Executive Board Members

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.
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

Vice 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.
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District 2 Representative
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District 3 Representative
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District 3 Representative
Cosmo Moore

Cosmo Moore

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

I moved from Dallas to the Valley in 2000. After 20 years of living here, I found myself complaining about a lot of things in our neighborhood. Ironically, I can’t stand complainers and I got tired of being “that guy”. So, I put it out to the Universe that if I was meant to be involved…let the doors be opened. That very day, I opened up the Valley Glenn newsletter and saw an ad to get involved. So here I am!

I am here to serve our community and to offer my expertise to help us grow in whatever capacity is necessary.

First and foremost, I love people and I am a visionary leader. I am an ordained minister and served in the ministry for most of my life until I was removed for being gay. However painful, this freed me to move to LA to pursue my music career.

I ended up as the Grand Champion on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star” in 2001 and had a record deal on the table, which was also retracted because…drum roll…I was gay. My team tried to get me married and change everything about me. I left it all behind because I refused to be anything other than authentic and honest to myself and the world.

I believe through pain comes purpose. And although I didn’t know how to help myself, I vowed to help others rock the person they are rather than change them and make them different from who they are. Since then, I have been blessed to spend the past 20 years as CEO of Unleash Your Rockstar creating Rockstar personal brands for celebrities, influencers, and entrepreneurs helping them to step powerfully into their greatness and expertise.

I do all things creative in branding, media, PR, social media, and marketing and I love making people shine. My clients have over 150 million online followers. On the music and acting side, my clients are on American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, signed to every major label, and on every major TV show and movie. I guess my creative jazz fingers found a purpose.

I also have a Bach of Music Education and am certified to teach all levels. With that, I have developed strong relationships with schools and I am now an ambassador for CADA- California Association of Directors of Activities. They bring us in to combat bullying, anxiety, depression, and suicide by helping students know their personal brands.

I am also passionate about beautification and feel we deserve to live in a place that is clean, green, and updated.

I live here happily with my proud Mexican husband, of 14 years, and our two dogs. We are animal LOVERS. Edgar is the West Coast Regional Manager for Chanel and is a perfectionist and creative powerhouse.

However I can serve, I am here to do it with love, gratitude, detail, and stick-to-itiveness. 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

Email District 6 Resident: Andrea Schmitt

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.
Leslie Aguirre

Leslie Aguirre

At-Large Representative

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About Leslie

Leslie Aguirre is a senior at California State University, Northridge studying political science with minors in community and civic engagement and sustainability. She chose to serve on the GVGC after realizing the needs of her community could be addressed through public service in local government. When she is not working, Leslie enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her two huskies, and (pre-COVID) trying new dishes at local restaurants. Leslie has spent her quarantine connecting with friends online, playing video games with her family, and broadening her knowledge by learning through TedTalks and podcasts. She is a proud daughter of Salvadoran immigrants and while on the GVGC, Leslie hopes to bring light and be a part of the solution to problems that affect the Latinx community in the Greater Valley Glen area.

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.

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.
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Dan Stueve

At-Large Representative

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Grady Williams

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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