Leadership

Board of Directors

Victoria Velarde
Chairperson
Attorney in Private Practice
Darlene Love
Vice Chairperson
Community Activist
Lawrence Gentile
Board Emeritus
(Retired) President/CEO of BHS for 30 years


Shirley Summers
Board Member
President & CEO of Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
David Gascon
Board Member
(Retired) Deputy Chief of Police – Los Angeles Police Department
Richard Merrick, M.D.
Board Member
(Retired) Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency Physician


Nate Staples
Board Member
L.A. County / USC Medical Center Fire & Safety Monitor
Pablo Catano
Board Member
Councilman, City of Hawthorne, California
Teri Cannon
Community Member

Pauline Grasso
Board Emeritus
(Retired) Director of Nursing Education