BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Eric Garen

Eric Garen, President
Founder and President of Bright Prospect, Eric Garen also serves as a Trustee of the Harvard-Westlake School and is a member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Center Theatre Group, which operates the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In 1974, Mr. Garen co‑founded Learning Tree International and served in various capacities including President and Chairman until his retirement. Learning Tree is a world leader in technology and management training in North America, Europe and Asia, and has trained over two million IT professionals and managers.
 
 

Alan Fox

Alan Fox, Director
Alan Fox is the founder and President of ACF Property Management, a real estate investment and management company with over $1 billion of commercial real estate under management. He also serves as President of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation. Alan is also a writer, and edits and publishes Rattle, a national literary magazine. 

Elise Magistro

 

Elise Magistro, Director
Elise Magistro is an adjunct Professor of Italian at Scripps College, The Claremont Colleges. She is a published author and translator as well as a frequent conference speaker on Italian immigration and women’s literature. Elise Magistro has also served as past committee chair, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Neonatal Unit Fundraising Campaign.

Dr. Stephen Morgan

Dr. Stephen Morgan, Director
Dr. Stephen Morgan is currently President of University of the West in Rosemead and served as President of the University of La Verne from 1985 to 2011. A dedicated and engaged community member, Dr. Morgan has chaired the boards of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Fair Association, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Mt. Baldy United Way, Western Association of Colleges, LeRoy Haynes Center for Children, and served as a director for the McKinley’s Children’s Center.


 

Matthew Neeley, Director
Matthew Neeley is an aging services executive with more than 25 years of experience leading health care organizations in various roles. He has served as an Officer for Hillcrest Retirement Community since January 2005 and as President and CEO since July 2009. Matthew is active in his community and serves or has served on several not-for-profit boards including Community Senior Services, La Verne/San Dimas Meals on Wheels, Rotary International, and the Chaffey College Gerontology Advisory Committee. He is an Adjunct Professor for the University of La Verne and has taught graduate level Gerontology classes.  Mr. Neeley serves as the lead facilitator of EMERGE, the Leadership Development Program for LeadingAge California--a statewide association with hundreds of member corporations. 

Mark Warren
 

Simon Rawlinson, Director
Simon Rawlinson is a Private Wealth Advisor for The Private Bank, an exclusive part of Union Bank® dedicated to the customized financial needs of high-net-worth individuals and their families, business owners, corporate executives, and non-profit organizations. With over 17 years in wealth management, Simon focuses on investment management, trust & estate services, risk management, banking services, and multi-generational wealth strategies. Simon earned his Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in New York, and is currently earning his Master’s degree in Advanced Financial Planning from Golden Gate University. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and a Certified Wealth Strategist®, holds his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as his California State Life Insurance License. Simon serves on both the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of San Gabriel Valley in Pasadena, and Bright Prospect. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business & Public Management at the University of La Verne, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association®. Simon is a motorcycle enthusiast, hiker, soccer fan, and he and his wife completed the historic restoration of a 107-year-old Craftsman Bungalow in Pasadena.


Emmett Terrell, Director
Emmett Terrell served for 40 years as a teacher, principal, administrator and assistant superintendent of the Pomona Unified School District. He serves as a Trustee of the University of La Verne, Board Member of the Hillcrest Homes Retirement Community, and Associate Member of the Los Angeles County Fair.

Mark Warren
 

Mark Warren, Director
Mark A. Warren is a native of Pomona, California and a product of the Pomona Unified School district, graduating from Pomona High school in 1968 then attending Mt. Sac and Cal Poly Pomona. At the age of 21 he became a real estate broker and currently does business as BMR Rentals, specializing in residential property management, second trust deed loans and property renovations in the Pomona area. He was president of the Pomona Valley Board of Realtors in 1976 and has served on the board of directors of Pomona Valley YMCA, the Pomona Economic Development Corporation, Leroy Haynes Center, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation and Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation as well as on several ad hoc committees for the City of Pomona.  Currently, he is a member of the Los Angeles County Fair Association and a 35-year member of the Pomona Kiwanis Club. Mark lives in Claremont with his wife Pat and has 3 grown sons.  He enjoys unusual cars, airplanes, traveling and time with his 4 grandchildren.

Kyle Webb

Kyle Webb, Director
Kyle Webb is the CFO for Webb Family Enterprises, which operates 16 McDonald’s franchises, and CEO of Webb Family Investments, which has investments in green technology, entertainment, and community development. Kyle’s purpose is to create an environment where entrepreneurs from communities with limited resources can thrive.  The Morehouse College and USC MBA graduate is originally from Claremont, CA; the youngest of Reggie and Rene’ Webb’s 3 children.  He loves diversity in the scope of his role, allowing him the flexibility to engage in community building, and helping to continue and expand the legacy his parents have built.  


Dr. Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo, Director
Cid is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Children's Fund, and former President of Hope Through Housing Foundation. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for National Community Renaissance and Associate Superintendent of Business Services and Economic Development for the Chaffey Community College District. Cid brings over 20 years of experience in the human services area and is highly respected for his innovation and community focus. Bright Prospect is thrilled to have him serving on its Board of Directors. 

Robert J. Cruz, Director
As Public Affairs Manager for SoCalGas, Robert Cruz serves as the local governmental/community liaison for 16 local communities in the San Gabriel Valley. During his 41 years with SoCalGas, he has been responsible for a variety of other areas within the company, including logistics and environmental concerns. Bob is a member of the University of La Verne President’s Club and is on the board of the Pomona Community Foundation.  He served for 21 years on the school board of Charter Oak Unified School District, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the California School Boards Association for eight years.  He has also served on several chamber boards and is the past chair of the Duarte Chamber of Commerce. Bob and his wife Maria live in Covina where they have raised 4 children.


 

Elizabeth Zamora, Executive Director
Zamora previously worked in healthcare, as Executive Director of Women’s and Children’s Health Development at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and as Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the UCLA School of Nursing.  In the field of education, she worked to improve academic achievement at public schools by raising funds for academic intervention programs, programs to increase parent capacity and the construction of new schools.  She is presently a board trustee at the Westside Neighborhood School and a past board member of Bright Star Schools.  An active civic and community leader, she was the elected Chair of the Planning and Land Use Committee for Council District 11 in the City of Los Angeles and served as the Legislative Officer for the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Political Action Committee.  Zamora grew up in Del Rey, is a graduate of Middlebury College, and went on to earn her Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.