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About

Who We Are

 
 
Proxy Parent Personal Support Services
 

Who We Are

Proxy Parent Foundation is a unique entity. Our founders were members of NAMI-California and the Los Angeles Mental Health Association who sought to provide family-like Personal Support Services and trust administration services for their family members and others with mental illness, by acting as the “trust protector for family generated “stand-alone” third-party special needs trusts.

In 2006, Proxy Parent Foundation opened the PLAN of California Master Pooled Trust to any disability type, accommodating both first part self-settled or third-party family-generated” special needs trusts. Today, thanks to the involvement of legal, medical, social sector and financial professionals we have further expanded Proxy Parent Foundation’s capabilities to include Personal Support Services for our beneficiaries with mental illness and other brain disorders throughout California.

Proxy Parent Foundation does not accept any government funds. The operational costs of our foundation and for our services rely solely on revenues generated from trust fees and the generosity of our friends. If you’d like to make tax-deductible donation please contact us at info@proxyparentfoundation.org

 

Board of Directors

 

Through our Board of Directors, Proxy Parent Foundation has become the perfect example of marrying the expertise of the business world with the altruism of the nonprofit world.

Officers

 
 

Joseph W. DeCarlo, MBA - President
CEO, JD Property Management
Family Member

Thomas D. Stevens, CFA - 1st Vice President
Chairman, Los Angeles Capital Management

Marvin Southard, DSW - 2nd Vice-President
Former Director, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Deborah A. Starkey - Treasurer
Controller, Turning Point Community Services
Family Member

Bruce Lewitt - Secretary
Managing Director,Proxy Parent Foundation

Randall Hagar - Member at Large
Director of Government Affairs,
California Psychiatric Association
Family Member

Steve Pitman- - Member at Large
Board President, NAMI National
Family Member

 
 

Board Members

 

Zane Alsabery
President & CEO, Alchemy Communications, Inc.
Family Member

Michael J. Antonovich
Former Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

John Buck
CEO, Turning Point Community Services, Retired
Family Member

Gary Chang, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Family Member

Elizabeth Galton, MD
Psychiatrist

Carla Jacobs
CEO, Roy W. Smith Foundation
Former Executive Director, PLAN of California
Family Member

Kerry Dean Kravitz, MD, PhD
Psychiatrist
Family Member

Baron Miller, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Family Member

 
 

Committees

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Remembering Bob Raab

Our long time board member and business committee member Bob Raab has passed away. Bob made significant contributions to PPF, having developed the original business plan and business committee. We are eternally grateful for his involvement and he will be missed. In lieu of flowers the Raab family has requested donations be made in Bob's name to the Proxy Parent Foundation, 17602 Seventeenth St., #102-240, Tustin, CA 92780.

 
 

Business Committee

Thomas D. Stevens, CFA, Chair
Zane Alsabery
Gary M. Chang, Esq.
Lara Clarke
Joseph DeCarlo, MBA
Tyler Dritz, CFA
Carla Jacobs
Steve Pitman
Maisie Short, CAIA, CFP

Investment Committee

Thomas D. Stevens, CFA, Chair
Dan Allen, CFA
Gary M. Chang, Esq.
Tyler Dritz, CFA
Carla Jacobs
Kerry Dean Kravitz, MD, PhD
Barbara Smith

Trust Oversight Committee

John Buck, Chair
Gary M. Chang, Esq.
Joseph DeCarlo, MBA
Carla Jacobs
Kerry Dean Kravitz, MD, PhD
Baron Miller, Esq.
Thomas D. Stevens

 

Quality Assurance Committee

Elizabeth Galton, MD, Chair
John Buck
Gary M. Chang, Esq.
Randall Hagar
Carla Jacobs
Kerry Dean Kravitz, MD, PhD
Bruce Lewitt
Steve Pitman
Marvin Southard, DSW