2016 Board of Directors


David Honda – President
2009 Fernando Award Recipient
Joan Maltese – Vice President
Child Development Institute
Bruce Miller – Treasurer
Bruce Miller & Associates



Joe Arambula
VP Univision
Marilou F. Cheung
Kaiser Foundations Hospitals
Marty Cooper
2014 Fernando Award Recipient
Cooper Communications
Rafael Garcia
Republic Services
Robert D. Gunsalus
CSUN Foundation President
Marian Jocz
United Chambers of Commerce
Peter Kjenaas
Cartwright Entertainment
Richard Leyden
Leyden & Associates
Ronna L. Lubash
Pacific Western Bank
Gloria Pollack
2007 Fernando Award Recipient
Gelb Group, A Family of Companies
Don Rabska
Easton Foundations
Deborah Sable
Sim Tang-Paradis
City National Bank Westlake Village
 Gary Thomas
2011 Fernando Award Recipient
Aaron, Thomas & Associates



Mark Levinson
Law Office of Mark L. Levinson
2015 Fernando Award Recipient

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The Fernando Award

The Fernando Award is the highest award for volunteerism and philanthropy in the San Fernando Valley. It is supported by the Valley Chambers of Commerce, civic and philanthropic organizations, entrepreneurs and corporations located in the San Fernando Valley.

2017 Fernando Award Scholarship Donors

Bruce Miller, CPA
Gelb/Fernando Scholarship
Bert and Jane Boeckmann
Karl Boeckmann

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2017 Fernando Award Video

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