Board of Directors

Our Agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. As the community representatives who direct the policy of our organization, the Board is the driving force behind our mission and growth. Our Board is composed of mental health and business professionals, volunteers from around LA County, people with lived experience with mental illness, and passionate advocates for people living with mental illness. Our 2016 Board members are:

Board Officers 2016

Fred Magenheimer, Current Chair, Business Owner, Retired, Seattle Textile

Rene M. Castro, Past Chair, President and CEO, Facilitation Lab, LLC

Adam Kaufman, Ph.D., Chair Elect, CEO and President, Canary Health

John Kelly, Treasurer, Manager, Retired, Rockwell International/Boeing

Miki Webber, PMHNP-BC, MSN, RN, LCSW, Secretary, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Orange County Healthcare Agency

David A. Pilon, Ph.D., C.P.R.P, President, CEO, Mental Health America of Los Angeles

Richard Van Horn, President Emeritus, Retired CEO Mental Health America of Los Angeles

Board Directors 2016

Mary E. Barton, Ph.D., Business Owner, The Barton Group

Ian Yuan-Jian Bohannon, Social Worker, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

Areta Crowell, Ph.D., Philanthropist, Retired Los Angeles County Mental Health Director

Jessie D'Agostino, Chief of Mental Health Services, Long Beach Veterans Administation

Ame Eaton, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker and Consultant

Michael Fisher, Director of Healthcare, Long Beach Veterans Administation

Don Ford, Captain, Retired, Palmdale Station LA County Sheriff's Department

Theresa Garcia, Community Relations Manager, Lockheed Martin

Raul Godinez, Attorney, Law Office of Raul E. Godinez

Shahrouz Golshani, Managing Director, Plaza Property Group

Gary Gougis, Community Worker, South Bay Wellness Center

Jean Harris, Business Owner, Alpha Brain Peformance

Allen Hoffman, Site Manager, Edwards AFB/NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Bruce Hoffman, Retired Alternate Public Defender, County of Los Angeles

Kaaren Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor, University of Southern California

Thomas Kim, Chief of Investigations, City of New York

Patti LaPlace, Lecturer, California State University Long Beach

Tim Morrisse, M.S.N., R.N., P.M.H.N.P., Clinical Coordinator, Long Beach Veterans Administration

Kathy Parsons, Public Information Officer, Retired, City of Long Beach

Steven Snow, Senior Producer, Riot Games

Ken Sofge, Senior Vice President, Community Lending and Investment, Wells Fargo Bank

Alan Thompson, Peer Mentor, National Alliance on Mental Illness


How to Reach Us

If you would like to find out more about our Board of Directors, please contact our Constituency Development Coordinator, Rhonda Schultz here or by phone at 562-285-1330 x252