Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Leininger


Dr. Michael Leininger is President of the Board of Directors for the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge. Dr. Michael Leininger recently retired from the La Cañada Unified School District where he served as Assistant Superintendent, Facilities & Operations. While at LCUSD, Dr. Leininger also served as Principal, Associate Principal, Summer School Principal, and Assistant Principal at La Cañada High School.
Georgina Fernando

President Elect

Georgina joined the CCLCF board after serving as the President of the LCFCC Preschool Parent Board for 3 years. She holds a Bachelor’s in Human Psychology and a Master’s in Forensic Psychology. She worked in financial Services, Corporate Strategy and Sales for 16 years in London prior to moving with her family to La Canada in 2013. She has two young boys, both of whom have attended the Preschool and numerous programs at the Community Center. 
Maureen Siegel Sprowels


Maureen Siegel Sprowles is Secretary of the Board and has been a member since 2002. She has lived in La Canada Flintridge for over 25 years and is a long time participant in the Community Center’s Ceramics Program. Maureen is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of UCLA and the UCLA School of Law.  She recently retired as a Senior Assistant Los Angeles City Attorney and now serves on La Canada’s Public Safety Commission.

Ara Aslanian

Past President

Ara Aslanian is the Immediate Past President of the Board for CCLCF. He is the Founding Partner and CEO of Inverselogic Inc, which provides Technology Consulting, Managed Services, and Cybersecurity Risk assessment and prevention. Mr. Aslanian also served as the regional Scout Master for Homenetmen Western Region’s scouting division in charge of 14 western U.S.chapters with over 2000 scouting members.
Dr. Karmen Parks

Board Member

Karmen Parks has been living in La Canada since 2009.  She is a physician and works at Kaiser Permanente-Downey in the department of Neonatal ICU (NICU).   She is a member of the bioethics committee and in charge of a patient support group of the NICU.  Her husband, Jeff, is an Anesthesiologist.  They have two kids: Sam who is 7 years old and Sarina who is 5 years old. 
Stephen Del Guercio

Board Member

Steve Del Guercio joined the Community Center’s Board of Directors in 2018. He served as Mayor of La Cañada Flintridge 2012-2013; 2008-2009; 2003-2004; and City Councilmember 2001-2013. Stephen is a well-known and respected member of the La Canada community. He is a Partner at the downtown Los Angeles law firm of Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP.
Karen Knudsen

Board Member

Karen has worked at Huntington Hospital’s Emergency Department/Trauma Center for over 17 years, where she has been the Nurse Manager for 8 years.  She enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and hiking.
Mike Delaney

Board Member

Mike Delaney has been involved with the Community Center for many years. He is the President of Current Electric in Glendale, California. He is an avid sponsor of the Community Center of La Canada’s many programs.
Carl Christensen

Board Member

Carl grew up in Indiana where he received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue. He earned a Master’s degree from Caltech followed by a tour with the Air Force and a Ph.D. from Cornell. A long career in spacecraft navigation at JPL followed including a year with NASA in Washington. Carl and his wife Irene have called La Canada their home since 1977. He has been active in Kiwanis for the past 23 years and was president in 2008 and 2009.

Deb Jordan

Board Member

Deb Jordan serves as a board member after having been the Executive Director of the Community Center from 2012 – 2014.  As a nonprofit executive Deb has been the Executive Director of Asia Society Southern California, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, and is currently the Director of Community Relations for ARUP Blood Services in Utah.  In 2014, she was named one of Business Life magazine’s Woman Achievers.  She grew up in Glendale and attended Loyola Marymount University.

Pam Stumbaugh

Board Member

Pam joined our board at the end of 2019. She has been part of the HR team at Allen Lund Company for over 20 years, with more than half of that time as Director of Human Resources. She was active on the board for La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association from 2014 – 2019, serving on the executive board as VP Business Programs from 2017 – 2019.

Brenda Pieroni

Board Member