board of directors
Members of the Board
Debra 'Cas' Findlay, CPA, Chair of Audit Committee
Dallas, Texas. Auditor with Lane, Gorman, Trubitt, PLLC. A financial leader certified to handle public accounting in the US and UK. Experience includes work in corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Previously with Krost, Baumgarten, Kniss & Guerrero; Singer Lewak, CPAs & Consultants; Los Angeles Unified School District; Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles. Graduate of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK). Interested in children, education, environment and health.
Lorna Fitzgerald, Vice Chair, Chair of Metrics Committee
Pasadena, California. Vice President of American Funds Distributors, a division of The Capital Group Companies. Has also held executive positions in market research, market strategy and brand management at Intel, Toshiba and IBM. In addition to domestic and international business experience, was formerly on the faculty of Cornell University's Department of Psychology. A graduate of Princeton University. Committed to giving back to the community and advancing educational opportunities for youth. Understands that a thoughtful approach and focused efforts have the power to change young people's lives today and for generations to come.
Dr. James Kossler, Chair
Eagle Rock, California. Retired after serving twelve years as President of Pasadena City College and eight years as Vice President, Administrative Services at PCC. He also worked at East Los Angeles College, Long Beach City College, the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University, where he received his Masters of Science and Doctor of Education degrees. He also holds a degree in Theology and Canon Law from the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. He was a member of Pasadena Rotary and served on the board of the Pasadena Senior Center. He is currently a member of the board of the Pasadena City College Foundation.
Ernestine L. Moore, Director
Pasadena, California. Retired after 32 years as Vice President of Student and Learning Services at Pasadena City College. Subsequently served as District Director for California State Senator Jack Scott. Active on the boards of local nonprofit organizations including Pasadena Senior Center and Pasadena City College Flea Market. Member of the Education Committee of Pasadena NAACP. Past member and chair of the City of Pasadena Human Services Commission. Passionate advocate for community empowerment and youth education.
Jaylene Moseley, President
President, Flintridge Center. Has focused her professional and philanthropic energies in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for more than 30 years. As Flintridge President, she convenes community stakeholders and facilitates partnerships and collaborative action to improve the quality of life for the area's children, youth and families. From 1986 through 2007, she served as Managing Director of Flintridge Foundation, leading various local collaborative efforts and marshaling cross-sector resources to address issues of community concern. Jaylene is also the founder of the J. L. Moseley Company, which develops and manages commercial real estate in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena with the goal of promoting neighborhood renewal and empowerment.
Gloria Sanchez-Rico, Director
Pasadena, California. Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Huntington Hospital. Previously supervised two neonatal intensive care units in Los Angeles, and served Huntington Hospital as Executive Director of Adult and Children's Medical Services and Clinical Director of Medical and Support Services. Has experience serving as a Board member with Ronald McDonald House and Focus One Community Credit Union.
J. J. Tebo, Chair of Finance Committee
Pasadena, California. Partner at Conexus, a boutique recruiting firm focused on placing accounting and finance executives on a permanent and interim basis. Responsible for business development for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients. A graduate of the University of Washington. He previously held executive positions with Vaco, LLC, a recruiting firm with offices nationwide; Trusonic, an internet-based music service focused on the retail and restaurant industries; Aerotek, a Division of Allegis Group, the largest privately held staffing company in the world, and Sport Chalet, a multi-location sporting goods retailer.
Harry Yohalem, J.D., Chair of Governance Committee
Pasadena, California. Retired after more than four decades practicing law, including 19 years as General Counsel of the California Institute of Technology and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prior positions include ten years as a partner in the Washington office of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) and earlier in his career a succession of legal and policy positions in state and federal government, including Assistant Counsel to then New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Deputy Counsel for Legal Services of the U.S. Department of Energy and Deputy Undersecretary of that Department. Serves on the board of 211 LA County.
Natasha Zaharov, Director
Pasadena, California. Partner at Hahn & Hahn, LLP, with experience in business, commercial, and real estate law. Serves as an Ambassador and Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Council at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, helping to improve the hospital's financial strength and strengthen philanthropic leaders. Also volunteers with St. Geroge Pathfinders of America. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Armando L. Gonzalez, FAIA
Pasadena, California. A founding principal of the firm Gonzalez/Goodale Architects, specializing in institutional design projects. Committed to community, people and service. Believes in the immense value of the arts. Holds leadership positions on several nonprofit boards, including Huntington Memorial Hospital and Centro Latino for Literacy. Serves on the President's Latino Advisory Committee for Pasadena City College and on the Advisory Board of the UCLA Bruin Community School.
Betty Chin Ho
Pasadena, California. Retired (City of Pasadena, Mayor's Office). Graduated from the University of Southern California in Occupational Therapy, and worked as both a therapist and a public school teacher. She later served as Field Representative to Pasadena Mayor Kathryn Nack and Deputy to Mayor Bogaard. Betty has extensive experience as a nonprofit board member, including the Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust, Pasadena Respiratory Health Foundation, Pasadena Child Health Foundation, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena Community Foundation, Five Acres, YWCA, Pasadena Educational Foundation, Pacific Oaks College and Children's School.
Pasadena, California. Studio artist working primarily in wood. Provided research for a book on the architecture of California architects Buff, Straub and Hensman published by the University of Southern California. Collects Native American art and believes deeply in the importance of art to society. Provided design, graphics and database support as a volunteer to Flintridge Foundation and then Flintridge Center for 30 years.