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Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission

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Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission

The Commission plays a valuable role in making sure the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is helping consumers in the best possible way

VIVIAN CHAN Commissioner

Commissioner Chan was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. She is the founder of Asian Link Marketing & Healthy Cuisine Online. Founding board member of United Charity Foundation & Chinese Floral Arts Foundation-USA Charter. Creator of “Be a Scholar For a Day” a curriculum for 4th graders, “Love Note Around The World” for American Cancer Society, “Absolutely Beautiful” Fashion Show & “Junior Got Talents” at Pasadena Playhouse. Vivian is the chairman of the First District PTA Asian Outreach, ACS California Chinese Unit Leadership Council/SCCRFL special event, and Pasadena City College Foundation Board of Director.

FARRELL CHILES Commissioner

Commissioner Chiles was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. He is retired from the federal government and military service (U.S. Army). Currently, he is a writer and author of two books. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blacks In Government (BIG), the leading international organization for African-American public service employees. He also served as the Vice President of Resource Development for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation. In 2001 he was awarded the Public Service Image Award by the County of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board.

DANIEL DENG Commissioner

Commissioner Deng was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

MIKE GOMEZ Commissioner

Commissioner Gomez was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. Gomez has spent more than 40 years as an actor and director in television, theater, and film. He has appeared on television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation; Hunter; and Criminal Minds; and films, including Heartbreak Ridge and Born in East L.A. His most famous role was as a police officer discussing "leads" with "The Dude" in the modern classic, The Big Lebowski. Gomez is active with many community organizations, including the National Migrants Workers' Conference for Children, United Farmworkers of America, L.A. Special Olympics, AIDS WALK LA, March of Dimes, American Red Cross, and NOSOTROS. He has also served on several committees in the City of El Monte.

Gregory Gorman Commissioner

Gregory Gorman has transitioned from one of Los Angeles' most highly-regarded trial and complex business lawyers into a leader in Entrepreneurial Management.  After graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and its Pritzker School of law, he went on to work for some of California’s most prestigious law firms.  He was recognized twice as a “Super Lawyer” for his trial work and became the first African American Partner at one of the premier law firms in the country.   

Mr. Gorman went on to become Managing Counsel of Yum Brands, the Fortune 500 Company that owns Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers and A&W Restaurants. Mr. Gorman chaired a doctoral program in organizational management and consulting and received a Doctorate in the Humane Arts for his teaching and research in the area of Business Models. Mr. Gorman helped to design a first of its kind business model between a nonprofit university and a venture capitalist.  Mr. Gorman now provides high level strategic consulting services such as filling interim C-Suite positions, training boards, and strategic planning.  He also does finance and accounting presentations for aspiring nonprofit and corporate board members. 

RONNIE JAYNE Commissioner

Commissioner Ronnie Jayne was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She is currently a professional singer/pianist/entertainer/songwriter and owner of Ronnie Jayne Music & A Song For You Productions, a company specializing in custom live musical entertainment for special events. Consumer protection has always been a major passion. In fact, it was the subject of her first term paper in 7th grade. Ronnie has chaired Culver City's Fiesta La Ballona, is on the board of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, is President Emeritus of the Culver City Democratic Club and served on the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission.

HARRY LEON Commissioner

Commissioner Leon was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Kathryn Barger in 2019.

JOAN PATSY OSTROY Commissioner

Commissioner Ostroy was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. She has been a family lawyer since 1977, acting in the roles of litigator, consultant, and mediator. Ostroy has served as the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, and President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles. She is one of the founding board members of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. She was included in Los Angeles Daily Journal’s listing of top 24 Family Law Mediators in State of California and Los Angeles Magazine's listing of top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.

MARK RAMOS Commissioner

Commissioner Ramos was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015.

MARCEL RODARTE Commissioner

Commissioner Rodarte was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Janice Hahn.

Marcel Rodarte grew up in Norwalk. He served on Norwalk’s City Council and was the City’s mayor from March 2014 through March 2015.

Marcel enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in high school. He served for four years as an Aviation Electronics Technician and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve where he served from 1994 – 2011. He retired with 21 years of total service with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). His military service took him to every continent in the world including numerous deployments in support of regional conflicts, humanitarian relief efforts, and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During his federal service, he worked for the Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. Marcel became the third Executive Director of the California Contract Cities Association on July 1, 2016. The California Contract Cities Association is the second largest local government association in California and serves 74 member cities in Los Angeles County and beyond.

Marcel is also the proud father of an eleven-year old daughter and firmly believes in family while inspiring and empowering today’s youth.

Marcel holds an Associate's Degrees in Electronics and Logistics, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and a Master's Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.

CHARLINE SISTRUNK Commissioner

Commissioner Sistrunk was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Janice Hahn.

ROSS VISELMAN Commissioner

Commissioner Viselman was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. Viselman has worked as an attorney for more than a decade, currently with the State Bar of California's Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Viselman has previously worked with Federal Public Defender in San Diego, several law firms in Los Angeles, and with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club. He is an adjunct professor in Torts at California School of Law and was previously a commissioner in the Workforce Investment Board, appointed by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

EUGENE WILLIS Commissioner

Commissioner Willis was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Willis is the business contracts manager at UCLA. He has over ten years of business experience in contracts, grants and procurement.  He holds a Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and a Bachelors from Florida State University.  He earned the Certified Professional Contracts Manager designation from the NCMA and holds credentials in construction and real estate.  He enjoys serving in the community and the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from various industries & backgrounds. He also enjoys the arts & sporting events.

VIVIAN CHAN Commissioner

Commissioner Chan was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. She is the founder of Asian Link Marketing & Healthy Cuisine Online. Founding board member of United Charity Foundation & Chinese Floral Arts Foundation-USA Charter. Creator of “Be a Scholar For a Day” a curriculum for 4th graders, “Love Note Around The World” for American Cancer Society, “Absolutely Beautiful” Fashion Show & “Junior Got Talents” at Pasadena Playhouse. Vivian is the chairman of the First District PTA Asian Outreach, ACS California Chinese Unit Leadership Council/SCCRFL special event, and Pasadena City College Foundation Board of Director.

FARRELL CHILES Commissioner

Commissioner Chiles was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. He is retired from the federal government and military service (U.S. Army). Currently, he is a writer and author of two books. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blacks In Government (BIG), the leading international organization for African-American public service employees. He also served as the Vice President of Resource Development for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation. In 2001 he was awarded the Public Service Image Award by the County of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board.

DANIEL DENG Commissioner

Commissioner Deng was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

MIKE GOMEZ Commissioner

Commissioner Gomez was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. Gomez has spent more than 40 years as an actor and director in television, theater, and film. He has appeared on television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation; Hunter; and Criminal Minds; and films, including Heartbreak Ridge and Born in East L.A. His most famous role was as a police officer discussing "leads" with "The Dude" in the modern classic, The Big Lebowski. Gomez is active with many community organizations, including the National Migrants Workers' Conference for Children, United Farmworkers of America, L.A. Special Olympics, AIDS WALK LA, March of Dimes, American Red Cross, and NOSOTROS. He has also served on several committees in the City of El Monte.

Gregory Gorman Commissioner

Gregory Gorman has transitioned from one of Los Angeles' most highly-regarded trial and complex business lawyers into a leader in Entrepreneurial Management.  After graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and its Pritzker School of law, he went on to work for some of California’s most prestigious law firms.  He was recognized twice as a “Super Lawyer” for his trial work and became the first African American Partner at one of the premier law firms in the country.   

Mr. Gorman went on to become Managing Counsel of Yum Brands, the Fortune 500 Company that owns Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers and A&W Restaurants. Mr. Gorman chaired a doctoral program in organizational management and consulting and received a Doctorate in the Humane Arts for his teaching and research in the area of Business Models. Mr. Gorman helped to design a first of its kind business model between a nonprofit university and a venture capitalist.  Mr. Gorman now provides high level strategic consulting services such as filling interim C-Suite positions, training boards, and strategic planning.  He also does finance and accounting presentations for aspiring nonprofit and corporate board members. 

RONNIE JAYNE Commissioner

Commissioner Ronnie Jayne was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She is currently a professional singer/pianist/entertainer/songwriter and owner of Ronnie Jayne Music & A Song For You Productions, a company specializing in custom live musical entertainment for special events. Consumer protection has always been a major passion. In fact, it was the subject of her first term paper in 7th grade. Ronnie has chaired Culver City's Fiesta La Ballona, is on the board of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, is President Emeritus of the Culver City Democratic Club and served on the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission.

HARRY LEON Commissioner

Commissioner Leon was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

JOAN PATSY OSTROY Commissioner

Commissioner Ostroy was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. She has been a family lawyer since 1977, acting in the roles of litigator, consultant, and mediator. Ostroy has served as the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, and President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles. She is one of the founding board members of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. She was included in Los Angeles Daily Journal’s listing of top 24 Family Law Mediators in State of California and Los Angeles Magazine's listing of top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.

MARK RAMOS Commissioner

Commissioner Ramos was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015.

MARCEL RODARTE Commissioner

Commissioner Rodarte was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Janice Hahn.

Marcel Rodarte grew up in Norwalk. He served on Norwalk’s City Council and was the City’s mayor from March 2014 through March 2015.

Marcel enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in high school. He served for four years as an Aviation Electronics Technician and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve where he served from 1994 – 2011. He retired with 21 years of total service with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). His military service took him to every continent in the world including numerous deployments in support of regional conflicts, humanitarian relief efforts, and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During his federal service, he worked for the Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. Marcel became the third Executive Director of the California Contract Cities Association on July 1, 2016. The California Contract Cities Association is the second largest local government association in California and serves 74 member cities in Los Angeles County and beyond.

Marcel is also the proud father of an eleven-year old daughter and firmly believes in family while inspiring and empowering today’s youth.

Marcel holds an Associate's Degrees in Electronics and Logistics, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and a Master's Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.

CHARLINE SISTRUNK Commissioner

Commissioner Sistrunk was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Janice Hahn.

ROSS VISELMAN Commissioner

Commissioner Viselman was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. Viselman has worked as an attorney for more than a decade, currently with the State Bar of California's Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Viselman has previously worked with Federal Public Defender in San Diego, several law firms in Los Angeles, and with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club. He is an adjunct professor in Torts at California School of Law and was previously a commissioner in the Workforce Investment Board, appointed by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

EUGENE WILLIS Commissioner

Commissioner Willis was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Willis is the business contracts manager at UCLA. He has over ten years of business experience in contracts, grants and procurement.  He holds a Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and a Bachelors from Florida State University.  He earned the Certified Professional Contracts Manager designation from the NCMA and holds credentials in construction and real estate.  He enjoys serving in the community and the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from various industries & backgrounds. He also enjoys the arts & sporting events.

Agendas

Dec. 7, 2017 (Executive Committee)

Nov. 16, 2017 (Public Information Committee)

Nov. 16, 2017 (Executive Committee)

Nov. 16, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017 (Legislative Committee)

October 12, 2017

August 10, 2017 (Legislative Committee)

June 1, 2017 (Executive Committee)

May 18, 2017

April 13, 2017 (Public Information Committee)

April 13, 2017 (Legislative Committee) CANCELLED

April 6, 2017 (Executive Committee)

March 16, 2017

Jan. 19, 2017

Dec. 16, 2016 (Deferred Action Task Force Subcommittee)

Dec. 16, 2016 (Executive Committee)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 10, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Nov. 10, 2016 (Legislative Subcommittee)

Oct. 6, 2016 (Deferred Action Task Force Subcommittee)

Oct. 6, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 8, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

August 4, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

July 14, 2016

July 7, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

July 7, 2016 (Legislative Subcommittee)

June 17, 2016 (Deferred Action Subcommittee)

June 17, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

May 19, 2016

May 12, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

April 7, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

March 23, 2016 (Legislative Subcommittee)

March 14, 2016 (Deferred Action Task Force Subcommittee)

Feb. 18, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Feb. 5, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

Nov. 19, 2015

Nov. 19, 2015 (Legislative Committee)

Oct. 28, 2015 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Sept. 17, 2015

August 20, 2015 (Legislative Committee)

July 16, 2015

June 24, 2015 (Small Business Commission Executive Subcommittee)

May 21, 2015

March 4, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015 (Executive Subcommittee)

Jan. 15, 2015

Nov. 20, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Sept. 18, 2014

August 4, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

July 17, 2014

May 15, 2014

April 24, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

March 20, 2014

February 26, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

January 15, 2014

November 20, 2013

September 18, 2013

July 17, 2013

May 15, 2013

March 20, 2013

January 16, 2013

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