Community Advisory Group Biographies

Portrait of Andrew Krowne

Andrew Krowne

Northridge West Neighborhood Council Representative

A lifelong resident of the north San Fernando Valley, accounting and tax professional with a successful Porter Ranch firm, husband and father of 5, turned activist and inventor. Outside of the CAG, spent three years as Treasurer of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, worked with multiple community and environmental groups and invented the Environmental Health Tracker (EHT), the only app available to geotrack and crowd-source symptom data. For five year the Aliso Canyon Blowout and its aftermath have become my life’s work through volunteerism and activism.


Portrait of Brian Allen

Brian Allen

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council Representative

More than forty years of financial and business management in both large and small businesses with more than thirty years of that time spent as a CFO. In addition to financial responsibility, Brian was involved in all areas of operations from accounting to marketing and administration to warehousing. He has operated his own consulting business for over 10 years and established a number of charters for small Non-profits.

Brian currently serves on the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council and lends his expertise to various organizations within the Neighborhood Council System in Los Angeles.

While now retired, Brian spends most of his time trying to help improve the City, with input on its $10+ billion budget and the services it provides. Along with addressing the City’s budget, he contributes much time out of concern for the local community and the health of its citizens due to a local gas blowout disaster.


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Bruce Hector, MD

semi-retired private family medicine physician has practiced in the SFV for 40+ years and 25 years as medical director of a large forensic medical group. Dr. Hector’s son Jason and his family from Porter Ranch were severely impacted by the Blowout.


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Chad Cheung


Portrait of Craig Galanti

Craig Galanti

Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Representative

A 30-year resident of Porter Ranch, CA, where he raised a family while leading business teams as a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company, GE/NBC Universal Studios, and 20th Century Fox. After 20 years of corporate life, Craig launched his own business consulting practice including clients such as Nintendo, ActiVision and SONOS among many others. A native Californian, he earned his MBA from USC in Marketing and Finance. All of Craig’s free time is spent with his wife and three sons. He has worked tenaciously for 4+ years to ensure his family and community receive the best possible health study, this community-centric, science-driven and without political agenda. Craig looks forward to working in good faith with all parties to achieve these goals.


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Jeff Hammond

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council Representative

Lifetime resident of Chatsworth and Northridge. After graduating from Chatsworth High I attended the University of South Florida. From there I worked in the family construction business. Shortly thereafter I married and started a family. As the kids grew up I coached locally for over 12 years. As Chatsworth began to develop further I volunteered as a stakeholder and later a board member for the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council in approximately 2007. With a concern on how my community could thrive with the development pressure and protecting what I had grown up with, the CNC participation became very important. Currently serving as the CNC president. Looking forward to guiding the CNC through a challenging mixture of current events. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. The CAG has grown into an extremely important advocate for the purpose of protecting the community. I look forward to that effort.


Portrait of Lori Aivazian

Lori Aivazian

Before I became a stay-at-home mom to my 21-year-old daughter, I had a 16-year career in various positions in Food & Beverage Management for Four Season Hotels at the Seattle and Beverly Hills properties. I am a 20-year resident of Porter Ranch, living less than 2 miles from the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon storage facility. My family and I have suffered horrible health effects, and still suffer lingering effects, from the 2015 blowout of well SS-25 and were forced to evacuate our home for 5 months. I became a member of the CAG to act as a voice for my community in the hopes that the $25M health study of the blowout’s effects on our immediate and long-term health will be a thorough science-driven study absent of political influence.


Portrait of Mary Blair

Mary Blair

Mary is a long time resident of the north San Fernando Valley and worked at St. Euphrasia School in Granada Hills for the past 21 years. She recently retired and was a public school educator prior to becoming principal at St. Euphrasia. She has over 40+ years of experience as an educator in both private and public schools. Before working at St. Euphrasia School, she worked for LAUSD for 19 years as a special educator and specialist. She is passionate about causes that affect the health and safety of children and families. As a member of the CAG for the Aliso Canyon Blowout, she is honored to work with dedicated community members to ensure there is full disclosure by all the agencies and companies involved. And, she is now looking forward to spending more time working for the present and future health and safety needs of our community.


Portrait of Mike Benedetto

Mike Benedetto

Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council Representative

Mike has held many titles in his career, starting with legal positions (Paralegal) starting in the 1980’s, conducted research on relevant laws, regulations and legal articles.

In 1986 he received his license to practice Real Estate and he currently is an Agent working at Pinnacle Estate Properties. He has provided guidance and assists to sellers/buyers in marketing/purchasing property for the right price. Determine clients’ needs and financial abilities in order to propose solutions that suit the client. Intermediate negotiation processes, consult clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters to the clients’ benefit and ensure a fair and honest deal. He treats each deal as if it was his own.

Due to his past experience, he has held many leading positions in his community since 1991: West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness, Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, Intern for California Senator Bob Herzberg, Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, Granada Hills Foundation, and Granada Hills Rotary Club.


Portrait of Mihran Kalaydjian

Mihran Kalaydjian

Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Representative

Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Board Member, Chair Education & Schools, Co-Chair of Sustainability, a long-time resident of Porter Ranch.

Mihran is the vice president of Strategy for Aerospace Global Services. This function provides strategic planning and support to the Government Services and Commercial Services businesses and the Supply Chain; Digital Aviation & Analytics; Training & Professional Services; and Engineering, Modification & Maintenance capabilities across Mckinsey & Boeing Global Services. Mihran is responsible for the development and implementation of the function’s strategy and planning activities including alignment to Boeing enterprise strategy, benchmarking, and positioning Boeing Global Services for growth.


Portrait of Patty Glueck

Patty Glueck

As a 24-year resident of the Northridge/Porter Ranch area, I’ve been involved as a volunteer at schools in Northridge, North Hills, and Granada Hills. After the 2015 blowout, as I became aware of how residents in the northern SFV have been affected by the polytoxic emissions from the wells, I decided to get involved in Save Porter Ranch) and helped found the Aliso Moms Alliance to educate the affected communities as to health concerns.) I have tried to use my experience in journalism, advertising, and public relations since then to help our area.