LAPD Devonshire PALS builds character and enriches the lives of children and teens by offering year round activities that foster trust and understanding between young people, the LAPD and the community.
Organized in 1973, Devonshire PALS is dedicated to developing character in youth, reducing juvenile crime and creating safer communities. We do this by providing after-school enrichment programs for low-income, at-risk children and teens that build strong, positive relationships between youth and law enforcement officers. Due to the tremendous need for youth programs in the southern section of Northridge, and with a community determined to help, PALS built a youth center in this underserved neighborhood. We celebrated the center’s grand opening in October 2009.
Board of Directors
Devonshire PALS is extremely proud of the countless individuals who support our organization. PALS has up to a 25 member board of directors who selflessly donate hundreds of hours to lead our committees and manage our nonprofit organization supporting Devonshire PALS with their time, talent and treasure.
|Exec Vice President|
|Christopher Law Group Inc.|
|Parliamentarian, Circle of Heroes Co Chair|
|Ashnault Specialties, High Tech signs and Banners|
|Waste Management Government and Community Relations|
|Vice President Marketing and Technology|
Vickoria (Vickie) Bourdas Martinez
|Skateland/Mountasia Family Fun Center|
|Vice President of Fundraising|
|The Drain Co|
|Frank Bush||City of Los Angeles Building and Safety|
|John Lee||JSL & Associates|
|Judi Greenberg||Northridge Middle School|
|Laine Caspi||Paratus Insurance|
|Lorraine New||Parthenia Properties|
|Mike Lehron||Health Net|
|Mindy Park||Vice Principal Valley Alternative|
|Miri Rossitto||Cowe Consulting|
|Rebecca Oda||Heartland Payroll Services|
|Robert (Hank) Miller||Retired Banker|
|Sally Barnes||Retired LAPD, Travel Agent|
|Steve Slutzah||Stone and Tile Consulting Inc.|
The Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Area is in complete support of Devonshire PALS and the exceptional, valuable services they provide area youth. Youth Service Officers work directly with the participants of each program offered through Devonshire PALS and are committed to serving our community through mentorship.
- LAPD Captain Bryan Lium
- LAPD Sgt. Joe McDowell
- LAPD Devonshire Officers Assigned to Youth Services: Officer Jeff Johnson, Officer Claudia Chavez Officer Mike Delesdernier, Officer Kellie Cueto,
- John Jamgotchian, Attorney at Law
Youth Center Staff
The youth center is currently staffed by two dedicated individuals. As our program grows and needs evolve, we anticipate the addition of other staff.
Sue Bruno, Executive Administrator
Ivan Magana, Program Coordinator
Jonetta Mitchell Moore, Academic Coordinator
Lydia Davenport, Financial Controller
The Youth Center has a team of dedicated lead volunteers. The support they provide to the children in our program is invaluable and we appreciate their contributions.
Instructors and Youth Center Volunteers:
Art Instructor – Ingrid Hudshon
Folklorico Dance Instructor – Maria Salinas
Tae Kwon Do Instructor – Luis Reyes
Boxing Work Out Instructor- Ivan Magana Ramirez
Dance Instructor- Monica Mc Swain
Youth Center Volunteer Team: