Board of Regents

The Board of Regents was instituted in 1973 following the merger of Loyola University and Marymount College. The board serves as the University-wide ambassador board charged with assisting the President and the University with community relations, fundraising, alumni and student engagement, and other duties as assigned by the President.

2020-2021 Board of Regents

Neil LeVecke, II ’90, Chair
Michael B. Smith ’87, Vice Chair

Maria S. Salinas ’87, Immediate Past Chair


Karl E. Altergott ’87
Dunn-Edwards Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Christina Hammers Baker ’90
CB Estate
Pasadena, CA

Aaron Banks ’95, M.D.
Pediatric Heart Center, Inc.
Inglewood, CA

Melissa Blake ’95
Los Angeles, CA

Joseph R. Bronson
Managing Director, Strategic Advisor
Cowen Group, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Eric Castelblanco ’86
Castelblanco Law Group
Studio City, CA

Gregory A. Cioth ’88
Manager Director
Eastdil Secured
San Jose, CA

Bryan O. Costello ’87
Executive Vice President
Hub International
San Rafael, CA

Christian M. de Virgilio ’82, M.D.
Chair of Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Anthony F. Digiovanni ’71
Claremont Lincoln University
Claremont, CA

Marta Fernandez ’82
Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Rita P. Garvin ’90
Founder & CEO
Garvin Promotion Group, LLC
Scottsdale, AZ

Michael J. Gaviña ’02, MBA ’07
Purchasing Director
F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Darryll Harrison Jr. ’00
Senior Director, Global Communications & Social Media
Campbell, CA

David A. Herbst ’91
Founder & Partner
Vectis Strategies LLC
Los Angeles, CA

James M. Hindman ’82
Retired Executive Vice President
Finance and Business Development, and CFO Allergan, Inc.
Irvine, CA

Lynn Kimmel Johnson ’80
Chief Operating Officer
Calsurance Associates
Orange, CA

Sean M. Kane ’99
Santa Monica, CA

Danny Q. Le ’91, M.B.A. ’94
Los Angeles, CA

J. Neil LeVecke II ’90
LeVecke Corporation
Mira Loma, CA

Thomas M. McGee ’89
President and Chief Executive Officer
The International Council of
Shopping Centers
New York, NY

Paul F. Meyerhofer ’73
Retired Senior Vice President
CDM Smith
Los Angeles, CA

Sara Mijares Del Fium ’03
Assistant Controller
Southern California Gas Company
Los Angeles, CA

Thomas J. Nolan ’71, JD ’75
Trial Counsel
Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP
Sherman Oaks, CA

Christopher M. Pearson ’06
Vice President of Development and Planning
Hudson Pacific Properties
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen R. Peters ’88, M.D.
Partner – Invasive Cardiologist
Roseville Cardiology Medical Associates
Roseville, CA

Maria S. Salinas ’87
President & CEO
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles, CA

Shira C. Shafir ’99
Associate Professor
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 

Michael B. Smith ’87
Islands Restaurants
Carlsbad, CA 

Donald W. Steiner ’88
Profit Recovery Partners, LLC
Costa Mesa, CA

Christopher T. Stern ’93
Vice President Strategy & Development, Emerging Business
Trimble Inc.
Newport Beach, CA

Donald Tarantino ’84
Executive Vice President
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Michele L. Trogni
Operating Partner
Eldridge Industries
Greenwich, CT

Nicholas J. Vanderwey ’88
Grand View Dairy
Phoenix, AZ

Stephanie M. Younger ’93
Team Leader
The Stephanie Younger Group at COMPASS
Los Angeles, CA

Briana Curran Zelaya ’98
ValueAct Capital
San Francisco, CA