Board & Staff


Peter Wendel
Realtor, Coldwell Banker

Susan Baerwald           
Vice President
Co-founder and Co-owner, Just Folk

Ron Dean
Ronald Dean, A Law Corporation

Sara Brown
Branch Operations Supervisor, Pacific Western Bank

Board of Directors

Joan C. Dasteel
MSW, Ph.D., Author, Psychotherapist

Betty Goldberg
Professor, Scriptwriter

Carlos Lugo
Senior Building Inspector, City of Culver City

Terry Masi
MFT, Sr. Director of Clinical Training
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Werner F. Wolfen
Esq., Senior Partner Emeritus, Irell & Manella, LLP

Andrew N. Weissman
JD, Law Offices of Arkin & Weissman

Lily Wolk
Transition Consultant
Special Education Teacher, L.A.U.S.D. (retired)


Petite Konstantin
Executive Director, MPA

Cathy Reed
Assistant Director

Alyssa Mannis
Director of Visual Arts

Rachel Hamburg
Director of Development

Petra Staal
Assistant Director of Development

Members’ Representatives

Jimmy W. and Lisa Y.


Advisory Board

Thomas Alper

Barbara Bienstock, LCSW

Edmond Dasteel, MBA

Douglas Marshall

Martin Padilla

Pam Schulz

Susan Wilder