Board members of HFLF are professionals from fields of business and mental health, and many are also relatives and friends of people with mental illness.
Paul Stansbury has worked in various capacities in the field of higher education in community colleges since 1972. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management. He later attended the University of Southern California, receiving a Master of Business Administration. Next, he received a Master of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach. He also attended Pepperdine University where he graduated with a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration.
Paul’s community contributions include serving as President of the South Bay Affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness. He also serves on the Culver City – Palms YMCA Board, and the Starview Family & Children’s Services Board. Paul and his wife reside in Manhattan Beach, have three sons and two grandchildren.
Chris Gundel worked as a school psychologist for several years, and after completing a PhD in psychology, transitioned to the high tech industry as an industrial education psychologist. He also obtained an MBA and for 33 years used his combined knowledge of psychology, education, and business to lead tech training for IBM. Chris is currently employed at NC$-U.S.
On a personal level, as the father of a child with ADHD, Chris has learned firsthand the importance of advocating for and supporting organizations that help individuals with special needs. When an opening to serve on the board of HFLF appeared, Chris was thrilled with the opportunity to help such a worthwhile cause.
David Stairs is the Vice President of Brookhill Corp, a privately owned investment company with assets including industrial, retail, office, and multi-family. He conducts asset management as well as operations of the affiliated Brookhill Property Management Company. Prior to Brookhill, David was Regional Vice President of Legacy Partners Commercial and Regional Manager of Lincoln Property Company.
David received his BA in International Relations from USC and completed Finance and Accounting Extension Courses through UCLA, leading to certifications including a California Brokers License, Certified Commercial Investment Member, and Certified Property Manager.
David has served on a number of boards and committees throughout the years, including the BOMA-LA Board of Directors, the Chairman of Friends of IREM Committee, and the Century City Chamber Board of Directors. He has also served as President and Secretary of the San Fernando Valley Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
David Bailey has served HFLF both as an employee and volunteer, before serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Financial Auditing & Planning Committee. Prior to retiring, Dave worked as a financial controller for Punch Studio, a manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards and specialty papers. In his capacity in the business management field, Dave had several articles published on credit management, in national credit and finance publications.
Dave sees his participation on HFLF’s board as an “opportunity to serve the community and particularly those less able to help themselves.” In addition to his volunteer work with HFLF, he also volunteers with the Westchester YMCA, having previously served on the YMCA’s Board of Managers, and as a member of the YMCA’s financial committee. He has also served as President, Vice President, and Treasurer of a YMCA service organization called the YMCA Men’s Group.
Dave is an avid photographer, has two grown children, and two granddaughters.
Larry Haramoto earned his BS degree from Utah State University. Soon after, he won the Utah State Lightweight Wrestling Championship and was given a full athletic scholarship to the University of Utah where he earned an MBA with honors.
Larry is currently employed by IBM Corporation as Northern Regional Sales Manager. His previous jobs included Manager of Properties and Facilities with Western Airlines and Manager of Finance and Administration for the Southwest region with Digital Equipment Corporation.
Larry is Chair of the HFLF Board of Directors and Chair of the Board Development Committee. He also serves as president of six HUD 811 housing developments that were sponsored and constructed by HFLF. He is also a board member of another HUD 811 housing development sponsored and jointly developed by HFLF and Little Tokyo Service Center.
Larry is a member of IFMA, the Orange County Purchasing Managers Association, and Phi Eta Sigma Phi of Utah State University and University of Utah.
He has served on the board of HFLF since its inception, and is a long-time friend of others who have children suffering from chronic mental illness.
Roger Goff is an attorney at Wolf, Rifkin, Shaprio, Schulman & Rabkin where he mostly works with the film industry, representing both producers and financiers in a variety of film finance transactions. He is consistently involved in the development and production of dozens of feature films, negotiating deals with representatives for writers, actors, and directors, in addition to arranging financing and distribution. Prior to becoming an attorney, Roger worked in radio and television broadcasting, commercial production, advertising, and as a studio musician. He carried this experience with him into the early days of his law career in the music industry and spent many years representing independent record labels. Combined with his technical background, this experience gave him particular expertise in the developing areas of digital media and entertainment technology.
Roger is also an adjunct professor in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches Business and Legal Affairs and The Business of Business (co-taught with producer Paula Wagner). He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and regularly comments on legal and business issues surrounding film, music, and digital media.
Elizabeth Krider joined the Board of Directors in 2001. She worked at the California Institute of Technology in different capacities for over 10 years. She is currently employed as a Science Policy & Research Consultant.
Elizabeth began her research career by studying the chemical basis of schizophrenia during a college internship. She graduated with a BS in biochemistry with honors from Brigham Young University. She then pursued research in chemistry at Cal Tech, receiving her PhD in 2000.
Elizabeth is the author of five scientific papers and is the recipient of numerous science awards and scholarships. She serves on the board of directors at the Oak Crest Institute of Science. She is also active in the East Pasadena Relief Society and various community outreach efforts involving elderly single women and middle school aged girls.
Elizabeth and her husband David live in La Canada with their three children.
Kathryn McBride is the co-owner of Alpha Careers LLC, an executive search firm that specializes in placing senior-level professionals in the private wealth space. Her clients are among the top wealth management firms and family offices across the country, and the candidates she represents are accomplished financial advisors, portfolio managers and other professionals who work directly with ultra-high net worth clients and their families. Prior to founding her firm, Kathryn spent 14 years at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, where she was responsible for hiring, developing, rewarding and retaining talent for the firm in the Western and Central regions of the country.
Kathryn received her B.S. in French from The Pennsylvania State University, where she also studied International Business.
Kathryn is active at her children’s schools in Los Angeles, where she serves on the Advancement Committee for Notre Dame Academy Elementary School, and was on the Board of A Kid’s Place from 2012 to 2015.
Teri McHugh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been involved in the mental health field for over 20 years and currently has a private practice. She has worked for various nonprofit agencies as a Program Director, Administrator, and Consultant, and has created new start-up programs for adults and children with mental illness. Through this she has gained considerable experience working with various governmental agencies involved in mental health activities.
Teri is also a licensed real estate broker and owner and president of LA Property & Asset Management Corp, a small business that manages commercial industrial properties and multi-family residential properties.
Meressa is an educator and artist and has enjoyed teaching fine arts, literacy, and English at various institutions, focusing her efforts primarily at the elementary school level. Meressa’s involvement with HFLF began when her son was placed at Cedar Street, one of HFLF’s transitional housing programs. She was so impressed by the level of care and the quality of life at the program that she requested to serve on the board in order to support its mission. Meressa co-chairs the board’s Community Relations Committee and also brings considerable experience, compassion, and understanding of the needs of mentally ill persons and their families to the board.
Stephanie Davis is the publisher and editor of the Westchester/Playa HomeTown News, a community newspaper serving the areas of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Marina del Rey. In her role as editor, Stephanie enjoys sharing stories of people, businesses, places and organizations that make up the Westchester/Playa area and is proud to sponsor numerous community events including the Fourth of July Parade, Jet to Jetty, Race for Success, Rotary Home Makeover and the Teacher Eddy Awards.
Choong Whan Park is a professor of Marketing at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the Marshall School of Business, Professor Park was the Albert Wesley Frey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh (1979-1997). He holds a B.A. in German language and literature from Seoul National University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.
Professor Park has published numerous articles in Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Consumer Psychology. In 1987 he was the recipient of the Alpha Kappa Psi award for his article which appeared in the Journal of Marketing. Professor Park co-authored Marketing Management (1987), with Dr. Gerald Zaltman from Harvard University, and Handbook of Brand Relationships (2009) with Deborah MacInnis and Joseph Priester. He is a recipient of the 2012 Fellow of Society of Consumer Psychology.
Professor Park was an advisor for Samsung from 1989 to 1998 and also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Samsung Corporation from 2001 to 2010. He was Editor of Journal of Consumer Psychology (2008-2012) and is currently Director of Global Branding Center at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (2008-present).
Lois Starr is a housing development consultant for non-profit housing and service agencies. She came to this line of work after extensive experience with housing development after working as the Director of Housing Development and Preservation Department for the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission. Working closely with Health and Human Services departments across the county, she has taken the lead to develop and implement new and innovative solutions to house and serve homeless individuals, families, youth emancipating from foster care, victims of domestic violence, and seniors. Lois oversaw the development and implementation of the county’s Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing Program (VASH) and was instrumental in the development of an interjurisdictional agreement allowing these voucher holders to seamlessly move between jurisdictions in order to assist veterans find permanent housing.
Prior to her work at the county, Lois was a housing development consultant specializing in transitional and permanent housing for special needs populations, including the first transitional housing program for emancipated youth in LA County. She has also previously worked with Housing and Urban Development as a relocation and planning specialist.
A Los Angeles native, Lois completed her undergraduate work at California State University, Northridge and her graduate work at Pepperdine University.