chair
Events, Marketing & Outreach Co-Chair
Resilience Los Angeles Liaison
Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance
Neighborhood Team Program, NTP
VANC Alternate Representative
CERT EMR, Emergency Medical Responder

Email: vice-president@nhwnc.net

Email: melliott@nhwnc.net

Treasurer, Pat Crone – Residential Stakeholder (2025)

We have lived in North Hills West for 52 years. Our children went through school here. Now that I am retired, I am giving back to my community by volunteering in several civic organizations. I believe that my involvement with NHWNC can be very fulfilling and gratifying.


Budget & Finance Committee Co-Chair
Planning & Land Use Committee
ad hoc Executive Committee
ad hoc Parking Committee
Neighborhood Council Budget Representative

Email: treasurer@nhwnc.net

Email: pcrone@nhwnc.net

Dave-Brown-North-Hills-West-2014Secretary, Dave Brown – Residential Stakeholder (2025)

A North Hills resident for over 30 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.“Civilizations exists by geological consent – subject to change without notice.”
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NHWNC Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Committee Co-Chair
NHWNC Rules & Elections Committee
CIS Submitter
ad hoc Executive Committee Alternate
ad hoc Retreat Committee Alternate
VANC Alternate Representative
Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance
LAPD Mission Hills Quality of Life Committee Founding Member
LAPD Devonshire Community Police Advisory Board since 2014
Southern California Preparedness Foundation / Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair
Congress of Neighborhood Councils
Neighborhood Team Program, NTP
Event Safety Alliance, ESA
CERT EMR, Emergency Medical Responder

Email: secretary@nhwnc.net

Email: dbrown@nhwnc.net


Carol HartCarol Hart – General Stakeholder (2023)

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 Co-Chair
Events, Marketing & Outreach Committee Co-Chair
ad hoc Homelessness Committee
ad hoc Legislative Committee
ad hoc Parking Committee
ad hoc Retreat Committee
CIS Submitter

Email: chart@nhwnc.net

Linda Erdman- Residential Stakeholder (2023)Linda Erdman pix

I consider myself the quintessential “Valley Girl,” since I was born, raised and have lived my entire life at my current residence, which my parents built when they came to the San Fernando Valley back in 1956.I remember the time, not so long ago, when we had a horse, sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens, to name some of the critters that have graced our lives.This gives me a unique perspective on the growth and development of our community.I have previously worked in city government and have taught history among other various and sundry positions.

Back in the day, I attended Langdon Avenue and Our Lady of Peace schools. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Loyola Marymount University. I also attended California State University, Northridge, where I earned a Master of Arts in History. It is my hope to bring to bear my knowledge and experience to enhance our community.

My current historical research interests include the development of the San Fernando Valley as it relates to water politics and city planning. I am currently serving on the Planning, Legislative and Ad Hoc Parking committees and look forward to making North Hills West a thriving community that is attuned to its past. I welcome any stakeholder or interested party to contact me regarding any concerns, or if you just want to discuss history.

Planning & Land Use Committee
ad hoc Legislative Committee
ad hoc Parking Committee
CIS Submitter

Email: lerdman@nhwnc.net

garry fordyce

Garry Fordyce – Residential Stakeholder (2025)

Budget & Finance Committee

Email: GFordyce@NHWNC.net



Punam Gohel – Community Interest Stakeholder (2023)

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 the 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: C-PAB – I am a member of C-PAB Mission Division since 2008. C-PAB Quality of Life Committee Founding Member, Chair since 2012.
C-PAB Devonshire member since 2014
BYLAW Committee co-chair since 2014
Board of Directors NHWNC and NHENC
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 Representative
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 members, that keeps me motivated to continue to help our community become a better place for tomorrow.

Rules & Elections Committee Chair
Planning and Land Use Committee Chair
ad hoc Retreat Committee Chair
LAANC Alternate Representative

Email: pgohel@nhwnc.net

David Hyman – Residential Stakeholder (2023)

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





Kreshell Ramey

Kreshell Ramey – General (2025)

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.


Ad hoc Homeless Committee Chair
Neighborhood Council Homeless Liaison

Email: kramey@nhwnc.net

Vacant – General Stakeholder (2023)
Vacant – General Stakeholder (2025)
Vacant – Residential Stakeholder (2025)

Because the NHWNC now operates on a staggered election cycle,
1/2 of the Board seats are now up for election every 2 years instead of all 13 seats every 2 years.
The objective is to provide in-place continuity from election to election.
A vacant seat may not be filled by appointment within 90 days of an election.
See bylaws for a detailed explanation.

Email the whole Board

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