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Kay Childs - Chair
Term Expires: 2014

Contact Me: 949-366-0826 or

Background in local community service: Background in local community service: Where ever I have lived, I have had the privilege and opportunity to support my community through volunteer work. From school for developmental disabled children, hospital volunteer, counselor at a mental health facility,serving food to the homeless and acting as a advocate for minors in the dependency system. Currently I continue the advocacy for one dependent minor, volunteer at Saddleback Hospital and Casa Romantica. I am now retired but I had a career as a Human Resources Executive in Northern California and have four grown daughters and six grandchildren.

Personal Note: I welcome the opportunity to serve the lovely community of San Clemente and really enjoy working with the San Clemente Collaborative in bringing social services to our area.

Dr. Martin Pennington, Psy.D.
Term Expires: 2014

Contact Me: 949-510-3845 or

Background in local community service: I have lived in San Clemente for the past 17 years. I have been involved with working with the homeless, veterans and alcohol and drug addicts in recovery. I am committed to being of service to others, identifying the needed services for our people and finding solutions to those needs.

Personal Note: I have over 30 years of clinical experience. I am a graduate of Boston University, Boston College, International College and Ryokan College with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have additional training at the Cambridge Institute, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and Hahnemann Medical College. I am a Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a member of the American Psychological Association Division 50 and a member of CAADE. I have spent the past 16 years working in drug and alcohol treatment.

I am committed to providing services to the people of need in the City of San Clemente. We need to improve our outreach services to Veterans, Homeless and Addicts of all walks of life. I have extensive experience with street outreach, children and families. I believe in a community effort. I encourage the citizens of San Clemente to contact me with their concerns and human affairs issues they want to see address. Please call or E-mail me at the above listed contact information.

Nancy Sutherland
Term Expires: 2015

Background: Profession: Registered Nurse, current member of San Clemente HAC, 28 yr resident of San Clemente with years of service beginning with SC Little League Board member, SCHS Booster Club, Founding Member of SCHS Grad Night Parents organization, Co-chair of Founding Board for OC "Race for the Cure" breast cancer fund raising, and continuously active in community service through LDS Church.

Personal Note: Married with two grown children who loved growing up in San Clemente. This has been a wonderful community for our family for nearly three decades now. Both my husband and I feel strongly that by giving back in whatever capacity we can, we not only help perpetuate the kind of family friendly environment in which we want to reside, but also set the example for our children to do the same.

Dr Patricia Drown
Term Expires: 2015>

Contact Me: Phone 949 361-6188

Civic Background: Dr Patricia Drown is an educator who is committed to improving life for all members of our community. She has previously served on the State Mental Health Commission as well as the Riverside County Commission for Women. Dr. Drown holds a PhD in Human Services/Criminal Justice as well as a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is presently the Dean of Criminal Justice for an online university that serves the military, as well as teaching for a number of universities. Dr. Drown has recently published a textbook on forensic approaches to mental health, and is working on her next manuscript.

Patricia is very honored to be part of the Human Affairs Committee and is seeking every opportunity to assist where she is needed throughout our City in this capacity. It is her great pleasure to have recently been invited to assist HELP- a "Hope, Empowerment, Leadership Project" for middle school children of San Clemente in fundraising and development.

Personal Note: Patricia and her husband of 27 years, Bruce enjoy the life and sense of community in San Clemente. Bruce is a Mortgage Banker and a volunteer at FAM (Family Assistance Ministry). They have three grown married children and three beautiful grandchildren. Patricia and Bruce are residents of Shore Cliffs where they are also Neighborhood Watch Captains.
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Pat Pinto
Term Expires: June 30, 2015
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I am an attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and am the Manager of the Foreclosure Mitigation Unit. I also am a member of the Orange County Home Ownership Preservation Collaborative (“OCHOPC”) and speak at foreclosure prevention seminars hosted by OCHOPC.

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Robert G Wright
Term Expires: 2015

Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-6188

Civic Background: I was a School Administrator in East Whittier City School District for twenty-five years. When I retired nineteen years ago, my wife Helene and I moved to San Clemente. We have three grown sons.

I have been active in the Saint Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church serving on and chairing several committees. It was through this organization that I began attending the Human Affairs Forums and I have been doing that for the past 15 years or so.

Other activities include the Youth Task Force where I am currently serving as Treasurer. Since retiring I have supervised student teachers for Whittier College and served on School Review Boards for the State. Currently, I am docent for Casa Romantica Cultural Center.

Personal Note: Because of my strong belief in the objectives of the Human Affairs Committee I decided to apply for a position on the Committee and feel honored to have been accepted. Further I feel it will, in some small way, give me an opportunity to give back to this wonderful community.
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