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The Board - Palms Neighborhood Council

The Board

The Palms Neighborhood Council

2019-2021 Board

The 2019-2021 Palms NC Board was elected on June 2nd, 2019 to serve the Palms Community and represents residential, business and community stakeholders.  Meet your Palms representatives!

Eryn Piper-Block

President

Email: eryn.block@palmsnc.la

I am the President of the Palms Neighborhood Council and the Chair of the Green Committee. I joined as the Area E Representative a year and a half ago. With the Green Committee, I have helped plan several Neighborhood Clean Up Days, where dozens of neighbors get together to pick up trash and beautify our neighborhood. For me, being on the Palms NC is about being part of my community, getting to know my neighbors, and giving back.

In my day job, I am a UCLA PhD student in Health Policy and Management. I also have a Master’s in Public Policy focused on education. I am a former middle school science teacher, and am passionate about supporting child mental health and wellbeing through multi-sector partnerships. Being part of the PNC has helped me put my academic knowledge of policy into practice.

When I’m not researching or working with the Palms NC, you can find me hiking, biking, running with my dog, Shorty, doing yoga, dancing, reading and writing for fun, and spending time with friends at restaurants and bars around Palms!

Randell Erving

Vice-President
Email: randell.erving@palmsnc.la

I am the Vice President of the Palms NC and the Chair of the Outreach Committee.

Palms has been my home for the past 8 years.  I got involved with the Palms NC in 2018 by volunteering to help at children’s recycled art event and saw how powerful even simple actions can be when neighbors work together. I  joined the outreach Outreach Committee and helped to plan and host the 3rd Annual Palms Community Day that occurred in May of 2019.

Before being elected to the role of Vice-President I was the Community-Based Organization Representative on the Palms NC Board.  I am also the Miry’s List Welcome Neighbor Liaison for the Palms Neighborhood Council.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to L.A. in 2005 after college as a Teach for America corps member. I taught elementary and middle school at public schools in Pico-Union and South L.A. before transitioning into school leadership and support.

I earned my B.A. in Sociology from Marquette University and my M.A. in Education from Loyola Marymount University.

When I am not serving youth and families or volunteering with the Palms NC, I enjoy being in the sun, reading, listening to music, the beach, and dining across L.A.

Helen Tocco

Secretary
Email: helen.tocco@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Secretary.

David Bocarsly

Treasurer
Email: david.bocarsly@palmsnc.la

David Bocarsly is a district representative for State Senator Ben Allen (SD-26), working on criminal justice, homelessness and affordable housing, transportation, and early childhood and higher education. He also runs the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, which Senator Allen chairs. David has previously worked for local, state, and federal elected officials in Los Angeles and New York City.

Prior to his professional work in politics, David served as UCLA’s Student Body President and as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. He earned his Master of Public Policy and Certificate in Social Justice from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. In his spare time, David organizes Jewish community members to advocate for race, class, and gender equity. He also enjoys dancing, laughing, playing backgammon, LA sports, and outdoor adventures.

Brendan Patterson

Community-Based Organization Representative
Email: brendan.patterson@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Community-Based Organization Representative.

Kay Hartman

Representative for Area A
Email: kay.hartman@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Area A Representative.

Rachel Pedowitz

Residential Representative for Area B
Email: erika.graves@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Area B Representative.

Scott Chase

Residential Representative for Area C
Email: scott.chase@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Area C Representative.

Jessalyn Waldron

Residential Representative for Area D
Email: jessalyn.waldron@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Area D Representative.

Karla Van Horn

Residential Representative for Area E
Email: karla@palmsnc.la

I am the Palms Neighborhood Council Area E Representative.

Eloit Hochberg

Business Representative
Email: john.stanley@palmsnc.la

I am a Palms Neighborhood Council Business Representative.

Andrew Halff

Business Representative
Email: andrew.halff@palmsnc.la

I am a Palms Neighborhood Council Business Representative.

Vacant

Youth Representative

Email: