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Board of Directors

Andrew Silver

Andrew Silver is a retired insurance executive with over 30 years experience analyzing and consulting with small, medium and large companies.  Andrew has earned the CPCU, CIC, and AFIS insurance designations and maintains his California insurance license.  Andrew has had a long term interest in the humanitarian crises of homelessness in our community and has contributed to numerous organizations serving the homeless in our community, previously he served on an advisory board of LA Family Housing.  Upon retirement he decided to get more involved in homeless services and set about learning best practice solutions that have been developed to address this difficult problem. 

 

His study ultimately led him to NoHo Home Alliance where he is excited to be working with our homeless neighbors, connecting them with services to lift them out of homelessness and enrich our communities.  Andrew serves on NHHA’s Housing Advocacy Table.

Andrew Silver

Retired Insurance Executive, Board President

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John Maceri is the Executive Director of The People Concern, formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations, OPCC and Lamp Community, and is one of the largest agencies of its kind in Los Angeles County. With more than fifty five years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence. With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a comprehensive and fully integrated system of care, including housing, mental health and medical treatment, and social services. Our services are tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals and families, survivors of domestic violence, and others who have nowhere else to turn. 

 

The agency has an annual operating budget of $32 million, employs a staff of 380, has an active volunteer corps of 700 and serves over 5,000 individuals and families a year. As a long-time community volunteer, John served on the board of the Business Alliance of Los Angeles (formerly the Valley Business Alliance) as a member, Vice President and two-term President. He is a Past Chair of the Westside Shelter and Hunger Coalition, and also served as a member of the Board of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.

 

John is also a past Vice President of the Board of North Valley Caring Services, a nonprofit that provides services to low- income children and families in the northeast San Fernando Valley, and is a former member of the governing board of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, a national funder of agencies providing services to children and their families infected and affected by HIV & AIDS.

John Maceri

CEO  | The People Concern

Board Secretary

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James Askew

Community Veteran Justice Project

NoHo Neighborhood Council

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Heid Marston

Director of Pet Placement | PetSmart Charities

Heidi has 15 years of experience working in social, racial, housing, & economic justice, advocating and working towards addressing the systemic barriers that impact vulnerable populations.

In her current role as Director of Pet Placement for PetSmart Charities, Heidi focuses on breaking down systemic & institutional barriers that prevent people from experiencing the human-animal bond. Prior to this, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), a Joint Powers Authority for the City and County of Los Angeles, working alongside a staff of 600+ to combat homelessness in Los Angeles. She logged more than a decade working for the federal government, where she held varied roles including Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Director of Community Engagement and Reintegration at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System. Heidi also served as a member of the Biden/Harris Presidential Transition Team. A lifelong learner, Heidi holds a master’s degree in public administration and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute & the Impact Center’s Women in Executive Leadership Program.

Heidi is thrilled to sit on the Board of Directors for NoHo Home Alliance, My Dog is My Home & Shelter Animals Count, where she focuses on supporting the teams in their critical work.

Heidi lives in Phoenix, AZ with her partner & their two special needs rescue dogs. 

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Jonathan Bluman has worked at ABC in the casting department since 2016. In 2021 he became Vice President, Unscripted Casting, working to find talent for pilots, series and specials. Before that, he was a talent agent at Endeavor/WME between 2005-2016, repping the likes of Mahershala Ali, Maya Rudolph, Omar Epps, Benjamin Bratt, Cheryl Hines and Melissa Rauch.  In his free time Jonathan enjoys watching his daughter perform in plays and his son play basketball.  When not doing that, Jonathan can be found hiking peaks of the Southern California mountains.  He has been volunteering at NHHA drop-in since 2020 and joined the board in 2023.  

Jonathan Bluman

Vice President of Unscripted Casting | Walt Disney Television

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Lillian has worked for the College Bowl Co. for 29 years, specifically with the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) & Zain Africa Challenge (ZAC) programs.  HCASC is an academic quiz bowl competition for the students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Lillian is heavily involved with the planning and detailed coordination of this 3 phase (campus, regional & national) complex operation which involves many people, facilities and vendors.  ZAC was also an academic competition, held in the following countries:  Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana & Sierra Leone.  Lillian coordinated the in-country competitions, the International Championship Festival as well as Co-Producing the TV program.  Prior to joining College Bowl, Lillian worked for California State Univ.-Northridge and Indiana University respectively.

Lillian is a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church – North Hollywood, CA. She has served on the Church Council as a committee member and the Executive Committee, where she held the position of Vice President. Lillian is involved with many of St. Matthew’s Outreach Ministries, which include but are not limited to: “Breaking Bread”; the Homeless Ministries and the annual Mexico House Build Project.

Lillian Parker

Senior Program Manager, College Bowl Co, Inc

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Helaine is a tax partner with Baker Tilly specializing in pass through entities and high net worth individuals. She provides tax consulting services as well as compliance work. A significant part of her practice is in real estate.

She has served on the board of directors of Valley Beth Shalom synagogue in Encino and is also on the board of New Directions for Youth, a local charity that supports under privileged youth.

Helaine Cohen

Baker Tilly, US, LLP, Partner

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Clayton worked for Lockheed Martin, as an Electrical Engineer, for 38 years before retiring with the position of Senior Technical Fellow. He worked on several R&D and aircraft projects and continues to work with Lockheed Martin in a consulting capacity.

 

Clayton has been a member of St Matthews Lutheran Church for over 40 years. He has served in leadership roles for about 30 of those 40 years. He has served in every officer position and has chaired many committees, including finance, stewardship, property, nominations and audit committees. He currently serves as the Treasurer of St Matthews.

Clayton Larson

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Retired (NHHA SEC)

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