Board of Directors

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes was appointed in 2017 by Supervisor Janice Hahn to represent the community of Hacienda Heights.  He was appointed as Alternate Director in 1999 and as Board Director in 2010 by Supervisor Don Knabe.  Prior to his appointment as Director he served on the Habitat Authority’s Citizens Technical Advisory Committee for 11 years.  He has served 13 years on the Board of Directors of the Hacienda Heights Improvement Association, 8 of those years as its President. Michael has served on the San Gabriel Council of Governments, and is currently on the Board of the Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority and Hills For Everyone.

Mr. Hughes’ alternate is Joan Licari from the Hacienda Heights Improvement Association.  She was appointed in 2017.

Ivan Sulic
Vice Chair
Ivan Sulic represents the Los Angeles County Supervisor of the Fourth District, Janice Hahn, in the cities of Norwalk, Downey and Whittier. He is also the Supervisor’s Parks Deputy. Ivan was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017.

Mr. Sulic’s alternate is Lauren Yokomizo, who also works for Supervisor Hahn representing La Habra Heights and Diamond Bar, and in the communities of Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights. She was appointed as Alternate in 2017.

Robert Ferrante
Robert Ferrante is the Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  He became Assistant Chief Engineer and Assistant General Manager in January 2012.  He was also appointed to the Board of Directors as an Alternate Director in 2012.

Mr. Ferrante’s alternate is Chuck Boehmke, Assistant Chief Engineer and Assistant General Manager. He was formerly the Department Head of Solid Waste. He was appointed as Alternate in 2019.

Bob Henderson
Bob Henderson was Chair of the Authority’s Board of Directors from the creation of the agency, in 1994, through January 2019.  He served on Whittier’s City Council from 1976 until 1984, serving as Mayor Pro Tem from 1980-82.  He was then re-elected in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.  Mr. Henderson served as Mayor from 1992-94, and again in 2009.  An Uptown Whittier business owner, he owns Hendersons Insurance and is very active in other hills preservation agencies and organizations.

Mr. Henderson’s alternate on this Board is Jessica Martinez, who is a member of the Whittier City Council.  She was appointed as Alternate in 2020.