Board of Directors 2014-2015

Robin Gee – Co-President

Cable TV and Public Information Manager

(310) 458-8590




Ruth House - Co-President

Public Affairs Supervisor, ABC7

W: (818) 863-7223

F: (818) 863-7227

500 Circle Seven Drive, Suite 2027

Glendale, CA 91201



Andy Weisser - 1st Vice President

Communications and Public Relations Consultant

O: 818.703.6444


LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andyweisser


Genevieve Riutort - 2nd Vice President

Chief Development Officer

Westside Food Bank

1710 22nd Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 828-6016 ext. 18



Marisol Barrios, MSPA - Corresponding Secretary

Director of Communications and Marketing

815 Colorado Blvd., Ste 300

Los Angeles, CA 90041

T 323.543.2800, ext. 228

F 323.978.1636

C 310.713.8567


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisolbarrios

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marisolbarrios

FB: https://www.facebook.com/marisolbarriosPR


Lisa Daggett-Cummings - Recording Secretary

Director of Development


South Bay Children's Health Center

410 S. Camino Real

Redondo Beach, CA 90277



Visit us at www.sbchc.com


Joyce Harris - Treasurer

Emergency Management Consultant

C:  (310) 800-0827


LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/joyce.e.harris


Faviola Ochoa - Assistant Treasurer

PSEP Community Education & Outreach

Southern California Gas Company

555 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

O: 213-244-2720 | M: 213-808-7857



LaFern Cusack - Director

Producer and Host, ESPN LA 

Senior Producer, PromaxBDA

800 W. Olympic Blvd.  
Los Angeles CA  90015
@laferncusack www.laferncusack.com


Susan DeRemer, CFRE - Director

Vice President of Development

Discovery Eye Foundation

6222 Wilshire Blvd.  #260
Los Angeles, CA. 90048
310.623.1837 fax



Carol Eisner - Director

(310) 839-1400

Eisner Public Relations

(310) 413-3991 Mobile/Text



Louis Gross - Director

Shriners PR

P.O. Box 8129

Calabasas, Ca 91372

Cell Phone (818) 251-6930


ShrinersParade <ca-shriners.blogspot.com>, <bigrigsoftheshrine.com>


Debbie Laskey, MBA - Director  

Brand Marketing & Social Media Consultant 

Telephone: 818.203.9188

Email: debbie@marketingandmore.net       

Website: www.marketingandmore.net 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DebbieLaskeyMBA

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbielaskey

Blog: http://debbielaskey.blogspot.com/

Nonprofit Quarterly Contributor: http://nonprofitquarterly.org/author/dlaskey/


Phyllis Tan - Director

Emergency Preparedness Liaison

Office of Communications & Public Affair

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

241 N. Figueroa Street, Rm 348

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tel: (213) 989-7150

Fax: (213) 250-8545

Cel: (323) 842-3344

Email: ptan@ph.lacounty.gov

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Laura Tanger, CEO - Director

Orange Gallery Media

P.O. Box 614

Malibu, CA 90265



Victoire "Vickie" Prothro - Past President Representative

Program Associate
African American Board Leadership Institute
1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office: 213 346-3241
Email: vprothro@aabli.org


Susan Lozano

9943 La Canada Way

Shadow Hills, CA 91040

(818) 601-4916



PIRATES (Print Interactive Radio and Television Educational Society) is dedicated to helping nonprofits to more effectively work with the media.

It is the only L.A. area association that offers regular opportunities for nonprofits, the media, and other communications professionals to network. Founded in 1955, PIRATES is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization and membership is open to media public affairs professionals, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and communications firms and individuals.

PIRATES' volunteer Board of Directors includes representatives from each of these areas. The organization embraces the broad spectrum of community needs and issues. PIRATES also embraces the rich diversity of our community, which is reflected in our membership and on our Board.

The organization and its members benefit from a close, ongoing relationship with the Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA). PIRATES' monthly events, renowned media mixers, and joint events with SCBA are designed to give members the tools and contacts they need to succeed.

In addition to monthly events, members receive an informative monthly newsletter, are listed in a directory that is distributed to the media, and can participate in PSA workshops and public affairs programs. The organization gives back to the community through an ongoing scholarship program for college students in the communications field.

PIRATES (Print Interactive Radio & Television Educational Society) is dedicated to helping nonprofits to more effectively work with the media. It is the only L.A. area association that offers regular opportunities for nonprofits, the media, and other communications professionals to network.


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