Executive Board Members

Anthony Bethel

Anthony Bethel

President

Representative District 1

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About Anthony
Though a New Yorker by birth, Anthony Bethel is certainly an Angeleno, having moved here 27 years ago. His wife, Kelli, and he moved to Valley Glen on Thanksgiving Day, 2010. He has been thankful for our neighborhood ever since. He has worked in tech sales since almost his first day in LA. We say almost, because the Northridge earthquake that greeted him when he arrived slowed him down a few weeks. He still remembers thinking, “Well, I guess that’s what earthquakes feel like!”

While balancing work, family, friends, their perennial tech support, and countless live music shows, he has continued to find time to volunteer at his son’s school. That sense of community led him to shed the common belief that Los Angeles was a City of individuals. Valley Glen was just as much a community as anywhere he’d known. Encouraged by a neighbor and friend, he decided to jump into its Neighborhood Council head first in spring of 2020. The world was soon shaken by Covid-19 and the GVGC meetings, as so many other things, had to go virtual. His comfort with technology allowed him to help the Council make that transition smoothly. Or, as smoothly as these things can go! He soon was elected as the GVGC Vice-President, and when the need arose, our new President.

His goal is to maintain and support the community of Valley Glen, welcome as many of its members as he can, and be a voice for the local in the sea of the whole. And, back to the live music, he can invariably be found wearing one of the many TOOL t-shirts in his collection. Email him or look for the shirt and just say “Hi”!

Cosmo Moore

Cosmo Moore

Vice President

District 4 Representative, Public Safety Committee

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About Cosmo
I am a 3rd generation Angeleno. Born and raised in Sherman Oaks, moved to Valley Glen in 2016 and fell in love with my new neighborhood. I have coached football at Notre Dame HS and Laurel Hall School.

In my 1 year on the council I got stop signs installed at dangerous Erwin/Ventura Cyn, lights along the perimeter of Erwin Elem School, and had a fence put up around the school parking lot to stop illicit activity that was going on.

I am a stay at home dad with a 4 year old and I work from home for a low vision technology company.

I am passionate about education, my wife is a teacher. I am legally blind and am a strong advocate for the disabled. I have a good relationship with our senior lead officer and city councilman.

Joanne D'Antonio

Joanne D'Antonio

Secretary

At-Large Representative

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About Joanne
Sustainability Rep, PLUM Committee Chair, Gov’t Relations Committee, Parks and Medians Committee
I also am the Community Forest Advisory Committee Representative for Council District 2 working to preserve the trees in our community. Trees keep the Valley cooler and clean our air. Please water your street tree if it looks dry — ask me if you need guidance on how to do it.
Anthony Bethel

Andrea Schmitt

Treasurer

District 6 Resident, Community Safety Chair

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About Andrea
I have lived in the Laurel Grove neighborhood since 2003. Over time, I have grown increasingly concerned about traffic safety for our community. I would use my seat on the council to advocate for an additional pedestrian crosswalk or traffic signal between Whitsett and Laurel Canyon on Oxnard, and a DASH route linking the Orange Line with major shopping plazas in our district including the upcoming NoHo West Development.

Board Members

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Representative District 1

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About Alex
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Anthony Bethel

Anthony Bethel

President

Representative District 1

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About Anthony
I moved to Valley Glen in 2010 and have loved our community ever since. I’m proud to serve that community by being a member of the GVGC. I strive to maintain and improve our wonderful neighborhood for my family and for all of our neighbors.
Heidi Harrison

Heidi Harrison

About Heidi
Heidi Méndez Harrison is a bilingual Actor/Director/Educator-Born in NYC, raised in Mexico City, lived in Spain 16 years, Texas and Utah, and now Valley Glen.

She is the mother of three boys and, therefore, afraid of nothing. Theater, education, and at- risk teens are her passions. She has a BA from BYU and a Masters in Directing from Texas State. For fun, she is known to be a rapping, hip hopping grandma. In Utah, Heidi volunteered for years in Juvenile Detention and founded a 501c3 nonprofit called ACT RISK NO MORE- a safe, artistic place for ex Juvie teens to have their creative voices heard. Heidi also serves as the President of the women’s organization at church, as board member of the Lonny Chapman Group Rep Theater, and now on GVGC. Also, a professional actor, she can presently be seen in the Consumer Cellular dog park commercial.

“ I am excited to be on the neighborhood board and actively do good things for our community.”

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Michael Hjelmstad

About Michael

I wasn’t born in Los Angeles, but I got here as soon as I could. The military brought me to California in 1993, and after several overseas deployments, I’m now proud to make my home in Valley Glen with my partner Lauralee. We love living in a peaceful neighborhood with kind and friendly neighbors.

I’m a Marine Corps veteran, and I’m active in state leadership of The American Legion, the largest military veterans service organization. I’ve spent more than a decade as an active member of multiple volunteer service organizations, and I look forward to using my experience in nonprofit administration to benefit the Greater Valley Glen community. After having spent so much of my life in the military and in service-oriented groups, putting the mission of the community over personal ambition is second nature to me.

My goal on this council is to improve our community by addressing our local needs and facilitating tangible solutions. Within weeks of joining the council, I became a member of the ad hoc committee on homelessness, which I believe is perhaps the most important challenge facing Los Angeles. I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to the table to help create solutions for this and all challenges facing our community.

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District 3 Representative
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District 3 Representative
Cosmo Moore

Cosmo Moore

Vice President

District 4 Representative, Public Safety Committee

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About Cosmo
I am a 3rd generation Angeleno. Born and raised in Sherman Oaks, moved to Valley Glen in 2016 and fell in love with my new neighborhood. I have coached football at Notre Dame HS and Laurel Hall School.

In my 1 year on the council I got stop signs installed at dangerous Erwin/Ventura Cyn, lights along the perimeter of Erwin Elem School, and had a fence put up around the school parking lot to stop illicit activity that was going on.

I am a stay at home dad with a 4 year old and I work from home for a low vision technology company.

I am passionate about education, my wife is a teacher. I am legally blind and am a strong advocate for the disabled. I have a good relationship with our senior lead officer and city councilman.

Joseph Barmettler

Joseph Barmettler

About Joseph
Joseph Barmettler (District 4 Representative) has lived in Valley Glen for 20 years and has served on the GVGC board for the past three years. Joseph is also a committee member on the Government Relations Committee and the Planning and Land Use Committee for GVGC.
Sloan Myrick

Sloan Myrick

About Sloan
As a member of the Parks Committee, we have worked with the city to improve and beautify our community park. Our park is in better shape than it has been in years.
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Jonathan George

About Jonathan
First and foremost, I love people and I am a visionary leader. As the CEO of JG Entertainment, I have spent the past 20 years in LA creating Rockstar personal brands. It is my purpose to make people shine and my clients have over 150 million online followers. I do all things creative in branding, media, PR, social media, and marketing.

I also have a Master Practicioner’s Lisc. in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Coaching, and Social & Emotional Intelligence. That coupled with my Bachelor of Music Education, I am an ambassador for CADA- California Association of Directors of Activities. They bring us in to combat bullying, anxiety, depression, and suicide by helping students develop their Social & Emotional Intelligence through knowing their personal brands.

I am originally from Dallas and have lived 20 years here in the Valley. 15 of those years has been with my Mexican husband and our many dogs.

However I can serve, I am here to do it with love, gratitude, tenacity, detail, and stick-to-itness. I do NOT stop until I have utilized every last drop of possibility to make it the best that it can be.

Anthony Sipp

Anthony Sipp

About Anthony
I want to put my political science degree to work and apply my experience in both the legal and political fields and get to work for our community. My first priority is to bring the resources we need to Greater Valley Glen and to be a voice for our community. I’m a Fordham University graduate and I have an avid interest in government. When I moved from New York to California, I spent considerable time working for Congresswoman Sanchez in Orange County, where I gained valuable insight into working with Federal, State, and local governments on behalf of everyone we represent. Considerable resources are being spent around and near us, and some of those funds need to come our way to address our own local needs and concerns. I want to build Relationships with the surrounding Neighborhood Councils so that together we can help address getting pedestrian crosswalks, bike lanes, a stronger law enforcement presence, as well as green energy initiatives.
Anthony Bethel

Andrea Schmitt

Treasurer

District 6 Resident, Community Safety Chair

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About Andrea
I have lived in the Laurel Grove neighborhood since 2003. Over time, I have grown increasingly concerned about traffic safety for our community. I would use my seat on the council to advocate for an additional pedestrian crosswalk or traffic signal between Whitsett and Laurel Canyon on Oxnard, and a DASH route linking the Orange Line with major shopping plazas in our district including the upcoming NoHo West Development.

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At-Large Representative

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Joanne D'Antonio

Joanne D'Antonio

Secretary

At-Large Representative

Email: Joanne D’Antonio

About Joanne
Sustainability Rep, PLUM Committee Chair, Gov’t Relations Committee, Parks and Medians Committee
I also am the Community Forest Advisory Committee Representative for Council District 2 working to preserve the trees in our community. Trees keep the Valley cooler and clean our air. Please water your street tree if it looks dry — ask me if you need guidance on how to do it.
September Forsyth

September Forsyth

At-Large Representative

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About September
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, September has made Los Angeles home for over 30 years. Finding success in three dream careers from Paramount Pictures, to Publicis/Starcom/MediaVest and now as a top 10% producing Realtor® with 2019’s most successful brokerage in the San Fernando Valley –  Keller Williams, Encino-Sherman Oaks. September is proud to be Favorite Realtor three years now on Nextdoor and to serve her community via an annual holiday food drive, community events and service as Block Captain.  She’s chosen to re-join the GVGC because being of service to others; supporting the varied needs of her community is in her DNA.  She’s a proud single mom of a special needs son and the caregiver of his two cats, Scout and Olive. Her days begin at 5am and end when they end. With limited down time, even during quarantine, she been baking, honing her gourmet chef skills and tapping the braintrust of Masterclass.  She’s also volunteered some time to help remind people to vote and is planning her Fourth Annual Holiday Food Drive.
Walter Hall

Walter Hall

At-Large Representative, Government Relations Chair

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About Walter
I’ve lived in Los Angeles, the southeast SFV, for just shy of 4 decades. I’m a California-licensed professional engineer, now retired. As a neighborhood council board member, at the top of my list of priorities are better traffic enforcement, improving our neighborhood parks, and getting the City’s decision makers to put us Angelenos ahead of the developers.
Mickey Jannol

Mickey Jannol

At Large Representative, Parks & Community Improvements Chair

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About Mickey
I’m pleased to re-join GVGC as at-large representative. With my 28-year residency and service in the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association, I hope to make a significant contribution.
Jah Milton

Jah Milton

At-Large Representative

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Kristen Robinson

Kristen Robinson

At-Large Representative

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About Kristen
Originally from Colorado, Kristen Robinson has been a Los Angeles resident for nearly 25 years and a Valley Glen homeowner since 2009. She and her husband Scot are devoted animal lovers and share their home with a Dutch Shepherd and 2 rescue cats.

Though a graphic artist & packaging designer by trade, Kristen is particularly inspired by the animal rescue movement and has spent the last 7 years volunteering with organizations within the No-Kill Los Angeles initiative. By taking a spot on the Council, she hopes to advocate for better education and more community-based resource programs regarding pet foster, adoption, and spay/neuter – especially as the city-run shelters are understaffed due to the pandemic.

Robin Shafer

Robin Shafer

At-Large Representative

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About Robin
I am a retired LAUSD school teacher. I have lived in Valley Glen at the same address for 45 years. I became a member of the valley Glen Neighborhood about 2016 helping deliver the valley Glen Voice neighborhood newsletter. In 2017 I joined the VGNA board. In 2019 I became the Leader of the VGNA Clean Team that holds a clean-up of the neighborhood on the 3rd Saturday on each month, and was appointed as a liaison between the VGNA and the council and was accepted on the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council. I enjoy working on the council and hope we can make some real progress together.
Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones

At-Large Representative

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About Andrea
I have lived in Valley Glen since 2006. I am on the GVGC because I am interested in serving my community. I serve on various other community boards. I believe more than ever is the time our community needs more citizen involvement.
Krista Sipp

Krista Sipp

At-Large Representative

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About Krista
East coast transplant Krista Sipp has lived in Greater Valley Glen for over a decade. She works in the entertainment industry where she is committed to creating inclusive spaces where a wide range of voices can be seen and heard, and she now is bringing the same energy to her community. She is excited to join the board and the Community Outreach Committee, and work to make Greater Valley Glen a place where all of its stakeholders can be safe and thrive.
Dan Stuever

Dan Stueve

At-Large Representative

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About Dan
Dan Stueve recently purchased his first home and is a resident of Valley Glen. He is a Southern California native living here his entire life. He joined the Greater Valley Glen Council to be an active and positive member of community and find a way to volunteer his time and give back to the city.

Dan is the CEO | Team Leader of Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks and Harma Real Estate, the #1 individual real estate brokerage in the SFV by units and volume with over $1.3 Billion in volume and 1,342 units sold last year.

Prior to his career in real estate, Dan spent fourteen years in family law helping clients through divorce, child custody, conservatorships, guardianships, and personal injury cases. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from California State University, Los Angeles. He grew up on a dairy farm in Chino, California and is the youngest grandson of the founder of Alta Dena Certified Dairy.

Additionally, Dan has a history of public service, having served as a Community Services Commissioner for the City of Chino for three years, also serving as the commission’s Vice-Chairman and was a founding board member of the Chino Youth Museum. Joining the Greater Valley Glen Council is an exciting return for him in getting back involved in the community.

Dan is an active member of social media and can be found on Facebook and Instagram at: facebook.com/danstueve & instagram.com/dan.stueve

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At-Large Representative

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Artur Manasyan

About Artur
Artur Manasyan is currently a student at LAVC and CSULA, studying microbiology and pursuing research in analytical chemistry. He has always been interested in serving the community and contributing to local politics. Artur has lived in the Valley Glen and surrounding area for about 12 years, and truly appreciates the diversity and sense of community in the area.
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