LMP relies heavily on volunteer board members who play an active role in fiduciary oversight and developing organizational policies for strong programs and activities to accomplish our mission.
Board officers and members 2013 – 2014
Paola Ball, Secretary, Wellness Program Coordinator, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula: Paola is currently responsible for designing, implementing, and managing evidence based wellness programs for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. She brings many years of experience managing health and wellness programs. Her diverse experience includes working with private companies, non-profits, and
health care organizations. Focus areas have included, but are not limited to; corporate and community health promotion, health and safety, event organization and management, disease management, clinical exercise physiology, health education, and wellness consulting.
She also has international experience gained during her time in New Zealand where she worked for one of New Zealand’s biggest companies, Fletcher Building. There she served as corporate wellness manager, responsible for implementing national health promotion initiatives and managing an on-site wellness center. In addition, she was a member of the company’s national health and safety forum and was responsible for health and safety at the corporate office and the company’s childcare facility. During her time with the Veterans Administration, she added to her diverse experience by working with various teams to improve health and safety protocols, became a certified narcotics inspector, provided customer service training, implemented wellness programs, and also served as a consultant for the national office to assist with veteran wellness program development.
Jeff Clark, Vice President, Advancement Director, Robert Louis Stevenson School: Since 2007, Jeff has led the advancement team at Stevenson School a PreK to 12 independent school with two campuses, one in Pebble Beach and one in Carmel. His primary responsibilities are fund raising, alumni and parent relations and communications for Stevenson and he is a member of the school’s senior administrative staff. His team is responsible for an annual fund of 1.3 million dollars and a 50 to 60 million dollar capital campaign supporting important projects to complete the next stage of Stevenson facility master plan.
Jeff’s background has been primarily in education and includes 15 years in college admissions and fundraising in Illinois and 12 years in independent school fundraising and school leadership in Ohio and California. He has also provided fundraising counsel to other non-profit organizations and schools. Jeff was born and raised on a working farm in central Illinois and received his B.A. in psychology from Knox
Stephanie Hulsey, Esq., Past President, Assistant District Attorney, Monterey County: Stephanie received her BA (1983) and Master of Music (1985) degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She returned to California in 1993 to be near her family, and entered the field of law with the objective of serving her community. A favorite leadership quote is John Maxwell’s “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Stephanie served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office from 1998 until October, 2007, when she was appointed to the position of Assistant District Attorney that she currently holds. She is a member of the Monterey County Bar Association Executive Committee, National District Attorney’s Association, California District Attorney’s Association, Monterey County Women Lawyer’s Association, Monterey County Peace Officer’s Association, and Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP). She is the District Attorney’s alternate on the Child Abuse Prevention Council, Children’s Council, and the Restorative Justice Commission of Monterey County.
In addition to serving as President on the Board of Leadership Monterey Peninsula, Stephanie serves on the boards of the Monterey College of Law (Past Chair), Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, and Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Salinas and the Coalition of Scholarship Organizations, through which the John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers is awarded in memory of her father.
Chris Khan, Assistant Director, Marina Technology Cluster Business Incubator: Chris Khan is the principal of Khan-Bernier, a business services consultancy to private start-up companies and government entities. He has worked with nearly two hundred incubator clients since 2003 and has been serving as Associate Director of the Marina Technology Cluster since 2007. He serves on the steering committees for the Project 17 Agricultural Technology Regional Innovation Cluster and the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition. Chris’s latest project is the Monterey Bay Regional Sustainability Cluster, focused on development of the region as the world’s showcase for sustainability innovation.
Chris’s background includes over 18 years experience in the semiconductor industry in the areas of production, engineering, and general management. He was CEO of Epitaxy, Inc., where he led the company to successful acquisition by LG of Korea. He has consulted in hardware and software design for Washington and California-based companies including his work as a research fellow for the Department of Defense in Seaside, California. He is retired from the School of Information Technology and Communications Design at CSU Monterey Bay after 10 years as a program coordinator, lecturer, and graduate advisor.
Chris holds both an MS degree in Management and Information Technology and a BS degree in Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing from CSU Monterey Bay. Since completing the Leadership Monterey Peninsula program in 2011, Chris has taken Board positions with Leadership Monterey Peninsula, and with Loaves, Fishes and Computers. He is an active member of the National Business Incubation Association and the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity.
David LaRiviere, Esq., Partner, LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP: David specializes in patent and trademark registration prosecution and related strategies; licensing and related intellectual property transactions; due diligence, including IP portfolio analyses, and related counseling; electrical, electronic, mechanical, telecommunications, and computer technologies; and litigation support. His professional and community activities include: Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, Past Co-Chair of the Council of State Bar Sections, Member of the Intellectual Property Panel of the American Arbitration Association, Past Member, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, Member, Monterey County & Santa Clara County Bar Associations,Member, Washington, D. C. & Washington State Bar Associations, Member, International Trademark Association (INTA),Past Member, INTA Roundtable Planning Committee.
Daisy Noguera, Assistant Director, Patient Business Services, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula: Daisy was born in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua which is a very small town in the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. She lived there until she was sixteen years old at which point she moved to the capital of Nicaragua, Managua. It was in Managua that Daisy met her soon to be husband and was married at seventeen years old. She was unable to finish high school in Nicaragua due to a civil war during that time. Daisey obtained her GED at Montebello High School in Montebello, California. She then graduated from East Los Angeles College with an AA degree in Liberal Arts. She then transferred to Azusa Pacific University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Daisy has been in health care finance for almost twenty years. She started as a patient account biller and has progressively moved up through the years and is currently an assistant director at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Patient Business Services. She is responsible for ensuring timely billing and collections of patient accounts.
David Stewart, President, Manager, UBS Financial Services: I was raised in the Seattle area where I was the Student Body President at Mercer Island High School and a two year varsity letterman in football. At the University of Washington in Seattle I graduated Cum Laude in Economics and was a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society in Economics.
My career in wealth management started with Kidder, Peabody & Co. in Seattle in 1983. By way of acquisitions by Paine Webber & Co and later UBS Financial Services I have worked for the same firm for over 28 years. I moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1996. My community involvement includes being President of the nascent Monterey Sports Center Foundation Board. I have two children and enjoy spending as much time as possible with family. My hobbies include tennis, skiing, running and the arts.
Eric Tao, PhD, Treasurer, Professor & Director, Information Technology & Communication Design Director, Institute for Innovation & Economic Development: Dr. Eric Tao has ) at California State University Monterey Bay since July 1, 2002. As Chair he is resopnsible for multimillion dollar annual budgets based on grants from the federal government and the state of California, as well as from donations, and tuition. Dr. Tao is in charge of several academic programs and R&D facilities involving more than 40 faculty/staff members and over 1,000 students.
His expertise and research interests include electronic commerce development and strategies, software engineering, information systems, e-learning, and public and business policy. He has published more than twenty-five academic papers in educational technology, globalization, medical image processing and higher education. He often speaks at international conferences on global technology and education and for business and technology programs at various universities.
Dr. Tao has a profound commitment to teaching and the development of scholars. He founded the Masters Program in Instructional Science and Technology and the Masters of Science Program in Management and Information Technology. He also developed several R&D facilities, including the Open System Lab and the E-Lab. He has been on the board of such organizations as the CSUMB Foundation, the Joint Chinese University Alumina Association of Southern California and the CSUMB Strategic Planning Committee. He participates in the International Education Council.
Currently, Dr. Tao serves as a member of Substantive Change Committee of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). He is on the board of California University Management and Technology, a start-up university in Silicon Valley. He is also Digital Technology advisor for the National Health Research Institute of the Republic of China as well as a member of the board of directors for the CEH Inc. Besides this work, Dr. Tao serves his local community as a member of the Technology Advisory Board of Hartnell College, a community college in nearby Salinas, California.
Eric Tao received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and was awarded the UC Regents Graduate Students Award multiple times. His research in Digital Medical Database systems earned his team a multimillion dollar grant fron the National Institute of Health. He received a M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. While in college, he served as the president of student government and editor-in-chief of the university newspaper.
Born in 1963 in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Tao is fluent in Chinese and familiar with Chinese culture, business and politics. He enjoys tennis, playing cello, snowboarding, Chinese Arts, classic music, movies and seafood. In summer, Dr. Tao travels extensively in the Greater China Region. He resides in Carmel, California
Amy Treadwell, Corporate Compliance Consultant, Gospel & Blues Singer, Yoga Instructor: Amy grew up in Piedmont, CA spending summer days in Carmel with her grandparents at the old Highlands Inn. She earned a BA in chemistry from Notre Dame de Namur University and an MA in International Environmental Policy from MIIS (’05). She worked as Program Director at Monterey College of Law’s Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management and later as Field Representative for Assembly Member Bill Monning. Amy is a gospel and blues singer and has performed at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival five out of the past 10 years. In her spare time she is a silversmith, yoga teacher and Hawaiian outrigger canoe racer. Currently she works in corporate compliance.
Dawn Wilson, Senior Consultant, Public Works, LLC and Director, Special Projects, The Center for Homeland Defense & Security, Naval Postgraduate School: Dawn Wilson currently serves as the Director of the Office of Special Projects for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) in Monterey. Dawn also serves as a senior public policy consultant with Public Works LLC, a firm providing public policy research and analysis, organizational development, and management consulting to elected officials, government agencies, think tanks, and non-profit agencies across the country. In this role, Dawn advises several governors’ and mayors’ offices as well as state and municipal agencies in the areas of homeland security, public safety, transportation, workforce, and economic development.
In 2007, Ms. Wilson served as the National Policy Director for the presidential campaign of former Iowa Governor (now US Secretary of Agriculture) Tom Vilsack. Previously, Dawn served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Vilsack in Iowa. Dawn has served in a variety of roles in state and federal government, including work in the offices of US Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA), the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, and the Assistant Chief Counsel’s Office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She has also participated in international legal, governmental, and political exchanges throughout western and central Europe, Asia, and Africa. Dawn received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Sociology from the University of Georgia. Ms. Wilson also studied British political systems at Oxford University in Oxford, England.