Our Officers and
     Board of Directors

R.Timothy Philen


A native of the city of Los Angeles, Tim Philen graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University in 1972 and began a lifelong career in the arts.

For 38 years he was Chief Creative Officer of Philen Advertising, and received the Program Length Advertisement of the Year (P.L.A.Y.) award in 1993 for “The Thinking Man’s Guide….”

Mr. Philen also wrote Harper & Row/Lippincott’s “You CAN Run Away From It!” and composed “The Last Noel,” a Warner Chappell/Word Music Christmas anthem for orchestra and choir.

Today, with his wife, Sherryl, and four children, he is developing Philen Pharms, an artisanal organic orchard and vineyard of heirloom fruits grown exclusively for the Four Seasons Hotels.

Mr. Philen is also a member of the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles and has served as a Ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Email: laphilanthropic@gmail.com


William E. Nassour III

Vice President/Secretary

William E. “Tripp” Nassour is a Managing Principal of United Security Investors, a private mortgage lender based in Beverly Hills, California.

Mr. Nassour was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

In addition to his work with United Security Investors, he is actively involved in the community, including serving on the board of directors of the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association.

Mr. Nassour lives in the Pacific Palisades with his wife Kelly and their three children.


Sherwood C. Kingsley, c.p.a.

Vice President/Treasurer

A past President and a Director for more than three decades, Sherwood Kingsley today serves as LAPF’s Vice President/Treasurer.

Mr. Kingsley received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California, and then earned his licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. For more than 30 years he has been a prominent tax and estate planning Consultant to Southern California businesses, and is now enjoying a second career as a Teacher, helping individuals and families learn wealth-building and management strategies.

His most consuming passion, however, is serving as a Legislative Ambassador in Washington, D.C. for the American Cancer Society, promoting laws and policies that fight cancer through education, prohibition of cancer causing substances, and funding for research.

Sherwood Kingsley and his wife Rona call Culver City their home.


James N. Cantrell

Vice President/Finance

A past President of the Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation, Jim Cantrell brings more than 40 years of professional financial experience to the LAPF Board of Directors. As Senior Vice President with the Cantrell Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services Inc. in Seal Beach, California, Jim advises institutional and individual investors on investment policy, estate preservation strategies and portfolio management. His clients include major labor organizations, foundations and other nonprofit corporations.

Mr. Cantrell frequently speaks with business groups on current trends in the U.S. economy and serves as an Instructor in continuing education for the Society of California Accountants.

He has served as a Director of the Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation since 1994 and has also received the designation Director For Life.

Jim Cantrell lives in Long Beach with his wife, Marjorie Cantrell, Psy.D., MFT.


James A. Eddy

Director For Life

James Eddy graduated from the University of Southern California, served as an Officer in the United States Navy and spent 35 years as an Executive with California Federal Savings and Loan Association, finishing his career as Regional Vice President over 28 offices.

Community service has reflected Jim’s many personal interests. He was founding Treasurer of the USC Oceanographic Associates, President of the Trojan Shrine Club, President of the Ivy Glen Corporation (housing for the disabled), Director of the Royal Oaks Foundation (housing assistance for the aged) and today serves as President of the David X. Marks Foundation, which awards athletic-academic scholarships at USC.

Jim Eddy is a former Commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club and the Transpacific Yacht Club. He is a Master Mason who has served as President of the Trojan Shrine Club.

He and his wife of 65 years, Janet, have four children and ten grandchildren.


Nicholas R. Hutzler, ph.d.


A physics Professor at California Institute of Technology, Nicholas Hutzler holds the distinction of being not only the first faculty member of a university that LAPF serves to sit on our Board of Directors, but also the first former recipient of LAPF scholarships to do so.

Professor Hutzler went on from his undergraduate studies in mathematics at Caltech to receive his A.M. and Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2009 and 2014 respectively.

He returned in 2017 to Caltech as Assistant Professor of Physics and namesake of the new Hutzler Lab, a state-of-the-art experimental laboratory that will develop techniques to “control cold molecules for a variety of applications, in particular, precision measurement searches for physics beyond the standard model.”

His wife Mary holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Harvard. She is a Data Scientist for Microsoft, developing cloud-based artificial intelligence solutions for conservation science. Mary is also a former LAPF scholarship recipient who met Nick when they were students at Caltech.


Wolfgang V. Kupka

Past President

Born in Germany and raised on the East Coast, Wolfgang Kupka relocated to Southern California in 1970 after serving honorably in the United States Air Force in Okinawa and Japan.

He studied at UCLA, and then received his Bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis in real estate, from California State University Los Angeles.

Mr. Kupka was a prominent financial services investment Real Estate Broker with Cushman and Wakefield before founding Vista Realty Advisors in 1998, a commercial real estate acquisition, disposition and consulting firm. Today, he serves as its Chairman Emeritus.

He is also active in the community, as a member of the Jonathan Club, the American Legion, Masonic Lodge and Al Malaikah Shrine. Mr. Kupka also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena.

He and his wife Gari, and their daughter, Kristina, are longtime residents of Pasadena.


John W. McIntyre, c.p.a.

Director For Life

Mr. McIntyre is a former President of the Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation and has served LAPF as a Director since 1995.

A Co-Founder of Health Care Microsystems, Inc. and former Director of HMS Holdings Corp., he is currently Vice Chairman for Research Corporation Technologies.

Mr. McIntyre is a former Fellow and Associate Professor with the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the former Chairman for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and operations and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. He received his C.P.A. as a management consultant in the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Whinney.