A Heart For Those Struggling With Addiction.

Our Board

The Phoenix House California Board of Directors is a diverse group of business, nonprofit and innovative leaders and thinkers — all with a heart for helping those struggling with addiction and mental health disorders.

Timothy Noonan


Tim Noonan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockton Pacific Series, where he channels his 37 years of experience in the insurance industry and executive leadership to drive the company’s extraordinary growth and stance as an industry innovator. Lockton Companies is the world’s largest independent insurance brokerage with 7,000 professionals who advise 52,000 clients around the globe on protecting their people, property and reputations.

Hayko Aldzhikyan


Hayko Aldzhikyan is President of ServiceMaster by C2C, a disaster restoration services company. He has served in this role since 2010. Prior to ServiceMaster, he formed Coast to Coast Restoration, an independent restoration and reconstruction business.

Brad de Koning


Brad de Koning is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Mercury Partners, LLC, an investment company focused on acquiring and operating founder-owned businesses. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DirectMed Parts & Service, LLC, a company his firm acquired in 2017.

Michael Dwyer


Michael Dwyer is the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs at JAKKS Pacific, Inc., American’s third largest publicly traded toy company. Michael began his career serving as an active duty Captain in the U.S Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the positions of Prosecutor, Defense Counsel and Chief of Legal Assistance.

Michael Kraus


Michael Kraus is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Expak Logistics, a national provider of routed distribution, warehousing, and fulfillment services.  Expak Logistics provides supply chain services to numerous Fortune 1000 clients across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, auto parts, financial services, government, and consumer products.

John-Paul Motley


John-Paul Motley is Managing Partner of O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office and Chair of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. He previously served on the Firm’s Policy Committee. John-Paul has experience in securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate law matters. He represents issuers and underwriters in equity offerings, such as initial public offerings, private placements, and secondary offerings, as well as debt offerings, from high-yield offerings to investment grade issuances. In addition, John-Paul advises public companies with securities law compliance, disclosure issues, and corporate governance matters.

Mary R. Hale, MS, CHC


Mary Hale currently serves as Senior Program Associate with the Center for Children and Family Futures (CCFF), which operates the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. In this role she is responsible for providing technical assistance, expertise, and support on collaborative practice, capacity building, continuous quality improvement and assurance. She helps sites with implementation of trauma informed evidence and research-based practices and policies to sites providing services to children and families with substance use disorders, child welfare and family court involvement throughout the United States.

Eric Samuels


Coming soon

Peter Steckelman


Peter Steckelman is senior vice president of business and legal affairs for Tennis Channel, a television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. He leads and executes the channel’s initiatives in tournament rights licensing, affiliate distribution, original programming, production, library exploitation as well as marketing, promotion, branding, and social media campaigns.

Valeria Rico


Valeria Rico is the Chief Executive Officer of Confie, the largest and fastest growing personal lines insurance distributor in the United States. The company sells personal insurance to customers across 50 states through a network of approximately 2,500 licensed insurance agents, over 700 retail branches, 8 regional contact centers and 5 general agencies. She was elected to the Phoenix House California Board in 2011.

Jeff Seabold


Jeff Seabold is Vice Chairman of the Capital Corps, LLC, a Community Development Financial Institution. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive with 28 years of experience in corporate strategy development, sales, business development, operations management, executive leadership, brand development, and management.

Hened Ayala

Board Secretary

Hened Ayala joined Phoenix House California in January 2005 and has worked as Controller since 2016. She has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience and is skilled in strategic planning, audits, budgets, general accounting, internal controls, and has years of leadership experience. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Ms. Ayala was with the Girls Scouts for seven years and spent six years in public accounting.

Edgar Carapetian, MBA


Edgar Carapetian joined Phoenix House California as Vice President of Finance in the fall of 2021. He is responsible for the agency’s fiscal leadership, financial reporting, and capital assets. Mr. Carapetian has over 25 years of professional experience in various industries and has served in the nonprofit sector since 2012. He has managed budgets upwards of forty-five million in annual revenues and over fifty million in assets.