Three New Board Members at Pasadena Senior Center

Published : Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 10:50 AM

from Left to Right: Sam Thomas, Steve Ralph and Lynn Mehl

Dr. Lynn Mehl, Steve Ralph and Sam Thomas have been appointed to the Pasadena Senior Center Board of Directors.

“I am very pleased that these three proven leaders will lend their respective areas of expertise to our board of directors, including fund-raising, strategic planning, nonprofit management, finance and senior issues as the Pasadena Senior Center moves toward its 60th anniversary next year,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director of the center.

Mehl is a professor of kinesiology and psychology at Occidental College where she teaches courses in gender and sport, sport in film, motor learning and control, sport and exercise psychology, developmental motor behavior, elementary physical education and movement theory. She has a background in fund-raising, strategic planning, marketing and communications.

Ralph served as vice president of Huntington Hospital from 1984 to 1995 and president and CEO of the nonprofit hospital from 1995 until his retirement last year. He was instrumental in the growth and advancement of clinical and community programs. He is a senior advisor to his successor and the hospital’s board of directors and is a former president of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Thomas is a California licensed professional fiduciary whose services include acting as conservator, trustee or personal representative, including trusts and estate administration. As AARP’s volunteer area leader for Los Angeles County, he provides leadership to create change in AARP social impact goals such as health care reform, economic security and legislative advocacy. He served on the Pasadena Senior Center Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016, during which he chaired the annual Conference on Healthy Aging.

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