The Executive Board of Directors

THE BOARD OF SAFE PASSAGE WORKS PASSIONATELY TO TRANSFORM LIVES

Trish Steele

Founder of WCIG/Safe Passage

Trish has achieved many goals in her life, including make-up artist for television, modeling represented by Fontain Agency, and winner of the Ms. California Gold Coast Pageant in 1987. Trish hosted her own cable talk show for 5 years interviewing women who shared their stories of victory over abuse. She has also written her life story compiled in a book entitled, “The Compelling Life Changing Stories of 12 Women.” Trish has spent twenty seven years reaching out to all women, encouraging and directing them to fulfill their calling in life. Her dedication to helping others has earned her recognition and awards from various groups and media; Southern California Motion Picture Council, Beautiful People Awards, LA Family Housing, Tolucan News, Celebrity Society Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Studio City Sun, and Amazing Woman’s Advocacy; recognition from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Wendy Greuel, and Council-member Dennis Zine.  In April 2011, Trish received the ‘President’s Volunteer Service Award” for helping to address the most pressing needs in her community and our country.

Trish@SafePassageLives.org

818-232-7476

Trish Steele on Facebook

Michael Bernstein

Treasurer

BS Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara
MBA Master of Business Administration, emphasis in accounting, from UC Irvine
Enrolled Agent (Enrolled to Practice before the IRS)

Mike began his career managing a production department at a large Paper company, and eventually was assigned to the position of financial analyst for a division of the company. Then, in 1987, he started his emphasis in Tax Accounting. He is a principal in the tax consulting and accounting firm of Bernstein Financial Services, Inc, established in 1989. His firm prepares approximately 2,000 individual tax returns and over 200 business returns (LLC’s, corporations, fiduciary returns, and estate tax returns). The firm also provides accounting services for over 50 companies, producing month, quarterly, and/or yearly financial statements for these businesses. Bernstein Financial also assists several small tax exempt organizations with their bookkeeping and tax related requirements. Mike is an ultra-marathon runner, Ironman Triathlete, snowboarder, wakeboarder, and participates in any other sport for which he can find time.

Mike@BernsteinFinancial.com

818-997-8622

Janet Cano

Secretary

Janet has a BA in Business Management and Entrepreneurial spirit as a Small Business Owner and is active in the Latin community as a member of many organizations and speaks fluent Spanish. Mrs.Cano is in the business of helping her customers get back where they belong when the unexpected happens as a Farmers Insurance Agent. Preparing for life’s setbacks and helping restore your world to order when the unexpected happens is a priority. Undergoing a life change? Events like getting married or retiring require a change in life planning and being a personal agent to her clients is extremely rewarding.

JanetCano16@gmail.com

Directors

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Linda Dolson – Program Director of Safe Passage & Naturopathic Practitioner

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Jeannie Jones – Creator of CAAJ & Image Consultant

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Angelika H. Von Melander – Ambassador of Peace

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Susan Sengezer – Author, ER Nurse, Domestic & Sexual Assault Advocate

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Jim Steele – Minister of True Life Kingdom

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Anna Stein – District Manager of ADP

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Heather Wells – Retired Business Woman & Mentor to Abused Women


Veera Mahajan – Mediator, Bestseller Author, DV Advocate

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Sterling Williams – Web & Graphic Designer
The Web Stylist

Advisory Board

James Beard – DV Counselor

Rebekah Chaney – CEO/Seraphim Films Productions
Director, Writer & Producer

Kiko Ellsworth – Actor

Dr. Fardad Forouszanpour – Cosmetic Surgeon

Dīlee (Diana Lee) – Media artist, writer/producer

Erin Patricio – Destrier Creative Services, Marketing & Writer

John Rockwell – Rockwell Group, Inc.

Vana Thiero – Editor & Director

Bruce Vafa, DDS – Smile Angels of Beverly Hills

Madelon Wallace – Business Coach

Agnes-Nicole Winter – Actress/Producer – Global Star Films

Bob Yerkes – Stuntman

Nick Zargarpour – Business Attorney, ESQ

Honorary Members

Deborah Alessi – Founder of Face Forward

Rafi Anteby – Founder Bullets 4 Peace

Lisa Bloom – Attorney & Author

Lydia Cornell – Actress

Claudia Christian – Actress

Wendy Greuel – L.A. City Controller

Barbara Niven – Actress & Speaker

Maurice Stein – Cinema Secrets

Lindsay Wagner – Actress

Dennis Zine – Council Member

Past Advisory Board Members

Dr. Minnie Claiborne – DV Counselor/Author

Georgia Durante – Past President of Safe Passage

Brenda Epperson-Moore – Actress

Reeni Fenholt – Past President of Safe Passage

Dr. William Hinn – Minister

George Lin – CPA

Nick Zargarpour – Attorney and Counselor at Law

Jackie Kallen – Boxing Manager

Rudy Polin – Business Advisor

Phoebe Price – Actress

Smokey Robinson

Dr. Maria Simms

Elke Somer

Stella Stevens