Board of Directors
At Metrolink we are committed to our goal of helping Southern California relieve congestion on overly crowded freeways, and helping residents throughout our six-county region find an easier way to commute. Take a moment to meet our distinguished Board of Directors who proudly serve to keep Metrolink operating at peak performance.
For questions or information regarding the Board of Directors or Board/Committee meetings, please contact the Board Secretary.
SCRRA Board of Directors
P.O. Box 812060
Los Angeles, CA 90081-0018
Collette Langston Ph. (213) 452-0255
Fax (213) 452-0422
Email: [email protected]
Brian Humphrey — Chair
A lifelong California resident, Brian Humphrey is proudly entering his third decade of service on the Metrolink Board of Directors as the Board Chair. Brian most recently served as Metrolink Board Vice Chair.
A public appointee and former Chairman of the Ventura County Transportation Commission, he is familiar to many Southern Californian's through his full-time work as a Command Staff Firefighter and spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Active in civic affairs, Brian served on the Simi Valley Neighborhood Council, where his passion for multi-modal transportation safety earned him appointment to concurrently represent the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura as the citizen member of the Ventura County Transportation Commission; as well as the County of Ventura's Local Transportation Authority, Airport Land Use Commission, Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies, Consolidated Transportation Service Agency, and Congestion Management Agency.
Ara Najarian — Vice-Chair
Attorney, private practice, Glendale 1988 to present
Councilman, City of Glendale
Terms of Office
City Agencies Headed
Past Mayor 2007-2008, 2010-2011
Past Chair, Glendale Housing Authority
Past Chair, Glendale Redevelopment Agency
Past Chair, Glendale Transportation and Parking Commission
Regional Board Positions
Past Chair San Fernando Valley Council of Governments 2011-2013
Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors 2006- present
Past Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2009-2010
Member, Southern California Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors 2007 - 2012 / Reappointed 2013
Other Elected Positions
Member, Glendale Community College, Board of Trustees (2003-2005)
Occidental College - Bachelor's Degree in Economics (1982)
University of Southern California, J.D. (1985)
Member, Glendale Bar Association
Armenian Bar Association
Larry McCallon — 2nd Vice-Chair
Larry McCallon was elected to the Highland City Council in November 2002. In November 2015, he was elected by the 16 cities of San Bernardino County that lie within the South Coast Air Basin to represent them on the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. He is a Past President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and represented the City of Highland and the City San Bernardino on its Regional Council from 2005 to 2017. He is a City Member on San Bernardino County’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). He is also Past President of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), formerly known as SANBAG. He is Past Chair of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Board where he represents SBCTA. He also represents SBCTA, as the Chair, on the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee at the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
He is a past President of the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division and has received its James Thalman Memorial Public Service Award. He is also Past President of the League’s Mayor and Council Members Department, served on the League’s Admin Services Policy Committee, and is a graduate of the League’s Mayors and Council Members Leadership in Action Program. He has been awarded a Leadership Fellow Certificate of Achievement in the National League of Cities (NLC) Leadership program and is a graduate of the SCAG Regional Leadership Academy at USC. He received a Good Government Award from the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California for his leadership, while SCAG President, in the noteworthy development of a Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Strategy.
In 2005, the County Board of Supervisors appointed him to the San Bernardino County Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee where he served as the Chair. Prior to his position on the Council, McCallon was a City of Highland Planning Commissioner, a member of the City’s Community Trails Committee, and served two terms as President of the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce.
McCallon served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and was awarded the Bronze Star medal during the Vietnam War. McCallon is a retired local businessman with 18 years’ experience as President and CEO of McFAM Corporation dba McCLEANERS. Prior to retirement, he also directed multi-million dollar development, production, and maintenance programs at the Northrop Grumman Corporation for the navigation systems (star trackers) on the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the U-2 aircraft. He received the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce’s Presidents Award in 1998, Business of the Year Award in 1999, and Member of the Year Award in 2000. He also received the 1999 Small Business Recognition Award from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
In addition to his civic duties, McCallon is a member and trustee of Immanuel Baptist Church, and is very active in their Global Outreach projects both locally and around the world. From 2000 to 2006, he was on the Board of Directors of the Arrowhead United Way, and he served on their Planning and Allocation Committee. He is also a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Highland.
McCallon received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Aeronautical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from The University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Michigan Gamma Chapter. He is married and has four children, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger was elected to represent the more than 2 million people of Los Angeles County’s Fifth District and currently sits on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors. She was appointed to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Board of Directors in 2016 by the Chair of the Metro Board.
Kathryn is a lifelong resident of the Fifth District who began her career in public service as a student intern in the office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich while earning her BA in Communications from Ohio Wesleyan University. She rose to become his Chief Deputy Supervisor in 2001, where she served until her election to the Board.
During the course of her county career as chief policy advisor on Health, Mental Health, Social Service and Children’s issues, Kathryn provided leadership to deliver efficient and effective services and programs that have significantly improved the quality of life for foster children, seniors, veterans, the disabled and the mentally ill.
Committed to keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe, she has worked with state and federal leaders along with our County District Attorney’s office, Sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies to implement tough laws and vital public safety initiatives.
Supervisor Doug Chaffee was elected the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 4th District in November of 2018. The 4th District includes the Cities of Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, most of Anaheim, part of Buena Park, and unincorporated communities. Prior to his election, Supervisor Chaffee twice served as Mayor of the City of Fullerton and served as a Councilmember for a total of 6-years. While serving on the city council, Supervisor Chaffee made addressing homelessness, open space, and affordable housing his priorities. Supervisor Chaffee is a longtime Fullerton resident, graduating from Fullerton Union High School in 1961. Supervisor Chaffee has been practicing law in the City of Fullerton for over 50-years.
A former prosecutor, educator, businessman and judge pro tem, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Santa Ana and Westminster.
During the Fall of Saigon, Andrew Do and his family fled Vietnam with just the clothes on their back and a suitcase full of dictionaries. Thanks to supportive teachers and faculty at Garden Grove’s Jordan Intermediate and Bolsa Grande High School, Andrew developed the educational foundation to earn his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis.
His education continued at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he volunteered with the public interest law project to address homelessness and aid marginalized communities. After law school, he taught as an Adjunct Professor at Cal State University, Fullerton and then served as a Judge Pro Tem at Orange County West Municipal Court.
After several years providing legal representation to poor and indigent defendants at the Orange County Public Defender’s office, Andrew Do joined the Orange County District Attorney’s office – with his last assignment prosecuting sexually violent predators as a member of the D.A.’s Sexual Assault Unit. His skills in the courtroom earned him national recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice, when he was chosen to represent Orange County at the National District Attorney Association Advocacy College at the University of South Carolina.
Andrew Do previously served as a Councilmember for the City of Garden Grove and as Chief of Staff to an Orange County Supervisor. His lifetime of community involvement includes service as President of the Asian Bar of California and President of the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Southern California as well as service on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association.
Kotyuk was first elected to the San Jacinto City Council in 2010, and re-elected in 2012 and 2016. He has twice completed one-year terms as the city's mayor, being elected by his fellow council members. He initially became a member of the Metrolink Board in 2013.
In addition to being an RCTC commissioner, Kotyuk is also a past chair of the Riverside Transit Agency Board of Directors. Kotyuk is the CEO and principal of Alpha Wealth Management LLC and SoCal Propane LLC, with more than 12 years of executive experience, and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Kotyuk most recently served as Metrolink's Board Chair from 2017 to 2019 representing Riverside County.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Paul Krekorian has spent more than a decade in public service. Since 2010, he has served on the Los Angeles City Council where his leadership as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee helped guide the city through the Great Recession and toward greater economic promise. He also leads the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, a coalition of leaders advocating for the Valley’s two million residents, and serves as a board member for the LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Paul graduated from Reseda’s Cleveland High School before earning his B.A. in political science from the University of Southern California and a law degree from UC Berkeley. Upon graduating, he spent two decades practicing business, entertainment, and property litigation, while also devoting his time to reducing domestic and gang violence.
In 2006, after three years on the Burbank Board of Education, Paul won election to the California State Assembly, representing the 43rd District. In Sacramento, Paul worked to increase government accountability and transparency as co-chair of the Legislative Ethics Committee. He also worked on landmark legislation to improve the environment, and authored the state’s first successful film and television production tax incentive, which stemmed the tide of runaway production and secured thousands of California jobs.
Paul lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and three children.
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis was sworn in as Los Angeles County Supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County on December 1, 2014.
Prior to becoming Supervisor she served as Secretary of Labor. Supervisor Solis was confirmed on February 24, 2009, becoming the first Latina to serve in the United States Cabinet. Before that, Supervisor Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District in California, a position she held from 2001 to 2009.
In the Congress, Supervisor Solis’ priorities included expanding access to affordable health care, protecting the environment, and improving the lives of working families. A recognized leader on clean energy jobs, she authored the Green Jobs Act which provided funding for “green” collar job training for veterans, displaced workers, at risk youth, and individuals in families under 200 percent of the federal poverty line.
In 2007, Supervisor Solis was appointed to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), as well as the Mexico — United States Interparliamentary Group. In June 2007, Solis was elected Vice Chair of the Helsinki Commission’s General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions. She was the only U.S. elected official to serve on this Committee.
A nationally recognized leader on the environment, Supervisor Solis became the first woman to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2000 for her pioneering work on environmental justice issues. Her California environmental justice legislation, enacted in 1999, was the first of its kind in the nation to become law.
Supervisor Solis graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. A former federal employee, she worked in the Carter White House Office of Hispanic Affairs and was later appointed as a management analyst with the Office of Management and Budget in the Civil Rights Division.
Karen Spiegel was elected to represent the Second Supervisorial District on November 6, 2018, and was sworn into office on January 8, 2019. The Second District includes the unincorporated communities of Coronita, El Cerrito, Home Gardens and Highgrove, and the cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, and the western half of the City of Riverside.
Karen Spiegel began her political career as the elected City Treasurer for the City of Corona in 1996. After six years as Treasurer, she embraced the City Council elections in 2002 and served the City of Corona as Council Member for 16 years, serving as Mayor four terms. Her actions speak volumes and her unique passion for service truly sets her apart. She encourages community participation with City and County government and has introduced many new programs. Karen has been credited for her leadership in regional transportation issues, collaboration and regional partnerships.
In addition to the service in her District, Karen represents Riverside County on the Regional and State level in many organizations and has served in a leadership role on several. She is an energetic member of the community and her "roll-up your sleeves" attitude has led her to immerse herself in many civic, business and community activities. She has been honored for her service with numerous awards and recognitions over the years.
With her depth of knowledge and commitment to our community, Karen proudly represents the Second District on many boards including: Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) as Past Chair and current Commissioner and Executive Committee; Regional Council Member and Transportation Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG); Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Past Chair, current Director, Executive Committee Member as well as Chair of Administration and Operations Committee; Chair of the Flood Control and Water Conservation District; Vice-Chair of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District; Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP); Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink); the Western Riverside County of Governments (WRCOG); and the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA). Supervisor Spiegel sits on the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Medical Center Governing Board and the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Board of Directors, the State of California’s 2nd largest public health plan servicing Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, and the Medicare Advantage Special Needs populations in the Riverside and San Bernardino County Region.
Karen graduated from California State University, Long Beach and did her graduate studies at Pepperdine University, where she received a Master’s Degree and was a Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) for over twenty-five years. Karen has had the opportunity to experience several different work environments including: counseling, restaurant/catering, electrical contracting, bookkeeping and is the owner of a local marketing company since 1985.
Karen and her husband of more than 33 years, Bobby, have five adult children and one grandchild. She treasures the time she can spend with her grandson RJ, who adores his Bubbie (grandmother). All five of their children have experienced domestic and international travel and have each received their Bachelor Degrees or higher. Karen has been a tremendous influence on her children and believes that “Education and life experiences give our youth the foundation to build upon so that our values, customs and history live on in future generations.”
Alan D. Wapner
Council Member Alan D. Wapner has been a member of the Ontario City Council for nearly 24 years. He has a keen understanding of policy, local government and economic development. During his tenure on the Ontario City Council, the city has experienced record economic success. His leadership in projects like, the Ontario Mills Mall, the Ontario Convention Center, the Ontario Police Station, as well as the Citizens Business Bank Arena, are just some of the projects that have improved the quality of life for the residents of Ontario and the local community. Alan is probably most proud of his leadership in regaining local control of the Ontario International Airport, and as President of the Airport Authority, overseeing an unprecedented successful turn-around of business at the airport, and huge economic impact in the city and region.
Alan represents Ontario on many regional boards, and is known in the region as an expert on transportation planning. He is also a longtime member of the League of California Cities and the National League of Cities Public Safety Policy Committees. Alan’s leadership positions of the following boards has greatly benefitted Ontario and the Region:
- President of the Ontario International Airport Authority
- Immediate Past President of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
- Immediate Past President of the San Bernardino County Council of Government
- President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
- Member of League of California Cities Board of Directors
- Member of the Board of Directors of Omnitrans (Transit Agency)
- Member of Metrolink Board of Directors
- Member of League of California Cities Inland Division Legislative Task Force
- Member of the Metro Foothill Gold Line Extension Construction Authority
- Member of the California-Nevada Superspeed Train Commission
- Member of the Board of the California Association of Councils of Governments
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Airport International Board Member Committee
Prior to his election to the City Council, Alan was the Vice President of the Ontario-Montclair School Board, where he was a tireless advocate for improving public education. On the School Board, Wapner was a leader in making sure the district’s children received the best education possible.
Alan is a retired police sergeant of the City of Ontario, and is an Ontario business owner.
Alan has been a resident of Ontario for over 40 years. He is married to Judi, and has five children and three grandchildren. Alan graduated from the University of Southern California, where he received his B.A. and received his Law Degree from Whittier College School of Law.