Board of Directors

The Stroke Support Association’s Advisory Board is comprised of health care professionals, volunteers from the community, stroke survivors and family members.  The Board meets bi-monthly in Long Beach, CA.

Executive Director

Christine Escalona, MPH

Support Group Administrator

Elizabeth Hardiman, BA

Board Officers

President: Denise Shiozawa, BA

Vice-President: Gretchen Phillips, MSW

Secretary: Diana Wagner, R.N., MSN

Treasurer: Lynne Finley,  MA, MS

Board Members

Jane Claus, Psy. D

Bill Frink, MSW

Ruth Hayes, Ed. D.

Suzan Hubert, MA

Gary Huffman, BA

Lisa Marlia, DPT

Mary Tromp, MS

Angie West, Program Director Neuroscience/Stroke
Long Beach Memorial

Lauri Young, BA

Associate Board Members

Kathy Berry, Executive Director, Long Beach Police Foundation

Lois Mosing, MS

Jeffrey Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, Professor of Neurology Director, UCLA Stroke Center

Marianne Simpson, MA/CCC

Paul Smith, M.D.

Jeffrey Webster, Ph.D. Psychology Service — V.A. Medical Center

You can contact the Stroke Support Association Board via