Leadership Hermosa Beach (LHB) Board of Directors
Board Position: President
Laura is a graduate of the LHB Class of 2011. Following graduation she helped form the LHB Alumni Council. A place for graduates to stay actively involved in the community and for which she is still a member. Laura was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.
She is a Graduate of California State University, Chico and works as a Territory Manager for Herman Miller Healthcare/Nemschoff.
In addition to LHB, Laura is an appointed member of the Community Health Committee for The Beach Cities Health District.
Ryan Nowicki, JD, LL.M.
Board Position: Vice President
Ryan has served on the Board of Directors since graduating with the LHB Class of 2006. In addition, he served as LHB President from 2009 to 2012 and currently serves as one of LHB’s Program Directors. Ryan is an attorney practicing in complex business matters and nonprofit tax-exempt organization law, and is a strong supporter of philanthropic endeavors and pro bono work. Ryan received an LL.M. in Taxation, with Honors, from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and his B.A. in Economics and Finance from SUNY Buffalo.
Board Position: Secretary
Joey is a graduate of the LHB Class of 2014. He has been a Hermosa Beach resident since 2002. He has chosen Hermosa as his home and has been actively been involved in the community. Joey is still a Chicagoan at heart. You’ll often see him rooting for the Bears, Blackhawks, and the Bulls wearing their respective jerseys. He enjoys the beach, SUP, playing volleyball. He is also the rhythm guitarist for a local Hermosa Beach cover band – The Angry Donkeys.
In his professional life, Joey specializes in the data-driven ecosystem. He is the managing partner of Interactive Marketing Concepts – a company that helps position local businesses to compete in the digital world.
Board Position: Treasurer
Kerri is a graduate of the LHB Class of 2013. She has been an active member of the Alumni Council since she graduated. She served as the Alumni Council Chairperson from Fall 2013 up until being elected to the Board of Directors in January 2016.
Originally from San Diego, Kerri attained both her bachelor and master’s degrees from San Diego State University. She is a big fan of the healthy and active beach lifestyle and has called Hermosa Beach home since 2010.
Professionally, she has been the Financial Controller at Vision Models since 2007.
Board Position:Class Co-Facilitator, Membership Director
Dave is a graduate of the LHB Class of 2014. He served on the Alumni Council before joining the Board in January of 2016. He currently leads the Alumni Council Membership Committee.
After growing up in Michigan, Dave earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He has lived in Hermosa Beach since 2001 and has taught adult beach volleyball classes since 2003.
Board Position: Member
Bob is a 2014 graduate of the LHB and a 1992 graduate, and past president of Leadership Montgomery County Maryland. After retiring from a career in financial services in 2009, Bob and wife Kathy relocated to Hermosa Beach from Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Always very involved in his community, Bob has served on citizens advisory committees for Hermosa government and the LHB Alumni Council. He earned a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, MA Linguistics from Macquarie University and an MBA from George Washington University.
Andrea N Giancoli, MPH, RD
Board Position: Member
Andrea is a graduate of the LHB Class of 2011 and joined the Board of Directors in 2012. She previously was an active member of the LHB Alumni Committee. Professionally, Andrea is a registered dietician and the Policy Analyst for the Beach Cities Health District Blue Zones Project. She is a past National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Andrea completed her dietetic internship at the Greater Los Angeles West LA VA and earned both her Master of Public Heath and Bachelor Degree from UCLA.
Board Position: Class Co-Facilitator
Jessica is a graduate of the LHB Class of 2010. She is an executive at Accenture and specializes in management consulting for Communications, Media and High Tech companies. Jessica attended USC and moved to Hermosa Beach in 2005 with her husband and two sons. Since then, she has been involved with many Hermosa Beach organizations and initiatives, mostly focused on our parks/open space, carbon neutrality, and youth. She is a previous board member of Friends of the Park and is currently a Commissioner on the Hermosa Beach Parks, Recreation & Community Resources Advisory Commission. Jessica received the Hermosa Beach 2014 Emerging Leader Award in the adult category.
Board Position: Member
Jeff is a graduate of the 2015 class and joined the Board of Directors in 2016.
Hermosa Beach first cast its spell on Jeff in 2003 while he was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. Later in his career, he had the opportunity to move back to the Los Angeles area, and Hermosa Beach is the only place he considered living.
Jeff grew up in Maryland and graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in aerospace engineering. After eleven years as an Air Force officer, he hung up his uniform but remained in the area. Jeff now works as an engineering and program management advisor for several government projects.