Board of Directors

Valley Village Governance

Valley Village is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in serving on a committee or on the Board of Directors and would like to learn more, please contact our office at (818) 587-9450, extension 120.

Board of Directors

Leela Kapur, President
Leela is Chief of Staff to the Los Angeles City Attorney and the parent of a child with a developmental disability. Leela has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2007.
Steve Beilinson, Vice President
Steve is our Audit Committee Chairman and is the Commercial Credit Officer for the regional banking group at Bank of the West. Steve has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2006.
Judi Prejean, Treasurer
Judi is the Senior Vice President & Regional Manager at Bank of the West. Judi has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 1999 and is also the President of the Valley Village Foundation Board of Directors. She is the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Kitty Cooper, Secretary
Kitty is a parent of a Valley Village resident and is retired from Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. Kitty has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2002.
Cathy Casas
Cathy is the Executive Director, retired, of Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center. Cathy has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2010. Cathy is the Chair of the Board Development Committee.
Margarita Clement
Margarita is a Research RN PhD with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Margarita has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2008.
Larry Diamond
Larry is a parent of a Valley Village resident and is a retired CPA. He is the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. Larry has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 1999.
Marla Kort
Marla is a parent of a Valley Village resident and is a Clinical Licensed Scientist at Los Robles Medical Center. Marla has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2007.
Joyce Pearson
Joyce is the Principal attorney at Pearson Law Corporation and a CPA with experience in special needs trusts. Joyce joined Valley Village’s Board of Directors in January 2011.
Matthew Pondella
Matthew is the Principal of Arroyo Insurance Services where he specializes in business insurance including workers’ compensation, package policies group employee benefits including long term care, voluntary benefits, short and long term disability and wellness programs. Matthew joined Valley Village’s Board of Directors in April 2011. He is the Chair of the Fund Development Committee. Matthew also serves on the Valley Village Foundation Board.
Carson Schreiber
Carson is retired from Disney Music and is the Secretary of the Kiwanis Entertainment Industry Group. Carson has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2006.
Ron Smith
Ron is an Insurance Broker with SGB-NIA Insurance Brokers. Ron has served on the Valley Village Board of Directors since 2004 and is a Past President. Ron is also a founding member of the Valley Village Foundation.