What is a Board of Directors?

Town and Gown of USC is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. The Board of Directors runs the daily business of our 501(c)(3). The Board of Directors comprises 100% volunteer leadership and receives no compensation. We have three elected Officers of the Corporation: CEO/President, CFO, and Secretary. Elected and Appointed Directors constitute the Leadership Team. Bylaws for the Corporation may be found in the Town and Gown of USC Handbook.

Board of Directors – Elected

  • CEO/President
    Hilary Crahan
  • President – Elect
    Beth Petak-Aaron
  • Secretary
    Patti Johnson
  • CFO
    Kathie Johnson
  • First VP, Investments
    Laurie Hunter Tiedemann
  • Second VP, Scholarship
    Carol Wright
    Susie Rhodes
  • Scholarship Advisor
    Ann Palmer
  • Third VP, Fund Development
    Marilyn Kezirian
  • Fourth VP, Membership
    Virginia Naeve
    D’Arcy McLeod
  • Fifth VP, Programs
    Colleen Stroyke
    Bonnie Suffridge
  • Governance Chair
    Beth Petak-Aaron
  • Nominating Committee
    Carol Fox
    Linda Swick

Board of Directors – Appointed

  • Benefit Chair
    Edie Etmekjian
  • Communications Chair
    Lisa Up de Graff
  • Audit Chair
    Debra Bradley
  • Audit Committee
    Linda Dankwa
    Kathi Nicolard
    Bianca Patterson
    Lori Ward Jackson
  • Governance Committee
    Mary Hall
    Ann Palmer
    Norma Perez
  • Hospitality Chairs
    Janyce Teasley
    Kate Farlow
  • Nominating Chair
    Helaine Lopes
  • Nominating Committee
    Joyce Fadil
    Carol Kroesche
  • Parliamentarian
    Ayuko Siegel
  • Physical Facilities/Historian Co- Chairs
    Kathleen Campos
    Jody Zuvich
  • Physical Facilities/Historian Committee
    Marilou Hamill
    Wilma Pinder
  • Members-at-Large
    Sara Pfirrmann
    Jill Stuart
    Deborah Wong
  • Decorations Committee
    Rhona Gewelber
  • Fund Development
    Christine Gregg * 1 year only.
  • Finance Committee
    Elle Feldman
    Patti Jamgotchian

Past Presidents

  • Jane Bensussen
  • Yvonne Bogdanovich
  • Paula Ciaramitaro
  • Jo Ann Conley
  • Sally Edwards
  • Carol Fox
  • Linda Givvin
  • Carol Greenhalgh
  • Carol Mollett
  • Thelma Orr
  • Judith Pohlmann
  • Alli Solum
  • Elizabeth Tanner
  • Ruberta Weaver
  • Patricia Whitman