earned a degree in Political Science at Occidental College where he chaired the County of Los Angeles Commission on Youth, and was appointed by the Long Beach Mayor to the Strategic Planning commission. Marc received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University and a Certificate in Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He taught law school and…

is a seasoned healthcare executive with extensive general management experience. He has held senior level positions within FHP Healthcare and Blue Shield of California.  Alan served as the CEO for Cogent Healthcare, a venture funded hospitalist company. As a result of his experience at Cogent, Alan found working with physicians and being closer to patients…

Tony Gales is a Certified Public Accountant and Partner at BPM LLP (formerly Rossi LLP). Tony has specialized in tax and accounting services for privately held and not-for-profit enterprises. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. His community activities include: Current Board…

Immediate Past President

Lisa Carrick, Immediate Past President, is a Certified Public Accountant and Partner at Windes, Inc., an audit, tax and advisory firm.  Her practice focus includes financial statement reporting, evaluation of internal controls and business consulting for privately-held companies and nonprofit organizations.  Lisa also provides audit and consulting services to employee benefit plans of private, public,…

has been with Pediatric Orthopedic Specialty Center at Miller Children’s Hospital since 2000 and has worked at Long Beach Memorial since 1983. Kathie has worked in many different aspects of healthcare, from post op surgical nursing to Home Health /Hospice Care.  Kathie was presented with the “Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses” in 2013. She has…

worked for 11 years as a law clerk and project attorney in a small civil practice that served low income and disadvantaged citizens.  During law school, she was a substitute teacher in Long Beach Unified School District.  She was a law clerk for the Community Legal Services of Los Angeles, for the Domestic Violence Clinic…

is a 4th generation owner at Driscoll & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. founded in 1939.  He has been an Insurance Advisor since 1997. He is well-versed in insurance coverages and requirements with a strong understanding of insurance as an instrument for asset protection and preservation.  He works closely with clients in developing comprehensive protection analysis…

is the Founder and Director of Centro Integra, a clinic in Mexico that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children who have attention, learning, language, emotional, and behavioral problems.  She earned a degree in Neurolinguistics and Psychopedagogy in Mexico City and two masters degrees, Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of Spanish as a Second…

worked for 45 years in pediatric gastroenterology. He earned his Medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He served in the military as a research investigator at the US Army Medical Center Research Institute, in the Infectious Disease Unit, Bethesda, Maryland.  He completed a Pediatric Gastrointestinal Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical…

is the Director of Development for the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Long Beach.  Previously, she was the Development Director at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Long Beach specializing in annual funding campaign, major gifts, special events, marketing, cultivation and stewardship. She is the President Elect for the Long…

Vice President

worked for 45 years in pediatric nursing. She has a BS in Nursing from UCLA and a Public Health Nurse Credential.  For fourteen years, Judy worked as a pediatric bedside nurse, unit manager and shift supervisor.  Then, she became the manager of the Infant Development Program.  In 1990, she created and managed 15 different Pediatric…

Treasurer

Linda Silver, Treasurer, is a retired Healthcare Imaging Manager. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Health Care Administration. She has been a Long Beach resident since 1992 and has been an active member of the Long Beach Community ever since. She is a current member and past Co-President of American Association…

graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor degree in occupational therapy.  Melanie created a group in Washington, D.C. for treating toddlers with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and worked to support the caregivers for those children. In Long Beach, Werts worked at Long Beach Memorial Hospital for occupational therapy and trained nursing aides on rehabilitation. Then she…