Our Leadership

Our YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles Board of Directors provide vital support for the Y's work to create lasting personal and social change:


Mark Helm 
Chairman of the Board 

Cristina Rose
Immediate Past Chairman

W.J. Ellison 
Past Chairman

Robert J. Lowe 
Past Chairman 

Bryan Palbaum 
Treasurer & Vice Chairman 

John W. Alden, Jr. 

Kelly Cheeseman 
Vice Chairman 

Andrew E. Crowell 
Vice Chairman

Todd M. Katz
Vice Chairman 

Dana Kravetz
Vice Chairman

Melvin Lindsey 
Vice Chairman

John Llewellyn 
Vice Chairman

Greg Meyer
Chair, Board of Governors 

Patrick Monroe 
Vice Chairman

Richard G. Newman 
Vice Chairman 

Patrick Niemann 
Vice Chairman

John Power 
Vice Chairman 

Les Ybarra 
Vice Chairman

Alan C. Hostrup 
President & CEO

Director Emeritus

James A. Collins 
Chairman Emeritus 
Worldwide Restaurant Concepts, Inc.

Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. 
The Leisure Group, Inc.

Avedick B. Poladian


Robert J. Abernethy 
American Standard Development Company

John W. Alden, Jr. 
Deputy General Counsel 
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Linda Alvarez 

Bill Applegate 
The Applegate Company

Emily Ludmir Aviad 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Bonnie Barnes 
Deloitte Consulting

Kelly Cheeseman 
Chief Operating Officer 
L.A. Kings / AEG Sports

Whitley C. Collins 
Global President 
Advisory and Transaction Services / Occupier CBRE

Chelsea Crowder
J.P. Morgan

Andrew E. Crowell 
Vice Chairman, Individual Investor Group
D.A. Davidson & Co.

Dana Debel 
Managing Director, Government Affairs 
Delta Airlines, Inc.

Nehal A. Desai 
Chief Financial Officer 
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling LLC

R. Todd Doney 
Vice Chairman 

W. J. Ellison 
Ellison Machinery

Earl E. Gales, Jr. 
Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc.

Hanoz Gandhi 
Chief Administration Officer and EVP Strategy 
Creative Channel Services

Anton C. Garnier 

Jose A. Gomez, Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer 
Cal State LA

Wendy Greuel 
L.A. Homeless Services Authority

Dan Guerrero 
Director of Athletics 

Mark B. Helm
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Craig Hirson 
Senior Vice President
Market Executive 

Bank of America

Alan C. Hostrup 
President & CEO
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Todd M. Katz 
Century Park Partners, LLC

Chris Klein
Los Angeles Galaxy

Dana A. Kravetz 
Firm Managing Partner 
Michelman & Robinson, LLP

Alan Kreditor 
Senior Vice President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus 
University of Southern California

Tony Lee 
Dickerson Employee Benefits Insurance Services

Melvin D. Lindsey 
Managing Partner & CEO 
Nile Capital Group LLC

John F. Llewellyn 
Chairman of the Board 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association

Robert J. Lowe 
Lowe Enterprises, Inc.

Glenville A. March, M.D. 

Jerry Marcil 
Palos Verdes Investments, Inc.

Jim McDonnell 

Stephen C. Meier 
Pfaffinger Foundation

Greg Meyer 
Captain (Retired) 
Los Angeles Police Department

Patrick Monroe 
President & CEO 
Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuaries

Michel Moore 
Chief of Police 
Los Angeles Police Department

Judith Anderson Munzig 
Vice President 
Topa Equities, Ltd.

Teryl Murabayashi 
Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel 
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Richard G. Newman 

Patrick J. Niemann 
Office Managing Partner Greater Los Angeles 
Ernst & Young LLP

Steve Nissen 
Senior Vice President Legal & Government Affairs 
NBC Universal

Fabian Núñez
Mercury Public Affairs Former California Assembly Speaker 

Bryan Palbaum 
President and Chief Operations Officer 
Trader Joe’s Company

William M. Petmecky 
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Southern California Edison

Chester (Chet) Pipkin 
Belkin International, Inc.

Anthony Potts 
First International Films

John B. Power 
Partner (Retired)
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Morgan Rector
President, California Market
Comerica Bank

Cristina Rose 
President & CEO 
Rose Policy Solutions

John H. Sanders 
Supervising Deputy Attorney General (Retired) 
California State Department of Justice

John H. Semcken, III 
Senior Vice President 
Majestic Realty Co.

Hugo Sibrian
CEO, President 
Benefits & Risk Solutions, Inc.

David Siegel 
President & CEO 
Los Angeles Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG)

Steve Silk 
Senior Managing Director 
Eastdil Secured

Keith Terasaki, M.D.

Brian Ulf 
President & CEO 
StrongHouse Realty Advisors

Joseph Valdes
Executive Vice President 
Parking Company of America, LLC

Chris Wallace 
Chief Communications Officer 
LA Clippers

Cedric Williams 
Vice President of Construction 
SoCalGas and San Diego Gas and Electric

Les Ybarra 
Executive Director 
Southern California Regional Health Plan – Medicaid Anthem Blue Cross