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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

MIKE GOMEZ Chair

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. He is best known for his role as ‘The Auto Circus Cop’ in the ‘Leads?’ scene with ‘The Dude’ in the cult 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 served on various commissions and committees over the years in the city of El Monte, including serving as an interim Planning Commissioner.

CARLOS COLLARD Vice Chair

Commissioner Collard was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell in 2022. Collard has worked for the city of Santa Monica within the areas of transportation, urban planning, community services, and public works. In his community, he led volunteers to launch the city of Los Angeles’ South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO NC) – where he was a public official elected to office by community members – and remains Los Angeles’ youngest-ever neighborhood council president. He has served on the Metro Westside/Central Service Council and chaired a Los Angeles city council district’s transportation committee. Carlos is a former Los Angeles County foster youth and has served as board president of California Youth Connection, a statewide nonprofit that provides leadership and advocacy training for foster youth, and he continues to support foster youth locally and abroad. Carlos is a first-generation college graduate and has chaired committees for UCLA and served on its alumni association board of directors.

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 five books. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blacks In Government (BIG), the leading national 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.

DAVID GEVORKYAN Commissioner

Commissioner Gevorkyan was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Kathryn Barger in 2022.

Marjorie Gilberg Commissioner

Commissioner Gilberg was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath in 2024.

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.

Nicole J. Jones Commissioner

Commissioner Jones was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell in 2022. Jones possesses multisector leadership and experiences, having had a diverse career encompassing various higher education, philanthropy, nonprofit, government, and board/commission roles.  In addition to the Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission appointment, Nicole serves on the WASC Senior College University Commission (a key accreditation body for colleges and universities in California) and the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health board as well as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nicole received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and master's degree from City University of New York, Baruch College. Additionally, she completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and the National Urban Fellows Program.

HARRY LEON Commissioner

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

MARK RAMOS Commissioner

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

Michelle Rofeh-Lensky Commissioner

Commissioner Rofeh-Lensky was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

MIKE GOMEZ Chair

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. He is best known for his role as ‘The Auto Circus Cop’ in the ‘Leads?’ scene with ‘The Dude’ in the cult 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 served on various commissions and committees over the years in the city of El Monte, including serving as an interim Planning Commissioner.

CARLOS COLLARD Vice Chair

Commissioner Collard was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell in 2022. Collard has worked for the city of Santa Monica within the areas of transportation, urban planning, community services, and public works. In his community, he led volunteers to launch the city of Los Angeles’ South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO NC) – where he was a public official elected to office by community members – and remains Los Angeles’ youngest-ever neighborhood council president. He has served on the Metro Westside/Central Service Council and chaired a Los Angeles city council district’s transportation committee. Carlos is a former Los Angeles County foster youth and has served as board president of California Youth Connection, a statewide nonprofit that provides leadership and advocacy training for foster youth, and he continues to support foster youth locally and abroad. Carlos is a first-generation college graduate and has chaired committees for UCLA and served on its alumni association board of directors.

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 five books. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blacks In Government (BIG), the leading national 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.

DAVID GEVORKYAN Commissioner

Commissioner Gevorkyan was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Kathryn Barger in 2022.

Marjorie Gilberg Commissioner

Commissioner Gilberg was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath in 2024.

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.

Nicole J. Jones Commissioner

Commissioner Jones was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell in 2022. Jones possesses multisector leadership and experiences, having had a diverse career encompassing various higher education, philanthropy, nonprofit, government, and board/commission roles.  In addition to the Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission appointment, Nicole serves on the WASC Senior College University Commission (a key accreditation body for colleges and universities in California) and the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health board as well as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nicole received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and master's degree from City University of New York, Baruch College. Additionally, she completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and the National Urban Fellows Program.

HARRY LEON Commissioner

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

MARK RAMOS Commissioner

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

Michelle Rofeh-Lensky Commissioner

Commissioner Rofeh-Lensky was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

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