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Kimberly Hatten

Kimberly Hatten (CO-CHAIRPERSON)

AT&T - Area Manager
California State University, Long Beach (BS)

Kimberly Hatten is an Area Manager at AT&T and has over 26 years experience in various positions in sales and management. She supports Government, Education, and Healthcare customers in California, Nevada and Hawaii. In this capacity she manages a team who implement and project manage complex voice and data networks.

Ms. Hatten has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach, an Associate of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Cerritos College, certificate in Healthcare Management from the USC, certificate in Post Production at UCLA, and is a certified 6 Sigma Green Belt.

Kimberly volunteers for many non-profit organizations. She is the President - Women of AT&T, Scholarship Director - Community Network (former), board member - Measures of Help, and a member of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. Cultural Committee of Gardena. She is a recipient of the President's (Obama) Volunteer Service Award.

She is the former PTO President at Junipero Serra High School where she promoted school programs, enhanced and developed educational enrichment programs.

Kimberly lives in Gardena. Her son, Anthony, is a 2013 Serra graduate and is a junior at Arizona State University.

Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn (CO-CHAIRPERSON)

Professor part-time, Cal State Fullerton
Director of Athletics, Cal State Fullerton (Retired)
Loyola Marymount University BBA, Long Beach State University MA
Serra High School '59

Brian Quinn is retired Athletics Director at Cal State Fullerton University. He has over 40 years in private and public education. He has been a teacher, coach and administrator at high school and college. He was responsible for the overall operations of comprehensive NCAA Division I athletic programs, including personnel, rules compliance, finance, marketing and development.

Mr. Quinn graduated from Serra High School and has a Bachelors degree in Business from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters degree in Secondary Education from California State University's, Long Beach and graduate studies in School Administration from University of California, Irvine.

Brian currently is a member of the Pastoral Council at American Martyrs Parish and coaches 4th grade girls volleyball and basketball. He is a site manager for NCAA postseason baseball. He was named NCAA Division Athletic Director of the Year in the West as well as the Athletic Directors Lifetime Achievement award. He is a past President of the National Athletic Directors Association Division IAAA.

Brian lives in Manhattan with his wife of 53 years, Collette. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren.

Connie Bohannon

Connie Bohannon

Development Associate and Board Member
University of Redlands, CA
Toyota Motor Sales (Retired)

Connie had two brothers attend SHS, her husband Don was a teacher and a coach and her two daughters were in the first classes of Lady Cavs. She was asked to join  the board by Principal Sal Pilato and became a member of the Development Department under President Eric Rubalcava. She is the proud grandmother of four future Cavaliers. She worked at Toyota for 38 years.

Jeff Guzman

Jeff Guzman

Principal, Junipero Serra High School
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

After his first year of teaching, Jeff knew education was his calling. He received his MA in secondary education and profesional clear single subject teaching credential in life science. Jeff has evolved in education for over twenty years as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and principal in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and at a school in the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Family, meaningful work and honest communication are integral to educating the whole student. The daily interaction of recognizing and expressing the good in students are tenets that support his vocation and passion for high school teenagers. Students in high school need plenty of encouragement. They are still at a very impresionable stage in their lives and in tune with many environments. The school environment must be a guiding model that fulfills their needs while preparing them for the college rigors of today. Education must adapt, change, and implement new methods to empower students to become active learners throughout their life. This reflective process, spirit to inspire, and be an agent of change for the good of the students is what drives and motivates him.

After twelve years at an independent school, he was eager to follow his faith journey and return to Catholic education as principal at Junipero Serra High School. Jeff resides in Belmont with his family and enjoys fishing and hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains with his wife and three boys.

Jerry Thomas

Jerry A. Thomas

CEO - Charles E. Thomas Company, Inc.
Serra Class of 1954

Jerry Thomas is a graduate of Junipero Serra High School, Class of 1954. After one year of college he joined his Father’s Company, Charles E. Thomas Co. to work full time in 1955. The Company sold and serviced equipment in Gas Station. In 1971 his Father passed away and Jerry became the President. Under his leadership the Company grew from a 2 man operation to a business with over 100 employees. It is now a 3rd Generation Company with Jerry serving as CEO since 2012. C. E. Thomas Co. is known nationwide for its expertise and knowledge in the Petroleum Industry.

In 1975 the company expanded its operation to include a Construction Division to build and remodel Gas Stations and in 1999 is known as one of the first Companies to begin an Electronics Division, CETEC to sell, repair and install computers in Gas Stations.

Jerry has been a member of several Boards, both Non-profit and For-profit and has served on many committees. He served as the President of the Petroleum Equipment Institute, an International Trade Organization. He serves as an Expert Witness for the Petroleum Industry and has done so for over 15 years. He has been very active in his Parish Community, St Anthony of Padua, in Gardena as a member of the Finance Committee, the Parish Council, the Fiesta Committee to name a few.

Jerry is married, has four Children, 13 Grandchildren, and one Great Grandchild. He still has the desire to serve his Community and the High School that gave him so much. "Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary, use words" -- St. Francis of Assisi

Helena Conley

Helena Conley

Syncis, Financial Professional
Occidental College (BA)
Serra High School '90

For the past four years, Helena, a young millennial professional, has been a part of Syncis, one of the top financial marketing agencies in the United States. When she began her career in education as an employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District, she thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of molding young minds to think beyond their limits and served at various levels within the District, including Math Teacher and District Personnel. After multiple threatening pay cuts and a significant salary decrease in 2012, Helena decided to take a closer look at her personal financial checkup and realized there was an opportunity to take the information and share it with others.

In addition to her passion for helping individuals and families reshape their futures, Helena, a graduate of Occidental College, serves as President of Junipero Serra HS Alumni Association and is an avid sports enthusiast.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

UCLA (BA), California State University, Long Beach (MS), USC (Doctorate)
LAUSD Teacher (Retired)

Dr. Rachel C. Johnson is a retired educator with over 30 years of classroom teaching experience. She is also Councilwoman Emeritus of the City of Gardena. First elected as City Clerk in 2001, she became a member of the City Council in 2005, where she served three terms.

Dr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UCLA, a Masters degree in Education from CSULB, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from USC. She will become an Induction Mentor and beginning teacher support provider for the Los Angeles County Office of Education in 2017.

Dr. Johnson volunteers for non-profit organizations and city sponsored programs. She is a former Girl Scout Leader, youth sports coach, and PTA President of Purche Avenue School. She is a member of the Gardena Jazz Festival Committee, Chairperson of the Gardena Black History Month Festival, and Board Member of the Gardena Youth Football and Cheer Association for over twenty years.

Dr. Johnson currently resides in Gardena with her husband. Her nephew Anthony is a 2013 graduate of Serra High School.

John Vu

John Vu

Murphy, Murphy, Murphy, Senior Accountant
California State University, Long Beach (BS)

John was born in Fountain Valley but spent his life in Long Beach. He went to Long Beach Polytechnic High school and California State University, Long Beach, where he was an active member and officer of Accounting Society & Beta Alpha Psi. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration: Accountancy and Information Systems.

John began working at Murphy, Murphy, & Murphy as an intern in the fall of 2008 and worked his way up from part-time staff accountant in 2011 to a full time tax accountant in 2012. He currently holds the position of Senior Accountant for & Recruiting Director for the Firm. He works on Individual and Corporate Returns, Monthly Bookkeeping, Compilations, Business Advisory Services, and all recruiting aspects.

In his spare time, John enjoys traveling, exercising and playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Glen Tucker

Glen Tucker

Aleshire & Wynder, LLP - Attorney
Southwestern University Law School (JD), Loyola Marymount University (BA)
Serra High School '61

Glen E. Tucker is a partner in the law firm of Aleshire & Wynder, LLP. His practice includes counseling, advising, and training various police departments and their officials on such varying subjects as police policy development, police policy field application, and departmental training of officers and police administrators in litigation avoidance and police defense strategies. He is an experienced litigator of such issues as excessive force, false arrest or imprisonment, federal civil rights litigation, and police search and seizure issues.

Mr. Tucker is a 1966 graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has served on the Loyola Marymount alumni board. He received his J.D. from Southwestern University of Law School in 1972 and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Glenn is married and has a family.

Tom Huston

Tom Huston

Watson Land Company, Vice President

Thomas W. Huston is Vice President of Leasing and Real Estate Asset Management with Watson Land Company. Watson Land Company has served on the WIPAC since 1974 and owned property in the Project Area. Watson is deeply rooted in the history of California's first, large Spanish land grant, the Rancho San Pedro and is a recognized developer of quality and well-designed industrial business parks.

Mr. Huston has fifteen years of experience leasing business center, office and warehouse space to small, medium and large size clients. Mr. Huston believes in a "one-stop-shop" approach toward leasing and managing, which will pay great dividends, not only in achieving high occupancy levels, but also in lowering operational costs. Mr. Huston has completed over one hundred fifty lease transactions for Watson Land Company.

Tom is married and has a family.

Karen Murphy

Karen Murphy

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Bro. Robert Juenemann

Bro. Robert Juenemann

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