Board of Directors


Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s Board of Directors are elected for three-year renewable terms and commit to serving as vocal champions for at-risk youth in Carson and South Los Angeles. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the Club’s future through sound and ethical legal governance, and financial management policies with adequate resources to advance our mission.

In addition to fiduciary duties, each Board member adopts one of our eight club locations.

Through site adoptions, Board members serve as supportive and encouraging partners to frontline staff – whether that is field trip opportunities, volunteer fulfillment or sometimes simply dropping by to lend an extra hand.

Executive Committee

  • President: Jim Choura, Choura Venue Services
  • President-Elect: David Traughber, Mattel, Inc.
  • Secretary: Kate Mulligan, KM Consulting Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Lori Henderson, Northrop Grumman

Board Members at Large

  • Jackie Acosta, City of South Gate
  • Rick Gutierrez, G. Brothers Construction
  • Tamala Lewis, Dignity Health Sports Park
  • John Low, Low Real Estate Group
  • Amy Simpson, Dare To Be Free
  • Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Paul Traughber, Alandale Insurance Agency
  • Jeri Vick
  • Roger von Ting, Watson Land Company
  • Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group
  • Randy Wilson, Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.


Regents are Board members who serve in an advisory capacity after many years of dedicated Board of Directors service.

  • John Hawkinson, The Carson Companies
  • Kenneth Johnson, AEG
  • Susan Moulton, Waste Management Inc.
  • Walter Neil, Tesoro (Retired)



Associates are individuals who assist the Club in a more-specialized ongoing volunteer capacity on projects such as our annual gala and holiday toy drive. If you are interested in learning more about the Associate Board contact the Club’s Development Manager, Cheryl Cormier.

  • Emily Hernandez, California Water Service
  • Lorie Pickens, Watson Land Company
  • Frankie Stewart, City of Carson
  • Harriett Switzer, Retired
  • Katy Wong, Waste Management

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Under the direction of Board of Directors President Jim Choura and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

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Our Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has relationships with top companies and foundations both locally and nationally. Our partners play an integral role in supporting our youth.

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At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson we are proud to partner with individuals, corporations, foundations and government to make our mission possible.

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