Chair, City of Pomona, Council Member for District 4
A life-long Pomona resident, Paula Lantz graduated from Pomona High School, Pomona College and holds a Masters in Education from Claremont Graduate School. She taught school in Pomona, and as a registered Social Worker, was Foster-Care Coordinator for Hillview Acres in Chino, CA and ultimately a Foster Parent for many years. She also spent several years working with Developmentally Delayed infants and counseling their families. She and her husband Fred have four children. She was on Pomona First Baptist School’s Executive Board for 15 years, and a “soccer mom” for 10.
Paula was elected to the Pomona City Council in April of 1991. She chairs or is President of Tri-City Mental Health Center’s Governing Board, the Pomona-Walnut-Rowland Join Water Line Commission and Foothill Transit’s Executive Board. Paula is also past president of the Inland Valley Economic Development Corporation and represents Claremont, La Verne and Pomona on SCAG’s Regional Council and its Community, Education and Human Development Committee.
A member of both Pomona Heritage and the Pomona Historical Society, Paula has a keen interest in historical preservation, restoration and housing in general. For the last several years she has purchased, rehabilitated and sold homes in older run-down neighborhoods, primarily to first-time homebuyers. During her terms as President of the Inland Valley Economic Development Corporation, they became approved as a participant in HUD’s non-profit repossession-rehabilitation program. They have since purchased or built and sold over 50 homes to low and moderate income families in Pomona, Ontario, Chino, Rialto and Fontana.
City of La Verne, City Council
As a member of the La Verne City Council, I am proud to be a Board Member for Tri City Mental Health. As with many other committees, I take my responsibilities seriously and will dedicate as much time needed to do the job tasked to me. I have been a resident of La Verne for 32 years and have been involved in many aspects of La Verne including serving two terms as a member of the Bonita Unified School District Board. I am a graduate of the University of La Verne and I also work as a Business Manager for Enrollment Management at the University. My husband and I, Robert, have been married for 37 years and have two married children, two grandsons and a new granddaughter. My motto has always been “To do what is best for Children.” Tri City serves many children along with adults, and I have witnessed from each and every staff member, their commitment to serve their client to the best of their ability.
Chuck Leeb, Ph.D
Dr. Leeb earned his interfield Ph.D in Education and in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in1973. Except for a six year break, he has called Claremont home since 1970. From 1976-79, he served as the Associate Southern Regional Director for Mental Retardation for the State of Nevada and from 1979-82, was the Director of the Children and Adolescent Program of the Biofeedback and Psychophysiology program at the world famous Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.
Since his return to Claremont, Dr. Leeb has directed hospital-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs for adults and adolescents, as well as in-patient psychiatric programs for adults, adolescents and children. He is currently in Private Practice in Claremont. He specializes in forensic and clinical psychology.
He has published and presented numerous scientific articles and papers in his field.
Dr. Leeb has served as a member of the Claremont Youth and Family Master Plan Update Committee, a member of the Claremont Mental Health Collaboration Committee, and as a Delegate to the Tri-City Mental Health Restructuring Process. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and serves as the co-chairperson for the Psychoanalytic Psychology Committee for LACPA.
Edina Martinez, Psy.D
Edina Martinez, Psy.D. has lived in Pomona for over 20 years. She graduated from Pomona Catholic High School and received her BA from the University of San Francisco. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Martinez has a strong commitment to the quality of mental health services available to the public. She has worked in various capacities in community mental health organizations in Los Angeles County.
Dr. Martinez was given the opportunity to be part of the Governing Board three years ago and has been honored to be able to be part of something that is very close to her heart. Dr. Martinez was a first year student in her doctoral program when she acted as a "trainee" who provided psychological testing services for Tri-City Mental Health.
Joseph M. Lyons, Ph.D., DPA
City of Claremont, Council Member
Councilmember Joseph M. Lyons, Ph.D. is serving his first term on the Councilmember Joseph M. Lyons, Ph.D. is serving his first term on the Claremont City Council (03/2011-03/2015), and serves as the Council representative to the Tri-City Mental Health Governing Board, the Pomona Valley Transit Authority, the City’s Committee on Aging, and the Council's Commission Nominating Ad Hoc Committee. Joseph also serves as the alternate to Foothill Transit, the Six Basins Water Master Board, and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.
Joseph was born in Fresno, and raised in the suburbs of Boston until his mid teens when the family moved to San Diego. Upon graduation from high school, Joseph went on to earn Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Microbiology from San Diego State University, and later earned a Ph.D. in Immunogenetics from Vrije Universiteit Medical School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He began his career in medical research at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine (1972-1983), and recently retired from the position he helped create in the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at the City of Hope National Medical Center (1983-2009). Joseph has been a Claremont, California, resident since 2002, and lives in a committed relationship with his beloved life partner, Sharyn Webb, and between them they have nine grandchildren.
The proud father of four sons, Joseph was actively involved at all levels of the youth sports and other organized activities in which his boys participated. He was founding president of the San Dimas High School Academic Boosters Club, and was a community member on a number of school advisory boards, including the WASC Accreditation Committee. More recently, Joseph served on the Boards of the Pomona Valley Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Inland Valley Chapter of Death Penalty Focus, and was a delegate to the Tri-City Mental Health Center’s Mental Health Services Act Planning Process. Joseph currently Chairs the Board of the Inland Valley Recovery Services.
City of La Verne
City of Pomona
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