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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.

The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents of the cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach to serve on its advisory committees. Committee members serve two-year terms and have a direct impact on the health and wellness programs and services BCHD provides to the beach cities community. High school students are also encouraged to participate on the committees, but serve a one-year term

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. There is an active recruitment period every spring, but applications are accepted throughout the year and will be considered if there is a vacancy.

Applications are available now for adults and current high school juniors and sophomores. Applications are due by noon on Monday, May 2.

Regular Committee (adult) Application

High School Application

For more information, visit 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.

  • Martha Koo, M.D.  – BCHD Board Member
  • Vanessa Poster – BCHD Board Member
  • Kerianne Lawson – BCHD Chief Programs Officer
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Mary Drummer – Retired Nurse
  • Howard Fishman – Former Hermosa Beach Mayor
  • Marie Puterbaugh – Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Liz Shoeban - Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Amanda Williamson - Account Manager
  • Sunni Won - Technology Consultant
  • Sherah Wyly - Wellness Coach
  • Katelyn – Redondo Union High School Student
  • Alexandra (Sasha) – Mira CostaHigh 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.

  • Noel Chun, M.D. – BCHD Board Member
  • Michelle Bholat, M.D. – BCHD Board Member
  • Cristan Higa - BCHD Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Joey Farrales – Leadership Hermosa Beach
  • Lyman Fox – Kaiser
  • Lisa Gaudio - Marketing Consultant
  • Vijay Jeste – Former Redondo Beach City Commissioner
  • Charlotte LeBlanc - CPA
  • David Liu - Landmark Health
  • Ricardo Reznichek, M.D. – Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Retired
  • Christian Wendland - Health Care Partners
  • Mollie - Mira Costa High School Student
  • Megan – Marlborough 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
  • Jane Diehl – BHCD Board Member
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Monica Suua – BCHD CFO
  • Jennifer Paul – Redondo Beach Finance Director
  • Joann Galin - Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
  • Stephanie Goldman - Epidemiologist
  • Stacy Lentz – Attorney and Hospital Compliance Officer
  • Wayne Powell – Former Manhattan Beach Mayor
  • Doug Rodriguez – Redondo Beach City Planning Commission
  • Dane - Loyola High School Student
  • Brecken – Redondo Union High School Student

Properties Committee Advisors
Assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility for managing District properties. The Committee Advisors are responsible for policy advice to the Board on property assets; acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of District properties; lease negotiation oversight; and, capital development plans.

  • Jane Diehl – BCHD Board Member
  • Martha Koo, M.D.  – BCHD Board Member
  • Tom Bakaly – BCHD CEO
  • Monica Suua - BCHD Chief Finance Officer
  • Nicholas Biro – Real Estate Development Consultant
  • Steve Izant – Chair of Hermosa Beach Planning Commission
  • Francisco Lopez – Financial Development Underwriter
  • Michael Martin – Former Program and Project management at The Boeing Company
  • Joanne Sturges – BCHD Community Working group
  • Richard Thompson - Planning Commissioner for the City of Manhattan Beach
  • Kenneth Weiner - Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Joah - Mira Costa High School Student
  • Sierra – Mira Costa High School Student