Board of Directors
President Christina Shea
Christina Shea was elected to the Irvine City Council in a landslide victory in 1992 and, after a four-year term, was elected Mayor in 1996 and re-elected in 1998. In 2002, Councilwoman and former Mayor Shea returned to the Irvine City Council, where she served until 2010. After a two-year hiatus, she was again elected to public office, and is currently a member of the Irvine City Council.
Councilwoman Shea has been a strong supporter of local law enforcement, and saw the City of Irvine reap the rewards as one of America’s Safest Cities during her first eight years in public office. She has been named one of Orange County’s “Leaders of the Year” by the Conservative Women’s Leadership Association and featured as one of the “Most Influential Women in Orange County” by Orange County Metro Magazine. Councilwoman Christina Shea was recognized by our local assemblyman, Chuck DeVore, to be the 2008 Woman of the year for the Seventieth Assembly District.
Dedicated to sound fiscal responsibility for both the present and the future, Christina has historically opposed municipal tax increases, supports privatization, and during her years as Mayor, helped streamline Irvine’s municipal services and staff while maintaining high service levels. Councilwoman Shea has served on the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority, the Board of Directors for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, the Orange County Sanitation District, and is a member of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors.
Councilwoman Shea served numerous volunteer organizations, including the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, the Board of Directors for the Irvine Child Care Project, and the Advisory Board and past Capital Campaign Director for Human Options. In addition to her Council duties, the Councilwoman serves on the Orange County Republican Central Committee and the Board of Directors of a private sector corporation.
Ms. Shea has been a resident of Irvine since 1977 and currently lives in the village of Quail Hill. Additionally, she is an independent business consultant and works with Realty One Group in Irvine.
Board Member Mary Ann Gaido
Mary Ann is a member of the City of Irvine Planning Commission and a former Irvine City Councilmember. Her public service career work has included serving on various commissions and boards including the Irvine Transportation Phasing Task Force, as well as serving on the Irvine Barclay Theatre Board.
In 1968, Mary Ann Gaido and her young family moved to Irvine. Her young children attended Irvine’s first public schools. Mary Ann, like many parents, became actively involved with the schools, helping to establish Irvine’s national reputation for excellence in education.
Mary Ann Gaido’s commitment to public service has never wavered. She served on the Irvine Planning Commission and then the City Council in the 1970s and 1980s. In 2000, Mary Ann once again stepped forward to serve on the Planning Commission. As current Chair of the Irvine Planning Commission, she also is on Irvine’s key committees and task forces to improve traffic flow and keep Irvine’s roads safe.
For many years Mary Ann has been dedicated to the visual and performing arts in Irvine. She currently serves as the City’s appointed member on the Irvine Barclay Theatre Board.
A long-time member of the League of Women Voters, Mary Ann has always taken the lead in working for important government reforms.
Mary Ann was Vice-President of St. Joseph Health System where she was a strong and effective advocate for improved hospital care and healthier communities. Now Mary Ann Gaido is once again devoting full-time to charitable causes and public service.
Board Member Scott Darrell
Scott has served on the ICLT Board of Directors since its inception. He was the Executive Director of The Kennedy Commission, and also worked for LINC Housing as its Vice President, and Asset Manager for the LA Community Design Center. He is currently an instructor in the University of California system and is working as the Executive Director of Housing with Heart.
Scott earned his Master’s Degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland and has over 20 years experience in the affordable housing field, including development, asset management, property management and policy development.
Board Member Nancy Donnelly
Nancy came on Board the Land Trust in 2006 with an impressive educational and civic experience track record. She graduated with a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts after attending the University of Cincinnati and University of Rhode Island majoring in education.Her civic experience includes serving as President of the UCI Medical Center Associates, President of the MA Council of Human Services Providers, CASA of Springfield, MA Treasurer, and Western MA Service Providers President. She is currently involved with the Advocates for Adults with Developmental Disabilities organization.
Prior to retiring in 2002, Nancy was Executive Vice President of the Center for Human Development, a Housing & Human Services Corporation.
Board Member Patrick Strader
Patrick is one of the original members of the ICLT Board, serving since 2006. He received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law and studied Political Science at UCLA.
Patrick has served on the Board of Directors for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Irvine Valley College Foundation, Irvine Children’s Fund Board and NAIOP.Patrick currently serves as Starpointe Ventures Vice President/General Counsel in the Real Estate Development and Consulting Division. Prior to that he worked directly with non-profit developers including Jamboree Housing Corporation and Bridge Housing, and has also worked with for-profit housing developers on projects ranging from acquisition through entitlement.
Joyce’s professional experience began in the fixed income capital markets, working with Morgan Stanley’s U.S. government bond department in New York. Her real estate focus began after joining Security Pacific Bank’s Real Estate Asset Distribution Group in Los Angeles, a team charged with syndicating $2 billion in construction loans from the bank’s portfolio. After the bank merged with Bank of America, Joyce was recruited to spear-head the Emerging Markets Distribution Group, marketing Latin American sovereign debt to institutional investors. She later joined Washington Mutual Bank’s Real Estate Syndicated Finance Group, where she structured and syndicated residential and commercial development loans. Joyce was eventually recruited by Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Bank, where, as a Senior Client Manager, she managed the bank’s relationships with middle market, Orange County developers, as well as The Irvine Company.
Over the years Joyce also enjoyed roles in the non-profit arena, working with the U.S. Committee for UNICEF and The Merage Foundations. Her public sector experience began with the City of Irvine’s Community Development Department while attending the University of California, Irvine’s, Planning, Policy and Design Graduate Program. The focus of her work was a fiscal impact analysis associated with the planned residential development of the Irvine Business Complex. More recently, Joyce enjoyed her role as a Project Manager and Consultant with the County’s Department of Public Works.
Jeffrey Lalloway, elected to the Irvine City Council in November 2010, is a father, husband, attorney, businessman, and proud Irvine resident.
After graduating in 1986 with highest honors from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Jeffrey attended Villanova University School of Law. While at Villanova Law School, he was a member of the prestigious Law Review and was a recipient of the Law Alumni Award. In 1989, he graduated from Villanova Law School at the top of his class.
After many years as an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey moved his practice to Irvine. He currently practices family law in Orange County. His commentaries on financial and economic issues have been featured in magazines and newspapers including Time, People, USA Today, and the Daily Breeze. Prior to going into private practice, Jeffrey worked in the Philadelphia office of the U.S. Attorney.
Jeffrey and his wife Laura are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Regan, age 9, and Sydney, a 5-year-old. Laura Lalloway is a Medical Science Liaison with a Fortune 500 medical and consumer products company.
Currently, Jeffrey is a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Orange County Sanitation District, the Orange County Housing Authority Advisory Committee, and the Newport Bay Watershed Advisory Executive Committee. Jeffrey is an active cyclist and raises funds and awareness for ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Previously, Jeffrey served as Vice Chairman of the Irvine Finance Commission.
In his spare time, Jeffrey is the assistant coach for his daughter’s softball team and enjoys sharing the Indian Princess experiences with his girls.
The Lalloway family has also opened their home to two pugs, Sammy and Rocky.