Council Members

The Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council district is broken into 7 Areas of representation. Each Area has a residential representative, a business representative and an at-large representative.

Executive Board Members

Joyce Fletcher

President

Vice President

Vice-President

 

Linda Kouy-Ghadosh

Secretary

Heath Kline

Treasurer

Aaron Williams

Parliamentarian

As a hands-on branding and creative marketing executive for an LA based software company, I bring my high tech skills and expertise to the WHWCNC. I volunteer my time for the Neighborhood Council board because Woodland Hills is a wonderful place to live and raise a family and I saw a need to make the LA City Government more responsive to our local needs. My drive and passion is to preserve and improve our great community as the highly desirable and important residential, business, educational and cultural center that it is.

Area 1 Representatives

Residential Representitive

Open Seat

Residential Representative=open seat

 

Linda Kouy-Ghadosh

Business Representative

Karen DiBiase

Alternate

Open Seat

Area 2 Representatives

Brian Drapkin

Brian Drapkin-Residential Representative

Raymond Cole

Business Representative

Sean McCarthy

Community Based Organizer (CBO) Representative

Paul Lawler

Paul Lawler-Area 2 Altermate

Area 3 Representatives

Nancy McLean

Residential Representative

Nancy is dedicated to preserving Walnut Acres best interests. She is involved in a highly active Neighborhood Watch Program that has unified local residents.  Nancy’s goals are to adhere to the council’s charter of helping to make local government more responsive to the needs of the community and passionately collecting feedback from local residents to objectively serve as their voice.

Herbert Madsen

Business Representative

Martin Lipkin

Community Based Organizer (CBO) Representative

Eva Morris-Huffman

Eva Morris-Huffman-Alternate

Area 4 Representatives

Don Patterson

Residential Representative

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson-Alternate

Cameron Gil

Community Based Organizer (CBO) Representative

I am a 23 year resident of Woodland Hills. In college, I worked with many departments to increase our standard of living in the dorms from laundry facilities to dining halls. Across the campus I worked to expand access to academic resources for students in need as well as campus safety, especially during midterms and finals. On the Council I try to find blind spots that we can resolve and help get city offices moving for our neighborhood.

Albert Saur

Alternate

Albert J. Saur, PhD. Dr. Saur has been retired since 1989. Previously he was employed by the AIResearh Corporation as an Instrumentation Engineer in the prototype testing of new products under development. Earlier he was a Nuclear Engineer in the development of components of nuclear power reactors. Still earlier he participated in developing a sound transmission profile for the Atlantic Ocean as part of a Navy Project for detecting enemy submarines off the east coast of the United States. He earned the PhD at the University of Illinois studying the radioactive decay of a radioactive isotope of ruthenium.

Area 5 Representatives

Dorothy Strackbien-Koetz

Residential Representative

Dorothy Strackbein Koetz has served on the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council almost since its inception. A Certified Financial Planner, Dorothy has been part of the investment community since 1972.  She and her representatives are affiliated with PlanMember Securities in Capenteria.  Dorothy also owns Pacific Pork and Foods, wholesale supplier of meat and food items. Dorothy has been a community activist since she moved to the Valley in 1983.  She has served on various local, state and national boards.  She has been active in Woodland Hills Rotary, California Women Business Owners, and Financial Planning Association of the West Valleys.

Richard Hollander

Business Representative

Mercy Alpert

Community Based Organizer (CBO) Representative

Born in a Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan.  Mercy’s father was a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy and her mother, a volunteer nurse.  Mercy is the Store Manager & Wellness Coach at Say Yes Nutrition in Woodland Hills.No stranger to community involvement, Mercy regularly volunteers with local churches, Beautification Clean Ups, and recently participated in the 2016 Annual PAWS for Kisses and Hugs (annual project to promote community wellness for local fire fighters and police officers in memory of Sept. 11). Mercy has 3 adult sons and a supportive boyfriend.

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Open

Alternate-open

 

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Area 6 Representatives

H.D. "Pat" Patton

Residential Representative

Gilbert Yablon

Alternate

Heath Kline

Community Based Organizer (CBO) Representative

Lauren Coffman

Area 6 Alternate

Area 6-Alternate

Lauren  Coffman

Area 7 Representatives

Aaron Williams

Residential Representative

As a hands-on branding and creative marketing executive for an LA based software company, I bring my high tech skills and expertise to the WHWCNC. I volunteer my time for the Neighborhood Council board because Woodland Hills is a wonderful place to live and raise a family and I saw a need to make the LA City Government more responsive to our local needs. My drive and passion is to preserve and improve our great community as the highly desirable and important residential, business, educational and cultural center that it is.

Joyce Fletcher

Business Representative

Peter Fletcher

Community Based Organizer (CBO) Representative

Marie Pierre

Alternate

At Large Representative

Sheppard Kaufman

At Large Representative

Prior to moving to Woodland Hills with his wife and two children, Mr. Kaufman lived on the Westside and in Tarzana. His company, Idea Asylum Productions – an independent content, consulting and marketing company – is based in the Miracle Mile area. He previously spent almost ten years at ABC; and worked for the City of Beverly Hills while earning his BA at UCLA. Among several WHWCNC committees he serves on, Sheppard Chairs the Public Safety Committee– and participates as a “Community Partner,” in the LA Department of Transportation’s Vision Zero program. Sheppard looks forward to working with the city and stakeholders to improve the quality of life in our multi-faceted community.

Gina Thornburg

At Large Representative Alternate-Gina Thornburg

 

Want to fill an empty seat?

Open Board seats are filled by the Chairperson of the Neighborhood Council. Persons wishing to fill an open seat must meet the standard election requirements. You must reside, work or actively participate in a (CBO) community based organization in the area you wish to represent. Alternate Board members participate on committees and represent the area they serve, however they cannot vote at Board meetings. You are required to attend all Board meetings and your input is valued.

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Area Boundaries

The Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council district is broken into 7 Areas of representation. Each Area has a residential representative, a business representative and an at-large representative.

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Area 1 Representatives

  • Res: Dennis DiBiase
  • Bus: Linda Kouy-Ghadosh
  • CBO: Larry Krause
  • Alt: Karen DiBiase

Area 2 Representatives

  • Res: Open Seat
  • Bus: Diane Walton
  • CBO: Sean McCarthy
  • Alt: Raymond Cole

Area 3 Representatives

  • Res: Nancy McLean
  • Bus: Herbert Madsen
  • CBO: Martin Lipkin
  • Alt: Open Seat

Area 4 Representatives

  • Res: Don Patterson
  • Bus: Open Seat
  • CBO: Cameron Gil
  • Alt: Albert Saur

Area 5 Representatives

  • Res: Dorothy Strackbien-Koetz
  • Bus: Richard Hollander
  • CBO: Mercy Alpert
  • Alt: Wayne Lipschitz

Area 6 Representatives

  • Res: H.D. “Pat” Patton
  • Bus: Gordon Murley
  • CBO: Heath Kline
  • Alt: Gilbert Yablon

Area 7 Representatives

  • Res: Aaron Williams
  • Bus: Joyce Fletcher
  • CBO: Peter Fletcher
  • Alt: Marie Pierre
Area North South East West
1* Victory Boulevard Ventura 101 Freeway Corbin Avenue DeSoto Avenue
*Area 1 shall also include the area between the Los Angeles River Channel and Victory Boulevard between Corbin and Winnetka Avenues
2 Vanowen Street Victory Boulevard (between Shoup Avenue and the lots fronting along the west side of Topanga Canyon Boulevard) and the Ventura 101 Freeway (between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and De Soto Avenue) DeSoto Avenue Shoup Avenue (between Vanowen Street and Victory Boulevard) and the lots fronting along the west side of Topanga Canyon Boulevard (between Victory Boulevard and the Ventura 101 Freeway)
3 Victory Boulevard Ventura 101 Freeway Topanga Canyon Boulevard Woodlake Avenue
4 Victory Boulevard Ventura 101 Freeway Woodlake Avenue Los Angeles City/County Line
5 Ventura 101 Freeway Los Angeles City/County Line Corbin Avenue Serrania Avenue
6 Ventura 101 Freeway Los Angeles County Line Serrania Avenue Topanga Canyon Boulevard
7 Ventura 101 Freeway Los Angeles County Line Topanga Canyon Boulevard Los Angeles City/County Line