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Palos Verdes Homes Association

320 Palos Verdes Drive West
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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Providing expertise to assist and guide property owners and professionals in making improvements to a residence or commercial property.


Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of five annually elected members charged with managing Association finances, holding public meetings and elections, keeping meeting minutes, approving amendments, and adopting resolutions.

Christine McNamara
Christine McNamara

Fortunate to have lived in PVE for 33 years and raise two sons here, Christine answered the call to serve the community and friends that she and her family are grateful to call home. With her executive background in finance, consulting, and operations, Christine brings a dedicated sense of purpose and urgency to her work on behalf of all Homes Association members. Open to all challenges, her immediate focus includes protecting our enviable, bucolic single-family residential neighborhoods, fiscal management, and enhanced communications.

Marlene Breene
Marlene Breene
Vice President

Marlene has been a resident in Palos Verdes Estates since 1985. Her design studio is located in Lunada Bay, and she has been a submitting professional in our city for over 36 years. Originally from New Jersey and educated at Parsons School of Design in NYC, her degree in environmental design nurtured an interdisciplinary working style, with studies in urban planning, architecture, structures, landscape, interiors, and lighting.

Special studies on the Olmsted firm, both at Parsons and through symposia by the National Association of Olmsted Parks, has instilled a deeper insight into the history of our community and sparked inspiration for the future.

Marlene is currently a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the Mediterranean Garden Society, the California Native Plant Society, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Extensive volunteer efforts past and present include Board Member for the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association, steering committee for Beautify Lunada Bay, Committee Chairperson for PTA, and docent activities for the Palos Verdes Art Center and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Like many young families, Marlene and Patrick arrived in Lunada Bay with two pre-schoolers in tow, seeking good schools and the best climate in Los Angeles. Remodeling the aging 1050’s ‘Dream Fixer’ was an introduction to the Art Jury process, an experience common to many homeowners in our neighborhoods. After a successful remodel and many busy years, the three daughters are grown, Patrick is now retired, and the house needs another ’fix’. Everything circles back.

Marlene continues to enjoy working in our extraordinary community and is enthusiastic about contributing to the Palos Verdes legacy.

Stephen O’Neil
Stephen O’Neil

Stephen O’Neil, a third generation Californian, grew up in Palos Verdes Estates, attended Valmonte, Malaga Cove and Dapplegrey elementary schools, and was in the first graduating class of Palos Verdes High School. After graduating from USC with a degree in business administration, Steve pursued a long career in finance and money management. Steve’s many accomplishments include Security Traders Association, Chairman of the Board 2000, National Association of Investment Professionals, Secretary of the Board of Directors, and Security Traders Association of Los Angeles President 1990.

Always remembering what a special place Palos Verdes is, he located his family first in Rancho Palos Verdes, then 38 years ago moved back to PVE and has been here ever since. Steve realizes that what sets PVE apart as such an exceptional and unique city, is in good part due to the careful citywide planning set in place at its founding almost 100 years age. It is this attention and deliberate city planning that Steve hopes to help maintain as a PVHA Director.

Mahmoud Farzaneh
Mahmoud Farzaneh

Mahmoud Farzaneh has been a resident of PVE since 2021.  He is a father of two young children and raising them in a great neighborhood was part of the reason he and his wife moved to PVE.

He is a structural engineer and has practiced engineering in Southern California for about two decades.  His focus has been on large commercial and residential projects as well as renovation of historic buildings.  He has worked with many renowned architects throughout the region and he manages a group of 20 engineers and drafters.

He is delighted to be part of the board of directors of Palos Verdes Homes Association and be working with the board members.

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