Lanterman’s Board of Directors
Lanterman is a private, non-profit organization under contract with the state of California to provide services and supports for people with developmental disabilities, and we serve a specific geographic area. But we are not a state agency – we are something unique – a local organization governed by a board of directors whose members are individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, community leadersand professionals.
The board’s most important role is the overall governance of the Regional Center and also to make sure that the Center is conducting business in a way that fulfills the promise of the Lanterman Act.
The board of directors has a number of key functions and responsibilities including:
- Developing policy and service standards
- Developing our strategic direction and goals including long-range planning
- Monitoring policy
- Ensuring the Center complies with its contract
- Raising public awareness of who we are and what we do
- Hiring and evaluating the executive director
Board members are responsible for looking at, and balancing the needs of our entire community. They help people understand and support the work of the Center on behalf of our community members with developmental disabilities, and work to improve the service delivery system.
Looking for New Blood…with experience
As a mutli-million dollar corporation, Lanterman Regional Center is always interested in recruiting board and committee members who have backgrounds in finance, fundraising, community relations, marketing, public relations, law, personnel and other related areas. Should you or someone you know be interested in volunteering in such a capacity, contact Frank Lara at 213.383.1300, x. 4902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Welcomes Your Attendance at its Meetings
Anyone in the community is welcome to attend Lanterman’s board of directors meeting. The monthly meeting is conducted on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Lanterman Regional Center. Contact Frank Lara in advance at 213.383.1300, x. 4902 or email@example.com so you can be placed on the list of attendees.
Meet Lanterman’s Board Members and Advisors
- Larry DeBoer — President
- Ray Lemus — Vice President
- Anila Guruji — Secretary
- Eduardo Solis — Treasurer
- Mark Higgins — Immediate Past President
- Al Marsella — Advisor to the Board
- Ana Villasenor
- Brian Newkirk
- Dina Richman
- Howard McBroom
- Jack Gilbertson
- John Poulos
- Karla Garcia Diaz
- Kelly White
- Louis Mitchell
- Marjorie Heller
- Zulma Mena