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
Planning & Land Use Committee
Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils Liaison
Film Liaison
ad hoc Executive Committee
ad hoc Neighborhood Purpose’s Grant 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
ad hoc Executive Committee
ad hoc Neighborhood Purpose’s Grant Committee

Email: treasurer@nhwnc.net


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

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.

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

Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Committee Chair
Rules & Elections Committee Member
ad hoc Executive Committee Alternate Member
Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance
Devonshire Division Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Neighborhood Watch 17A95
Mission Division C-PAB Quality of Life Committee Founding Member

Email: secretary@nhwnc.net



Pat Crone – Residential Stakeholder

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.

Planning & Land Use Committee Member
ad hoc Neighborhood Purpose Grant Committee

Email: pcrone@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
Resilience Los Angeles Liaison

Email:  melliott@nhwnc.net


Garry 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: 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 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 / Haskell  Street Committee

Email: chart@nhwnc.net


David 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



Carlos Pelaez- Residential Stakeholder

I have lived in North Hills since 2009. I have been an active member of the NHWNC.                                                                                                                                                                    I have been involved in many of the community activities and events.                                                                                                                                                                                                 I am active with the Neighborhood Watch on my street and I like to help my neighbors and friends.

Beautification & Infrastructure Committee
ad hoc Aqueduct/Haskell Committee

Email: cpelaez@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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