The Westside Neighborhood Council Board

In its 18 years of existence, the Westside Neighborhood Council (WNC) has had many successes, but maybe the most important achievement has been bringing representatives of the seven powerful local homeowner associations, Century City Condo associations, business community, schools, non-profits, religious institutions, LAPD and LAFD together to reach compromises and consensus on issues such that City agencies and others are forced to give weight to the stakeholder positions reached by the WNC.   The WNC is addressing important issues that affect the quality of life of our stakeholders.

The WNC’s Mobility Committee is working toward developing regional solutions to the traffic congestion problems existing in our area as well as the entire westside by garnering input from as many, diverse stakeholders as possible.  The WNC’s Land Use Committee is working with Planning Department and City council office to help assure all land use applications are passed by the committee, and by extension affected resident associations, before decisions are made.  The WNC’s Outreach committee is looking for ways to revitalize the businesses and storefronts on Westwood and Pico Boulevards so that those streets might form a coherent and aesthetically pleasing commercial environment as our own “shop and walk” small town in the big city.

2019 Board Selection Information Page

BOARD MEMBER BIOS:

Seat #1 –  [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located within the boundaries of San Diego Freeway (405), Century Park West, Santa Monica Boulevard, and Pico Boulevard] –
Jae Wu: Local resident and business owner, Jae Wu of Heyler Realty is also a parent to 2 young boys being raised in this community and has spent countless volunteer hours to do all she can to continue to make this area the best place to live, work and play. So far, she has participated in Plant Pico and Pick Pico as a member of the WNC, hosts the annual Chili Cookoff and Heyler Harvest Festivals for the community to enjoy for free. She enjoys making a difference and being involved in the community. Heyler Realty is a residential real estate and mortgage brokerage firm helping the residents of The Westside Triangle (Cheviot Hills, Rancho Park and Westwood neighborhoods).
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Seat #1  Alternate –
Kate Kennedy:  
Kate Kennedy is a Real Estate Consultant with Heyler Realty, and she participates in many local community events such as the Heyler Harvest Festival and Pick Pico.  Kate also currently serves on the Board of the Ocean Park Association, and is passionate about promoting grass roots efforts to enhance local neighborhoods.
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Seat # 2 [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located within the boundaries of San Diego Freeway (405), Century Park West, Santa Monica Boulevard, and Pico Boulevard] –
Lisa Morocco, Vice-Chair:  Lisa Morocco has lived on the Westside since 1989 and is a new member of the Westside Neighborhood Council. She is self employed and runs her own business from home. Lisa is a proud member of a grassroots association that tackles safety issues and has been a volunteer at UCLA with for over ten years. She looks forward to working with local businesses to strengthen our business community. Lisa also serves as a Chairman of the Outreach Committee.
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Seat #2 Alternate – VACANT
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Seat #3 [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located south of Pico Boulevard in the Westside Neighborhood]
Jeff Hronek:  Jeff is second generation Hronek to live on the Westside.  He started Jeff Hronek Hardwood Floor Inc. 30 years ago.  Jeff began his involvement with the WNC as an alternate then was selected to represent Business Seat 3.  Currently he is the WNC Safety Committee Chair.  With his co-organizer and committee members the First Annual WNC Westside Community Safety and Disaster Preparedness Fair was held in October. Jeff is committed to addressing WNC safety concerns by continuing to work with local law enforcement, fire department and first responders.  Jeff is married with two daughters who attend the local schools.
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Seat #3 Alternate – Kyle Tippit:   Kyle was born and raised in the WNC area.  He attended the local schools and is the owner of Two Bolt Electric. He became involved with the WNC as a volunteer for Pick Pico Street Fair and WNC Safety Fair.  He is married with one child who attends the local schools.

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Seat #4 – [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located south of Pico Boulevard in the Westside Neighborhood]
Kim Christensen: Kim Christensen is a board member and the Land Use Chairperson of the West of Westwood Homeowners Association (HOA).  Kim has been actively involved in community land use and transportation issues for the West of Westwood HOA for more than 10 years.  Kim has enjoyed a career in urban planning with nearly 30 years of experience in local government planning and more recently as the owner and principal of her own planning consulting business since her departure from local government planning.  Kim is a longtime resident of the Westside and graduate of local Westside schools.
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Seat #4 Alternate:  Margaret Taylor: Margaret Taylor is a resident and business owner in the WNC area and board member of the West of Westwood Homeowner’s Association representing the area south of the 10 freeway to National, east of Military. Having her undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Occidental College and Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine, she and her husband work to help businesses navigate the regulatory requirements of city hall, with a priority toward community engagement and building consensus.  Margaret is on her third year serving on the Pick Pico Committee and gets super excited seeing more and more WNC residents supporting our local businesses!
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Seat #5 – [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located within the boundaries of Century Park West, Santa Monica Boulevard, Pico Boulevard and the Beverly Hills border.]
Louis Schillace:  Bio Pending.

Seat #5 Alternate – VACANT
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Seat #6 [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located within the boundaries of Century Park West, Santa Monica Boulevard, Pico Boulevard and the Beverly Hills border.]
Vicki Curry:  Vicki Curry is Vice President, Community Affairs Officer at FOX Corporation.  She recently served seven years on the communications team in the LA Mayor’s Office under Mayors Garcetti & Villaraigosa and previously spent 14 years as a reporter and producer for KCET-TV (PBS).  She’s been a resident of West LA since 1990.
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Seat #6 Alternate – Giuliani Gonnella (Bio pending)
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Seat #7 [a resident residing within the boundaries of San Diego Freeway (405), Beverly Glen Boulevard (homes on the west side of the street), Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard.]
Barbara Broide:  Barbara Broide is a long-time resident of the area active in civic affairs. Barbara is currently President of the Westwood South of Santa Monica Blvd. Homeowners Association (www.westwoodsouth.org) and a member of the LAPD’s West Division Traffic Committee. She is an active board member of the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight. Barbara’s interests include development impacts on community traffic and circulation.
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Seat #7 –  Alternate – Steve Rogers:  Originally from the UK, Steve Rogers moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and has lived in the WNC area for 20 years.  Steve owns a small consulting firm and serves as land-use chair on the board of the Westwood South of Santa Monica Boulevard HOA.
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Seat #8 [a resident residing within the boundaries of San Diego Freeway (405), Kelton Avenue, Pico Boulevard and National Boulevard]
Terri Tippit, Chair:  Terri Tippit is a co-founder of the WNC and serves as its Chair. Terri has been an advocate for this community for over 40 years. She co-founded and is president of the West of Westwood HOA (wowhoa@ca.rr.com) and a former PTA President of Overland Ave School. She served as Chair of the city task force that created the Pico/Westwood Neighborhood Overlay District, the first NOD in the city. She is a Founding Member of the West LAPD Community-Police Advisory Board.
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Seat #8 – Alternate – Thomas Born:  Thomas Born is an Architect and has lived in West Los Angeles for over twenty five years and is the father of two teenage kids, Angelina and Max. He currently oversees a team of Architects and Project Managers at the UCLA Health System.
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Seat #9 – [A resident within the boundaries of Midvale, Overland (excluding homes that are both on the east side of Overland and north of Northvale); Pico Blvd. and National Blvd. or residing on Dunleer Place or Coventry Place east of Overland.]
Sean McMillian:  Sean is a father of four, an advanced soccer referee, a licensed coach, a former chess master, and in my spare time I work as owner broker of Heyler Realty.

A third generation Angeleno, I have raised my family within a mile of the home my grandfather lived in 1927. You can find several locations around Westwood and Cheviot Hills whereby my name is etched in the sidewalk cement. I take great pride in cultivating community and in particular community outreach. I am a co-founder of the Santa Monica Chess Park, as it was a way of giving back to the game that had given so much to me. I often donate time with the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition feeding and counseling homeless persons, as well as donating time at my church and children’s schools.

“I am eager to contribute to well being of my neighborhood and community at large.”
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Seat #9 Alternate – Maura Howe
Maura Howe (she/her) has lived in the WNC since 2001, raising three children, who’ve all attended local  public schools. She is a fierce advocate for public education and has served on and headed up various committees at Overland Elementary, Palms Middle, and Hamilton High School. Maura was also involved with the local AYSO, Cub Scout Pack 5, and still is on the committee for BSA Troop 1. She is President of the Riddick Youth Center Executive Board. As a former radio reporter, Maura is very interested in media literacy, understanding how people receive and decipher information.

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Seat #10 [a resident residing within the boundaries of Beverly Glen Boulevard (homes on the west side of the street), Fox Hills Drive, Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard]
Mary Williams:  Mary Williams is a long time Westside resident and graduate of Palisades High.  She earned a BA in Economics from UCLA, is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams and small business owner.  Mary serves on the Century Glen HOA Board of Directors and is a founding board member and Secretary of the WestLAHomeless task force that was formed in 2020.  Mary is committed to finding solutions to homelessness especially for those with mental health challenges.  Mary has lived in the Century Glen neighborhood since 1999 where she raised her son as a single parent.

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Seat #10 Alternate – Stacy Antler:  Stacy has been a long time resident in the WNC area.  She is an animal advocate and volunteers at Lange Foundation.  She is the president of the Century Glen HOA.
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Seat #11 [a resident residing within the boundaries of Century Park West, Century Park East, Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard.]
Mary Kusnic, Co-Recording Secretary:  
Mary Kusnic has been a resident of Century City since 1992 and has lived in West Los Angeles since 1990.   Mary was a founding member of the Century City Homeowners Alliance, a volunteer non-profit organization which represents nearly 1800 Century City homeowners and works to enhance the quality of life for the residents and all of Century City.   She is an active member of the Century City Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors.  Mary routinely volunteers her time in service to the community and for non-profit organizations.
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Seat #11 Alternate – Francois Nion:  Francois Nion represents the residents of Century City . He became involved in the newly formed neighborhood council through his professional work, having moved to LA early in 2002 from New York . He has found his participation in the neighborhood council a valuable opportunity to learn more about his new neighborhood and to make new friends, people he ordinarily would not have met. He finds tremendous satisfaction in taking some responsibility for the neighborhood, and making his voice heard, finding the WNC offers a great civic opportunity.
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Seat #12 [a resident residing within the boundaries of Overland Avenue (homes on the east side of the street) (except homes on Dunleer Place and on Coventry Place between Overland Avenue and Dunleer Place), Pico Boulevard, Motor Avenue (between Pico Boulevard and Lorenzo Place), Monte Mar Avenue, Anchor Avenue, Dannyhill Drive (excluding all homes on Dannyhill Drive), Club Drive, Forrester Drive (excluding homes on the south side of the street between Queensbury Drive and Cavendish Drive), Queensbury Drive (homes on the west side of the street), Patricia Avenue (homes on the north side of the street), Motor Avenue (between Patricia Avenue and National) and the Santa Monica (10) Freeway]
Mark Sedlander:  Mark Sedlander is grateful to serve on the Westside Neighborhood Council. He sees inherent value in civic engagement generally and practical value in working with WNC board members, government officials, and other community members to make the Westside and Los Angeles even better for all people and businesses alike.  Mark is a trial attorney and litigator based in Century City, and is a member of the Century City Bar Association Board of Governors and a member of the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Cheviot Hills Homeowners’ Association Board since 2016. During his free time, you will find him with his wife, sons, and golden retriever exploring our city’s beautiful mountains and beaches.
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Seat #12 Alternate – Bob Keehn:  Bio Pending

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Seat # 13 [a resident residing within the boundaries of Queensbury Drive (homes on the east side of the street), Forrester Drive (homes on the south side of the street), Cavendish Drive, Bridlevale Drive, Danalda Drive, Club Drive, Dannyhill Drive, Anchor Avenue, National Boulevard, Santa Monica (10) Freeway, Motor Avenue (homes on the west side of the street) and Patricia Avenue (homes on the south side of the street), which Seat Thirteen Area is depicted on Exhibit A-1 attached to these Bylaws and incorporated by this reference]
Jane Wishon, Corresponding Secretary:  A graduate of UCLA, Jane and her husband bought their first house on Selby and now have lived in Cheviot Hills for 28 years where she serves on her Homeowner’s Board. They’ve raised three children here and are deeply committed to the community. Jane has also become active in politics in response to the 2016 election and is a State Delegate to the Democratic Party.
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Seat #13 Alternate – Allyson Saunders:  A New York transplant, Allyson Saunders has lived in the greater Los Angeles area since 1980, and currently serves as President of the CCCHA (www.cccha.org <http://www.ccca.org/>), where she and her husband have lived since 1999. Allyson also serves as Chair of the CCCHA Safety Committee, and puts her background in construction to use as a member of the Architectural Committee.  After 25 years in practice as a transactional lawyer at large national firms, Allyson started a solo practice in 2013, specializing in economic development. She devotes a substantial amount of her time to various charitable organizations, both local and national, including The Alliance for Children’s Rights, where she facilitates adoptions and works with foster youth transitioning to emancipation. Allyson was involved in the drafting of the charter documents in the early days of the WNC, and is happy to be back serving once again.
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Seat #14 [a representative of Synagogues, Churches and other Religious Institutions in the Westside Neighborhood]
Shannon Burns, Treasurer:  Shannon Burns grew up on the Westside, graduating from Uni High and UCLA She has worked on the Westside as a Trust & Estates attorney since 1986. Shannon has been involved with the religious institutions within the WNC for over 20 years.  Shannon is a member of the Mobility and Pico Beautification Committees. She is active in her local community, co-forming a grassroots association to help tackle traffic safety issues. Shannon enjoys patronizing the small businesses in the WNC area with her family.
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Seat #14 Alternate – Ira Newlander:  Ira is a long-time resident homeowner of the Overland Avenue Community.   He is a Certified Shorthand Reporter and for several decades owned a freelance court reporting agency in downtown Los Angeles.  Before that he was an Official Reporter in Los Angeles federal court.
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Seat #15 [a representative of Schools in the Westside Neighborhood]
Caryn Friedman: Caryn has lived with her family in Cheviot Hills since 2011, and elsewhere on the Westside since 1996. She is an active community volunteer while caring for her two children, currently at Overland Avenue Elementary School.  At Overland, she chairs its Family Math and Science Night and serves on multiple committees. She serves as a founder member of Temple Isaiah’s Religious School Parent Association and served as Vice President of Isaiah’s Preschool Parent Association.  She is a Founding Parent of the City School charter school.
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Seat #15 Alternate – Eric Glyn-Davis:  Born in Los Angeles, CA, attended High School at University High graduation in 1987, then graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1992.  Started working for H.B. Drollinger Company located in Westchester, a property development and Management Company, in 1992 and still currently employed.  Westchester Rotary member and resides on Ilona Ave. in Los Angeles, CA 90045.
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Seat #16 [a representative of Non-Profit Organizations in the Westside Neighborhood]
Karriann Farrell Hinds:  Karriann is Director of Government and Strategic Affairs for Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.   Vista Del Mar is one of the longest standing nonprofit social services providers in Los Angeles, serving for 113-years in their current location at the intersections of Motor and Manning in the heart of the Westside Neighborhood Council boundaries.   The organization is proud of its presence in this community and look forward to serving as a connector between nonprofits, businesses and residents in the WNC district.  In addition to her work with Vista Del Mar, Karriann serves in leadership on several boards and organizations committed to gender equality and addressing issues of social injustice. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Loyola Law School, Karriann lives in Cheviot Hills with her husband, a fellow attorney, 2 children and a rescue dog named Cocovelli.
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Seat #16 Alternate – Vacant
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Seat #17 [a representative of “At Large” Stakeholders]
Joanne Dorfman:  18 year local resident. Independent jewelry designer, assistant manger for non-profit Stray Cat Alliance Resale Shop.  Vice President of The Marshall P. Riddick Youth Center, Vice president of West of Westwood Homeowners Association.  Married with one daughter.
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Seat #17 Alternate – Steffeny Holtz:  Lifelong west Los Angeles resident. Attorney. Mother of one daughter. Member of Marshall P. Riddick Youth Center Board.
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Seat #18 [a resident residing within the boundaries of San Diego Freeway (405), Beverly Glen Boulevard (homes on the west side of the street), Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard.]
Joseph Roth:  A native Angeleno, Joseph Roth has lived on the Westside for many years as a corporate communications/public affairs professional.  He has completed the LAPD Citizens’ Police Academy, and – after seeing developments proposed as part of the Transit-Orient Communities program – became more active in the Westwood South of Santa Monica Blvd Homeowners’ Association (WSSMhoa.org).  Joseph’s policy interests include issues involving energy, land use, sustainability and transportation.
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Seat #18 Alternate – Jay Jacoby:  Jay, recently retired after spending 22 years with AAA Flag and Banner, has lived in this area for over 55 years after moving from South Bend, Indiana.  A huge sports fan and active golfer, he looks forward to getting involved in local activities and neighborhood interests.
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Seat #19 [an owner, operator or an employee of a business located within the boundaries of San Diego Freeway (405), Century Park West, Santa Monica Boulevard, and Pico Boulevard]
Jose Lustre Jr:  Jose Lustre is originally from the Philippines and grew up in Diamond Bar, California.  He holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles.  He has lived in West Los Angeles since 2012.  Jose is passionate about empowering businesses and individuals to achieve their potential.  On the WNC board, Jose is focused on increasing local business engagement in local affairs.