Regional Board

Playworks Southern California is benefiting enormously from the time and expertise of our Regional Board members. These champions generously offer advice and guidance to staff, identify resources to support the program, and help guide ongoing growth in the region. Current members of the Board are:


Bransby Whitton – Board Chair

Executive Vice President


Robert Rayburn

Coordinator of Assessment Services
Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District


Winston Ball

Vice President
Connect Partners Ecosystem Welltok, Inc.


Robert Vartan

Vice President
AEG Global Partnerships


Jim Crawford

Vice President & Business Information Officer
Kaiser Permanente


Kristen Cruise



John Friberg

Director of Sales
Mattel, Inc.


Jennifer Houston

the bench.


Lili Huang

Business Assurance Manager
Clifton Larson Allen LLP


Karen Wloch

Community Grants Administrator
Health Net


Karen Miller

NBC Universal


Justin Radell

Principal Counsel
The Walt Disney Company


Susan Stone

Director Southwest Marketing


Melani Smith

Senior Director, Transit Oriented Communities
LA Metro


Sara Gotfredson

Vice President, West Coast Advertising Sales
ESPN (Disney)


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