Board & Advisors
Bill was raised in the Pasadena area as the son of a prominent physician. Bill earned a degree in Psychology from USC. His familiarity with the healthcare community obviously had an impact on future professional life.
He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the health care industry and brings a wealth of management expertise and visionary thinking to the CFBPP Board. We are honored to have him join us in our efforts to continue to provide enhanced quality-of-life programs for our neighbors on Balboa Peninsula Point.
Bill and his wife Lisa live on E. Ocean Boulevard and are parents of two adult daughters, Amanda and Riley. Bill and Lisa are both tennis players who can often be seen perfecting their games at PPRC. You might also recognize Bill as the leader of a group of 20 volunteer intersection monitors who keep us safe during the annual July 4 festivities around L Street park.
Bob moved to the Balboa Peninsula in 1980. In 1981 his life was drastically changed when he suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an ocean diving accident at Island Avenue on the Peninsula. Since his accident Bob has been a volunteer fund raiser for spinal cord injury nerve regeneration and has raised over $12 million. For 29 years he has been a member of the national board of directors of the group now known as the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Bob founded two successful medical supply companies. Research Medical was founded in 1989 and sold in 1996. Cure Medical is a wholesale company that distributes throughout the U.S. plus Canada and Puerto Rico. Both companies adopted a policy of giving 10% of net profits to neuroscientists working to develop a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Bob received a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Bob has been a founder or board member of 14 different charities, including the Newport Elementary School Foundation (Newport Elementary School), the Ensign Fund (Ensign School) and the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation (Newport Harbor High School). Bob has been active in the Balboa Peninsula Point Association, serving as President and many other positions. He is currently web master for the BPPA. Bob co-founded the Community Foundation of Balboa Peninsula Point and continues as a director of CFBPP.
Russ was born, raised and educated in Southern California. He began his career with Price Waterhouse rising to Senior Manager in the Audit Practice. After 11 years at Price Waterhouse, Russ became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pre-Delivery Service Corporation, a former subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. He next worked at Bell Industries in El Segundo. During his seven years at Bell Indus- tries he served as Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer. Then Russ moved to Fresh Start Bakeries where he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer. After Fresh Start, Russ became Chief Financial Officer and then President of The HAVI Group in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Accurate Background in Irvine and a member of the Board of Directors and investor for both Dianne’s Fine Desserts in Chicago and Aspire Bakeries in Los Angeles. In addition, Russ is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
Russ moved to the Peninsula Point in 2019 and lives here with his wife, Chris. They also have a home in Villa Park. Russ and Chris are the proud parents of Emily, Jack and Megan.
Ken has been a resident of Balboa Peninsula Point for over 14 years, having relocated here from San Marino, and is a five year member of the Foundation Board. He has been an active member of the Newport Beach community, serving on the BPPA Board, as member and Chair of the Newport Beach Environmental Quality Affairs Committee (EQAC) and as a founding Director of CFBPP.
He served 2 years active duty as a U.S. Army Signal Corps officer and over 30 years as a researcher, product developer and manager for NASA and in the defense/aerospace industry. He retired as Technical Director from Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Ken earned his BME from University of Detroit and Masters and his PhD from Northwestern University in Mechanical Engineering and Astronautical Sciences. He is a regular tennis player at the local PPRC, enjoys playing golf at local public courses and is an avid LA Dodgers fan.
He has 3 children and 5 granddaughters who enjoy spending time with Grandpa at the beach. Peggy, Ken’s wife of 43 years, passed away in 2010 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Denise and husband, Fred, are 22 year residents of Balboa Peninsula Point, have raised two adult sons here, and have been actively involved in all community activities (Easter egg hunt, July 4 Parade, Beach BBQ’s etc).
Both Fred (Treasurer)and Denise (Membership Chair) have served on the BPPA Board of Directors and are well-known to many of you. Denise’s impressive professional career encompasses 16 years with GE (Lighting and Healthcare Divisions), founding of start-up company, Acclaim Medical, and heading the development of a $20M service line for Alliance Imaging. More recently, she has worked at Hoag Hospital in Memory and Cognitive Disorders and later as a Chaplain Intern.
She currently volunteers at St. Joseph Hospice and for Alzheimer’s Orange County.