Crime Survivors Board 2014 – 2015


Board of Directors / Council / Advisory Board

Board of Directors

Responsibilites/Job Descriptions
Founder / CEOPatricia WenskunasPatricia Wenskunas
Survivor/ Owner, Creative Coordinating
Bio | Email
ChairpersonJanet Wilson IrvingJanet Wilson Irving
Director of Sales, Boomers Irvine
Ernie CasteloErnie Castelo
Freelance Broadcast Journalist
Frances Rodriguez Frances Rodriguez
Wilbur Curtis Co. Payroll/Benefits/Risk Mgt.
Thomas Laing
Thomas Laing
Retired Chief, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Board Member
Matt ReganMatt Regan
Vice President Business Relationship Manager,
Wells Fargo Bank
Board Member
Randy BurbaRandy Burba
Chief, Chapman University Public Safety
Board Member
Elizabeth Rivas
Elizabeth Rivas MA, IMF
Bilingual Marriage Family Therapist, Intern
Board Member
Beverly Johnson
Beverly Johnson
Partner, Johnson & Bertram LLP
Board Member
steve katzSteve Katz
Lt. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Board Member
Jennifer Alcaraz
Jennifer Alcaraz
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Board Member
John Adair
John Adair
Semi-Retired Loan Officer
Board Member
Debra Osborne
Debra Osborne
Branch Mgr./Realtor, Coldwell Banker


Crime Survivors Council

The Crime Survivors Council includes individuals that believe and supports our mission, vision and values and supports us with programs, services and events. Attending when needed and possible and can make introductions to community leaders, elected officials and business owners for possible partnerships and collaborations to expand our mission in the community.

Each Council Member is asked to make an annual contribution, but no amount is set.

The Crime Survivors Council has no organizational voting powers or fiduciary director duties in their role as a council member.

Cameron Knauerhaze
Past CSI President / Law Enforcement Officer
Vincent De Vargas
Past CSI President / Independent Insurance Agent
Chris Kelly
Attorney at Law / Former Chief Privacy Officer for Facebook
Todd Spitzer
Board of Supervisor / Former State Assemblyman
Julie Nauman
Executive Director CA Victim Comp & Gov’t Claims Board
Steve Chavez Lodge
Director of Public Affairs
Michael Paul Thomas
Attorney at Law
Michael Ames
Trade American Card President
Stuart Haskin
Founder Get Safe
Dr. Michael Spitzer
Cory Chalmers
Crime Scene Steri Clean
Kevin B McDonald
Author, Advocate & EVP Alvaka Networks
Sandy Hill
Retired TIP Manager
Dienna Rogers
Past CSI Board Member / Survivor
Craig Boardman
Past CSI Board Member / Sea Point Capital
Navid Tayebi
Past CSI Board Member
Carolyn Perrier
Past CSI Treasurer / Targus Inc.
Laura Herzog
Founder Honoring Our Fallen
Jeff Ferguson
Judge / Former, Senior Deputy District Attorney
Jim Amormino
Retired,Orange County Sheriff’s Department Public Affairs

Honorary Advisory Board

The Advisory Members for Crime Survivors are individuals that believe and supports our mission, vision and values and is on hand for any advice for the overall organization structure in supporting programs, services and events and on hand if needed to provide advice for best practices. This is only an advice and supportive seat and not active in day to day operations and does not have any organizational voting powers or fiduciary director duties in their role as an advisory member.

Ed Royce
U.S Congressman
Lou Correa
Former, California State Senator
Loretta Sanchez
U.S Congresswoman
Van Tran
Former, California Assembly Member
Mimi Walters
California State Senator
Patricia C. Bates
California State Senator
Jose Solorio
Former, California Assembly Member
Leroy Baca
Former, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Bill Campbell
Former, Orange County Board of Supervisors
Jeffrey Lalloway
Irvine City Council Member
Christina Shea
Irvine City Council Member
Steven S. Choi, PH.D.
Mayor, Irvine City Council Member
Jerry Amante
Tustin Mayor Pro Tem
Paul M. Walters
Retired Santa Ana Commissioner – Police Chief
Wendy Bucknum
Council Member,  City of Mission Viejo
Paul Henisey
U.C. Irvine Chief of Police
David Valentin
Deputy Chief of Police Santa Ana Unified School District
Christine Murray
Retired Captain Orange County Sheriffs Dept.
Ed Arnold
Former, KOCE Anchor
Harriet Salarno
Crime Victims United
Marcella Leach
Justice For Homicide Victims
Steve Spernak
Policy Advisor, Office of Supervisor Shawn Nelson


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