Leadership Team - Angel City Games



2020 Angel City Virtual Games presented by The Hartford

Leadership Team

2019 Leadership Team

A huge THANK YOU to the 2019 Leadership Team who provided their time, skills and dedication to plan and execute one of the largest multisport adaptive competitions in the country!

Alex Figueroa

Amy Lagera

Andy has been involved with Angel City Sports since 2015. He has taken on several roles during that time, most recently as the leader of the Angel City Games Headquarters (HQ) operations.

Bahar Frech

Barb is a retired teacher of the orthopedically impaired who worked with students presenting a wide variety of severe physical disabilities for 35 years. She currently volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors, for Arizona Disabled Sports (AzDS), a Phoenix, Arizona, non-profit that provides sport programs and activities for people of all ages and disabilities. Through her 27 years of involvement with AzDS, she continues to serve on the Board of Directors, helps to organize the annual Desert Challenge Games, and has coached athletes of all ages in the areas of track, field, bocce, and power soccer, her favorite sport. She also volunteers for Adaptive Sports USA and is the Secretary General of FIPFA, the international governing body of powerchair football.

Clara McNulty

Dave Pantano

Elaine Donald

Fara Panah

Heather Day-Neutill

Jason has been an archer for almost 40 years and is experienced with many different types of equipment, shooting styles, and competitive formats. He has held leadership roles in several different archery clubs throughout Southern California and is a USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach and Certified Judge. He teaches in the Department of Kinesiology at CSULB and CSUN and works with various collegiate archery teams. He got his start in adaptive archery 7 years ago working with the USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion West aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and enthusiastically continues this passion as the Archery Director for Angel City Sports.

JB Waterman

Jeff was born in San Diego, attended college in New York, and recently moved back to Southern California to escape the East Coast Winter. Jeff cares about bringing people together and empowering others to achieve their full potential. Jeff was honored to be part of the 2020 Angel City Games and helped with Entertainment and Logistical support.

Jenna Gilder

Jennifer Lucarevic

Jodi is the Volunteer Manager for Dole Great Race, a position she has held since 2010. She is responsible for recruiting and training 400 teens and adults to fill over 500 spots for this 3-day event. With 6 different races, it is one of the largest running events in the Los Angeles area and has donated more than $1.7 million to schools in Agoura Hills and Oak Park. Jodi enjoys helping children and mentoring teens. She is a board member for the Las Virgenes Scouting Alumni Association, a nonprofit which promotes scouting in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. She also volunteers at family events for Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and Simi Valley Friends of the Library. 2019 is Jodi’s 1st year volunteering with Angel City Sports and she is excited to be part of the organization that is leading the Paralympic movement in Southern California. Jodi is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, a dedicated Dodgers fan, and lives with her husband in Agoura Hills.

Julie Lightner

Karen Kalen

Kent, currently the Vice President of Operations at Murad, LLC, I became involved with Angel City Games as a volunteer for the very first Games in 2015, stayed all 4 days and never left! A key member of the Leadership Team, Kent has led many areas at the previous Angel City Games including: Volunteers, Operations and Athlete Services. Kent currently acts as an ongoing advisor on Angel City Sports Leadership Team and looks forward to each year as the event continues to grow. Aside from bringing his enthusiasm as an athlete and an advocate for adaptive sports, Kent also bring over 25 years of Supply Chain and Operations experience.

Lane Gram

Lisa joined Angel City Sports and the Paralympic movement in 2016. In her initial role, she organized Volunteer communications and operations for clinics and the Angel City Games. Recently she has taken on a new role as part of the Special Events team. In her full time work, Lisa is part of the Training team in Employee & Organizational Engagement under UCLA External Affairs. She has also worked for UCLA Athletics, the UCLA Events Office, Special Olympics Southern California and Special Olympics World Games LA 2015 as part of the Games Organizing Committee. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Sociology from UCLA and master's degree in Sport Management from Long Beach State. Lisa strives to continue to make a positive impact in the community with passions in Education, Sport, Health & Wellness, and Leadership & Development. She believes in the power of sport, and has seen firsthand how it can build confidence, spark joy and change lives.

Lucy has over twenty years of international marketing experience in consumer products companies, including Procter and Gamble and Shell Oil Products. She is currently working as a consultant to help companies expand their business outside the United States. Lucy has worked with companies in markets as diverse as Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Lucy has volunteered for Angel City Games since 2018. She is continually inspired by the outstanding performance of all the athletes and the dedication of the team at Angel City Sports.

Luke Allchorn

Mark Nguyen

Mark Siegal

Mason Stalph

Michael is the co-founder of the Angel City Games and took on the role of Angel City Games Director from 2016-2018. He is the Program Director for UCLA Adaptive Recreation and has over 16 years of experience in competitive Wheelchair Basketball and 6 years of competitive Wheelchair Tennis. A T-8 Paraplegic from a car accident in 1990, it took him 13 years to find adaptive sports. His goal is to make sure that no one with a physical disability is left out of sports, recreation & wellness.

Paul Martin

Rob Stevens

Sam Houman

Sara Bakhshian

Sarah is the mother of four teenagers who has been an active member of the Adaptive Sports community since her youngest daughter Annie decided to compete at the age of 7. Growing up in a large family where sport played a major role in her life both she and her husband continue to nurture a healthy lifestyle through sport. While working in the Adaptive Sports community, she has become a strong advocate for the adaptive sports community, emphasizing communication and awareness. Working with Adaptive Sports USA, Sarah served a term on the Board of Directors, as both a board member and the Marketing Director, then continuing on as a committee member and outreach representative. She has been involved with multiple adaptive sports organizations providing information to parents, coaches and athletes providing them the information that they need to be successful in their endeavors. Sarah is the Travel Grant and Mentorship Coordinator for Angel City Games.

Shirin is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as well as a clinician in private practice working with children with special needs. Outside of her work, Shirin has dedicated much of her free time to the nonprofit world, volunteering on the leadership teams of Angel City Sports, JQ International, the Jewish Federation – LA Way, and 30 Years After. She is an ally and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community as well as an advocate for those with disabilities. Shirin grew competing in Karate and is now passionate about travel, dance, hiking, and her family. Shirin is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Applied Developmental Psychology. She earned her Masters of Science from NYU in Occupational Therapy. Shirin is a native of Los Angeles, CA.

Tiffany Geller