Board of Directors

Project Self-Sufficiency has been an innovative public/private partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and the Project Self-Sufficiency Foundation. PSS is now a fully operating nonprofit! Same good people helping the same families.

Project Self-Sufficiency Board of Directors are volunteers committed to serving their community. The Board represents a diverse group of professionals dedicated to improving support to identified families through the services of Project Self-Sufficiency.

  • President: Cherie Schenck
  • Chief Financial Officer: John Hannum
  • Executive Vice President: Tien Phan
  • VP Marketing: Cherie Schenck
  • VP Membership: Ellen Nialis
  • VP Resources Development: Michael Araluce
  • Secretary: Denise Busby
  • Executive Director:: Beth Jackson-Pardo, MSW
  • Office Manager: Nhi Pham
  • Development Director: Maya McElroy

The Team