Board of Directors

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FY 21/22 Officers

Jessica First, Board President
CEO & Chief Strategist – Kilter

Jill Welton, VP of Internal Affairs/Board Treasurer
CEO, Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital

Rosie Ter-Matevosyan, VP of External Affairs
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Shushan Barsegyan, Co-VP of Governance
Founder and Partner, Full Circle Business Law

T.C. Kim, Co-VP of Governance
President, Korean American Foundation of Glendale

Valerie Merritt, Board Secretary
Retired Lawyer


Anita Chan
Vice President, Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank

Mane Khachatryan
Attorney At Law, Harris Ginsberg

Manuel Magpapian
Attorney at Law, Pillemer and Pillemer

Marie Y. Lemelle
MBA, Founder/CEO, Platinum Star PR and Platinum Star Media Group

Richard Bennett
Retired CEO and Owner – FCI Systems Corporation

Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony
Vice-President of Global Creative and Advanced Development for Disney Live Entertainment

Taline Saad
Executive Vice President, Opulent Construction

Wesley Walton
CEO, Glendale Area Schools Credit Union