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Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of the Pasadena City College Foundation consists of volunteer business and community leaders from the Pasadena area. While governing the Foundation, the Board works to generate funds for PCC in order to provide an affordable and accessible college education for all who have the desire to succeed.

Foundation Board 14.15

Like other educational institutions, our college needs charitable gifts to endow scholarships, and to support educational programs and capital improvements, which can mean the difference between ordinary and extraordinary programs and services for student success.


2014-2015 Board of Directors

* denotes Member, Executive Committee


President: John Gregory* - Owner, Gregory Communications

President-Elect: Ann Marsh, Senior VP/Managing Director, Northern Trust

Vice President: Jim Sarni* - Managing Principal, Payden & Rygel Investment Mgmt.

Secretary: Preston E. Howard* - Managing Broker, Rose City Reality, Inc

Treasurer: Jon Fuhrman* - Retired Application Development Manager

Immediate Past President: L.R. "Lonnie" Schield, Jr.* - Principal, Building Industry Partners



Scott Bell President BRYAN's Cleaners and Laundry
Shirley Burt* RN, MSN, Admin. Ass’t Kinneloa Water District
Vivian Chan CEO Asian Link Marketing
Robert L. Cheney retired Senior Mgr. Bell & Howell
William E. Goldmann Ph.D.  
William A. Hawkins* Managing Director Overton Partners
Kenneth R. Hemming* CPA, Partner Maginnis, Knechtel & McIntyre LLP
Diane M. Holguin* retired Dir.
Network Engineering, SBC
Dickson Podley Realtors
Stephen A. Kanter M.D. Retired Radiologist
Susan Kinney* President Castle Press
James Kossler, Ed.D. former President Pasadena City College
Mark Ladesich CPA
Sandi Mejia-Ramirez* CFO Ranchero Mexican Restaurant
CIBA Property Mgmt.
Robert Miller D.P.A., Interim President Pasadena City College
William Opel Ph.D., President Emeritus Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Kenneth Ott   Kaseta Von Ott Fundraising Counsel
Gloria Scharre Pitzer Partner Palermo, Barbaro, Chinen & Pitzer LLP
Clara Potes-Fellow Director East Valley Community Health Center
Estela S. Richeda Attorney
Don Schweitzer   Law Offices of Donald P Schweitzer
Phyllis A. Specht Emeriti faculty Mt. San Antonio College
Jack A. Scott, Ed. D Former President Pasadena City College
Gregory Sun Principal PBWS Architects
Ladd Thomas D.Mus., Professor of Music & Chair Organ Dept., USC, Thornton School of Music
William E. Thomson


PCC Board of Trustees

Liaison to PCC Foundation
Winston S. Uchiyama, Ph.D retired V.P. Research & Development, Dial Corporation
Wade Winter Senior Vice President City National Bank


Advisory Members are former PCC Foundation Board directors who have been invited to maintain a non-voting involvement with the Board. As part of the Advisory Board, members may attend meetings, receive minutes and be invited to Foundation sponsored events. Most importantly, Advisory Membership allows the Foundation to continue to profit from the counsel and support of experienced former directors.

Donald H. Anderson Chairman Anderson Business Technology
Gwendolyn Bishop, Ph.D retired Professor & Administrator
John C. Cushman, Esq. Attorney-at-law
Julie Gallant Senior Investment Mgr Wells Fargo
William J. Galloway Pasadena developer
Ann T. Hight retired Sr. Investment Cnsltnt Dean Witter Reynolds
Don Hopf Owner Hopf Properties
Hon. Carol J. Liu California State Senator
Roberta "Bobbie" Moon Owner New Moon Textiles
Dick Ratliff retired Owner Christian Company
Janet J. Rose community volunteer
Lisa A. Sugimoto, Ed.D  

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