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The SCV Senior Center Foundation has taken a big swing at elevating the profile and strength of the organization’s board of trustees, adding nine new board members who offer a diverse array of talent, expertise and experience.

“We’ve landed some heavy hitters, that’s for sure,” said board President Myles McNamara. “We’re extremely proud that these nine new board members have agreed to join us and make a strong team even stronger.”

The new board members are: Oscar Dominguez, Darlene Gandara, Mark McCorkle, Mike Peluso, Judy Penman, Tina Reed, Greg Spencer, Brenda Tumasone and Vladimir Victorio.

“Each one of our new board members has a great deal of passion for helping our community’s seniors,” McNamara said. “They’ve already demonstrated it through their involvement in the community and support of the Center, so joining our board is the next logical step for each of them.”

The nine new trustees bring the total number of trustees to 26 for the nonprofit Senior Center Foundation. The organization is dedicated to raising funds to support the nonprofit SCV Senior Center and its programs and services for the community’s rapidly growing senior population.

The Foundation’s major fundraisers include the annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner, held each February, and the Summer Showdown Golf Tournament at the TPC Valencia, scheduled June 18 this year.

Foundation Executive Director Kathy Crone said the addition of the new board members will significantly broaden the Foundation’s reach in the community.

“All of our new trustees and our existing board members are volunteers, so we’re especially pleased that they have agreed to donate their time and energy to help our organization,” Crone said. “Every one of them brings something special and unique to their role on the board, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them help us make our Foundation stronger and support the thousands of seniors served by the Senior Center.”

More information on the SCV Senior Center Foundation is available at www.scvseniorfoundation.org.

 

New Board Members

 

Oscar Dominguez

Vice President/Manager of Union Bank, Newhall & Stevenson Ranch

Oscar has been a long-time SCV resident and supporter of the Senior Center Foundation. Union Bank has been a dedicated sponsor at all of the SCV Senior Center Foundation’s fundraising events and can usually be spotted bringing sweet treats for our seniors for special events. Oscar has been extremely involved with other local nonprofits such as SCV Artist’s Association, Boys & Girls Club, and COC Foundation.

 

Darlene Gandara

National eHealth Business Operation Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Darlene is very involved with the International of SCV and GSCV was an auction co-chair and fundraiser committee chair for Crespi Carmelite High School. Darlene has been a long-time resident & supporter of the SCV Senior Foundation, and her husband Robert Gandara was the Foundation’s third-place winner in last year’s Dancing with Our Stars.

 

Mark McCorkle

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department & 20-year resident of the Santa Clarita Valley

In addition to his work with the Senior Center Foundation, Mark is an executive board member for the Final Leg Torch Run for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles.  He is also active with GRANDS (Giving Respect and Nurturing to Deserving Seniors) and is a past president for both the Saugus and Valencia high school football booster clubs.

 

Mike Peluso

Development Officer, Lockheed Federal Credit Union

Mike has been a resident of the SCV for seven years and is the Education Committee for the Valley Industrial Association. Mike brought is entire family with him to serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Center and delivered Home Delivered Meals. Mike also partnered with Marilyn Cevita of Lockheed Federal Credit Union to fulfill the “wish list” for the center’s Adult Daycare. Mike was also crowned Celebrity Waiter of the year this year.

 

Judy Penman

Community Volunteer

Judy has lived in Santa Clarita since 1989 and has been volunteering since she arrived. She has been active in many organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, where she was honored as volunteer of the year in 2007. She has been active in Zonta since 1991, twice serving as president. She’s been president of Circle of Hope for the past three years, and is involved with the Child and Family auxiliary board, Canyon Country Questers and Assistance League. Since Judy retired six months ago from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, she wants to continue to help those who need assistance in our community. Judy is thrilled to be a new member of the Senior Center’s Trips and Tours team and enjoys working with the dynamic men and women behind that desk helping plan trips for seniors. Judy plans to get involved in HICAP since health insurance is her expertise.

 

Tina Reed

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Tina lives in the Santa Clarita Valley and has a strong desire to give back. Tina has volunteered whenever asked. In her first board meeting she was quick to sign up for new challenges. Her strong leadership, organizational skills and drive to help will be a huge advantage for the Foundation.

 

Greg Spencer

Vice President, California United Bank

Greg has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1971. Greg has a strong desire to make positive changes in the lives of seniors. His strong financial background will be an asset for the finance committee.  Greg also volunteers his time with Carousel Ranch.

 

Brenda Tumasone

Packaging Systems Inc.

Brenda is a long-time resident, working on many community events as a volunteer. Brenda came to the Senior Center originally as a Home Delivered Meal driver and then took on the task of creating and packaging over 100 shoeboxes of blessings for seniors and recently joined the Celebrity Waiter committee.

 

Vladimir Victorio

Wells Fargo VP/Senior Private Banker

Vladimir has been a SCV resident for 14 years and has been very active working with Santa Clarita Valley YMCA, City of Santa Clarita, Newhall Redevelopment Committee, City of Los Angeles – Mayors Office, Small and Local Business Advisory Committee, Santa Clarita Valley School and Business Alliance, Latin American Civic Association.

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