Meet the Board of Directors

Stephanie Cartozian

Executive Director

Stephanie grew up in Palos Verdes having attended both Chadwick School and then later transferring to Rolling Hills for high school. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1989 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics with an emphasis in Finance. Upon graduation she moved to San Francisco and started an 8 year career in Banking where she worked in several different capacities including Manager of Union Bank’s commercial downtown office and Vice President of City National Bank’s Miracle Mile office.

Following her move back to Los Angeles, she founded and grew Health Odyssey Inc., an alcoholic beverage company, to be a significant brand in 3 states including California, Nevada and Arizona and sold the brand through various distributors to major strip casinos and chain supermarkets such as Trader Joes and Circle K’s. The brand was eventually purchased by a larger company and Stephanie later co-founded Holtorf Medical Group, Inc. a medical corporation located in Torrance that specializes in the treatment of endocrine deficiencies and multi-system illnesses. Over the course of 10 years she successfully grew the business to an annual revenue size of $10 million and 2 years ago began franchising the business and its systems to other medical doctors.

Over the course of the last 10 years she has also spent significant time purchasing, renovating and restoring older commercial properties to preserve their true architectural character; some of these properties are close to 100 years old and are located in the San Pedro and Redondo Beach areas. Stephanie believes that part of the charm of the South Bay lies in its colorful past and its even brighter future ahead.

Stephanie is an active member in the Elks Club in Redondo Beach assisting our veterans of war and she is a member and active advocate of the Banning Museum. In her spare time, she loves hiking local trails and taking her dog Sparky out on beach walks

Donald Paul Holtorf, Historian

Board Member

Donald Paul Holtorf graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history and is an avid local and regional historian. He also has an advanced degree in the Philosophy of Religion. Upon graduation from Stanford he joined the United States Air Force and was a pilot during the Vietnam era. Later he obtained his teacher’s certification for the University of Nevada and spent time traveling with Princess Cruises. He is a current and active member of the Elks Club in Redondo Beach very committed to helping other veterans and he is an advocate for the humane treatment of animals. Donald Paul enjoys the outdoors and is often hiking on San Pedro and Palos Verdes trails or reading about history on his Kindle.

Jonathon P. Reuben, CPA

Honorary Board Member

Jonathon Reuben has widespread experience in tax services, auditing and financial consulting. His expertise includes a broad range of industries with an emphasis on oil and gas, technology, medical services, consultancies, and services providers.

Jonathon graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After working for a number of years with Kriegsman, Ader & Company, Mr. Reuben opened his own firm in 1982.

Jonathon holds a certification as a CPA in California. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Jonathon was instrumental in the founding of CHPs for Kids, a charitable organization supported by the California Highway Patrol that organized toy drives for underprivileged children.

William James Beverly, Esq.

Board Member

William J. Beverly, Esq. is a renowned attorney who currently practices real estate law in the South Bay as the Beverly Law Offices. He has had his own successful business for almost 35 years and is well respected for his sagacious handling of matters as well as for his great philanthropic endeavors. In addition to having obtained his Juris Doctor, he also earned a Masters of Laws in Taxation from UC San Diego. His practice focuses primarily on local business and real estate law including construction and land use.

He is the current President of the El Camino College Board of Trustees and is the Past President and Director of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. He is our South Bay District Chairman for the American Red Cross and he is a Arbitrator, Mediator and Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. The South Bay Union High School District selected him as a Past President and he currently sits on their Board of Trustees. He is a Former Member of the Board of Directors at Torrance Bank.

William J. Beverly is a paddle tennis champion, an avid historian, musician (specifically the steel pedal guitar) and he loves to travel on his motorcycle interstate to such arid destinations as Arizona and New Mexico. He is a wonderful father of 3 and enjoys his extended family including his mother and siblings who primarily all reside in the South Bay area.