The Board of Directors of the Pasadena City College Foundation consists of volunteer business and community leaders from the Pasadena area. While governing the Foundation, the Board works to generate funds for PCC in order to provide an affordable and accessible college education for all who have the desire to succeed.

Executive Committee

President: Jim Sarni, Managing Principal, Payden & Rygel Investment Mgt.

Vice President: Bill Hawkins, Managing Director, Overton Partners

Secretary: Don Schweitzer, La Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer

Treasurer: Jon Fuhrman - Retired Application Development Manager

Immediate Past President: John Gregory - Owner, Gregory Communications


* denotes Member, Executive Committee

Scott Bell* President BRYAN's Cleaners and Laundry
Shirley Burt* RN, MSN, Admin. Ass’t Kinneloa Water District
Vivian Chan CEO Asian Link Marketing
William E. Goldmann, PHD Retired Political Science Professor PACCD
Kenneth R. Hemming* CPA, Partner Maginnis, Knechtel & McIntyre LLP
Hoyt Hillsman PCC Board of Trustees Liasion to the Foundation
Stephen A. Kanter, MD Retired Radiologist  
Susan Kinney President Castle Press
James Kossler, Ed.D. Former President Pasadena City College
Mark Ladesich CPA  
Sandi Mejia-Ramirez* CFO Ranchero Mexican Restaurant
CIBA Property Mgmt.
William Opel, PhD President Emeritus Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Kenneth Ott   Kaseta Von Ott Fundraising Counsel
Gloria Scharre Pitzer Partner Palermo, Barbaro, Chinen & Pitzer LLP
Clara Potes-Fellow Director East Valley Community Health Center
Estela S. Richeda Attorney  
L.R. "Lonnie" Schield, Jr. Principal Building Industry Partners
Jack A. Scott, EdD Former President Pasadena City College
Phyllis A. Specht Emerita Faculty Mt. San Antonio College
Gregory Sun Principal PBWS Architects
Ladd Thomas, D. Mus. D.Mus., Professor of Music & Chair Organ Dept., USC, Thornton School of Music
Rajen Vurdien, PhD Superintendent/President Pasadena City College
Winston S. Uchiyama, PhD Retired Vice President Research & Development, Dial Corporation
Wade Winter Senior Vice President City National Bank


Advisory Members are former PCC Foundation Board directors who have been invited to maintain a non-voting involvement with the Board. As part of the Advisory Board, members may attend meetings, receive minutes and be invited to Foundation sponsored events. Most importantly, Advisory Membership allows the Foundation to continue to profit from the counsel and support of experienced former directors.

Donald H. Anderson Chairman Anderson Business Technology
Gwendolyn Bishop, PhD Retired Professor & Administrator  
Robert L. Cheney Retired Senior Mgr. Bell & Howell
John C. Cushman, Esq. Attorney-at-law  
Julie Gallant Senior Investment Mgr Wells Fargo
William J. Galloway Pasadena developer  
Ann T. Hight Retired Sr. Investment Cnsltnt Dean Witter Reynolds
Don Hopf Owner Hopf Properties
Hon. Carol J. Liu California State Senator  
Roberta "Bobbie" Moon Owner New Moon Textiles
Dick Ratliff Retired Owner Christian Company
Janet J. Rose Community Volunteer  
Lisa A. Sugimoto, EdD  Retired Educator Pasadena City College
Winston Uchiyama, PhD Retired Vice President Research and Development, Dial Corporation