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, Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer

Treasurer: Wade Winter, CFA

Immediate Past President: John Gregory - Owner, Gregory Communications


* denotes Member, Executive Committee

Scott Bell* President BRYAN's Cleaners and Laundry
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
Preston Howard  Managing Broker Rose City Realty, Inc.
Stephen A. Kanter, MD Retired Radiologist  
Susan Kinney President Castle Press
James Kossler, Ed.D. Former President Pasadena City College
Sandi Mejia-Ramirez* CFO Ranchero Mexican Restaurant
CIBA Property Mgmt.
Clara Potes-Fellow Director East Valley Community Health Center
Diane Rankin  Wealth Manager Northern Trust
Estela S. Richeda Attorney  
Theodore R. Samuels  Retired Capital Guardian Trust
L.R. "Lonnie" Schield, Jr. Principal Building Industry Partners
Gloria Scharre-Pitzer Partner Palermo, Barbaro, Chinen & Pitzer LLP
RC Schrader  Managing Director Latino Practice Group Bolton & Company
Jack A. Scott, EdD Former President Pasadena City College
Phyllis A. Specht Emerita Faculty Mt. San Antonio College
Charles Stanislawski  President Stanislawski and Company, Inc.
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


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
Robert L. Cheney Retired Senior Mgr. Bell & Howell
Mel Cohen Owner Mel Cohen Insurance Services
Richard S. Cupp Principal Richard S. Cupp, Inc.
John C. Cushman, Esq. Attorney-at-law  
Julie Gallant Senior Investment Mgr Wells Fargo
William J. Galloway Pasadena developer  
Don Hopf Owner Hopf Properties
Mark Ladesich CPA  
Hon. Carol J. Liu Former California State Senator  
Roberta "Bobbie" Moon Owner New Moon Textiles
William Opel, PhD President Emeritus Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Dianne Philibosian, PhD  Director, Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing CSU Northridge
Dick Ratliff Retired Owner Christian Company
Janet J. Rose Community Volunteer  
Lisa A. Sugimoto, EdD  Retired Educator Pasadena City College
William E. Thomson, Jr.  Attorney and Former PACCD Trustee  
Winston Uchiyama, PhD Retired Vice President Research and Development, Dial Corporation