Board of Directors

March 2022 – March 2023


Robert Kamins, Chairman
Alison Laster, Vice-Chair
Lyn Beckett Cacciatore, Secretary
Raymond Butner, Treasurer


Patrick Amsbry
Mari Berkemeier
Katie Carey
JR deSouza
Lawton Gray
Kirsten Hart
Ajay Mittal
John Naber
Mike Nyeholt
John Oscarson
John Plummer
William E. Thomson, Jr.
Darrell Walker
Jay L. Walters
Sonia Yagura

Robert Kamins, Chairman

Alison Laster, Vice-Chair
* Clinical Psychologist in private practice for 23 years

Lyn Beckett Cacciatore, Secretary
* Deputy City Attorney, City of Santa Monica (Retired)
* Trustee, Santa Monica City Employee Coalition Benefit Trust
* Member, Assistance League of Pasadena
* Member, The Romberger Guild (Rosemary Children’s Services)
* Member, California State Bar
* Member, Italian American Lawyers of Los Angeles
* Member, Highland Park Art Club
* Member, Huntington Library
* Resides in San Marino, CA

Raymond Butner, Treasurer
* Principal, Butner Consulting


Patrick Amsbry
* President, Flying A Media, Pasadena, CA & Seattle, WA
* President, Panther Club, Polytechnic School, Pasadena
* Assistant Scoutmaster, Fundraising Director, Boy Scouts of America
* Fundraising Team Winter, Prostate Cancer Research
* Board of Governors, Member, Secretary, Altadena Town & Country Club
* Trustee, Old Mill Foundation, El Molino Viejo, San Marino
* Dive Booster Volunteer, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, Rose Bowl Dive Team
* Resides in Pasadena, CA

Mari Berkemeier
* Healthcare Management & Consultant
* PTA Board Member, Rim of the World School District
* Spirit & Pride Coordinator, Rim of the World School District
* AYSO Soccer Coach, Lake Arrowhead
* RBAC Special Advisor – Physical Therapy Department Advisor for Medicare enrollment, billing and practice management
* RBAC Grounds and Facility, Committee Member
* RBAC Executive Search, Committee Member

Katie Carey
* Office Manager, AllTall Corporation
* RBAC Swim Team Booster Club, President
* Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital, Past President, Benefit Chair and Volunteer
* Holy Family Church Volunteer
* Mayfield Senior School Volunteer
* Spiritual Care Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
* Resides in San Marino, CA

JR deSouza
* Co-Founder, CEO Outex
* Published in Patents
* Multi-lingual in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Dr. Lawton Gray, III
* Principal, John Muir High School, Pasadena
* Principal, Oak Avenue Intermediate School, Temple City
* Assistant Principal, Colony High School, Ontario
* Dean of Students, Temple City High School, Temple City
* Mathematics Instructor, Pasadena High School, Pasadena
* 2016 Scholarship Recipient, USC Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group
* 2011 Administrator of the Year, California Association of School Counselors
* 2010 PTA Honorary Service Award, Oak Avenue Intermediate School PTA
* 2005 Role Model Award, Aspires West Service Organization
* Resides in Pasadena, CA

Kirsten Hart, Esq.
* Associate, Complex Civil Litigation Group, Los Angeles Office, Arent Fox
* Recognized in 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Stars Edition
* Resides in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Ajay Mittal
* Institutional Client Service Specialist, The Capital Group, Los Angeles
* Co-Founder & Current Partner, Colima Coconuts Company
* Resides in Pasadena

John Naber
* 5-Time Olympic Medalist
* Recipient of the 1977 James E. Sullivan Award
* Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame 1982
* Member, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee
* Serves and is respected in his role as a sports broadcaster, motivational speaker and professional writer

Mike Nyeholt
* Three-time All American Swimmer – University of Southern California
* Founded Swim with Mike in 1981
* Has helped raise over $16.8 million for college students who are paraplegics because of accidents or illnesses

John Oscarson
* President, KRC Marketing, Inc.
* Contributor, Hollywood Education & Literacy Project (H.E.L.P.)
* Past President and Meet Manager, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Swim Booster Club
* Resides in Altadena, CA

John Plummer
* Retired Supervisor, Southern California Edison
* Member First Baptist Church, La Crescenta
* Resides in Pasadena, CA

William E. Thomson, Jr., Esq.
* Mayor of Pasadena (1988-1990)
* Partner, Brooks Kushman. Los Angeles
* Member, Rose Bowl Operating Committee
* Co-chair, Campaign for the Huntington Medical Research Institute
* Past President, Pasadena Community College Board of Directors
* Past President, Pasadena Educational Foundation
* Chair of Board of Directors, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, 1988-1990
* Mayor of Pasadena (1988-1990)
* Resides in Pasadena, CA

Darrell Walker
* Recreation, Parks and Community Services Superintendent  CPRP,  AFOI,  MA, for PRCS – Robinson Park
* President, 2007, National Recreation & Ethnic Minority Society
* National Recreation & Ethnic Minority Society, 2007 – Present
* Former Member, National Recreation & Park Association, Awards & Diversity Committees
* Resides in Duarte, CA

Jay L. Walters
*, Founder & CEO, 2001 – present
* Computer Scientist, California Institute of Technology, 1999 – 2017
* Trustee, Orange Heights Neighborhood Association, 2013 – present
* Parent Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America, 2003 – present
* Parent Volunteer, Polytechnic School, 2003-2018
* Parent Volunteer, Pasadena Central Little League, 2003 – 2013
* Parent Volunteer, AYSO Region 1, 2003-2013
* Trustee, The Children’s Center, Caltech, 2000-2010

Sonia Yagura
* Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Law School
* Writing Specialist, Loyola Law School
* Rose Bowl Water Polo Booster Club, Board Member
* Polytechnic School, Poly Annual Fund Committee, Middle School DEI Committee, Parent Ambassador, Room Parent
* Cornell Alumni Ambassador Association Network, Co-Chair of San Gabriel Valley Committee
* Meals on Wheels, Volunteer

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Last update: 5/13/2022