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Board of Directors

Frank Chiella

Board President,

Program Manager

A retired Battalion Chief after 35 years of service with the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, Frank is currently enjoying spending his time with his grandchildren and traveling to new places.

Christopher Richardson

Vice President

Mindy Balgrosky

Secretary / Treasurer

Jeanne Hendricks

Red Cross Training Director

Marilyn Scott

Fundraising Director

Gordana Vukotich

Area Director

A South Bay resident for more than 15 years, Gordana is a full time Health Care industry professional who's focused on managed care  and government programs in the payer and provider space. She's currently a doctoral student in the process of earning a degree in Organizational Change and Leadership.


Wayne Powell

Publicity Director

MB-CERT Co-Founder, former  two-term MB Mayor & City Councilmember, former L.A. County Beach Commissioner/Chair. Current Board Director: MB Historical Society (Vice President) and P.S. I Love You Foundation; Beach Cities Health District Finance Committee Member, L.A. County Assessor Advisory Council Member, and Eagle Scout.

Bob Heintz

Disaster Communications Director

Kristy Jones

Community Outreach Director

Joseph Franklin

City Council Liaison

John Wargnier

Vehicle Director


Vesta Sung
Medical Response Director

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

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