Dr. Joseph F. Prevratil, President and CEO of the Archstone Foundation, has been a board member since 1987 and chief executive since 1995. He was instrumental in moving Archstone Foundation from grants in general health to focusing on aging with a current emphasis in the following areas: elder abuse prevention, fall prevention, end-of-life issues, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging needs within society’s aging population.
Dr. Prevratil has been an active member of Grantmakers in Aging. He served on the board of directors during 1998 – 2004 and held the position of president from October 2002 to October 2004. Additionally, he has been actively involved with several annual conferences for Grantmakers in Aging. In 1998, he served as the Co-Chair for the Program Planning Committee and in 2002 he was the conference chair.
Dr. Prevratil was a group vice president with Six Flags, Inc., (1970-1975) and president of his own turnaround consulting firm (1975-1982) before taking the reins as president of Wrather Port Properties, Ltd. (1982-1988). At Wrather, he was responsible for turning the Queen Mary/Spruce Goose hotel and entertainment complex into a successful operation and assisting in the sale of the assets of Wrather Port Properties, Ltd., to the Walt Disney Company.
In May 1988, Dr. Prevratil was appointed chief executive officer of the Port of Long Beach, where he negotiated major trade contracts throughout the Pacific Rim. He then moved on to a four year contract as project manager for the successful $100 million expansion of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. He returned to the Queen Mary in 1993 as president and CEO. He retired as President and CEO of the Queen Mary in July 2006.
Dr. Prevratil holds a BA degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles and a JD degree from Southwestern University School of Law. He has served as chairman of the board of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Long Beach Associates. From 1990-1997, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the $2 billion HMO-FHP International Corporation. Mr. Prevratil is the recipient of numerous civic, community and service awards including the Forum for Corporate Directors Award in 1989, the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, the American Lung Association Humanitarian Award, the 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, in 2000 the Humanitarian Award from NCCJ, and in 2004 from APHA the Philip G. Weiler Award for Leadership in Aging and Public Health.
Dr. Prevratil and his wife, Joan, have four children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Pamela Chapman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a DRS in Religious Studies, Emphasis in Counseling from the Emerson Institute. Her Master of Social Work, Mental Health Concentration and Bachelor of Arts, Recreation Administration, Emphasis in Recreation Therapy was from San Diego State University. She has been a continuing education instructor at the community college level for the past seven years in the older adult program. Prior to that, Dr. Chapman was Senior Executive Sales Manager and Trainer for Weekenders USA in San Diego for 10 years where she led the sales force to #1 sales in the United States and consistently maintained sales in the top two percent of the company’s 400 managers. Her executive experience is top notch in both the public and private sector, she has a private client base and she is a motivational speaker on “Ageing Magnificently”. She has 10 years experience each as a social worker/case manager and as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist at Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Caring for the Ages of the American Medical Directors Association Publication. She started working for the Village in February 2011.
Dr. Chapman has been helping people make life affirming changes throughout her professional life. Her clinical experience includes more than 21 years of using cognitive therapy tools with depressed patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Under her guidance as Executive Director of Tierrasanta Village of San Diego for the past year, the Village has grown from a membership of 117 to 175.
In November of 2011, TVSD was awarded an expansion grant from the Archstone Foundation which has allowed Dr. Chapman’s position to become fulltime and facilitated the hiring of two new staff members. Dr. Chapman has led the team to expand both the number and quality of programs and services to all Tierrasantans aged 50 and older in the community.
Ms. Janis Brewer has over 23 years experience in the nonprofit community, the most recent 9 years as an organizational development consultant and interim executive director for many San Francisco Bay Area non profits of all sizes. Her clients include organizations providing programs and services in mental health, youth development, infant blindness, social justice, workplace fairness, alternative dispute resolution, water conservation, and the Village movement. For 15 years she served as executive or deputy direct of several nonprofit organizations including a large national health nonprofit.
Specializing in organizational development and interim management, Janis leads nonprofits through challenging management changes and restructurings such that operations and program delivery are uninterrupted, and directs the efforts of staff, board, volunteers and community partners in moving the organization’s mission forward to positively impact its constituencies.
Janis has extensive experience in the Village Movement, having served as interim executive director for both Ashby Village in Berkeley and San Francisco Village and as an organizational board consultant to Silicon Valley Village. Most recently, she is a consultant at NCB Capital Impact providing technical assistance to a cohort of ten California Villages through a grant awarded by the Archstone Foundation.
Originally from the Midwest, Janis has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975 where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Golden Gate University. She lives in Oakland with her husband.
Dr. White is an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at CSULB. For the past 10 years she has also been the Director of the Gerontology Program on campus that offers both a Certificate and a Master of Science in Gerontology. Since 2009 Dr. White has served as the Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB, a Center that offers non-credit classes for mature adults. She is also the Director of the Center for Successful Aging on campus that promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and service.
Dr. White has a variety of experiences in nursing in both acute and primary care settings, including provided health screenings at the Long Beach Senior Center for 19 years. She is the immediate past president of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics and a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing..
Dr. White earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago; a master’s degrees in nursing at CSULB; and her doctorate in public health at Loma Linda University. She has co-authored a textbook with a focus on healthcare of older adults in critical care settings and a second text directed to the nurse practitioner working in long term care settings.