PRMH Board Room

PASADENA, Calif (January 2021) – Ronald McDonald House Pasadena has welcomed five new members to join its Board of Trustees during an exciting time of growth for the organization.

The new members join other Pasadena area leaders to provide a home-away-from-home for families with children receiving life-changing treatment at local medical centers. Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Peter Giulioni and Geoff Johansing, the Board of Trustees has elected Raymond Chacon, Linda Chou, Lanie Lindenfeld, Katie Sloan, and Daniel Timmons to bring their invaluable expertise to the board.

The new members join those continuing to serve on the Board of Trustees, including: Christopher Allen, Nitin Chawla, Commander Art Chute, Christopher Dougherty, Christopher Felton, C. Megan Foker, Peter Giulioni, Geoff Johansing, Bob Knuth, Scott Olmsted, Paul Pernecky, William A. Smith II, and Kathryn Winslow.

“We are thrilled to welcome an engaged new class of members to join our Board of Trustees,” said Mara Leong-Maguinez, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Pasadena. “At a time when so many of us are looking for new ways to connect, it is great to see our new members step up to lend their knowledge and passion to lead our organization. With their guidance, we look forward to serving even more families.”

Since opening in 2004, Ronald McDonald House Pasadena has provided comfort, care, and support to families with critically ill children, keeping them close to their family, doctors, and medical care. Beyond walls and a roof, they provide families with a supportive and caring community during their time in need.

Raymond Chacon is a tax accountant and founding partner at Excellent Financial Solutions located in Pasadena, providing accounting and tax services to the community, focusing on small businesses. Raymond is also a real estate investor, renovating homes in the Southern California area through his real estate investment company RC Secure Investments, LLC.

Linda Chou is a tax manager at Lucas Horsfall and has been with the Pasadena-based firm since 2010. She provides accounting, income tax and business advisory services to closely-held business and high net worth individuals in a wide variety of industries. Linda is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been serving on the Ronald McDonald House Pasadena Development Committee for the past year.

Lanie Lindenfeld is a Program Manager at City of Hope, overseeing the daily operations of clinical research studies focused on the screening and prevention of long-term adverse treatment effects in childhood cancer and bone marrow transplant survivors. Lanie also manages the Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship Program that provides specialized follow-up care for cancer survivors. Previously, Lanie spent 12 years as a Senior Scientific Writer at the Children’s Oncology Group, the most experienced organization in the world in clinical development of new therapeutics for children and adolescents with cancer.

Katie Sloan is a clean energy & electrification executive leading Southern California Edison’s largest in the nation electric vehicle charging station infrastructure utility investment programs and electrification programs. Her expertise lies in areas of renewable, alternative, and conventional power procurement, vehicle and building electrification demand-side management, and utility operations.

Daniel M. Timmons is a Senior Vice President, Market Executive at Bank of America, leading the Los Angeles Mid-Cap Global Commercial Banking Group. He works with clients, including public and private companies, across multiple industry segments. In addition to providing the full-breadth of banking services, Timmons advises on the overall capital structure across all levels of the balance sheet, efficient ways of raising capital, and execution of capital raises in the market.