Brent M. Mason Named Chair of Hillsides Board of Directors

first_imgPeople Brent M. Mason Named Chair of Hillsides Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 1:37 pm 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered charity, has appointed Brent M. Mason to a two-year term as the new chair of its board of directors.Mason has been a member of Hillsides board of directors since 2009. He replaces Karen Tanji as chair. Tanji will remain on the board in an ex officio position.Mason is the managing partner at Charles W. Mason & Associates, Inc, a Los Angeles financial planning firm. He specializes in investment management and employee benefits advice. Previously he was a vice president with Putnam Investments in Boston, Massachusetts. At Putnam, Mason was one of the youngest corporate officers in the company’s history. He lives in Pasadena with his wife Leah and three children.Hillsides is also welcoming four new members to its board: Jennifer Brian, Gina Guerra, Catalina Haaga, and the Rev. Norman Hull.Brian is an account management executive with more than 17 years of marketing experience. She currently serves as the vice president of production at Something Massive, a content creator and brand strategist boutique agency in Los Angeles.Guerra is a former civil litigation attorney with Kaye Scholer in Los Angeles. She is an active volunteer in the community, and recently served as the wine co-chair for the Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting fundraising event for the Children’s Bureau of Southern California in 2012 and 2013.Haaga is a former finance manager of global marketing and public affairs at The Walt Disney Company in Burbank. Previously she was a senior business analyst at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. She holds a degree in public policy studies and economics from Duke University.Hull is the representative of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in divinity, and is a chaplain at Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles.“I look forward to working with Mason and our four new board members,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “They bring a vast amount of expertise, talent, ideas, and energy to our board. I’d also like to thank our outgoing chair, Karen Tanji, for her incredible support and leadership during the past two years.”Hillsides also bade a fond farewell to two outgoing members of the board of directors, Sam Garrison and Melinda Snyder.The other members of the Hillsides board of directors are Katherine Newhall Yundt, first vice chair, Mary Dee Hacker, second vice chair, Stephen M. Gleason, treasurer, Lyn Spector, secretary, Deborah L.S. Booth, The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Donald Clark, William K. Covey, Jr., Tony Danz, Holly Davis, Jarita D. Davis, Gary W. Drake, Donna B. Ford, John S. Gong, LeeAnn Havner, Ronald C. Hillary, MSW, Kelly M. Johnson, James J. Keatley, Judy Kenyon, Nurit M. Kotick, Phaedra A. Ledbetter, Hank J. Maarse, Stephen A. McDonald, Catherine R. Morphy, David Nichols, Tina B. Nieves, Esq., Steve Nishibayashi, M.D., Susan Noce, Susan Pinsky, Barbara M. Scheper, Elizabeth M. Short, M.D., The Rev. Edward Sniecienski, Stephen M. Todd, Adam J. Walker, and Jeffrey C. Welch.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

‘Simple is beautiful’: One-shot vaccine proves effective

first_imgJohnson & Johnson says its vaccine appears to protect against COVID-19 with just one shot. It’s not as strong as some two-shot rivals but still potentially helpful for a world in dire need of more doses. Results released Friday show the single-shot vaccine was 66% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe illness, and much more protective against the most serious symptoms. The vaccine worked better in the U.S. compared to South Africa, where it was up against a tougher, mutated virus.. The company says it will file an application for emergency use soon in the U.S., and then abroad.last_img read more

New Starbucks opens on Eddy Street

first_imgThe Starbucks in LaFortune Hall has competition — it is no longer the only one in the immediate area for Notre Dame students after a new Starbucks officially opened on Eddy Street on Thursday morning.Store manager Lindsay Egilmez said it is a place for students to gather and enjoy each other’s company.“[The store] is for football games, a great place for student to come enjoy and study and for off-campus students and local guests,” Egilmez said. “Eddy Street Commons is a great halfway point intersection for all the above.”The new Starbucks replaced a Romy’s Cafe in the Eddy Street branch of Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Jim O’Connor, vice president of sales and operations for Follett Higher Education Group said.“When the cafe originally opened as Romy’s Cafe, the Eddy Street Commons was establishing itself as an off-campus shopping, restaurant and residential supporting the South Bend community and Notre Dame,” O’Connor said. “As the development matured and grew, the cafe needed to evolve to meet the consumer expectations of a high quality brand. This would be accomplished with a partnership with Starbucks.”Egilmez said his mission is to give each costumer a personal one-on-one experience.“We will serve through great service and quality Starbucks drinks,” Egilmez said. “I want to know each guest and engage with them in a way that makes them feel this is ‘their own’ café.”Egilmez said he wants to the new Starbucks to cater to Notre Dame students — in fact, Notre Dame faculty, staff and students with a valid ID card will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases at the new location.“This is a beautiful, brand new Starbucks with a Notre Dame inspired atmosphere and a very large seating area both indoor and outdoor, which is conducive to everyone, whether they are studying, having a good conversation over a latte or meeting with a professor,” Egilmez said.Caitlin Kinser, marketing manager of Notre Dame Retail Operations, said the cafe does not offer student discounts, but will find other ways to draw in students.“We would love to partner with student musicians to provide them with a place to perform,” Kinser said. “We are also looking into partnering with academic departments and professors to bring public academic readings to the cafe.”Kinser said the cafe will be a full-service Starbucks.“The full line of drinks, seasonal beverages and foods will be available at the cafe,” she said. “All of your Starbucks favorites and future new offerings will be in-store.”Kinser said the cafe is open to hiring student workers.“Starbucks at Eddy Street has and will continue to accept applications from all interested individuals,” she said. “We highly encourage any students who are interested in working at this beautiful new cafe to apply.”Tags: Eddy Street Commons, Notre Dame Bookstore, Starbuckslast_img read more

Your Southern Garden

Annual beds, okra seed germination and smilax control headline “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves May 15 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.Learn to properly install an annual flower bed, start to finish, from University of Florida horticulturist Tom Wichman. Then, show host Walter Reeves will reveal results of his experiment to germinate okra seeds in bleach. Nursery owner Nancy McDonald will introduce viewers to improved versions of traditional houseplants. No one smiles when smilax, a terribly thorny vine, shows up in the garden. Reeves will take an up close look at the huge root system that makes this garden invader hard to control. “Your Southern Garden,” produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and University of Florida IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by underwriter support from Scotts Miracle-Gro and sponsorship from McCorkle Nurseries. read more

Pa ‘stabs’ son

first_imgThis prompted the suspect to stab the victim using a four-inch nail. According to police investigators, the victim and his father Richard Sr., 42, figured in a heated argument in their house around 8 p.m. The incident on June 27 landed 21-year-old Richard Villaester Jr. at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in this city. He sustained a stab wound on the right abdomen, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the La Carlota City police station./PN BACOLOD City – A father allegedly stabbed his son in Barangay Batuan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.last_img read more