Board of Trustees

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Executive Committee

Joan J. Branin, PhD  President Joan retired as Professor of Health Services Management & Gerontology and the Director of the Center for Health & Aging at the University of La Verne. She is also involved with Questers El Molino.

William F. Kruse, Esq Vice President Bill is a senior partner with Lagerlof, LLP, where he has practiced law for over forty years. He is focused on business organization, taxation, real estate, estate planning, and planned charitable giving. He serves as a trustee for several private charitable foundations.

Charles G. Stanislawski, MBT, CPA, CTC Treasurer Chuck is the president and CEO of Stanislawski & Co., Inc., a tax, accounting, and consulting firm based in South Pasadena, serving businesses, individuals, estates, and nonprofits for over fifty-five years.

Karen Craig Secretary Karen is a retired banker and now works extensively as a Museum volunteer. She is also involved with other local nonprofits, including Questers El Molino.

Janet Kadin Volunteer Council Representative Janet is a long-time Museum and community volunteer; she also serves as PMH's Volunteer Council President.

William E. Thomson, Jr., Esq Past President Bill is an attorney with the Intellectual Property firm of Brooks Kushman in its Los Angeles office. He was formerly the Mayor and Council-member of the City of Pasadena.

Board Members

Jeff J. Abbott Jeff is a Commercial Insurance and Risk Management advisor for Petra Risk Solutions. Jeff is formerly the Facility Manager for Avery Dennison's global headquarters.

Stephen Acker, Esq Stephen is a lawyer with Acker & Whipple in Los Angeles and is a former member of the Pasadena City Council.

Sally Bixby Sally is a past President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®. She retired as the director of surgical services for two local hospitals.

Leonardo Bolanos, CTFA Leo is the Vice President and Banking Relationship Advisor of Northern Trust. He also serves on the board of directors with Extraordinary Families and the Los Angeles Estate Planning Council.

Joshua R. Driskell, JD, MBA Josh is Managing Partner Lagerlof, LLP, specializing in tax, trust, and business law. He is also on the board of Leadership Pasadena and Pasadena Fire Foundation.

Wendy Funkhouser Wendy is an independent business consultant based in Pasadena.

Jennifer Lorenzen, CPA MST Jen is an owner of LT CPAs & Company. She loves museums and history, making this a great match. She is a Past President of the Estate Planning Council of San Gabriel Valley.

Sapna J. P. Singh, JD, TEP Sapna is Senior Vice President, Team Lead at City National Bank in Los Angeles. She is a Board member of the Glendora Education Foundation and serves as an Endowment Trustee on the Glendora Schools Foundation.


Trustees Emeritus

Sid Gally*

Don McIntyre

Robert W. Winter, Ph.D.*


Honorary Trustees

John Armagost*

R. Stanton Avery*

Peter Boyle

Alice Butler

Don Fedde

Larry Gould

Gloria R. Lothrop, PhD*


Richard Nevins*

Leonora C. Paloheimo*

Ken Patton*

Sue Schechter*

Peggy Stewart

John Watkins*

Executive Director

Jeannette O’Malley Ms. O’Malley has served as the Executive Director of Pasadena Museum of History since 2000.


Image: Dennis O'Leary, Trustee Linda Davis-O'Leary, Nancy McIntyre, and Board Secretary Don McIntyre at 2012 History Makers Gala. Photo by Jim Staub.