David S. Poole, LLP, Current President, Member of EH Board since 2011
David lives in Pasadena and has been married to April for 31 years. They have three adult children, Shannon, Ryan, and Sean and are expecting their first grandchild any day. David is a partner in the law firm of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. He specializes in civil litigation with a focus in the areas of complex business disputes, labor and employment, real property and environmental law. Prior to becoming a founding partner of the firm in 1998, David was a Deputy Attorney General with the State of California, Department of Justice, in-house counsel with a large corporation and partner in a large national law firm. He has been on the Boards of Maranatha High School (2001-2008); Azusa Pacific University (2009 to present); as well as various church Board positions. David attends Christian Assembly in Eagle Rock.
Dave Knight, Realtor at Keller Williams, Member of EH Board since 2017
Dave worked for many years in the non-profit sector, helping house the homeless population of Los Angeles. In late 2007, Dave began his career selling homes, and quickly became a top-producing agent at Keller Williams. His continued success when the housing bubble burst and throughout the recession thereafter is a testament to his tenacity and confidence. Since his start in real estate, Dave has consistently ranked in the top 2% of producing agents at Keller Williams Realty, and he, and the talented team he has built, consistently sell homes throughout Los Angeles County in record times and for record prices. They have closed over 100 transactions in the past 2 years, and 33 transactions so far this year. Dave currently lives in Pasadena with his wife Shelby and their two kids, Tyler & Angela. When he's not selling homes, you'll find Dave dominating the local Ultimate Frisbee league, playing soccer with his kids at Lacy Park, hiking the trails at Eaton Canyon, eating Korean BBQ, and spending time with friends and family. Dave and his family attend and are active in Christian Assembly in Eagle Rock.
Nancy Norris, Member of EH Board since 2018
Nancy Norris has a Bachelor of Religious Education from a small college just outside of Toronto. Upon finishing her degree in Youth Ministry, Nancy stepped out to work with Youth for Christ, a wonderful, vibrant ministry that reaches out to high school students with, clubs, mentoring, talks and intentional living. She was recruited in 1987 by a YFC staff member here in Southern California and moved in that summer to begin ministering in the San Fernando Valley. Nancy met her husband Steve at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, where Nancy is an elder and member of both the Worship and Finance team. She also mentors young moms, helps with the homeless ministry and serves as a liaison for theological students pursuing ordination / full time ministry. In 2008, Nancy was part of a the founding Board of Club 21, A Learning and Resource Center for families who have children with Down syndrome. She served on the board for eight years, 5 of which she was the chair. Steve and Nancy have two daughters and live in South Pasadena and love to host young folks for dinner! In Nancy's words, being "mama" is one of her greatest callings, but she loves practicing hospitality and cares deeply about connection, prayer, and people.
Gary Wat, Realtor, Member of EH Board since 2017
As a Realtor in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, providing a place of hope for families to call their home is Gary's passion. Gary is the #1 agent out of 400 in three short years. Community work has always been Gary's focus from his first job as the Children’s Director at his church, to starting an organization in college to feed the homeless, and currently serving as a board member in the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce and leading the Ambassador Program. In his free time Gary loves being by the water, traveling, and deeply experiencing cultures and languages. He speaks 5 languages including English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Having studied abroad in Hong Kong and Spain, backpacked through Europe for 3 months, driven through central America, and lived in Japan for 4 years, connecting personally with different types of people has brought Gary much joy.
Heidi Luginbuhl, Member of EH Board since 2013
Heidi Luginbuhl has been involved with Elizabeth House for many years, both as a supporter and a volunteer. Her interest began when her daughter was working as Administrative Assistant at Elizabeth House. Heidi could see the important role the organization plays in the Pasadena community and through the years has volunteered in the office, taught parenting classes and been involved with the Gala Committee. Heidi has also been involved with leadership in PTA in the Pasadena Unified School District, was a member of the Board of Directors of Maranatha High School and has served in various capacities in her church. Heidi and her husband Tom own Interior Services, providing Window Coverings to the Construction, Design and Property Management communities of the Los Angeles area for 30 years. They have 4 grown children as well as 5 grandchildren and live in Altadena, CA.
Chuck Taylor, Current Vice President, Member of EH Board Since 2014
Chuck Taylor is Senior Vice President and Bank Secrecy Act Officer for City National Bank. Chuck received his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara, Juris Doctorate from Santa Barbara College of Law and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School. Chuck has been a certified member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) since 2003, is a member of their teaching faculty and is Co-Chair of the Southern California Chapter of ACAMS. Chuck grew up in La Canada and currently lives in Arcadia with his wife Maegan and their son.
Michael H. Cerrina, Member of EH Board Since 2015
Mike was born and raised in Bakersfield California. He attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Following graduation from USC he attended Loyola Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1982. Mike is a senior partner at the law firm of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble and Mallory LLP and has been with the firm for 33 years, practicing in the commercial real estate area of the law. Mike is a member of various professional organizations including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Mike and his wife Lisa live in La Canada California and have 3 children, Matthew (26), Andrew (24) and Ryann (22). Mike and Lisa are members of, and active participants in various groups at St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena California.
Stan Rushing, Member of EH Board Since 2016
Stan Rushing, Vice President at Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services, has been working in community mental health since his graduation from Asbury College in 1979. He migrated to California after college to begin his mental health career and further education at Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, obtaining an M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy. The last 25 years have been spent managing and developing mental health, residential treatment, and housing programs for Hathaway-Sycamores. His area of focus the last 15 years has been in providing opportunities for young adults emancipating from foster care and probation systems to have housing, job training, employment internships, life skills training, and education support. Outside of work, Stan has provided clinical supervision to students training at Lake Avenue Church Counseling Center and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Stan also supervises interns and maintains a small private-practice, sharing the office space of his wife, Karen Saliba, a psychoanalyst in private-practice in Pasadena. They have 2 daughters, Haley and Ella, who are both in college.
Noli Caswell, Member of EH Board since 2017
Noli Caswell joined our board in January. She is an active community volunteer who has lived in La Canada since 1991. Married for 37 years to Bill, they have three adult children and are expecting their first grandchild in November. Noli graduated with honors from USC and went on to earn a Masters degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills before working as a clinical microbiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center. After the birth of her third child, she redirected her energy to being a full-time mom. Those years brought involvement in youth, school, church and sport activities where Noli served with a willing heart. It was through her involvement as both a Girl Scout leader and Director of Girl Scouting in La Canada that ultimately introduced her to the Elizabeth House. She coordinated numerous parties and meals for the residents at the Elizabeth House as troop outreach projects. She currently remains an active member of Assistance League of Flintridge and is involved in a variety of programs that provide support, education, and social opportunities for youth and seniors in La Canada and the greater San Gabriel Valley. She is delighted to have been asked to join the board and looks forward being a part of this ministry.
Kathy Rose, Member of EH Board since 2017
Kathy L. Rose, M.S., has over thirty years of expertise as a coach, consultant, and facilitator with businesses and non-profit organizations. Kathy works with business leaders in designing and implementing training systems for new company products. Her key clients include IBM, ARCO, ATT, ROLM, and Get Ahead Learning, LLC. In 1982, Kathy was asked to join the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing committee as Executive Director of Training and managed the development and implementation of the training for 69,000 people. Then in 1990 Kathy joined the World Cup Soccer staff as Executive Director of Training. She once again designed and implemented training in 9 cities across the U.S. for 39,000 people. Her recent work with non-profit organizations is extensive as a board member, motivational speaker, facilitator, and fundraiser. Her key organizations included Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Trustee and Co-Chair of the $550 million Capital Campaign), St. Joseph's Hospital (Founder of Breast Cancer Support Group), Art Center College of Design (Trustee), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-LA and awarded Outstanding Philanthropist-LA 2008 ), San Marino Schools Foundation( Trustee) and Kidspace Museum (Trustee) and Glendale Memorial Hospital (Trustee).
Kathy lives in Pasadena, California. In her spare time, Kathy is the founding member of the Pasadena Art Colony and is developing her skills as an artist.
David Medina, CFP®, Current Treasurer, Member of EH Board since 2010
David is a Certified Financial Planner® professional with D. A. Davidson in Pasadena. He helps individuals achieve their financial goals through the use of Evidence-Based Investing and Comprehensive Wealth Management. David is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor where he partners with retirement plan sponsors to improve outcomes for both employers and employees. In addition, David is an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches on financial markets. Prior to becoming a Financial Advisor, he was a corporate executive for 25 years, primarily in financial planning and analysis. He enjoys mentoring MBAs at his alma mater, and serves as a board member for the local Financial Planning Association, Fiduciary Roundtable and Rose Bowl Bruins. David holds an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC) as a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management fellow, and previously received an bachelor’s degree from USC. He became involved through Elizabeth House through the local churches, and currently attends San Gabriel Community Church. David married his wife, Sherry in 1994, and live in Arcadia with their two sons.
Kristen Terranova, Associate Attorney, Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Bannon, LLP
Kristen is a Trusts and Estates attorney with the law firm of Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco and Bannon, LLP. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the University of Southern California, she holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work in addition to her law degree. As a volunteer and legal advocate, Kristen has worked in partnership with numerous non-profit organizations in Los Angeles to assist children and families pursue legal rights, access social services and achieve health, safety and stability. Kristen is a Southern California native and in her spare time loves to read, spend time with her family, and bake decadent desserts.