Board of Trustees


Back row: Dean Dixon, President/CEO; John Parker, Trustee; Catherine Brians, Chief Communications Officer; Cindy Vaughn, Chief Governance Officer; Dorothy Pacella, Trustee; Burt Baum, Trustee. Front row: Kathy Schill, Club Storage Coordinator; Gail Dixon, CFO & Curator; Joan Milliman, Trustee; Mary Stone, Trustee
Photo by Dave Southworth, Digital Archivist

About the Board of Trustees

The Laguna Woods History Center is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. Trustees are elected by a majority vote of the Board for three-year terms. The maximum number of Trustees (including Officers) is 15.

Unless otherwise noted, all Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment. Meetings are generally held at the History Center’s Office at 24266 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.  To confirm a meeting date and time, or request gate access for a meeting if not a resident of Laguna Woods Village, please contact the History Center at (949) 206-0150 or write to:

Laguna Woods History Center
Attn: Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 2220
Laguna Hills, CA 92654

Email:   Click here

If you are interested in applying to serve on the Board of Trustees, please let us know.


Director Dean Dixon, President
Dean Dixon
 Chief Executive Officer   2025  Send Email
Catherine Brians
Chief Communications Officer  2024  Send Email
Cindy Vaughn Chief Governance Office 2026 Send Email
Director Gail Dixon, VP Finance
Gail Dixon
Chief Financial Officer  2026  Send Email

Burt Baum

Trustee  2026  Send Email

Joan Milliman

 Trustee  2024  Send Email

Dorothy Pacella 

 Trustee  2025  Send Email

Mary Stone

 Trustee  2025  Send Email
Director Trish Cassidy, VP Operations
Trish Cassidy
Trustee  2024  Send Email

John Parker

Trustee 2026 Send Email

Beth Perak

Trustee 2024 Send Email