The current Health Living Campus master plan released at the January 23 board of directors meeting was developed from more than 60 meetings during an 18-month period attended by more than 550 community members and drawing nearly 1,000 comments regarding individual elements of the campus.

During the planning phase, we formed a Community Working Group to help the board develop the project. This group of invited leaders and stakeholders was selected to represent the various populations and organizations in the Beach Cities and will serve as a community sounding board and guidepost.

To ensure the Healthy Living Campus best serves our community, we will continue to conduct public meetings to allow local residents to learn more about the Healthy Living Campus project, provide detailed feedback and interact with BCHD representatives and the project team. Additionally, the public will be able to provide input during the public comment period and public hearing that follow the release of the Draft EIR. As the project moves forward, BCHD will send periodic updates when significant developments occur.

Dates for the next Community Open Houses will be announced in February.



Tom Bakaly

Tom Baklay
Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 310-374-3426 ext. 118

Mr. Bakaly was named CEO of Beach Cities Health District in November 2016 and is responsible for managing $90 million in assets, 170 employees and more than 600 volunteers.

Kerianne Lawson

Kerianne Lawson
Chief Programs Officer

Phone: 310-374-3426 ext. 133

Mrs. Lawson, LCSW, MSG, manages all community health departments and staff, including Youth Services, Blue Zones Project and Community Services.

Leslie Dickey

Leslie Dickey
Executive Director of Real Estate

Phone: 310-374-3426 ext. 274

Mr. Dickey directs the design and construction of public sector capital programs, including entitlement processing, environmental impact reports, construction management and post-occupancy services.

Eric Garner

Eric Garner
Communications Manager

Phone: 310-374-3426 ext. 156

Mr. Garner leads outreach efforts for the Healthy Living Campus, guiding the work of the project team, creating and disseminating project information, heading-up community meetings, developing and giving public presentations and synthesizing community input.


Sue Allard
Pat Aust
Jan Buike
Craig Cadwallader
Walter Dougher
Pat Dreizler
Patrick Flannery
Geoff Gilbert
John La Rock
Jim Light
Jean Lucio
Dency Nelson
Mark Nelson
Cindy Schaben
George Schmeltzer
Joanne Sturges
Bruce Steele
Rosann Taylor
Kambria Vint
 Pete Vlahakis