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

Joyce Block- Miller, MA CCC

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