BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Amy Daniels

Executive Director

Empowering HeArts Nominee – Single Mother’s Outreach, 2021
Ultimate Female Nonprofit Leader – Elite Magazine, 2019
Best Nonprofit Leader – Santa Clarita Business Journal, 2018
Top 51 Honoree – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2016
Climber – Nepal Expedition, 2019; Kilimanjaro Summit, 2017; Alps Crossing, 2014; Mt. Rainier Summit, 2013; Alaska Expedition, 2009; Mt. Whitney, 2006, 2003

Dawn Begley

Chair
Realtor, Re/Max Valencia

Women in Service Nominee – Zonta, 2020

Amanda Benson-Tilch

Vice Chair
Idea Strategist/Owner, Ask Amanda Consulting

Best Business Consultant – The Signal SCV, 2020
Emerging Leader – The Signal SCV Top 51, 2017
Alumni Banner Recipient – Entrepreneur, College of the Canyons, 2016
Volunteer of the Year – Child and Family Center, 2016

Tom Engman

Treasurer
CPA; KKAJ

Member AICPA (American Institute of CPA’s)
Member of California Society of CPA’s
Member of the Affordable Housing Association of CPA’s

Maria Slotsve

Secretary

Client Account Manager
Landscape Development, Inc.

Hands-On Volunteer Award, 2015

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 Richard Cohn

Immediate Past Chair, Director of Operations at Bluemark
Top 51 Honoree – 2017

Ed Masterson

Marketing & Sales Mgr., SOS Entertainment, Founding Board Member
SCV Man of the Year – 2019
Chairman of the Board – Valley Industry Association, 2017, 2016
Top 51 Honoree – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2015
Chairman of the Board – SCV Chamber of Commerce, 2005

Cherise Moore

Hart District Governing Board President
Top 51 Honoree – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2020, 2018, 2017

Anna Kuyumdzhyan

AVP, Branch Manager, California Credit Union

Sharlene Duzick

Member Services Director, Henry Mayo Fitness & Health
CA Top Chapter President – Junior Chamber International (JCI), 2020
Top 100 Honoree Forty Under Forty – JCI, 2020
SCV Woman of the Year Nominee – 2019, 2018
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz Finisher – 2017
Forty Under Forty Honoree – JCI, 2009
Miss Santa Clarita – SCV Pageants, 2000

Alexander Hafizi

Associate Publisher, Prime Publications, Inc.
SCV 40 Under Forty Top 100 Honoree, 2020
Brian Convis Memorial Award, 2020
Top Vice President of the Year Award, 2020
Top Marketing Project of the Year award for TOP 100 – JCI Santa Clarita, 2020
Community Impact Project of the Year award
Project of the year award for Santa’s Helper
S.T.R.E.A.M. Light Award – S.T.R.E.A.M. Global Innovation, 2019
Top 51 – Emerging Leader – The Signal, 2017
Hands On Santa Clarita Volunteer Award, 2015

Jonathan Waymire

Contract Lawyer, Northrup Grumman,
Santa Clarita City Planning Commissioner
Santa Clarita City Parks and Recreation Commissioner – 2020
US Navy Veteran – Global War on Terror Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Sommelier – Court of Master Sommeliers

Damien White

Owner/Agent, Farmer’s Insurance
SCV Best Of – Farmer’s Insurance, 2020, 2019, 2018
Fire Agency of the Year – Farmer’s Insurance, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Selina Thomas

CEO & Founder of 6 Degrees HR Consulting.
The Signal’s “Selina Thomas – SCV’s HR Guru”
Service and Leadership Award – Uninex International, 2020
Rising Star Nominee – Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce

BOARD LIAISONS

David Caldwell

Public Relations Officer, Wm S. Hart Union High School District,
Southern California Sports Broadcasters Award – 2017
SCV Top 51 Honoree -The Signal, 2016 

John Minkus

HDTA President

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dennis King, CPA, KKAJ

Marlee Lauffer, President, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation

Carl Goldman, Co-Owner, KHTS Radio

Steve Corn, Owner and Escrow Officer, Newhall Escrow

Brian Walters, VP and General Counsel, Prime Asset Fund III, LLC

Michael Lebecki, Agent, RE/Max of Santa Clarita

Jayme Allsman, Hart District Teacher, Ret.

Mia Reed, Classified staff, Hart District