Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board
Co-chairs: Pending | Pending
Vice Chair: Nora Goudsmit
Treasurer: Lena M. Najarian Kaderali
Secretary: Seth Copenhaver
Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM
at Ivanhoe Elementary School, 2828 Herkimer St., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Please check calendar for agendas.
The 21-member Governing Board supervises and authorizes the activities of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council and its committees. There are two board members for each of the seven regions of the SLNC, and seven members At Large, elected to represent all of Silver Lake. Any stakeholder 18 years of age or older is eligible to run for a seat on the Governing Board. Send an email to the entire SLNC Governing Board at Board@SilverLakeNC.org
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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:
Mark Duncan – At-Large Representative
Paul Emmons – At-Large Representative
Lorraine Getz – At-Large Representative
I love Silver Lake and am an involved stakeholder in our community. I have a child who attends Ivanhoe Elementary school and own a home in the neighborhood. I care about our city and know that what makes Los Angeles great are diverse and inclusive neighborhoods like Silver Lake. I graduated from USC with a B.A. in communications, and my work as a local real estate agent keeps me keenly aware of what is happening locally in our city. My work also gives me an opportunity to share what I love about this special place with others.
As a parent, I’ve donated much of my time for local schools, including serving on the board of the Los Angeles Family School preschool. Currently, I chair the annual auction fundraiser for Friends of Ivanhoe, which raises 50K for our neighborhood public school. These experiences have led me to understand the importance of communication between neighbors, businesses, and organizations large and small. Together, we can do so much to make Silver Lake an even better place to live and work. I bring new ideas, energy, and great enthusiasm. As a daughter of a business entrepreneur my entire life and now in business for myself, I particularly look forward to working with and helping showcase our unique local independent businesses.
Nora Goudsmit – At-Large Representative, Vice-Chair SLNC Governing Board
Nora Goudsmit is the current Vice Chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. She ran for an At-Large position on the Council with 5 Top Community Priorities: (1) Safe streets for all community members, (2) A reservoir plan that includes community members at-large, (3) Connecting community members, (4) Improving green space, and (5) Partnering with community organizations for our youth. Nora Goudsmit is looking forward to her time on the SLNC to serve her community.
Elaine Harris Roark – At-Large Representative
Elaine is an enthusiastic Silver Lake resident, environmental attorney, and is trained as a landscape architect. She is focused on preserving the neighborhood’s unique identity while embracing its sustainable and dynamic future. Her personal and professional experiences give her a discerning lens and balanced approach to addressing some of the neighborhood’s forefront issues including growth, economics, climate change and evolving aesthetics. Inspired by the events of 2016, Elaine sought to become more involved in the community and joined the board of Silver Lake Forward to volunteer her expertise in a space she uses daily, the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex. As a newly-elected member of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Elaine looks forward to working with stakeholders to create a better community for all current and future residents.
Dulce Stein – At-Large Representative
Samantha Danner – Region 1 Representative
Tina Lin – Region 1 Representative
Barbara Ringuette – Region 2 Representative; Co-Chair Governmental Affairs Committee
Silver Lake is a great community. I began serving as Region 2 Representative in 2012 to help preserve what is special about our neighborhoods and tackle quality of life concerns. For the last two decades I’ve seen how crucial it is to work together on neighborhood and city-wide issues of homelessness, developments that don’t fit our neighborhoods, traffic congestion, and safety. I want to hear our community’s concerns and advocate for our neighbors.
I serve on the Urban Design Committee, as Neighborhood Council Budget Representative, and was co-chair of the SLNC Transportation & Public Works Committee for 4 years. Also, I serve on the Silver Lake Improvement Association Board. My focus is on land use matters, preserving affordable housing, and homelessness. As an elected Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate and committee co-chair, I’ve represented neighborhood concerns and made recommendations to multiple City Departments, Councilmembers, the Mayor and Senator de León’s office.
Douglas Reed – Region 2 Representative
A twenty-seven year resident of Silver Lake, Douglas Reed is a construction project manager (PM) with a primary focus on the construction of hospitals, seismic upgrades and historic preservation. His career began at USC School of Architecture and then as a designer in the field of architecture, PM for program construction management and currently a PM for a general contractor.
Douglas’ previous community involvement includes volunteering for the Committee to Save the Silver Lake Reservoirs (currently Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy). His involvement included organizing the Modernist Home Tour of Silver Lake, benefiting and fund raising for the Master Plan improvements.
“My commitment to Silver Lake and the neighboring communities has increased tremendously over the years. In joining the SLNC as Region 2 representative, I hope I can be an asset to the community. As Silver Lake and our surrounding communities are currently seeing tremendous growth it is imperative to seek out as much community involvement as possible as the growth impact will affect everyone. The neighborhood we reside in is one of the most unique and wonderful places to live, eat and play. I am committed to fairness, loyalty, compassion, trustworthiness, responsibility and respect.”
Seth Copenhaver – Region 3 Representative; Board Secretary
Anthony Crump – Region 3 Representative
A resident of Silver Lake for more than 10 years, Anthony is a parent of Micheltorena Elementary School student, past president of Hilltop Nursery School, experienced facilitator and equity/social justice advocate. He represented Region 3 on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council for five-plus years before taking time off. He also served as Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Co-chair and Treasurer. Professionally, Anthony serves as the Interim Deputy Executive Officer for Community Relations at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He has worked for more than 20 years in community relations, bridging the gap between residents and local government.
Jennifer Dibs – Region 4 Representative
Ianthe Zevos – Region 4 Representative
Jeremy Black – Region 5 Representative
I ran for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in order to help preserve the unique culture and community that sets Silver Lake apart from other areas of Los Angeles. I’ve lived around the world in some great places but Silver Lake is the only place that has ever truly felt like home. Its unique style and charm, coupled with its edginess and rich history, make it a perfect place for me to live. I live near the Sunset Plaza Triangle and have been witness to rapid growth and the loss of not just longstanding businesses but also some really iconic architecture and landmarks. I believe that gentrification is inevitable but must be managed responsibly so that we don’t lose what makes Silver Lake special.
I’m proud and honored to be a member of the Board and look forward to working with all stakeholders to make Silver Lake an even better place to live, work and play.
Lena M. Najarian Kaderali – Region 6 Representative, Board Treasurer
Lena Najarian Kaderali is proud to represent Region 6 on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. Lena is a local public school parent and has been a vocal advocate for street safety issues. As Treasurer of the SLNC, Lena’s professional experience in securities compliance coupled with her educational background in library and information sciences uniquely informs her commitment to bringing transparency and accountability to the financial affairs of the Council.
Taryn Poole – Region 6 Representative
I became a homeowner here in Silver Lake in 1997, and saw there were neighborhood problems that needed solutions.
I worked on several, including going door-to-door with a petition to request traffic control on Angus Street. That effort resulted in the addition of two new stop signs. I’m running for Region 6 Representative to advocate for my neighbors, and help create positive change and practical solutions for our most pressing community needs.
I believe the best ideas come from listening to people who share your experience.
Joanna Pawlowska – Region 7 Representative
Sarah Ullman – Region 7 Representative
Current Liaisons and Reps:
Aging Liaison: Nina Sorkin and Stephanie Vendig
Film Liaison: Paul Emmons and Mark Duncan
Budget Advocate Representatives: Barbara Ringuette and Tony Michaelis
Alliance of River Communities Representative: Barbara Ringuette and John Engelke
Hyperion Bridge Representative: Nina Sorkin
Animal Services Liaison: Taryn Poole
Sustainability Alliance representatives: Sarah Ullman
Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition: TBD
Plan CheckNC LA Liaison: Barbara Ringuette and Ianthe Zevos
DWP MOU Oversight and Advocacy Committee Representative: Sarah Ullman
Public Safety Liaison: Paul Emmons
Homeless Liaison: Samantha Danner and Maebe A Girl
PAST BOARD MEMBERS:
Doug Lowey, Region 1, 2016 – 2019
Janis Purins, Region 7, 2018-2019
Heather Carson, At Large, 2014-2019
Jerome Courshon , At Large, 2015-2019
Darius Derakshan, At Large, 2018-2019
Glenn Harrell, At Large, 2016-2019
Anne-Marie Johnson, At Large, – 2019
Scott Plante, At Large, 2016-2019
Antonio Stifano, At Large, 2016-2019
Hannah Anderson, Region 1, 2016-2019
Rebecca Ruben – 2019
Melissa Samuels – 2019
Bob Lisauskas, Region 5, 2016-2019
David Valdez – 2019
Betsy Isroelit, Region 6, 2016-2019
Terrence Jackson, Region 7, 2016-2019
Kathleen Hudson, Region 4, 2017-2019
Stacey Boucher, Region 7, 2016-2018
Elizabeth Torres, Region 2, 2016-2018
Patty Jausoro, At Large, 2016-January 2018
Caroline Pham, Region 2, 2016-2017
Joe Ferrell, Region 6, 2014-2016
Anthony Crump, Region 3, 2010-2016
Matthew Desario, Region 6 2014-2016
Kinoka Ogsbury, At-Large, 2014-2016
Seamus Garrity, Region 3, 2014-2016
Tracey Woolfolk, Region 4, 2016
Joshua Javier Gomez, Region 1, 2014 – 2016
James Bigelow, Region 4, 2014 – 2016
Christine Kantner, Region 5, 2014-2016,
Jeff Wayne, Region 5, 2015 – 2016
Teresa Sitz, At-Large, -2015
Ted Adams, Region 4, -2015
Amy Clarke, At-Large, -2015
Annie Sperling – 2015
Dorit Dowler-Guerrero, 2015
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld – At-Large – 2015
Flor Cruz, Region 1, 2012-2014
Janet Cunningham, At-Large, -2014
Dale Benson, Region 5, -2014
Lawrence Faljean, Region 6, -2014
Gale Jaffe, Region 4, -2014
Maidel Luevano, Region 3, 2012-2014
Clint Lukens, Region 1, -2014
Michael Masterson, Region 7, -2014
Rusty Millar, Region 4, 2004-2014
Renee Nahum, Region 7, -2014
Paul Michael Neuman, At-Large, -2014
Scott Plante, At-Large, 2012-2014
Barbara Ringuette, Region 2, -2014
Karen Speitel – 2014
Abigail Treanor, Region 6, 2012-2014
Nadine Trujillo, At-Large, -2014
Elizabeth Bougart-Sharkov – At-Large 2003-2012
Scott Crawford, Region 1, 2005-2012
Kim Jones- Region 6 & board secretary, 2005-2009
Claudia Vazquez – At-Large 2009-2011
Amanda Berman – Region 5 2009-2011
Crissi Avila – Region 3 2008-2010
Peter Choi – At Large 2003-2005
Glen Dake * – At Large 2005 – ?
Barbara Dakin – At Large 2003 – 2005
Laura Dwan * – At Large 2006 – 2010
Bea Gold – At Large 2006 – 2010
Martin Hittelman * – At Large 2003 – 2006
Lorraine Kells – At Large 2004 – 2006
Luis Lopez * – At Large 2005 – ?
Jason Lyon * – At Large 2003 – ?
Cherie Miller * – At Large 2005 – ?
Jane Renahan – At Large 2003 – 2005
Salvador Sanchez * – At Large 2003 – 2004
Marian Aguilar – Region 1 2003 – 2004
Judith Borstein – Region 1 2004 – 2006
Addie Daddio * – Region 1 2005 – ?
Michael Locke * – Region 1 2003 – 2005
Joshua St. Thomas – Region 1 2006-?
Rebecca Guzman-Franco – Region 2 2006 – ?
Roberto Haraldson * – Region 2 2003 – 2005
Jens Kohler – Region 2 2005 – Present
Jacqueline Rivera * – Region 2 2004 – 2006
Charles Wiggington * – Region 2 2003 – 2004
Robin Dakin – Region 3 2003 – 2005
Lewis Myers – Region 3 2003 – 2004
Jeff Hradec – Region 3 2004 – ?
Michael Lopez – Region 3 (appointed) 2006 – 2006
Kristopher Walin – Region 3 2006 – Present
Peter Choi – Region 4 2005 – 2006
Alvin W. Hopkins – Region 4 2004 – 2005
Sandra Ruiz – Region 4 2003 – 2004
Genelle Le Vin * – Region 5 2004 – 2006
Luis Lopez * – Region 5 2003 – 2005
Michael Menjivar – Region 5 2006 – 2009
Darren Morton – Region 5 2003 – 2004
Luther Wentzel * – Region 5 2005 – ?
Robert Brooks – Region 6 2003 – 2004
Bea Gold – Region 6 2004 – 2006
Patricia McGrath – Region 6 2006 – 2010
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel – Region 6 2005 -?
Garry Willis – Region 6 2003 – 2005
Loren Colin – Region 7 2006 – 2009
Douglas Dickstein * – Region 7 2005 – ?
Laura Dwan * – Region 7 2003 – 2005
Michaeljohn Horne – Region 7 2003 – 2004
Gena Nason * – Region 7 2004 – 2006