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

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

Ed Masterson

 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, 2021
Top 51 Honoree – Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2020, 2018, 2017

Mariam Nasiry

Senior Schools Community Development Officer, California Credit Union

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

Donna Siegel

CEO & Founder College Click, Lemonade Education
Certified College Counselor
Co-created Meadows Elementary School Foundation
Room Parent, Meadows, Valencia Valley – 7 years
Placerita Site Council –
3 years
HPO Board Member –
4 years
HPO Secretary –
2 years
Parent Communication Council, Hart School District –
2 years
Hart High School Parent Volunteer of the Year – 
2021

Christy Alben

Travel Agent
Harts of Gold Volunteer of the Year – West Ranch High School, Rancho Pico, 2015
Newhall School District Parent Volunteer of the Year, 2012

Michelle Malynn

Volunteer
Harts of Gold Outstanding Volunteer – West Ranch High School, 2017, 2019
Newhall School District Volunteer of the Year – Stevenson Ranch Elementary School, 2014
ICSC MAXI Award, 2001
Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau Nell Tupper Tourism Award, 1993

BOARD LIAISONS

Dr. Michael Vierra

Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services
William S Hart Union High School District

John Minkus

President, Hart District Teachers Association

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