Board of Director meetings are traditionally held on the third Wednesday of every month (generally dark August & December) at 6:00 pm. Please check this site for the location and agenda. Thank you!
Chairman/CEO, Corniche Travel GroupAnastasia Mann is the founder, Chairman and CEO of renowned West Hollywood, California-based Corniche Group, Inc. Corniche provides exclusive travel management, meeting and event planning services as well as tourism marketing to a vast array of corporate and individual clients. In addition it has a wholly-owned African safari division (her passion). For nineteen years, Corniche has served the needs of many celebrities and notable corporations including the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pepperdine University, LA Center Studios, the Mighty Ducks, Virgin Entertainment Group, Herbalife and Children’s Hospital, to name a few.Her extensive professional organization experience includes serving as past chair of the Travel & Tourism Research Association International; past-president of Southern California chapter of HSMAI; founding member of MPI; founding chairman of the West Hollywood Visitor’s and Convention Bureau and current chair of its Board of Governors,etc. She was the state of California’s representative to the White House Conference on Tourism under the Clinton administration; the official tourism representative on the Trade Mission to Soviet Union (for President GHW Bush). Anastasia was a founding member of the California Travel and Tourism Commission and served two terms on the executive committee. Sheserved two termson the board of CalTIA; as well as on the Hollywood Arts Council Board of Governors, etc. She was honored as the namesake and first recipient of the Anastasia K. Mann Leadership Award presented by TTMA in 2002. In 2004 she was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Peace through Tourism in Geneva and in 2005 the keynote speaker in Zambia. And at last count, Anastasia has traveled to 107 countries forbusiness andpleasure!October, 2005, Anastasia appeared on the cover of Luxury Travel Advisor magazine which featured stories on both Corniche Travel and Anastasia’s Africa. She has done over 600 interviews on the status of the travel industry on television, radio and has contributed articles to the New York Post, NYTimes, LA Times, In Style Magazine and many other print media.Anastasia is active in our local community. She served as Area 5 chair for HHWNC in 2003-04.Since that time shehas served as President (currently in 3rd term). She is concerned aboutthe needs of our community and along with the HHWNCactive board, works with the LA City Council to better seve the needs of our area’s stakeholders.
Vice President, Chair PLUM
Stuart Ross has been a homeowner in Laurel Canyon since 1994, and is honored to serve as HWNNC’s 1st vice president.
His career is in personal management (for musical artists) and producing large scale music festivals.
Additionally, Stuart is a ham radio member of the Laurel Canyon Emergency Communications Team (LC ECT), as well as a licensed pilot.
Darnell Tyler is Director of Real Estate Planning & Community Relations for NBCUniversal’s Global Real Estate department. Darnell’s responsibilities include managing and overseeing internal and external communications for the Universal City Evolution Plan, a comprehensive 25-year blueprint for future development of the 391-acre Universal City property which is home to Universal Studios – the world’s largest working studio – as well as CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Los Angeles’ leading tourism destination. He’s also responsible working with the local community groups and business organizations around Universal City and works closely with Los Angeles City Councilmember Raman, Los Angeles City Councilmember Kerkorian and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kuehl’s offices on various community projects and Universal City real estate related issues. He managed the restack of 10 UCP office building after NBCUniversal purchased the building which allowed NBCUniversal to bring employees and production from a Comcast facility in West LA.
He has worked for NBCUniversal for over 20 years and several changes in ownership. Prior to Universal, Darnell worked for the National Weather Service at Los Angeles International Airport briefing international pilots. Darnell was a meteorologist and served seven years with the United States Air Force with 4 years supporting President George H.W. Bush.
Darnell currently serves on:
· Comcast NBCUniversal Black Employee Network (BEN)– Advisory Committee
· Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association – Board Member
· Central City Association – Board Member
· LAEDC – Board Member
· East Valley YMCA – Board Member
· East Valley YMCA Golf committee – Committee Member
· Los Angeles Police Foundation – Board Member
· Valley Economic Alliance
1. Management Committee
· Hollywood Heritage Museum – Advisory Board Member
· Providence St. Joseph Foundation – Golf Committee Member
· Valley Industry and Commerce Association – Board Member
1. Executive Committee
2. Transportation Committee
3. Sports, Entertainment & Tourism Committee
4. Government Affairs Committee
I was a San Fernando Valley Business Journals 40 under 40 Award Honoree, VICA’s Harmon Ballin Community Service
Award and Studio City Residents Association Excellence in the Community Service Award recipient.
Darnell attended Memphis State University
Darnell grew up in Memphis, Tn and Chicago, Il. He enjoys spending time at his family’s Ford dealership in Simi Valley, traveling, golf and attending live entertainment and sporting events. He lives in Simi Valley with his wife, Debbie.
The best advice I’ve ever received is from a good friend, Steve Carlston, President and GM of NBC4. “You can’t change the world by yourself, but we can all effect change by influencing in our immediate circle by lifting where we stand.”
My favorite book is Becoming a Resonant Leader by Annie McKee and Driven from Within : Michael Jordan.
The top of my bucket list is an African Safari.
Second Vice President
Chair Area 1
Chair Area 2
Chair Area 3
I have lived in Area 3 for 23 years and have been a Stakeholder since its inception, working with others in the community to better our quality of life. I walk the area every day. I am very familiar with our geography, our challenges and our assets, both in the hillsides and in the flat areas. I have worked with others on traffic, parking, safety and city resource issues for the area. I have worked alongside others so our area’s voice can be heard. Please lend me your support as we move forward.
Chair Area 4
I am a native Angeleno and have lived in Hollywood for the past 25 years. I am a writer, filmmaker, mediator, and teacher. I received my undergrad degree in secondary education from the University of Maryland, an MA in conflict resolution from Cal State Dominguez Hills and an MFA in Film from Mount Saint Mary’s University here in LA. I am the proud mother of two Hollywood High School graduates.
I am excited to represent Area 4, and I am passionate about improving the quality of life for this community. I am committed to keeping Area 4 stakeholders well-informed, so together, we can face our challenges, discuss our concerns, and engage in creative problem solving.
Chair Area 5
Charlie Coker is the Managing Director of Dasym Media, the Los Angeles subsidiary of the Dutch TMT investment group Dasym Investment Strategies, as well as a Director of Dasym’s Shanghai office. Prior to joining Dasym, Charlie practiced law in Shanghai and Los Angeles with leading international law firms. Before launching his legal career, Charlie was a member of the music faculty at UCLA and was active in the motion picture and music recording industries.
Charlie received his law degree from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) and his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Southern California. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Austria where he attend the “Mozarteum” Conservatory for Music and the Dramatic Arts.
Charlie and his family have been long-time residents of Council District 4 and residents of Outpost for the last five years. He looks forward to working with the community to address issues of concern.
Chair Area 6
Chair Area 7
Chair Area 8
I am a native Angeleno, born and raised in Hollywood Hills. I am currently living in my childhood home in Mount Olympus. For the past three years I have been serving, and continue to serve, on our homeowners’ board, Mount Olympus Property Owners Association (a.k.a. MOPOA). I am highly motivated to upkeep the quality and integrity of our neighborhood by collaborating with adjacent homeowner boards and government agencies. There are a number of issues concerning our area and I’m looking forward to addressing them during my tenure.
Chair Area 9
Mihail “Kyle” Naumovski
Chair Outreach/Public Events
As a home owner in our neighborhood since 2000 I have seen firsthand the changes that family and pedestrian friendly businesses have brought our area. As a lecturer in CSULA Geosciences and Environment department (former Geography and Urban Analysis department), I believe that I can mitigate some of our concern as residents, and help attract businesses into our area that work with our unique neighborhood character. We will work together to find ways that businesses, developments and the needs of the neighborhood all benefit.
Chair Public Safety
I have lived in Hollywood for 33 years: I am a lawyer, community activist, neighborhood president, commuter cyclist & cycling advocate, ardent environmentalist, amateur historian of Hollywood, parent to 2 sons, and partner to my husband Neal. Let’s work together to make our community better! Send me your ideas!
A resident of Sunset Square for nearly 30 years, Michael Konik is the author of 13 books of fiction, poetry and journalism, most recently The Unexpected Guest, about befriending and housing a homeless neighbor.
Joshua was raised off-the-grid, in a family-built house, powered by wind and sun. His parents pioneered an organic market garden and orchard, and with such an upbringing, Joshua’s core interest has always been sustainability (environmental, emotional, spiritual, etc…)
He is a photographer and a meditation teacher and has been a Laurel Canyon resident since 2004, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.
Kyrstin is an 8-year resident of Spaulding Square, SC Trojan, systems strategist, climate activist, entrepreneur, community advocate, customer experience- design aficionado, and business advisor. She spent over a decade launching and leading Tesla’s sales and delivery operations and is now accelerating the energy transition through expanding EV infrastructure at Shell’s Greenlots as Director of Sales Operations.
Kyrstin is passionate about the power of community to advance sustainable solutions and is dedicated to ensuring organizations have the input from diverse representation for inclusive and superior sustainable products and services. She is thrilled to support her community through HHWNC for the opportunity to alleviate traffic congestion and improve transportation safety by leveraging design, technology, and community engagement.
To recharge, Kyrstin enjoys live concerts, meditating, hiking, and volunteering with Burning Man sustainability teams to pilot and prototype creative solutions for communities to mitigate climate change. Looking forward to working with you!
Chair Community Enrichment
Chris Wintrode is a homeowner in Hollywood Hills and is honored to serve as the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) Chair of the Community & Youth Relations Issue Committee. Chris is an active stakeholder and advocate for solving issues that affect our neighborhood. As Chair, Chris leads regular committee meetings to engage and collaborate with our neighbors and stakeholders on youth related issues, works with the committee members to set priorities and goals for the committee that are endorsed by HHWNC, and further establishes collaborative partnerships with youth, parents, schools, police, community centers, local business and service providers.
Chris is an impact-driven business operations leader with a strong background in corporate law and significant experience leading commercial transactions and negotiations for billion-dollar companies. Chris currently works as a Hospital Administrator for Stanford University’s hospital in The Bay Area and has been active in the COVID-19 community testing and vaccination efforts both where he works and here in Los Angeles.
Chair Parks and Open Space
I believe that this is an exciting time to live and work in Hollywood. I am a Southern California native who loves this city and the history that it represents. I own a business that specializes in producing and publishing new digital editions of films from the silent era, which often have relevant significance to the local history here. As the Chair of Parks & Open Space, I am committed to working with stakeholders to promote enlightened stewardship and maintain our area’s open space as a refuge and unique environment in contrast to the city around it. I’ve previously worked with the Council and City Offices to re-open Upper Wattles Park after an intermittent 18-month closure, and have regularly volunteered to maintain Runyon Canyon. I am honored to serve on the Council and to do important and timely work in our community.