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Board Of Directors
Nancy is a seasoned digital marketing and market research executive with experience across the technology, media and telecommunications industries. She is currently SVP, Research and Consulting at Escalent, a leading market research firm. Nancy earned her BS in Business Administration/Marketing from California State University and her MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a longtime supporter of Pediatric Therapy Network and the current Board Liaison and former Co-Chair of PTN’s Community Advisory Board. Nancy currently serves as Chair of the PTN Board of Directors, Chair of the Executive Committee, and is Chair of the PTN Bylaws, Board Development & Governance Committee. She was introduced to PTN in 2005 by one of the initial parents who benefitted from PTN, and whose child was one of the first graduates of PTN. That parent felt that the organization could benefit from Nancy’s marketing guidance to spread the word about the amazing work that PTN does for children. She came, fell in love and has been involved since.
Bob is a corporate strategist whose specialty is adding market value to manufacturing companies prior to sale. He is the founder of The Performance Group, based in Redondo Beach, CA and established the company in 2013 to provide business advisory services with special emphasis on improving profit performance and strategic planning as well as merger and acquisition assistance. Bob has served on several for-profit boards throughout his career and also was involved in Food for Life, a Chino, CA based nonprofit focused on feeding the needy. He continues to give back to his community as a PTN Board of Directors member where he serves as Vice Chair as well as on the Executive and Governance Committees.
Bill is the CFO for the Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Arena Management and H&S Ventures, the entity that manages the Samueli Family Office and the various other holdings of the Samuelis. He has an extensive 30-year career including working as the CFO of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the O’Malley Family, private equity fund Platinum Equity in Beverly Hills and the Wonderful Companies. Most recently, Bill was CFO of Oakwood Worldwide, LLC, the world’s largest provider of temporary housing. A native of Southern California, Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance at the University of Southern California and began his career at Ernst & Young where he obtained his CPA certification. Bill has served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Big Brothers, and was a “big brother” for 15 years. He also started the Lunada Bay Little League “Challengers” program bringing special needs children together with mainstream “buddies” to play baseball. Bill is the Treasurer of the PTN Board of Directors and serves on the Executive and is the Chair of the Finance/Investment Committees.
With a background as Finance Manager at Hughes Electronics, Cathy is now a dedicated Parent Advocate and has served as a volunteer for many organizations including Las Madrecitas, a nonprofit organization raising funds for Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital, and St. Lawrence Martyr Church’s Food Pantry. She is actively involved with cycling and tennis. Cathy is a proud PTN parent and currently serves as Secretary on the PTN Board of Directors as well as the Executive Committee and is chair of the PTN Fund Development Committee.
Thomas is a senior director in West Monroe Partners’ Financial Services practice, based in Los Angeles. He has more than 30 years of financial services experience, with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness and a strong track record of success in driving transformational and sustainable change. Tom earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a long-time supporter and donor of PTN. He serves on the Finance and Investment Committees.
With a 17-year finance and banking background, Zoraida recently launched MOP Consulting, LLC which brings her clients a more holistic approach to their finances and business strategies. Zoraida started her career at Bank of America gaining experience in various sectors including wealth management and commercial banking and her last corporate position was as Vice President for the business and personal banking division at California Bank & Trust. She developed many new business relationships with a strong emphasis on commercial lending consulting. Zoraida also supports various nonprofits focused on economic development and education in the Los Angeles area including the Latina Business Association and Latino Chamber of Commerce, and she is President of the Gardena Police Foundation and Vice Chair of the Gardena Economic Development Council. Zoraida serves on PTN’s Fund Development Committee.
Janet is a recent addition to our Board of Directors. She began her career in banking and as a legal secretary. She is a certified shorthand reporter who reported LA County Superior Court trials, criminal and civil for 15 years, and owned her own deposition reporting firm for 12 years. As a sole proprietor, she used her good reputation in court to build her clientele while recruiting and writing training manuals for support staff, managing court reporters, and preparing billing statements and tax reports. Janet’s daughter was a PTN client from age 4 to 9. To achieve inclusion for her daughter, she coached soccer for four years and lead a girl scout troop for 10 years. She is an ardent believer in PTN’s mission and has personal insight into the effectiveness of therapies to meet goals and benchmarks, and the crucial parent education and support provided by PTN therapists. She believes that the special needs community continues to need strong representation to remain visible in the community and feels her work with PTN is a way to give back and promote a cause that fits her soul.
David recently retired as a physician at Kaiser Permanente specializing in anesthesiology. Dr. Lim is also a proud PTN parent who credits the therapists for the significant strides his daughter has taken in speech, physical and cognitive development. David serves on the PTN Fund Development committee.
Laurie considers herself a life-long learner and proud educator with a degree in history and education from USC, CSUDH Masters in Early Childhood Education and her Ed.D. from USC in Administration Policy and Planning with a specialty in Curriculum and Instruction and a minor in Business and Finance. Dr. Love was a teacher, principal, curriculum coordinator, Assistant Superintendent and retired as the Chief Academic Officer for the Torrance Unified School District. She now serves as an adjunct professor at USC’s Rossier School of Education and as a dissertation chair at Brandman University. She is on PTN’s Early Head Start Policy Council Committee.
Kyle is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group at the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. He received his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Southern California. Kyle serves on PTN’s Finance/Investment Committee.
Dr. Petersen is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) who earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She went on to complete a six-year residency in head and neck surgery at UCLA Medical School, where she was chief resident. Recently retired, Dr. Petersen was also the lead physician at the HealthCare Partners medical spas in Torrance and Manhattan Beach. She is also very active in the South Bay Community and served as a board member and president of Sandpipers, a philanthropic organization, where she was instrumental in establishing the Sandpipers South Bay Community Fund valued at nearly $6 million. Diane serves on the Governance Committee.
Lisa is currently a transitional kindergarten teacher with the Torrance Unified School District and has a remarkable 40-year career in early childhood education, including teaching positions at Walteria Elementary (Torrance), Chadwick School (Palos Verdes), Town and Country Nursery School (PV Estates), and Creative Kids Preschool (Manhattan Beach). She holds a Master of Arts in Education degree from Chapman University and is a member of the Torrance Teachers Association as well as currently serving on the Walteria Academic Alliance. Lisa is a more recent addition to PTN’s Board of Directors and strongly believes that early outreach and education are vital to young children, especially those at risk. Lisa is a member of the PTN Early Head Start Policy Council Committee.
Wendy is a long-time supporter of Pediatric Therapy Network and prior to joining the Board of Directors, she served on the Early Head Start Policy Council for three years where she was an active and articulate member. Wendy is a proud and devoted parent of two young children who participated in the EHS program and she is very knowledgeable of the home-based as well as center-based models. Her son also attended Camp Escapades and Wendy brings a keen client perspective to the board. Wendy serves on the PTN Early Head Start Policy Council Committee.
Honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of Southern California’s Most Influential Marketers of 2019, Mark is currently the Senior Vice President, Managing Director of General Accounts at Innocean USA, a global advertising agency with clients such as Hyundai, LG, Habit Burger and UC Davis Health. Mark’s expertise in consumer insight and strategy are the foundation of his involvement in repositioning and re-launching dozens of brands including LG, Toshiba, Honda Financial, Hilton Garden Inn and Dole Food Co. He previously worked automotive clients handling strategic development for Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Infiniti and the award-winning “Zoom Zoom” campaign for Mazda. Mark serves on the Fund Development Committee.
Terri Nelson Carpenter
Reel Muzik Werks
Diane Parham, Ph.D., OTR/L
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) at Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) consists of community leaders, volunteers and parents who promote PTN and its mission. While PTN is fortunate to enjoy the support of many people and businesses in the community, CAB members go above and beyond by giving of their time, ideas and resources to ensure PTN is a strong and viable organization now and in the future.
Honorary Community Advisory Board
US House of Representatives 33rd District
State Senator, 26th District
Assemblymember, 66th District
LA County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District
Mayor, City of Torrance
Councilmember, City of Manhattan Beach
Councilman, City of Lomita
Eve R. Berg
Police Chief, City of Torrance
Martin A. Serna
Fire Chief, City of Torrance
Former Mayor, City of Hermosa Beach
President and CEO, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Community Advisory Board
Steve Goldstein, Chair
Payroll Management Solutions
American Honda Motor Co, Inc.
Commerce West Bank
Reel Muzik Werks
Western Psychological Services
The Law Office of Matthew Yu
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
Medical Advisory Council
Kenneth K. Chan, MD
Rayne Pang, MD
David W. Berman, MD
Sunitha Bharadia, MD
Pat (Bessen) Rowe, MD, FAAP
Laura Sergis, MD
Elaine Shoji, MD
Elliot T. Sumi, MD
Jon Yamamoto, MD