BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hunt C. Braly

Hunt C. Braly has been practicing law in Santa Clarita since 1992, specializing in land use, real estate, and all issues dealing with local and state government.

From July 1983 until December 1992, Hunt served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Ed Davis, the former Los Angeles Police Chief and Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, he was integrally involved with the drafting and successful passage of legislation and initiatives.

When Senator Davis retired in 1992, Hunt established his own law and lobbying practice in Santa Clarita. In May 1999, he became a founding partner of Hacker, Kanowsky & Braly, LLP, a full service law firm in Santa Clarita. In 2004, the firm changed its name to HackerBraly, LLP. Mr. Braly specialized in land use, development, and real estate law, along with lobbying matters with the firm until the firm disbanded in July 2011. From July 2011 to 2013, Hunt had his own firm, Hunt C. Braly, Attorney at Law. In 2013 he joined Poole and Shaffery, LLP.

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Hunt C. Braly

Hunt C. Braly has been practicing law in Santa Clarita since 1992, specializing in land use, real estate, and all issues dealing with local and state government.

From July 1983 until December 1992, Hunt served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Ed Davis, the former Los Angeles Police Chief and Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, he was integrally involved with the drafting and successful passage of legislation and initiatives.

When Senator Davis retired in 1992, Hunt established his own law and lobbying practice in Santa Clarita. In May 1999, he became a founding partner of Hacker, Kanowsky & Braly, LLP, a full service law firm in Santa Clarita. In 2004, the firm changed its name to HackerBraly, LLP. Mr. Braly specialized in land use, development, and real estate law, along with lobbying matters with the firm until the firm disbanded in July 2011. From July 2011 to 2013, Hunt had his own firm, Hunt C. Braly, Attorney at Law. In 2013 he joined Poole and Shaffery, LLP.

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Brad Rosenheim

Brad Rosenheim is President/CEO of the consulting firm of Rosenheim & Associates, Inc. Los Angeles’ premier firm specializing in land-use entitlements and planning, project team management, permit processing and clearances, government and community affairs associated with the land-use entitlement process, strategic planning and public-policy, consulting and analysis for both public- and private-sector clients.

Before he began his own firm, Brad served six years as senior associate in the public policy consulting firm of Emerson & Associates and one year as senior public affairs specialist for C.W. Cook Co., Inc., a land-use planning and public affairs firm in West Los Angeles.

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Brad Rosenheim

Brad Rosenheim is President/CEO of the consulting firm of Rosenheim & Associates, Inc. Los Angeles’ premier firm specializing in land-use entitlements and planning, project team management, permit processing and clearances, government and community affairs associated with the land-use entitlement process, strategic planning and public-policy, consulting and analysis for both public- and private-sector clients.

Before he began his own firm, Brad served six years as senior associate in the public policy consulting firm of Emerson & Associates and one year as senior public affairs specialist for C.W. Cook Co., Inc., a land-use planning and public affairs firm in West Los Angeles.

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Tom Stemnock

Tom Stemnock is a Civil Engineer and Land Use Planner with over 40 years of experience in the development of residential, commercial and industrial properties in the City of Los Angeles. He is the owner of Planning Associates, Inc., a professional consulting firm which provides environmental, land use planning and development entitlement services to clients for projects in Los Angeles. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Land Use Planning.

He joined the Board to assist Habitat for Humanity in evaluating potential project sites and in obtaining the necessary permits to build new homes for Habitat clients.

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Tom Stemnock

Tom Stemnock is a Civil Engineer and Land Use Planner with over 40 years of experience in the development of residential, commercial and industrial properties in the City of Los Angeles. He is the owner of Planning Associates, Inc., a professional consulting firm which provides environmental, land use planning and development entitlement services to clients for projects in Los Angeles. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Land Use Planning.

He joined the Board to assist Habitat for Humanity in evaluating potential project sites and in obtaining the necessary permits to build new homes for Habitat clients.

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Richard Doss

Richard Doss is one of the founding partners of Pacific Coast Civil, Inc. and has been with the company since its inception in December 1996.

He has worked in the land development field for more than thirty years. He has worked as a design engineer, project planner, and project manager for residential, recreational, municipal and commercial developments throughout Southern California and Nevada. He has served as project engineer and manager on a variety of major developments, including the Lake Sherwood Ranch, Belcaro/Hidden Creek and West Hills/West Creek projects.

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Richard Doss

Richard Doss is one of the founding partners of Pacific Coast Civil, Inc. and has been with the company since its inception in December 1996.

He has worked in the land development field for more than thirty years. He has worked as a design engineer, project planner, and project manager for residential, recreational, municipal and commercial developments throughout Southern California and Nevada. He has served as project engineer and manager on a variety of major developments, including the Lake Sherwood Ranch, Belcaro/Hidden Creek and West Hills/West Creek projects.

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Karen Brown

Karen has 32 years in Commercial Banking and Finance experience as both a Portfolio Manager and Lending Officer. After graduating from California State University with a BS in Public Administration, Karen spent several years as a senior auditor and collateral manager with Barclays Business Credit. Thereafter, she moved into commercial banking, working in various senior management positions for mid to large-sized institutions including City National Bank, California United Bank, US Bank and Pacific Western Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank. In June 2014, Karen joined First Bank as SVP, Commercial Lending Team Leader for the Bank’s San Fernando Valley Region located in Woodland Hills, California. Her responsibilities include overseeing a team of relationship managers and new client solicitations.

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Karen Brown

Karen has 32 years in Commercial Banking and Finance experience as both a Portfolio Manager and Lending Officer. After graduating from California State University with a BS in Public Administration, Karen spent several years as a senior auditor and collateral manager with Barclays Business Credit. Thereafter, she moved into commercial banking, working in various senior management positions for mid to large-sized institutions including City National Bank, California United Bank, US Bank and Pacific Western Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank. In June 2014, Karen joined First Bank as SVP, Commercial Lending Team Leader for the Bank’s San Fernando Valley Region located in Woodland Hills, California. Her responsibilities include overseeing a team of relationship managers and new client solicitations.

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Lee Dukehart

Lee Dukehart is a native Southern Californian and has spent most of his life in the Woodland Hills area.

Lee’s business career, over the past 45 years, has been in commercial development and construction. Currently semi-retired, but owner and operator of WLD Construction Services, Inc. a construction consulting firm, providing assistance to property owners and tenants. For the last 25 years, prior to retirement, Lee was vice-president of the construction division for Voit Development Co., managing offices in Woodland Hills, Irvine and Mesa AZ. Voit was instrumental in the development of Warner Center and other projects throughout Southern California and Arizona.

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Lee Dukehart

Lee Dukehart is a native Southern Californian and has spent most of his life in the Woodland Hills area.

Lee’s business career, over the past 45 years, has been in commercial development and construction. Currently semi-retired, but owner and operator of WLD Construction Services, Inc. a construction consulting firm, providing assistance to property owners and tenants. For the last 25 years, prior to retirement, Lee was vice-president of the construction division for Voit Development Co., managing offices in Woodland Hills, Irvine and Mesa AZ. Voit was instrumental in the development of Warner Center and other projects throughout Southern California and Arizona.

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David Gressman

A retired Banker for 39 years, David Gressman most recently was the Senior Vice President/Commercial Regional Manager for Rabobank covering Eastern Ventura County, the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles County. David spent the bulk of his career at Security Pacific Bank and City National Bank, specializing in all types of commercial lending including international banking, real estate and middle market banking. David has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California Lutheran University. He resides in the City of Moorpark in Ventura County.

David Gressman

A retired Banker for 39 years, David Gressman most recently was the Senior Vice President/Commercial Regional Manager for Rabobank covering Eastern Ventura County, the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles County. David spent the bulk of his career at Security Pacific Bank and City National Bank, specializing in all types of commercial lending including international banking, real estate and middle market banking. David has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California Lutheran University. He resides in the City of Moorpark in Ventura County.

Robert Niesner

Robert Niesner is a second-generation builder, and personally has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor, developer and investor in the real estate industry. His firm, Legacy Construction and Development, Inc., has offices in Westlake Village and Santa Barbara. Bob and his firm have completed many High End residential projects in addition to numerous commercial, industrial, medical, and educational facilities. Bob also utilizes his real estate broker’s license in the course of facilitating investment opportunities for himself and clients. Bob attended the University of Southern California and has recently been involved with the development of using new technology in the building industry. He has a State of California General Contractor License and State of California Real Estate Broker License.

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Robert Niesner

Robert Niesner is a second-generation builder, and personally has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor, developer and investor in the real estate industry. His firm, Legacy Construction and Development, Inc., has offices in Westlake Village and Santa Barbara. Bob and his firm have completed many High End residential projects in addition to numerous commercial, industrial, medical, and educational facilities. Bob also utilizes his real estate broker’s license in the course of facilitating investment opportunities for himself and clients. Bob attended the University of Southern California and has recently been involved with the development of using new technology in the building industry. He has a State of California General Contractor License and State of California Real Estate Broker License.

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Robert Phillipps

Robert Phillipps has worked at Citibank for 31 years and is currently the National Coverage Manager for Business Banking. In his position, he is responsible for managing all client relationships with annual revenues between $10mm – $50mm. His current teams reside in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Illinois, Florida, California and Nevada.

Robert has worked in Southern California for his entire career and is a graduate of Cal State University Northridge. He has served on numerous Community boards and is an active community volunteer.

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Robert Phillipps

Robert Phillipps has worked at Citibank for 31 years and is currently the National Coverage Manager for Business Banking. In his position, he is responsible for managing all client relationships with annual revenues between $10mm – $50mm. His current teams reside in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Illinois, Florida, California and Nevada.

Robert has worked in Southern California for his entire career and is a graduate of Cal State University Northridge. He has served on numerous Community boards and is an active community volunteer.

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Rose Rockey

Rose Rockey has been and owner and CFO of Excel Contractors, Inc. in the Antelope Valley for the past 30 years. Her main duties are to oversee the accounting, contracts, and human resources in the family owned business.

Rose is currently on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita district, and has held various Board positions over the last 25 years in Assistance League of Antelope Valley.

Rose resides in the Antelope Valley and is very active in the community. She enjoys golfing, and activities with her family and grandchildren.

Rose Rockey

Rose Rockey has been and owner and CFO of Excel Contractors, Inc. in the Antelope Valley for the past 30 years. Her main duties are to oversee the accounting, contracts, and human resources in the family owned business.

Rose is currently on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita district, and has held various Board positions over the last 25 years in Assistance League of Antelope Valley.

Rose resides in the Antelope Valley and is very active in the community. She enjoys golfing, and activities with her family and grandchildren.

Chuck Underhill

Chuck Underhill has been married to his wife Mary J. Underhill for 3 decades and they have raised three children who now work for their family agency and who recently became stockholders in their business.

Chuck has been involved in various community and professional organizations including the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce, Woodland Hills Rotary, IBA San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters.

Chuck is an avid golfer and member of Woodland Hills Country Club and is active in his church/parish at Saint Bernadine of Sienna in Woodland Hills.

Chuck Underhill

Chuck Underhill has been married to his wife Mary J. Underhill for 3 decades and they have raised three children who now work for their family agency and who recently became stockholders in their business.

Chuck has been involved in various community and professional organizations including the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce, Woodland Hills Rotary, IBA San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters.

Chuck is an avid golfer and member of Woodland Hills Country Club and is active in his church/parish at Saint Bernadine of Sienna in Woodland Hills.

Donna Deutchman

Donna E. Deutchman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Homes 4 FamiliesTM where she oversees the development of affordable veteran neighborhoods and comprehensive services that empower low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class. Donna has more than two decades of experience growing nonprofit organizations and creating the public-private partnerships that empower them to better serve their missions. Through her years of compassionate service to the Los Angeles community, Donna has developed a rich expertise in fundraising, branding, marketing, advocacy, government affairs, and non-profit business model development.

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Donna Deutchman

Donna E. Deutchman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Homes 4 FamiliesTM where she oversees the development of affordable veteran neighborhoods and comprehensive services that empower low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class. Donna has more than two decades of experience growing nonprofit organizations and creating the public-private partnerships that empower them to better serve their missions. Through her years of compassionate service to the Los Angeles community, Donna has developed a rich expertise in fundraising, branding, marketing, advocacy, government affairs, and non-profit business model development.

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Mike Weintraub

Mr. Weintraub currently serves as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at OSI Consulting, a leading global business and technology services firm focused on maximizing business performance through the innovative use of technology, including enterprise applications, systems integration, software engineering, and analytics.

Before joining OSI, Mr. Weintraub served as Managing Director of Colony American Finance. Mr. Weintraub was a founder of North American Property Preservation Corporation and served as Vice Chairman of Chrysalis Holdings, a provider of early stage capital, infrastructure development and management expertise to growth-oriented companies in the financial services and direct marketing industries.

Mr. Weintraub also served as Managing Director, Corporate Marketing for Countrywide Financial Corporation, and was responsible for all strategy and operations of Countrywide’s Corporate Marketing division, including customer acquisition and retention, branding, sales support, events and sponsorships.

Before joining Countrywide, he served as VP of Business Development at Protocol Services where he was responsible for developing and managing accounts for a 4,000+ employee direct marketing services firm and as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Operations at National Water & Power.

In addition to his work in real estate, marketing and finance, Mr. Weintraub has served as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Broadband e2e and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Foods in Yorba Linda, CA. as well as Managing Partner and CEO of WSDirect a full service direct response marketing firm whose portfolio of clients included Fortune 500 and prominent California-based companies and organizations.

Mike Weintraub

Mr. Weintraub currently serves as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at OSI Consulting, a leading global business and technology services firm focused on maximizing business performance through the innovative use of technology, including enterprise applications, systems integration, software engineering, and analytics.

Before joining OSI, Mr. Weintraub served as Managing Director of Colony American Finance. Mr. Weintraub was a founder of North American Property Preservation Corporation and served as Vice Chairman of Chrysalis Holdings, a provider of early stage capital, infrastructure development and management expertise to growth-oriented companies in the financial services and direct marketing industries.

Mr. Weintraub also served as Managing Director, Corporate Marketing for Countrywide Financial Corporation, and was responsible for all strategy and operations of Countrywide’s Corporate Marketing division, including customer acquisition and retention, branding, sales support, events and sponsorships.

Before joining Countrywide, he served as VP of Business Development at Protocol Services where he was responsible for developing and managing accounts for a 4,000+ employee direct marketing services firm and as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Operations at National Water & Power.

In addition to his work in real estate, marketing and finance, Mr. Weintraub has served as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Broadband e2e and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Foods in Yorba Linda, CA. as well as Managing Partner and CEO of WSDirect a full service direct response marketing firm whose portfolio of clients included Fortune 500 and prominent California-based companies and organizations.