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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.

Pasadena City College Foundation Board of Directors 2012-2013

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.


2012-2013 Board of Directors

* denotes Member, Executive Committee


President: L.R. (Lonnie) Schield, Jr.* - Principal, Building Industry Partners

Vice President: John Gregory* - Owner, Gregory Communications

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

Treasurer: Ann V. Marsh* - Sr. V.P., Managing Director, Northern Trust Bank of California, N.A.

Immediate Past President: Mel Cohen* - Owner, Mel Cohen Insurance Services


Shirley Burt* RN, MSN, Admin. Ass’t Kinneloa Water District
Robert L. Cheney* retired Senior Mgr. Bell & Howell
James W. Dougherty Partner, Stock Broker, Assistant Branch Manager Crowell, Weedon & Co.
Jonathan S. Fuhrman retired Manager Application Development, Employers Insurance Group
Julie D. Gallant Sr. Investment Mgr. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
Karen Guinn D.D.S., Owner The Smile Agency/Karen Guinn DDS Inc.
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
Ralph F. Hurtado    
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.
Bobbi Moon* Owner New Moon Textiles
William Opel Ph.D., Exec. Dir. Huntington Medical Research Institute
Estela S. Richeda Attorney
Mark W. Rocha* Ph.D., President Pasadena City College
James P. Sarni CFA, Managing Principal Payden & Rygel Investment Management
Jil Sheldon* retired educator San Marino Community Church Nursery School
Phyllis A. Specht Emeriti faculty Mt. San Antonio 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
Warren Weber retired business owner and former member PACCD Board of Trustees


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
Don W. Fedde Chairman Fedde Furniture Company
William J. Galloway Pasadena developer
Herbert Hezlep III retired Chairman/CEO/President Acme General Corporation
Ann T. Hight retired Sr. Investment Cnsltnt Dean Witter Reynolds
Don Hopf Owner Hopf Properties
Hon. Carol J. Liu California State Senator
Dick Ratliff retired Owner Christian Company
Janet J. Rose community volunteer
Philip Swan Private Trustee
John H. Van Amringe retired V.P., Exploration Union Oil Company