Board of Directors – 2017
Bonnie Myers, President: Bonnie retired from a 22-year career in marketing and promotion in 2000. Over the course of her career, she has held a variety of positions, including promotions coordinator for a shopping center, executive director of a historic central business district, marketing director for two different credit unions, mortgage loan officer, and education manager for a national trade association. She has served as president of various organizations, including Monarch Beach Rotary and Whittier Soroptimist clubs, as well as participating on numerous boards of directors.
Residents of South Orange County since 1989, Bonnie and her husband Paul celebrated their fiftieth anniversary prior to his death from Multiple Systems Atrophy associated with Parkinson’s Disease in 2016. Bonnie holds a BA in Slavic Studies from UCLA. Her two daughters and families reside in Denver, CO.
Robert Fulton, Treasurer: Bob is a retired aerospace engineering manager. He has more than two decades of experience in management and leadership roles. That experience included responsibility for staffing, budget, customer management, and technical performance. He is skilled in strategic planning, event planning, administration, and management.
Sam Torres, Acting Secretary: Sam has 50-year history in Criminal Justice beginning as a Probation Officer in Orange County. He continued his career as a Federal Probation and Parole Officer, retiring in 1995. Sam has an undergrad degree in Sociology, and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology. While working as a Federal Probation Officer, he began teaching Sociology and Criminology at numerous southland colleges. Upon retiring from the Federal Probation System Sam went from an adjunct instructor to a full-time tenure-track associate professor of Criminal Justice at CSULB. He later served a 3-year term as Department Chair. He retired from CSULB in 2009. Later, Sam served on the 2014-2015 Orange County Grand Jury.
Sam was diagnosed with PD in approximately 2011, and for the past 2 years has been very active with the Parkinson Community, including PAOC and PEP4U.
Doug Barber, Director:
Tim Curry, Director:
Bill Gonzales, Director: Bill was most recently Treasurer of the Port of Los Angeles. He was responsible for the management and investment of cash balances, the selection, purchase and sale of securities, the purchase of letters of credit and bank notes; and the issuance of revenue bonds and commercial paper. He participated as a member of the committee to select commercial bankers, financial advisers and financial agents.
Emeritus Advisory Committee
Janet Buell, Member:
Jerry Miller, Member: Jerry’s unique background includes nearly twenty-five years of human resources leadership experience with companies such as Ford Motor Company, W.R. Grace & Company, Taco Bell Corp., SunAmerica Inc. and Midland Credit Management, Inc. Most recently he was Vice President, Marketing for Executive Career Services (ECS), a boutique talent management firm in Irvine, CA. Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Political Science, from the University of Scranton, Scranton PA. He is a US Army veteran, having attained the rank of Captain.