320 Palos Verdes Drive West   Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

310 373 6721

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Faces of PVHA

Board of Directors

Christine McNamara, President 

Fortunate to have lived in PVE for 33 years and raise two sons here, Christine answered the call to serve the community and friends that she and her family are grateful to call home.  With her executive background in finance, consulting, and operations, Christine brings a dedicated sense of purpose and urgency to her work on behalf of all Homes Association members.  Open to all challenges, her immediate focus includes protecting our enviable, bucolic single-family residential neighborhoods, fiscal management, and enhanced communications. 

Marlene Breene

Marlene has been a resident in Palos Verdes Estates since 1985. Her design studio is located in Lunada Bay and she has been a submitting professional in our city for over 34 years. Originally from New Jersey and educated at Parson’s School of Design in New York City, her degree in environmental design nurtured an interdisciplinary working style, with studies in urban planning, architecture, structures, landscape, interiors, and lighting. (read more)

Kay Cooperman Jue, Secretary

Kay Cooperman Jue is honored to have been appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in September 2021.  She and her husband, Reggie, have been PVE residents since 2004 and can’t think of a better place to live.  Professionally, Kay has worked as a journalist – both as a newspaper reporter and television news writer and producer – and she has worked in public relations.  Most recently, Kay followed her long-time love of the law by going back to school to become a paralegal.  She worked as a securities-law paralegal until her retirement in 2019.  Kay enjoys being involved in the community.  She has served on the board of the Torrance-based Volunteer Center and served two terms on the Palos Verdes Library District Board of Library Trustees.  Currently, she serves on the California Commission on Judicial Performance.  Kay holds a B.A. in journalism and political science from Cal State University, Long Beach, which she attended after graduating from the former Rolling Hills High School.

Stephen O’Neil, Treasurer

Steve is a third generation Californian who grew up in Palos Verdes Estates, attended Valmonte, Malaga Cove and Dapplegrey Elementary Schools and was in the first graduating class of Palos Verdes High School.  After graduating from USC with a degree in business administration, Steve pursued a long career in finance and money management.  Steve’s many accomplishments include:

Security Traders Association, Chairman of the Board 2000,

National Association of Investment Professionals, Secretary of the Board of Directors,

and Security Traders Association of Los Angeles, President 1990.

Always remembering that Palos Verdes is a special place, he moved his family from Rancho Palos Verdes back to Palos Verdes Estates 38 years ago and has been here ever since.  Steve realizes that what sets PVE apart as such an exceptional and unique city, is in good part due to the careful citywide planning set in place when it was founded almost 100 years ago.  It is this deliberate attention to city planning that Steve hopes to maintain as a member of the PVHA Board of Directors.

Art Jury

George Sweeney, Architect
Palos Verdes Art Jury, President
George Sweeney received a five year professional degree from the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 1971, and was employed with Southern California architectural firms from 1964 through 1976. In 1976 Mr. Sweeney opened his office in Malaga Cove Plaza and has designed homes for numerous clients on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and in the cities of Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Brentwood… (read more)

Jeffrey A. Dahl, Architect
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
Born in Montebello California in 1958, Jeff was raised in Costa Mesa. He attended California Polytechnic State University School of Architecture in San Luis Obispo and graduated in June of 1982. (read more)


Criss Gunderson, AIA, Architect Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
Starting his practice in 1984, Criss, who had lived on the peninsula for most his life, came home. He earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture, an accelerated 5 year Professional program, from the School of Architecture, Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo. He returned to the Palos Verdes area that he had always loved and appreciated for its uniqueness and beauty. (read more)


Miriam Rainville, Landscape Designer
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
Miriam brings welcome expertise in landscape design to the Art Jury. Miriam has extensive knowledge and experience working with water-wise plant materials, which are appropriate and often native to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She has been leading design and installation projects across Los Angeles for over 20 years. (read more)

Carolbeth Cozen, AIA, Architect
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member 
Carolbeth was born and raised in Palos Verdes Estates and is now raising her own family here. She attended University of Southern California and received a B.S. degree in Marketing and Finance, and then attended Southern California Institute of Architecture, where she received an M.A. degree in Architecture. (read more)

Miles Pritzkat, AIA, Architect 
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
A third generation Southern California native, Miles developed his interest in architecture through frequent family trips to regional landmarks and historic sites, and a love of motion picture design. A licensed architect since 1986, and prior to opening his own firm, Miles worked for 24 years at Edward Carson Beall & Associates where he was the lead architect on hundreds of projects including large estates, custom residences and institutional projects such as the Eaton Canyon Nature Center and the Redondo Beach Pier renovation. (read more)


Savery Nash  Manager

James de Rosa  Architectural Analyst

Milet Libunao  Architectural Analyst

Pamela Valasquez  Art Jury Secretary/Permit Tech