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LCA Board Members - with so many different initiatives in our community, the LCA has point people coordinating activities with various entities inside of and beyond Ladera. If you have questions on any particular initiative, or would like to assist, please contact the following board member:
 
 
LCA President Ed Berkowitz    
LCA VP, Treasurer Mike Dineen    
LCA Secretary Peter Coberly Ladera Calendar Ed Berkowitz
LCA Website      
Directory Advertising Ken Fenyo LRD Liaison Mike Dineen
Woodland School Liaison Ed Berkowitz Security & Sheriff Liaison Katy Bailey
Crier Liaison Ed Berkowitz    
Ladera Emergency
Preparedness
Ken Fenyo
   


  For a personal bio of each board member, please read below:


 
 
  • Katy Bailey - My family and I (David, Amelia and Sophia) moved to Ladera in 2009. We were drawn to this area by the incredible feeling of real community, combined with beautiful landscapes, easy access to conveniences such as the LRD, the Shopper, open spaces (including Webb Ranch), 280, and of course a wonderful school district! Having been lucky enough to find a home that we hope and pray will be our “forever home,” I am passionate about almost everything related to Ladera (particularly issues related to safety). I’ve been self-employed in the coffee business for 20 years, am an admittedly terrible cook, love dancing, down time, and hearing my daughters say “Yes, Mom.”
 
  • Ed Berkowitz - Growing up in San Francisco in the 70's, I had visited Ladera and was impressed with the LRD, the rural feeling, and its proximity to Palo Alto. Thirty years later, after 14 years on the East Coast (living in Pottstown PA, Hartford CT, Boston MA, New York NY, and Charlottesville VA), my wife, Maryann, and I focused exclusively on finding a home in Ladera. In 2002, we bought the Molumphy's house at 121 Erica Way, and have since made it our home with our twins, Jack and Ally. and golden retriever Duncan.  I can often be found working out on my elliptical, cycling with my kids or neighbors, or at work where I run an online auction for OPENLANE.  I first became interested in the LCA in 2004, when the topic of undergrounding utilities resurfaced. Once that passed, I remained engaged with the Board with the vision of improving the quality of life in Ladera. Since 2004, I have served as Treasurer, Vice President, and in 2010 became President of the LCA. I appreciate the many different perspectives that Laderans hold, and I see a number of issues on the horizon that will challenge us to come together, including the Stanford Trail, Ladera School site, Emergency Preparedness, and crime.
 
  • Mike Dineen - I’m married to Alexis and have two daughters: Lauren and Juliet. We also have a cat named Gato, two rabbits, Rocky and Dot (the latter of which is on a long-term loan from the Thanassis), two hermit crabs and two fish (names unknown). We live at 171 Mimosa Way, where we’ve lived since 2004. Before moving to Ladera we lived in the West Portal neighborhood of San Francisco. I’ve been on the LCA since 2009 and I am now vice president and treasurer; I got involved not for a particular issue, but more on the notion of being able to volunteer some time for our community. Ladera is a really unique place—I think the biggest thing that differentiates our community is the fact that so many people know each other. In this day and age, where increasing levels of anonymity in our interactions is becoming more common, this is really a special thing.
    I work in the medical device industry—primarily early stage companies—and started one of
    my companies in 1997 down the in the office building that holds the Wells Fargo ATM. Besides
    spending time with my family, I enjoy mountain and road biking, skiing, climbing, guitar
    (acoustic and electric, which I am not allowed to play in the house), and recently completed
    a wilderness first responder class. Over the summer our family went on a 4-day backcountry
    horse pack trip in the eastern Sierras—great fun!
 
  • Ken Fenyo - My wife Elizabeth Blair and I moved to Ladera on Labor Day weekend in 1999 when our oldest daughter was not even 6 months old.  We live on Durazno near the intersection with Mira Way (for some reason the street sign up there spells it Durasno). We have three spirited daughters and a large, somewhat unruly dog named Tucker.  We feel very lucky to live in such a great neighborhood with so much to offer such as the Ladera Dolphins, the Pool to Pasture race and July 4th celebrations, the pool, playground, and tennis courts and of course the great views down and up (and up and up) the streets of Ladera. I’ve been on the LCA Board for a few years now and its great to be able to give back to the community. So far I have helped on a range of issues, including the Directory, the Alpine trail debate, and Ladera Emergency Preparedness. We could use more Board members so come join us and make a difference in the community!
 

  • Mark Thanassi - LCA Board member since 2011 and I am involved with the Ladera Emergency Preparedness committee. Ladera resident for 10 years, 3 years on N Castanya and 7 years on Erica. Wife Wendy and 3 children, Sala 11, Ally 10 & Sam 8. Wendy and I are both Emergency Medicine Physicians trained at Stanford and between us we have worked in most of the Emergency Departments in the Bay Area and have been known to bandage up a few Ladera residents from time to time. I joined the LCA to give back to the community that has been such a great place to raise a family. Interests include biking, surfing, skiing, tennis and music. I encourage the community to attend the LCA meetings!