Board of Directors

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FY 21/22 Officers: 

Jessica First, Board President

CEO & Chief Strategist – Kilter

Jill Welton, VP of Internal Affairs/Board Treasurer

CEO, Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital

Alexa Rousso, VP of External Affairs

Chief Mission Integration Officer, Upholder Consulting

Shushan Barsegyan, Co-VP of Governance

Founder and Partner, Full Circle Business Law

T.C. Kim, Co-VP of Governance

President, Korean American Foundation of Glendale

Valerie Merritt, Board Secretary

Retired Lawyer


Anita Chan

Vice President, Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank

Mane Khachatryan

Attorney At Law, Harris Ginsberg

Manuel Magpapian

Attorney at Law, Pillemer and Pillemer

Marie Y. Lemelle

MBA, Founder/CEO, Platinum Star PR and Platinum Star Media Group

Richard Bennett

Retired CEO and Owner – FCI Systems Corporation

Rosie Ter-Matevosyan

Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony

Vice-President of Global Creative and Advanced Development for Disney Live Entertainment

Taline Saad

Executive Vice President, Opulent Construction

Wesley Walton

CEO, Glendale Area Schools Credit Union