John Delavigne is the President of the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. John moved to Los Alamitos in 2019 with his wife Jessica and two children for the small town feel of Los Alamitos. John holds a Bachelors Degree in History from Loyola Marymount University and a Law degree from Loyola Law School. He currently works for a large Land Use/Real Estate firm in Cypress, primarily in the energy/transportation field.
Trisha Murphy serves as the Secretary on the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. She joined the City Council in 2022. The eldest of two children, Trisha grew up in Diamond Bar, CA. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. Trisha worked in Asset Management with a primary focus in Real Estate for over two decades while continuing endeavors in marketing, law and community engagement. Trisha recently retired from Westport Capital Management LLC and launched a small business called Fickle Bliss LLC which specializes in college admission essay writing services. In 2018, she was appointed as a Los Alamitos Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and was later voted to Vice Chair by her co-commissioners. Trisha and her husband, Damien are current residents of Los Alamitos since 2015 and have three children.
Shelley Hasselbrink serves as the Treasurer for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. She joined the City Council in 2014 and served as Mayor in 2017 and 2022. Shelley has been a resident of Los Alamitos since 1993 and with her husband, Kurt, has raised two sons. Shelley has a Bachelor of Science from University of Redlands and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Currently, she is the Controller for Mason West, a seismic engineering and fabricating company headquartered in Placentia with offices throughout California. Her 35-year career has included positions at CBS Television & WTC Consulting, and CI Solutions giving her expertise in administration, sales, business development and finance that give her the skills to make fiscally responsible decisions for Los Alamitos.
Dan Gallagher is the District 1 Representative for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. Dan was raised in Paramount and met his wife Janet of 50+ years in high school, worked in Alaska and San Salvadore for oil rigs, owned a drive thru dairy, and worked for Darigold for 25 years. He moved to Los Alamitos in 2020 for the small town feel and has two kids, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Charlyne “Susie” Schmeer is the District 2 Representative for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. She is a retired educator having spent her 41 year career as a teacher, counselor and administrator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Ottawa University and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Emporia State University. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois she has lived, studied and worked in Mexico, Kansas and Northern California before moving to Los Alamitos in 2000. She recently completed a three year term on the Board of Trustees for Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. While on the board she was instrumental in opening a second Ottawa University in Surprise, Arizona. Charlyne and her husband Lee have one son, Nico, who graduated from Los Alamitos and is also an alumni of Ottawa University.
Corey Lakin is the District 3 Representative for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. Corey is a Parks, Recreation, and Community Services professional with more than 25 years of experience, including 10 years in Los Alamitos. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Administration from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and a Master of Public Administration Degree from California State University Long Beach, providing him the education and experience with events, fundraising, and programming to improve and enrich the lives of those he serves. Corey and his wife Kerran have two sons and has lived in Los Alamitos since 2019.
Debbie Kent is the District 4 Representative for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation. She is a Los Alamitos Unified retired middle school teacher. She has served on the Youth Center Board for 32 years. She is also the Secretary and docent for the Los Alamitos Museum. She is also part of the Serve Los Al Committee. Debbie has one daughter and has lived in Los Alamitos since 1978.
Malena Madrid is the Business Representative for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation representing Epson America Inc. Malena is a Group Product Manager at Epson America, for the Latin region. She has been with Epson for over 23 years and is a Graduate of La Verne University. She appreciates the diversity of her job and her community. She has been a resident of Los Alamitos since 2017 and enjoys supporting and contributing to the well-being of the City and its residents. She has a teenage daughter and loves taking walks with her and her Yorkie.
Tamra Smalewitz is the Business Representative for the Los Alamitos Community Foundation representing Southland Credit Union. Tamra is a Business and Campus Development Officer, throughout the LA and Orange County area. She is a Graduate of Colorado State University. She grew up in the area and graduated from Los Alamitos High School and enjoys giving back to the community she attended school and now works in.