Board Of Directors

Eric Johnson (Board Chair)
Chairman, Jerico Development, Inc.; Chairman of Board of Directors, Crail-Johnson Foundation; President, Board of Trustees, The Accelerated School.

Richard McKenna (Board President)
Retired, Former Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors; Former Executive Officer on the Battleship New Jersey.

Byron Countryman, Esq. (Secretary)
Transportation Attorney

Adam Deragisch
Vice-President, Capital Lending Resources, Inc.

Alice Robinson (Co-Founder)
Long-time Community Youth Advocate; U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain; Former American Sail Training Association (ASTA) Sail Trainer of the Year; Recipient of the 2002 “Points of Light” Award.

Christine Rybak
Former Director of Health, Safety & Environmental, Polar Tankers, Inc., a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips (retired); U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain.

Winter Wilson

West Wilson

Tom Thomas
Founder, President and CEO, Union Supply Group; President and CEO, Urban Feet.


Jim Gladson (Founder and Honorary Chair)
Retired Educator and Co-Developer of Alternative Magnet Schools Programs with LAUSD; U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain.