Jeryll W Adler
Executive Director, Pacific Stages
Mr. Cirincione has more than twenty five years of consulting, training, coaching and team building experience. His professional career spans the fields of clinical psychology, internal management consulting, training and executive coaching. His Doctoral work in Organizational Psychology focused on the subject of Individual and Organizational Integrity.
Cirincione has served as the director of training and organizational development for Rain Bird Corporation, Rank Video Services America, Hyundai Motor America, and American Honda Motor Company Inc. Currently, he is the principal in his own firm, Organizational Fitness Associates. His clients include, Universal Music; ARCO/BP; American Honda Motor Co. E.& J Gallo Wineries; Sit 'n Sleep, Pacific Care, Baxter Biotech, Amgen Corporation, Pacific Life Insurance, Time Warner Cable , KFC YUM Corporation, and others.
Cirincione spent several years studying philosophy and theology in the Jesuit order. He now resides in Hermosa Beach, California with his wife, Linda and their two children.
Ms. Grollman is the proud product of twelve years of parochial school having spent her early education at the Beverly Hills Catholic School and Notre Dame Academy. She then trained at the UCLA Medical School department of Radiology to become an x-ray technician much to the consternation of her father who admonished her, “Alexa, only THOSE kinds of girls go into medical school”, thus the adjusted career path. She studied classical piano from the age of four to nineteen and developed a life-long passion for the arts, including theatre, opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl, where she was a board member of the Hollywood Bowl Society. As a community volunteer her contributions included tutoring reading and music appreciation for elementary school children. Grollman also owned and operated a boutique in Manhattan Beach, The Sandbox, and has been an artist’s representative for several fine artists and ceramicists. She has been married for fifty years to physician Julius Grollman, who she met while a student at UCLA. They are the proud parents of three children and seven grandchildren, long time residents of the South Bay, and currently reside in Redondo Beach.
Ms. Hanretty, a long time South Bay resident with her husband Robert Hanretty, retired from Pacific Enterprises sixteen years ago and has since been involved in volunteer work for her parish community. She is an active member in more than seven of her parish ministries, including service serving on the board of the Altar Society for ten years and most recently as the editor of the Parish Bulletin for five years.
Hanretty has had a love affair with the theatre since attending her first live performance at the Biltmore in grammar school. With her husband Robert she has been a long standing ticket holder to the Mark Taper Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. One of her favorite memories of raising her daughter was her annual birthday present to her daughter of dinner and an evening at the theatre, and she looks forward to creating many more memories at the theatre through her support of Pacific Stages.
Mayor Emeritus, City of El Segundo.
Mr. Kreindel has spent his career in media and entertainment fields. A photographer in college, Steve launched a successful career in the cable television industry with Storer Communications, then SelecTV, Premiere, USA Network and finally Home Box Office. Kreindel directed the distribution and marketing efforts for those companies throughout the US. Along with the launch of Cinemax and the Comedy Channel, the new markets and products flourished.
Leaving HBO in 2000 to join InnMedia, a hotel internet company, as VP of Sales he experienced the bubble up close. Kreindel's next stop was at NPR raising money and securing corporate sponsors for KCRW in Santa Monica.
Theatre was always an interest and when the opportunity to run an arts center appeared Kreindel left NPR to join The Norris Center for the Performing Arts. After a hundred shows, a dozen produced plays and countless classes, weddings and special events he left to help form a new culinary website called A Million Cooks based in Sonoma, California. More a cook than a chef, Steve continues to grow the business and expand his palette.
Kreindel got an AA degree in Photography at Cypress College, spent a semester aboard ship on World Campus Afloat and got his BA in American Studies at Long Beach State University. Steve then completed the Executive Management Program at UCLA. He is a longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, is married, and has two children.
Mim Eichler Rivas
Since 1989, in her various roles as author, co-author, actress, storyteller, and public speaker, the prolific Eichler Rivas has to her credit nearly two dozen non-fiction titles. Along with her much acclaimed Beautiful Jim Key, which marked her debut as sole non-fiction author, Mim is the co-author of New York Times bestsellers Start Where You Are and The Pursuit Of Happyness with Chris Gardner and Finding Fish with Antwone Fisher. She has collaborated with such notable individuals as Betty DeGeneres, Debbie Phelps, Victoria Principal, and Della Reese on works ranging from memoir to self-help. Raised in Tennessee, Rivas is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with E.L. Doctorow and has a background writing fiction. Trained as an actress, Rivas has also written for stage, TV and film. Rivas has been a featured speaker at a range of venues and regularly presents a popular writing workshop, The Power Of Story. As an activist, Rivas has served on the Board of Directors of the National Network to End Domestic Violence and with her family is an activist in violence prevention and in promoting education, arts and literacy. Mim is proud to be the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Stages.