Christine Bubser has lived in Hancock Park since 2001. She has been quadrant leader for Quardrant One and a member of the HPHA board for one term. She was previously a board member of the Hancock Park HPOZ board and worked very hard with the other board members, the City Planning department and applicants to make sure the implementation of the plan went smoothly. Chris has served on the HPHA graffiti committee, traffic committee, tree committee and the HPOZ committee. Chris and her husband, David have two children in elementary school.
Cindy Chvatal-Keane has been a member of the HPHA board for fifteen years and she currently serves as the Board President. Cindy also co-chairs the Block Captain/Neighborhood Watch, Historic Preservation and Land Use Committees. This year she is helping formulate a plan for the long term care and maintenance of Hancock Park’s parkway trees. Cindy developed and maintains the current block captain email information system,which provides the neighborhood with information about a wide range of issues important to residents such as: crime activity, emergency procedures, lost pets, traffic issues, and City meetings that involve Hancock Park, and HPHOA meetings. She believes strongly in preserving the residential character of Hancock Park and it’s R 1 Zoning designation, which protects the status of single family homes. Cindy co founded the Hancock Park Historic Preservation Advocacy Group and was a key player in the process that culminated in the establishment of an HPOZ for Hancock Park. She currently serves as an alternate director on Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, is a member of the Executive Committee of the California Science Center and an Executive Producer of the television series C S I.
Jennifer DeVore has been on the HPHOA Board for eight years. She is currently Recording Secretary of the Board and works on historic preservation, emergency preparedness among other committees. She also serves on the Hancock Park HPOZ board reviewing proposed remodels and additions in our neighborhood and is on the board of the Ebell and the Yale Club of LA. She is a stay-at-home mother to 3 boys. Previously, she was director of marketing at the Los Angeles Times. Jennifer received her BA in American Studies from Yale and her MBA from UCLA.
Joel Kozberg is a native of Los Angeles and has lived in Hancock Park for over 15 years. He is a trial attorney who specializes in the litigation of complex business disputes. As a board member of the HPHOA, he has responsibility for matters implicating legal issues. In addition to his legal training, Joel also has degrees in business and architecture, having received an MBA at UCLA and an AB at UC Berkeley. Joel also serves as a board member of Los Angeles Team Mentoring, an organization that mentors at-risk middle school students, including participants at John Burroughs in Hancock Park.
Joanne Medeiros was raised in West Los Angeles and is a proud graduate of UCLA for her BA, and Occidental College for her MA in Education. She is currently the Southern California Manager for ELLE DECOR and House Beautiful, two of the leading design titles published by Hearst Magazines. She has a passion for residential design, gardens and architecture developed through her professional career and international travel. She moved to Hancock Park seven years ago, remodeling her 1930 Mediterranean villa. Joanne was an important part of the team that planned and implemented the John Burroughs Middle School beautification project. With the help of HPHOA and WSHPHS, over $150,000 in local funds were raised to upgrade the school and surrounding grounds.
Renee Mochkatel, who has lived in Hancock Park since 1994, is an attorney with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, representing clients in employment-related matters. She graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude. She then attended Pepperdine University receiving her Juris Doctorate in 1982. Renee sits on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment section of the L.A. County Bar Association, where she has also served as a guest lecturer. She has authored several articles for the Daily Journal on topics dealing with employment law and sits on the Board of Temple Israel of Hollywood. Renee is married to Stefanie Hall and their daughter, Sophie, attends Marlborough School.
Gary Nelson has been a Hancock Park resident for 23 years and has served on the Board for over 10 years. He has worked on traffic, street lighting and trees working closely with Hollywood Beatification Team on recent tree plantings. Currently maintains membership roster. Earned his BSME from Kansas State and MBA from USC. He is president of Churchill Mortgage, a commercial mortgaging firm.
Pam Newhouse has lived in Hancock Park since 1992 and has been a member of the HPHA Board of Directors since 1996. She is currently Corresponding Secretary of the Association and a member of the Parkway Tree Committee, which works on neighborhood beautification through the restoration of Hancock Park’s parkway tree canopy. She also co-chairs the Graffiti Committee and has been active on the Land Use/Zoning Committee and Traffic Committee. Pam is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has worked as a finance attorney.
In her over ten years on the Hancock Park Homeowners Board, Victoria Vickers has served the community in a variety of positions including recording secretary, membership records, traffic committee, neighborhood watch block captain, and HPOZ committee. She currently is the treasurer of the Association. She looks forward to addressing the concerns of the community and preserving the Hancock Park we all know and love.