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Board of Directors


Eric Johnson
Board Chair; President, Victory Oil; Chair, Crail-Johnson Foundation
Jim Gladson (Honorary)
Founder and Former President of Los Angeles Maritime Institute; Retired Educator and Co-Developer of Alternative Magnet Schools Programs with LAUSD, U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
Alice Robinson

Long-time communtiy advocate, Tall Ship America formally (ASTA) Sail Trainer of the Year, U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
Richard McKenna
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors; Former Executive Officer on the Battleship Missouri
Christine Rybak
Director Environmental Health & Safety Polar Tanker Corp., a subsidiary of Conoco-Phillips Petroleum, U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
Les Pincu
Professor Emeritus of Criminology; Licensed Child and Family Therapist; Certified Group Psychotherapist
Donald Ashbrook, PhD
Triligent International, Chief Executive Officer
Alan Johnson
President of Jerico Development, Treasurer of the Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District.
Jayme Wilson
President of Ports O'Call Restaurant
Byron Countryman, Esq.
Partner, Law Office of Countryman and McDaniel
Hal Barstow
President, Gale Barstow Petroleum, Member of Rotary of Los Angeles International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians
Tom Thomas
Founder, President and Chief Officer Executive Officer of Union Supply President; Chief Executive Officer of Urban Feet Group







The Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) serves to empower youth to discover their greater potential through extraordinary at-sea experiences. We envision a thriving community where every child can look to the future with confidence.

The TopSail Youth Program takes place aboard the twin brigantines, Exy Johnson and Irving Johnson, the Official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles.

Our thanks to the Port of Los Angeles for supporting the TopSail Youth Program for more than a decade!

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