When treated for injury or illness, the last thing our active and retired military service members need to think about is, “Who’s taking care of my family?”

FHSC Board of Directors

Our mission is to evangelize the spirit of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher’s original drive to provide temporary lodging for U.S. veterans and military personnel who can’t afford it while they or their loved ones endure medical procedures and treatments far away from home. Board members enthusiastically engage in and support planning for an expanded service area, fundraising, representing Fisher House So Cal at events, presentations and celebrations, and personal involvement in spreading the word about this serious national need and how others can help solve the problem.


Braden Phillips


Retired Bureau Chief, Long Beach Police Department

Captain – USN – Retired

Gary W. Hopkins, PhD

VP, Administration

Elizabeth Lucas


Owner, Elizabeth Lucas Designs

John T. Wagner

Treasurer and Vice President, Fund Development

Retired President/CEO, St. Mary Medical Center Foundation

Michael M. Frazier

Asst Treasurer and Director, Marketing

Colonel – USMC – Retired

John G. “Mike” Lipscombe

Vice President, House Support (Navy)

Sergeant – USMC – Veteran


Bill Blair

Director, House Support (VA-Long Beach)

California Resources Corporation

Jennifer Ellinger

Director, Military and Family Support Services

Captain – USN – Retired

Joey Jerome


Hospital Corpsman Chief – Retired

Frank McEnulty


Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach

Gregory L. Owen

Director, Rotary Liaison

Owner, Trimodal

James R. Paddock


Retired Boeing Executive
Captain – USN – Retired

Harlan Patawaran

Director, Hospital Liaison

Command Master Chief – USN – Retired

Bob Rutherford


Retired Northrop Executive
Captain – USN – Retired

B. Deborah Williams

Director, Human Resources

Federal Civil Servant, USN – Quality of Life Programs – (Retired)

Linda J. Rahn, CFRE**

Executive Director


Jan Kuykendall


Beverly Bingham*

Ken Gillespie

Hermosa Wealth Management

Steve Keesal

Oppenheimer Investment

Army Ranger – Retired

Steve Kuykendall *

Former US Representative

Captain – USMC

Terry Geiling *

Former CEO, Gold Star Manor

Lt. Commander, USN


Mark Balmert

President & CEO, San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC)

Rear Admiral – USN – Retired

Walt C. Dannenberg, FACHE

Medical Center Director / Chief Executive Officer VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Christopher Keane

Director – Business Development, Genesys

Colonel – USMC – Retired

Don Knabe

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – Retired

Paul Lebidine

Brigadier General – USMC – Retired

Nancy Soltes

American Gold Star Mothers – Saddleback Valley Chapter

Dan Whitley

Asst Chief of Staff/G-7 MCIWest MCB Camp Pendleton

Colonel – USMC

* Deceased
** Not a Board Director

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