Supporting and Promoting a Safer Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Police and Community Foundation

Our HBPCF Board Members

 

William Blair, President, is the Director of Security & External Relations for California Resources Corp, Southern Operations.

 

Bill entered the Oil & Gas industry after a 32-year career in law enforcement, and retired as Deputy Chief of Police, overseeing the Investigations Bureau for the Long Beach Police Department.

 

Bill has recently accepted the additional assignment as CRC’s Southern section external relations and community outreach liaison.  Bill’s extensive background in local government and community partnerships provides CRC a unique opportunity to enhance networking within the communities where they operate.

 

Bill holds and a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from California State University Long Beach. Bill currently serves as a board member/officer for the following groups: Police Officers Association of Los Angeles County, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board to the Conservation Corp of Long Beach, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Beach Police & Community Foundation President, American Red Cross Long Beach Chapter and is an appointed Commissioner for the Huntington Beach City Council Task Force on Homelessness.

 

Bill, a resident of Huntington Beach, is married and has two daughters. He enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with his family.

 

 

John Etheridge, Vice President, grew up in Fountain Valley, and has been closely tied to the Huntington Beach community since the 1970s.  After graduating from Fountain Valley High School in 1985, he attended California State University, Fullerton, graduating in 1991 with a double major in Communications and English, with an emphasis in Public Relations.

 

John is a local businessman and owner of Seashore Pest Control, Inc. He’s been in business in Huntington Beach since 2004, and employs 12 full-time technicians, inspectors, and repair professionals.

 

He is married to Karla, his beautiful wife of 20 years. They have three daughters; Kaylin (18), Kira (16), and Karoline (15). The family enjoys camping and road trips, boating, and time at the family’s home in Catalina. John is a surfer and avid fisherman.

 

John is the former President and current member of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach, a philanthropic organization with a 50+ year history of serving the community.  During his presidency, the club raised over $95,000 to benefit those in need of assistance here in Huntington Beach.

 

Through his active participation, John supports a number of local non-profit organizations such as Colette’s Children’s Home, Kindervision, Build Futures and Project Self-Sufficiency. He is also very involved in the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Surfer’s Walk of Fame.

 

Teri Miles, Treasure, has been a resident of Huntington Beach since 1959.  Prior to becoming a REALTOR® in 1987, Teri was the Western Regional Advertising Sales Manager for a national publication based in New York.  She was looking for “something” with flexibility and no travel, since her region consisted of Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

 Teri’s volunteer contributions to the Huntington Beach community have included the Huntington Beach High School Alumni Association, Project Self-Sufficiency, KinderVison Golf Tournament and she also volunteers at many of the Huntington Beach Council on Aging’s events.  She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.

 

Among her numerous designations, Teri is certified in the Short Sale & Foreclosure process (SFR), a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), Leadership Training Graduate (LTG) and was awarded the REALTOR® of the Year in 2010 by the Orange County Association of REALTORS®.  Teri has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS ®, the California Association of REALTORS®, the Orange County Association of REALTORS® and is the past president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Coastal-West Orange County chapter.  She is currently working with Evergreen Realty & Associates in Huntington Beach.

Teri has been married to her husband, J.D., for over 34 years.  They enjoy playing golf, traveling and going to their desert “get away” whenever time permits.

Ron Lowenberg, Director, has been the Dean/Director of the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College since 2003.  In 2011 thru 2013 Ron assumed the additional responsibilities of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

 

Prior to retirement, as a law enforcement professional for 36 years, he spent 13 years as Police Chief of the Huntington Beach Police Dept. and then as Interim Chief for the Pomona Police Dept.  In 2015, Ron served as the Interim Police Chief for the Costa Mesa Police Department.  In addition to serving a variety of law enforcement organizations, he has taught numerous supervisory, management and leadership courses in several academy, college and professional training environments.  For many years Ron has consulted on a multitude of projects involving leadership effectiveness, teambuilding and organizational development.  He is considered by the Federal and State Courts as an expert in policing and is called upon frequently as an expert witness.

 

Ron holds a Master of Arts degree in political science from California State University at Long Beach and is a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College graduate.

 

Ron is past president of the California Police Chiefs’ Association and the Orange County Chiefs’ and Sheriff’s Association.  He was appointed by the Governor in 1989 to the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and served as a Commissioner until 1998.  He was reappointed to the Commission in 2005 and has served as Commission Chair on three separate occasions and is presently the senior member of the Commission.

 

In 2009, Ron received the most prestigious Benemerenti Medal from Pope Benedict XVI for his dedication to, and demonstrated leadership in the Diocese of Orange.  Ron was awarded Manager of the Year (2008-2009) at Golden West College.  Ron received the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award for 2010.  Ron resides in Huntington Beach with his wife Kitty of 50 years.  They have 6 adult children, 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

 

Jennifer Handy – Director, has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from the University of Arizona.  After completing her studies she obtained her Certified Public Accountant certificate and worked as a CPA in public accounting, specializing in individual and corporate tax return preparation, financial statement preparation and pension plan accounting.  Jennifer was also a small business owner/operator of a successful children’s fitness club in Arizona offering fitness, gymnastics and dance lessons to youth in the community.

 

Beginning in 2006, Jennifer entered the field of real estate sales and investments.   As a Realtor in Arizona, Jennifer earned numerous awards for high production and quality service.  Since relocating to California, Jennifer has become a licensed Realtor in California and holds real estate licenses in both Arizona and California.  She is with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Huntington Beach and is enjoying selling real estate in beachside communities.

 

Jennifer is a recent graduate of the Robert Mayer Leadership Academy and serves on the City of Huntington Beach Investment Advisory Board.  Jennifer is married to her husband Rob of 25 years and they are the proud parents of two daughters.

Cindy Olson, Director - Dr. Cindy Olson is the owner of Beach Chiropractic Sports Center in Huntington Beach and has provided her patients with the highest quality health care for the past 30 years.

 

She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1982 from the University of California,

San Diego and she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine in 1987 and a post graduate degree in

Sports Medicine in 1988 from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. She recently received her certification as a Nutritional Health Coach in 2017 and has added nutritional health coaching to her practice.  She has lived in Huntington Beach since 1973 and graduated from Huntington Beach High School.  Dr. Cindy has practiced in Huntington Beach since 1991.  She is married to her husband Brian of 24 years. They are the proud parents of twins, Jake and Emma who both attend USC.

 

Over the years, Dr. Cindy has been involved in many organizations. She is past president of the Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club, YMCA board director, Huntington Beach Chamber Board director, HB Soroptomist member and a Huntington Beach city Fourth of July board director.  Along with Jim Engle and the HB Community Services department, she created the first annual HB Easter Egg Hunt for the community.  In 1996, she was awarded the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Athena Award and in 2011 she was awarded Inspirational Mom of the year.

 

She currently supports many organizations including the Swim With Mike organization providing scholarships to disabled athletes to continue their college education, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Vision Center, Team Impact and Guide Dogs of America.

Ron Kupferstein, Director - photo & bio coming soon

Domenic Iorfino, Director - Dominic is a resident and business owner in Huntington Beach.  Domenic has been involved in leadership positions of numerous charities and boards here in the City, and is a fixture in the local service community.

Dianne Thompson, Director - Photo & Bio coming soon

Michael Gates, Ex-Officio Member, is a life-long resident of Huntington Beach.  During his childhood, he attended Haven View Elementary School, St. Bonaventure Catholic Junior High School, and Marina High School.  He participated in many local volunteer youth organizations, including AYSO.  Michael continued his education earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University.  Based on his high academic achievement, he was invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society and has been a member for almost ten years.  He earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law.

 

Shortly after graduating high school, Michael met his wife, Kelly.  They married over eighteen years ago and have five beautiful children:  Michael, Madeleine, John, Gregory and Catherine.  They purchased their first home in Huntington Beach and continue to raise their family here.

 

As his family has grown, Michael continues to participate in their activities by serving for over ten years as a volunteer baseball coach with the Ocean View Little League, and supporting their involvement in AYSO, S.C.A.T.S., Friday Night Lights, and many others.

 

Michael and Kelly have a long, rich history in Huntington Beach.  Throughout the years, Michael and his family have been active parishioners at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, St. Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  He has also been a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Thomas More Society for many years, and supports other organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club, Make a Wish Foundation, Mercy House, Toby’s House and St. Michael’s Abbey.

 

Michael was elected as the City Attorney of Huntington Beach on November 4, 2014.  Prior to him serving his city, he was a partner at a successful law firm and has been a successful litigation/trial attorney, defending numerous clients in a wide range of legal areas such as:  Federal Civil Rights (Excessive Force), Public Entity Law, Government Tort Liability, General Liability and Employment Law.  He has represented clients such as the County of Orange, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County District Attorney and various medical professionals in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

 

Robert Handy,Ex-Officio Member, was appointed as the Chief of Police of Huntington Beach on December 7, 2013.  Chief Handy comes to Huntington Beach from the City of San Bernardino where he served as the Chief of Police for more than two years.  Chief Handy guided the San Bernardino Police Department through turbulent times as the City filed for Federal Bankruptcy protection.  After severe staffing reductions and multiple reorganizations, the Department stabilized to realize overall reductions in crime.  Despite the financial crisis, the San Bernardino Police Department improved training, policies, and organizational performance during Chief Handy’s tenure.  Prior to San Bernardino, Chief Handy was with the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department for 21 years.  He started as a Police Officer in 1990 and rose through the ranks to Commander.  During his tenure in Phoenix, Chief Handy served in a variety of assignments working in Patrol, Gangs, Training, Tactical Support, and Administration.

 

Chief Handy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  He was also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University for 13 years, teaching and developing Criminal Justice classes.  Chief Handy was heavily involved in community boards and organizations in Phoenix and San Bernardino.  He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters.

 

P.O.Box 4538

Huntington Beach

CA 92605

(714) 752-0502

huntingtonbeachpcf@gmail.com

The Huntington Beach Police & Community Foundation

is an independent, community based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting safety and enhancing our community.

501(c)(3) 47-1726054

 

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