Mission + History
BCHD Advisory Committees

Beach Cities Health District’s public advisory committees have a direct impact on the health programs and services provided in the Beach Cities.

To serve on a BCHD advisory committee, you must be a resident of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach, submit a formal application and be appointed by the board of directors. High school students are also encouraged to participate on the committees, but serve a one-year term verses the standard two-year term for adult members. Active community recruitment for new committee members occurs each spring, however, applications are available year-round at bchd.org/committee.

Community Health Committee
Responsible for assessing community health and wellness concerns, monitoring the availability of community health resources, and recommending programs, service areas and business ventures to promote high-quality standards of health in the Beach Cities.

  • Michelle Bholat, M.D. – BCHD Board Member
  • Vish Chatterji – BCHD Board Member
  • Kerianne Lawson – BCHD Director of Lifespan Services
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Mary Drummer – Retired Nurse
  • Virginia Green, Ph.D. – Family Therapist
  • Jason Hove, M.D. – UCLA Health
  • Fred Manna – BCHD Volunteer
  • Laura Misel – Leadership Hermosa Beach
  • Steve Morgan – Jefferson School Site Council
  • Julian Katz – South Bay Bicycle Coalition
  • Marie Puterbaugh – Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Jamie Lee – Mira Costa High School Student
  • Isaac Stein – Mira Costa High School Student

Strategic Planning Committee
Assists the board in formulating and fulfilling BCHD’s strategic vision, mission and goals on an annual basis. Additionally, the committee is responsible for overseeing the development of BCHD’s strategic plan, which is updated every three years.

  • Jane Diehl – BCHD Board Member
  • Vanessa Poster – BCHD Board Member
  • Jackie Berling – BCHD Chief Wellness Officer
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Gary Chuang, M.D. – Dermatologist
  • Lyman Fox – Kaiser
  • Mike Gin – Former Redondo Beach Mayor
  • Vijay Jeste – Former Redondo Beach City Commissioner
  • Scott Kringen –Owner/Principal at Kringen Capital
  • Omkar Kulkarni, M.P.H. – Cedars-Sinai
  • Richard Propster – Owner/Principal at Segue Solutions, a Management Consulting Firm
  • Amanda Costley – Mira Costa High School Student
  • Ella Scalabrini – Mira Costa High School Student

Finance Committee
Responsible for budget oversight, audit review, setting investment policies and business plan development. Members are expected to have demonstrated experience in finance, business or banking.

  • Vanessa Poster – BCHD Board Member
  • Noel Chun, M.D. – BCHD Board Member
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Monica Suua – BCHD CFO
  • Tim Lilligren – Manhattan Beach Treasurer
  • Christine Cronin-Hurst – Manhattan Beach Unified School District
  • Gina Derosa – California Society of CPAs
  • Steven Diels – City of Redondo Beach
  • Sam Kartounian – Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Wayne Powell – Former Manhattan Beach Mayor
  • Doug Rodriguez – Redondo Beach City Planning Commission
  • Cordelia Nguyen – Mira Costa High School Student
  • Zachary Wu – Mira Costa High School Student