Monte Baier, Treasurer is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., the owner of Panda Express, a nationwide, fast casual restaurant chain with 1,500 restaurants in 42 states and Mexico with over 22,000 employees. Mr. Baier is responsible for legal and risk affairs for Panda Express. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills board, Mr. Baier is also a member of the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees of the Chandler School, a K-8 independent school in Pasadena, California.
Kristy Bowden is an interior designer and certified pilates trainer. She obtained her certification through Pilates Sports Center in 2007 and continues to further her education by attending yearly workshops and self practice. Her expertise includes scoliosis, osteoporosis, knee, back and neck injuries, as well as prenatal exercise. She works actively on our Festival of Trees and For Love of Youth annual events, and Bowden Development, Inc. is an ongoing corporate sponsor. She is also a member of Children’s Hospital Guild of Monrovia. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in Monrovia with her husband, Todd, and their two children.
Oliver Chi is the Monrovia City Manager, and has more than seventeen years of extensive government experience at both the state and local level. He has held a variety of management and staff positions with the cities of Barstow, Rosemead, Claremont, and Arcadia and has extensive experience in a variety of municipal disciplines. Oliver, who is an Eagle Scout, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Oliver lives in Monrovia with his wife, Bobbie Jo, with their son, Ian.
Waleed Delawari, Chair is the President and Co-Founder of Delawari Financial Group. He immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan as a young boy and grew up in North Hollywood. Soon after graduating from Cal State San Marcos, Waleed founded his first company. He and his wife, Erin, have three children.
Blaine Fetter, LA Area Council Liaison is an award-winning developer of commercial and residential real estate. He began his career over 35 years ago with The Seeley Company (now Collier International) and by 1980 was a principal in Boone Fetter Associates. A lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, Blaine was one of the four founders of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (SGVEP). He served as its chairman for two terms in 1993 and 2003. He is currently on the board of the SGVEP, is past chair of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, and is an overseer of the Huntington Library.
Jim Hunt is the Chief of Police for the Monrovia Police Department. He has been a police officer for the City of Monrovia for 22 years. Chief Hunt is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, is a graduate of California's Leadership Command College, and has a Master's degree in public administration from the University of La Verne.
Dr. Darvin Jackson is the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in the Monrovia Unified School District. He was first hired as the Dean of Students at Monrovia High School in 2004. He also served as the Assistant Principal of Student Services as well as the Monrovia High School Principal until 2013 when he was promoted to his current position. Dr. Jackson resides in Brea, California with his lovely wife, Jennifer Jackson and his 17 month year old daughter Layla Rae Jackson.
Kristoffer Kaufmann is a managing member of Highland Property Development, and since 2002 has developed more than 3,000 apartment units for low-income families and seniors throughout California and Texas. In addition, Mr. Kaufmann currently oversees operations at Highland Property Construction, a related general contractor specializing in substantial rehabilitation of existing multifamily apartments. Mr. Kaufmann is a native of the San Gabriel Valley, having been born and raised in Arcadia, and currently resides in Monrovia with his wife and four children.
Kurt Luginbuhl, Vice Chair serves as Vice President at Interior Services, his family's Monrovia-based business that provides window covering installation services to the commercial construction industry. He is the father of three young children and an active participant in the life of the local Monrovia community. Mr. Luginbuhl has a degree in philosophy and theology from Point Loma Nazarene University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Mary Ann Lutz was elected as Mayor of the City of Monrovia in 2009 and re-elected in 2011. She previously served as a city council member from 2003 to 2009. Ms. Lutz holds several key regional and federal leadership roles. She is the owner of Lutz & Company, Inc., a court reporting consulting firm in Monrovia.
Ramon Oseguera attended UC Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in Business Economics in 1997. Ramon began his career as an Assistant General at Westfield Downtown Plaza. From there, he moved to Westfield Galleria at Roseville. In 2009, he was promoted to General Manager at Westfield West Covina. In 2013, he was transferred to Westfield Santa Anita where he is currently the General Manager. He is actively involved in the community, as a member of the Placer Valley Tourism Group, St. Baldrick’s, The Movember Organization, West Covina Rotary, Rotary Club of Arcadia, Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and The Special Olympics. Ramon and his wife, Erin, live in Pasadena with their three children.
Charlyn Quiec, DMD is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Dental School where she finished in the top of her class. Dr. Quiec is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles for her patients. In addition to serving on the board of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, she is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce.
Tony Sarsam has been the CEO of Ready Pac Foods since 2013. Prior to his position at Ready Pac Foods, Tony was President of the Nestlé USA Direct Store Delivery Company. Tony has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford. Tony, his wife Judy and their kids live in Monrovia.
Jeanine Scott, Secretary is a community volunteer who has lived in Monrovia for 15 years. She began giving her time at the local public elementary school by helping in her children's classrooms and serving the PTA in various capacities, including fundraising chair and PTA president. During that time, Jeanine also helped to organize events for Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, where her husband, Brad, served as a board director as well as board president. Ms. Scott succeeded her husband on the board of directors and is responsible for launching our successful Festival of Trees annual fundraising gala.
Larry Spicer was elected to the City Council in 2013, and sworn in on April 30, 2013. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2015 through April 2016. Larry was born and raised in Monrovia, serving his country in the United States Army. His current and past volunteer activities include: Trustee of Second Baptist Church Monrovia, Watch Dog Dad for Bradoaks Elementary, Peace on Patrol Parent (POP) at Clifton Middle School and Monrovia High School, Red Cross Volunteer, Certified MAP Neighborhood Leader (Monrovia Area Partnership), Board Member of the Community Mediation Team (CMT), Make a Difference Day Committee Member, and Board Member Duarte Hawks Youth Sports Association.
Joanne Spring spent the majority of her working career as a teacher and principal in the Monrovia Unified School District. Since retiring, she has been extremely active as a volunteer and advocate for the area’s young people. She is the founder of Monrovia Reads (a reading program for at-risk youth) and serves on the local school’s foundation board. Beyond her work on the board of Boys & Girls Club, she also volunteers weekly in its reading program.
Karen Sutherland is a founding member and past president of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills. She has served continuously on the board since its inception in 1994. After retiring from her position with the City of Monrovia in the City Clerk/City Manager’s office, Ms. Sutherland has continued her participation in numerous non-profit organizations with a focus on youth and education. She is enjoying retirement with her husband, Gary, and spending time with family, especially their three granddaughters.
Albert Tate joined the BGCF board in 2014. As pastor and founder of Fellowship Monrovia, he presides over a congregation of 1,500. Pastor Tate has served in a variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions throughout his career. He sits on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University, the Fuller Youth Institute Advisory Council, and the Board of Directors at Forest Home Ministries.
Matt Weaver is owner of Weaver & Associates, insurance brokers located in the San Gabriel Valley for over 50 years. He has been a longtime supporter of BGCF and is a member of the Arcadia Rotary. Mr. Weaver was born and raised in Arcadia and lives in Monrovia with his wife Denise. Together, they founded Next Level Missions, a nonprofit to assist the remote hill tribe villagers of Northern Thailand. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
John Wilson, Executive Director has been the Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills since 2010. A 16-year resident of Monrovia, he is Past President of the Monrovia Schools Foundation and currently a member of the boards of Monrovia Chamber of Commerce, AYSO Region 2 and Arcadia Rotary. John is a graduate of University of California, Irvine. He is married to Betsy and has three kids, Kiley (13), Jack (11), and Miles (9).