Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Laguna Beach Seniors. Members volunteer
to serve three-year terms and assume responsibilities that include governance, strategic
planning, financial and ethical oversight, securing the resources that make
our work, and being our ambassadors in the community.

Renae Hinchey

Board President

Renae Hinchey served as the General Manager of Laguna Beach County Water District for 20 years. Prior to this, she worked for Western Municipal Water District as Manager of Public Relations, Publications, and Human Resources for more than ten years. She has also worked for both public and private organizations throughout her career, including eight years with TRW and eight years with Southern California Gas Company. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and holds a Lifetime Teaching Credential.

Stephany Skenderian

Board Vice President

As a 25-year resident of Laguna Beach, with a strong commitment to participate in meaningful causes through volunteer service, Stephany Skenderian’s positive energy has fostered many new ideas for this organization. Skenderian has served on a number of boards, including the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, and is a lifetime member of the Orange County Dental Hygienist Society after a 41 year career in the field. She’s an active donor of multiple non-profits in the area.

Gail Schickling

Board Treasurer

Gail is a CPA with over 35 years of experience. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a partner at the accounting firm Alvarez and Company in Laguna Beach. She has been with the firm since 2014. Gail received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at California State University, Fullerton and her Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California. She began her career with Deloitte, gaining valuable experience. It was at Deloitte that she developed a passion and began specializing in the field of taxation.

Katherine (Kitty) Malcolm

Board Secretary

With over 30 years in law firm management, Kitty Malcolm is experienced in human resources, oversight of financial/accounting departments, oversight of benefit administration, and facilities management. Kitty was an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators, Independence Chapter, from 1995 until retirement. During her tenure with this Association, she participated in several committee, and served as Membership Committee Chair, Education Committee Co-Chair, Vice President and then President of the Chapter for two years. Kitty is the Board Secretary and serves on the Personnel Committee. She also serves as the President of the Woman’s Club in Laguna Beach.

Todd Burns

Member at Large

Todd is the Senior Patent Counsel at Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ and Irvine, CA. In his position, he manages patent prosecution, counseling related to patents, intellectual property agreements, and due diligence. He also counsels senior management regarding licensing and patent enforcement strategies. Todd’s volunteer experience includes Blaze NYC Backpackers, Liberty Human Society, Animal Haven, and Animal Welfare League of Arlington, VA. He has been a member of Laguna Beach Seniors Board since 2019 and also volunteers his time with the LBS Aging-in-Place department (Lifelong Laguna).

Wayne Baglin

Wayne Baglin has been a resident of Laguna Beach since 1969. He has held corporate positions in Human Relations and for over 35 years has owned Baglin Real Estate in Laguna Beach. He served three times as Laguna Beach Mayor during his three terms on the City Council. Other positions include Chair, State of California; Regional Water Quality Board, San Diego Region; Director, Laguna Beach County Water District; Chair, Aliso Water Management Agency; President, Festival of Arts Board of Directors and Chair, Laguna Beach Arts Alliance. Wayne was born in Glendale, California, graduated from California State University Northridge and served as a Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard.

Gerard (Jerry) Curtin

Jerry Curtin is a 22-year resident of Laguna Beach. A lifelong student of Spanish and English, Jerry’s B.A. was in Spanish and American History. After several years of working and teaching high school English, Jerry went back to law school, and slogged through the field of corporate law for 26 years until semi-retiring in 2018. Jerry supports the Board as a problem solver with passion for maximizing use of technology to improve outcomes and efficiency.

Gregg DeNicola MD

After completing his residency in Family Medicine at UCLA/Northridge, Dr. DeNicola set up his medical practice in Yorba Linda, which he grew thru the 1980’s and 90’s, founding Caduceus Medical Group in the process. He served as CEO of Caduceus and founded a chain of Urgent Care centers in Orange County called PDQ. Dr. DeNicola relocated his medical practice to Laguna Beach in 2000. Being a history enthusiast, he joined the Laguna Beach Historical Society and also served as President. He is also the President and founder of the Citrus Historical and Preservation League.

Christopher Regan

Christopher Regan has led an impressive 32-year career as a leader and innovator working in the water industry. For the past 19 years, he has served as the Assistant General Manager at the Laguna Beach County Water District, overseeing public affairs, marketing, media relations, water use efficiency efforts, water education, and information technology.
Prior to this, Regan worked for Soquel Creek Water District as its Manager of Public Affairs and Media Relations. He was also responsible for the District’s conservation efforts and was recognized with a Theodore Roosevelt Environmental Award by the Association of California Water Agencies. Regan has volunteered his time on several boards, including Habitat for Humanity, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, and the Public Relations Society of America.

Monica Richards

A native of Californian, Monica Richards grew up in Laguna Beach where she enjoyed the beach life for many years before moving to Santa Ana with her husband Mark and 2 rescue Siberian Huskies, Bodhi and Emily. Monica’s career includes 33 years at the Superior Court of California. Her family (mom and uncle) took pleasure in taking part in various activities at the Susi Q center and specially enjoyed bingo. So, in their honor, Monica participates in Bingo as a volunteer and supports the program through her generous gifts.

Kathryn (Kathy) Salter

Kathy Salter has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and is frequently asked to present in-depth financial seminars to organizations, corporations, and small-business owners. She joined the LBS Board in 2022 and also serves as the Board Chairwoman of Human Options shelter for battered women and children in Irvine. Her past volunteer experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for St. Jude hospital.

Iilandia j. Englesby

A creative and outgoing Executive Assistant at US Bank with over 20 years in the Legal, Financial and Health Industries.

A California Native, Iilandia is also a Certified Death Doula and Spirituality Coach, and a Certified Hula Hoop Instructor, utilizing special hula hoop exercise techniques for Seniors Citizens to enhance cognitive and motor skills. Iilandia feeds her soul by cruising on her scooter, hiking, playing the ukulele, writing songs/poetry and hula hoop dancing.

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