Pasadena Community Foundation Adds Five Board Members

The Pasadena Community Foundation announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. Representing the medical profession, investment and banking, and real estate, the new board members also bring years of dedicated community leadership and a broad range of diversity.
The new board members are Koko Archibong, Dr. Greta Johnson Mandell, Scott Nesbit, Uma Shrivastava and Dr. Armineh Tavitian.
In joining PCF’s 20-member board, they will help guide PCF’s continued COVID-19 response, oversee new Racial Equity and Animal Welfare initiatives, and guide PCF’s broad grantmaking throughout the Pasadena area.
“Our goal is to recruit board members who reflect the community we serve, both in skills and expertise, as well as interests and passions,” Jennifer DeVoll, PCF’s president and CEO, said in a news release. “As the Foundation grows in size and complexity, it is important to have sophisticated, experienced board members who bring different perspectives to our leadership. These five new members complement our seated directors, and we look forward to their myriad experiences and unique vision to inform our response to the community’s changing needs.”
Archibong is the vice president and private wealth advisor at Capital Group Private Client Services, one of the world’s oldest and largest investment management organizations. Archibong spent his younger years as a professional basketball player in Europe and then focused his athletic skills on training young players at Triple Threat Training, a company he founded, and at Polytechnic School, his alma mater, where he served as assistant athletic director from 2013 to ’15.
Johnson Mandell is a retired psychiatrist with a long career in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric evaluation, as well as holistic care and pain management. She also earned a certification in fashion merchandising and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 1987 and integrated that field into her medical research. Her philanthropic leadership in the Pasadena area includes roles with Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre at Boston Court, and Pasadena Symphony, POPS, and Youth Orchestras.
Nesbit is the retired CEO of Rockpoint Land, real estate subsidiary of Rockpoint Group. He started his career as assistant vice president at Union Bank before becoming a leasing agent for Trammell Crow Commercial Company, where he became the managing director of the Southern California region. He was the CEO of Terrabrook before moving to Rockpoint Land.
Shrivastava is a retired Bank of America senior vice president with more than 25 years in the banking industry. She is also a celebrated and award-winning entrepreneur: She founded La Cañada Books and Toys in the 1990s. Shrivastava is an active participant in the nonprofit sector, serving leadership positions with Women at Work, USC Medical Faculty and Friends Association, and La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce.
Tavitian has broad experience in community health services. She began her career in private practice as an OB/GYN before working as medical director at Comprehensive Community Health Centers, providing comprehensive primary care services to medically underserved residents of Los Angeles County. Since 2019, she is a senior advisor at Greg Facktor Associates, a healthcare consulting firm.