Founder and President Flindt Andersen, along with our Board President, Secretary, Treasurer and sitting Board Members make up the PAIN Board of Directors. Each member is a pillar of the local community in their respective fields and help to make us an increasingly successful foundation.
We are grateful for the continued support of community organizations and public officials that make our mission possible. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults in the Central Valley.
Board Of Directors
Flindt Andersen / Founder & President
Flindt Andersen is the Founder and President of Parents & Addicts in Need (PAIN). He is a life-long Fresno resident where he graduated from McLane High School in 1973 and then attended California State University Fresno. He has been married for 40+ years and has two sons.
From 1987-2007 he was the owner of Andersen & Associates, a legal support service business assisting Attorneys and their law firms.
Flindt's first experience with drugs was experimenting with alcohol at age 13. This progressed to illegal drugs thru high school and college and later led to his 20 year battle with prescription drugs. He entered the Betty Ford treatment center in 2001. It was at this point where he decided to get clean and sober, stay clean and sober and live life again.
His life experiences led him to found PAIN in 2009, as well as start his speaking career “Don’t Hide The Scars.” Flindt speaks across the state at Universities, High Schools, and professional groups giving his personal testimony and addressing the public with information about today’s youth and the prescription drug epidemic.
Michael Margosian / Law Office of Michael J. Margosian / Chairman
Michael Margosian was born and raised in Fresno, attending Hoover High School, California State University, Fresno and ultimately McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Michael has had a busy family law practice in the Central Valley dealing with families and persons in need, for over thirty-nine years. Michael has been active with the Clovis West Band and Colorguard and Foundation West, the education foundation at the school, serving as its president for many years. He has also served as a board member for the Fresno County Board Association and as President of the Exchange Club of Fresno. Along with his wife, Carla, Michael has been an active supporter of PAIN. They have two daughters, one son and four grandchildren.
Timothy L. Thompson / Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach Law Firm / Vice Chair
Tim Thompson is an attorney who has worked in the Valley since 1987. He is a partner in the law firm Whitney, Thompson and Jeffcoach. Mr. Thompson is interested in various community activities and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County and is currently President of the Board of Directors of San Joaquin Country Club. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Fresno Art Museum. He is married to Susan Thompson and has two adult children, Briana Thompson and Tim Thompson Jr. His hobbies include skiing, especially heli-skiing, golf, hiking, sailing and paddle boarding.
Pamela Smith / Paralegal at Law Office of Dean B. Gordon / Treasurer
Pamela Smith was born and raised in Fresno California. She graduated from McLane High School in 1977 and then earned an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Fresno City College. Pamela served on the FCC Paralegal Advisory Board for several years and has been employed as the Senior Paralegal and Office Manager for the last 20 years for the Law Office of Dean B. Gordon, which specializes in employment law and personal injury.
Pamela Smiths only child, Jackson Smith, died of a counterfeit OxyContin laced with Fentanyl on July 3, 2016, at the age of 22. On April 3, 2018, Pamela was invited to Sacramento by Assemblyman Jim Patterson to speak about Jackson’s story as Assemblyman Patterson introduced a new bill, AB2467, to the Public Safety Committee in order to increase the prison time for the traffickers of Fentanyl.
Pamela has become a supporter of PAIN since meeting Founder, Flindt Andersen in Sacramento in April 2018. Shortly after meeting Flindt, she accompanied him in speaking at local schools on the dangers of drugs, telling Jackson’s story. Pamela also served on PAIN’s 8th Annual Oh So Thankful fundraising dinner committee of 2018.
Jamee Ashjian-Moltini / James Ashjian Lighting & Home / Secretary
Jamee Moltini is a Valley girl through and through… Born and raised in Fresno, Jamee has always had the desire to be part of her community. Jamee graduated from Bullard High School in 1987 and moved to Monterey in 1990 where she sold real estate for 12 years. She met her husband Phil, a Monterey native, in 1995 and in 2002, she convinced her husband to move back to Fresno, where they both work alongside family at James Ashjian Lighting and Home. Mother to her “greatest joy”, their son Jimmy. She served 6 years as a board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California. She truly has a passion for helping people and is honored to be a part of the PAIN family.
Kim Ball / Sales Executive at Blue Shield California
Kim Ball is a sales executive for Blue Shield of California, and has worked in the health insurance industry for over 20 years. Born and raised in the Midwest, Kim received her Bachelor of Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and upon graduating, worked for several years in Chicago.
After marrying her husband Mike in 1992, Kim moved to Fresno, and together they have raised their three children, Nick, Caroline, and Michael. Kim has been actively involved through the years at her childrens’ schools, most recently serving on the boards of the Boosters Club and Parents Guild at San Joaquin Memorial High School. She also serves on the board of the Central California Health Underwriters Association, and is a longtime member of the La Feliz Guild. Kim brings a passion for children to the board, and for making Fresno a better community in which to raise them.
Peter Orlando / Senior V.P. Retail California
Peter Orlando is a commercial real estate veteran with over 30 years of retail leasing, tenant representation, and investment opportunity experience.
Peter’s career started in 1985 with Grubb & Ellis Company. Peter later founded Commercial Retail Associates (a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail properties) in 1990 and was a shareholder for 10 years. Currently, Peter is a partner of Retail California, which recently merged with Pearson Realty/Grubb & Ellis to form the largest independent commercial real estate company in Central California.
Peter lists over 2 million square feet of retail space consisting of ground up neighborhood and power-promotional centers in the seven Central Valley counties. Peter represents such name retailers as JP Morgan Chase Bank, Smart & Final Grocery Company, Ross Stores, Grocery Outlet, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and Cold Stone Creamery.
Peter is an active participant with International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as past Program Chair of the Monterey, CA convention. Peter is a lifetime resident of Fresno, CA and graduated from California State University at Fresno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing in 1985. Peter serves on the Board of Directors for P.A.I.N, St. Patricks Day Golf Foundation and is also a Presidents Club member for Community Hospitals of California.
Dr. Mike Roubicek, PhD, LCSW / Partner at Roubicek and Thacker
“Dr. Mike” has been a psychotherapist since 1983 and has lived in the Central Valley for over 30 years. Mike graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from what is now Alliant University in Fresno. He is the co-founder of Lifestyle Transformation, a treatment program for food addiction and compulsive overeating. He has also been on the teaching staff at Fresno State University and at National University in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate training programs. In addition to his general therapy practice, Mike specializes in; helping those who struggle with anxiety, stress and feeling overwhelmed by life, overcoming depression and dealing with related concerns that arise from trauma or abuse, overcoming addictions, and managing challenges that arise before and after Bariatric Surgery.
John Bezmalinovic / In-House Counsel Granville Homes
John Bezmalinovic is in-house counsel at Assemi Group, INC. Mr. Bezmalinovic completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, earning a B.A and a M.A. in history in 1993. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Mr. Bezmalinovic began his legal career at Baker, Manock & Jensen and then practiced at Fishman, Larsen, Goldring & Zeitler before joining Assemi Group, Inc., where his practice focuses on real estate transactions and development.
Gordon M. Webster Jr. / President Pacific Publishing Group
Gordon M. Webster, Jr. is the President of the Pacific Publishing Group and Publisher of The Business Journal, serving Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare Counties, and was the recipient of the 2002 Central California Excellence in Business Award (small business category). A recipient of the J. U. Berry Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation. A fourth generation publisher of The Business Journal, Webster has worked at the paper in a variety of capacities since his graduation from Oregon State University in 1973. He assumed the publisher’s role in 1981 when the paper was still a daily legal newspaper, The Fresno Daily Report. In 1991, Webster converted The Daily Report to The Business Journal, introducing news coverage of the Valley’s Business Community and expanding circulation of the newspaper more than ten fold. A 1969 graduate of Bullard High School, Webster is the father of three children.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Webster is currently the Chairman of the Institute for Family Business at Fresno State, Board Member of Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame and Board Member of the San Joaquin Political Academy. He is also the Past Chairman of Community Medical Foundation, Past President of the American Court and Commercial Newspaper Association, Past President (3 terms) of Bullard High School Boosters, Past President of the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Rotary Club of Fresno and Past Chairman of the Board of Frespac (Political Action Committee of the Fresno Chamber).
In the twenty years since The Fresno Daily Report was converted to The Business Journal, advertising sales have grown by more than 1000%, circulation of the journal has grown to 9500 subscribers in the 4 county areas, and overall revenues for the company have more than quadrupled. Equally important, The Business Journal has become an important fixture in the Central San Joaquin Valley business community
Mary Kay Buckley / Clinical Social Work / Therapist, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Mary Kay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently works in private practice, she has also worked in hospice care and in the emergency departments at St. Agnes and Valley Medical Center. She came to Fresno through the Jesuit Volunteer Corp after college at LeMoyne in Syracuse New York. She received her MSW from California State University Fresno and has mentored and supervised many Social Workers through non-profit placements. She was the chair of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fresno for 12 years and belongs to several volunteer guilds in the Community. She is married to Tom Hackett and has three children and two grandchildren. She is trained in trauma and EMDR and is passionate about helping those who suffer with addictions.
Michelle Randel / Randel Architecture and Design
Michele is an architect with Randel Architecture and Design. She has worked on many different types of projects in the Fresno area. Michele feels a great pull to historic work. Michele previously sat on the City of Fresno’s Historic Preservation Commission, trying to make Fresno a better place to live for herself and future generations. Born and raised in Fresno, Michele graduated from Bullard High School and received her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. On her return to Fresno, she met her husband of 18 years, Dave, a Fresno State graduate. They have two girls. She is also an exam content expert for the California Architect Board and aids with the California supplemental exam. Michele is a lecturer at California State University, Fresno in the construction management department where she is heading up the new architecture special major.
Advisory Board Members
Richard Wathen / CEO Wathen-Castanos
Mr. Wathen began his involvement in housing as a youth working for his family home building business in all trades and phases of production housing. He attended California State University, Fresno studying business and finance. After college, Mr. Wathen spent 8 years in the securities industry with Paine Weber and Associate Vice President with Prudential Securities. In 1987, he joined with cousin, Kevin Castanos, to form Wathen Castanos Inc. The company has developed over 50 new home communities, building and selling over 4,000 single family homes. His responsibilities have included project feasibility, market research, product design, sales and marketing, and overall corporate planning and strategy. He and his wife, Gina, have three children: Chad, Chelsea, and Chessa. Mr. Wathen has been active on the boards of Fresno Christian Schools, FCA, and many ministries at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Peter D. Castanos / Owner/Partner Castanos Homes
Peter was born and raised in Fresno, California and attended San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno. After his graduation from high school, Peter worked for Mansionette Homes where his uncles, Jack Wathen and Ron Wathen, taught him how to build homes. Soon, after earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Peter joined Wathen Castanos Homes where he continued his career in real estate in the capacity of new home sales. After some years of helping valley residents with their new home search, Peter took on the role of managing the company’s sales and marketing responsibilities.
Peter is currently the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Wathen Castanos Homes. He manages the company’s new home sales communities in the Central Valley and Central Coast. His responsibilities include producing sales for the company, hiring and training the sales team, managing mortgage lenders and escrows, overseeing the execution of purchase contracts, overseeing the design staff, managing the marketing team, creating company branding, project logos, advertising and web design. Additionally, Peter also contributes his time toward project research, product design, competitive analysis and the review of current market values. Peter serves as the President of the Serra Meadows Home Owners Association in San Luis Obispo as well as Secretary of the Avalon Quarter Home Owners Association in Visalia. Peter and his soul mate Monique were married in 1999 and recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. Although he finds well-being hiking the Sierra Mountains and developing new home communities, Peter realizes his true purpose while present with his wife and young children Ave Maria, Tasiana and Wyland.
Richard Aaron, Esq. / Dowling, Aaron & Keeler
Mr. Aaron is the CEO of the law firm of Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, one of the leading full-service law firms in central California. After obtaining his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Southern California in 1976, Mr. Aaron earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1979, and joined the firm in 1979. In 1991, Mr. Aaron was among the first group of attorneys in California to earn his Certificate of Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to estate planning for high net worth individuals, Mr. Aaron handles a wide variety of business transactions, including entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, financing and real property transactions. He also serves on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards.
Kevin Tweed / Founder Pavillon Properties
Mr. Tweed is the founder of Pavilion Properties, a commercial real estate development company in Fresno, California. He graduated in 1978 from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing. Mr. Tweed originated a commercial real estate brokerage firm in 1982 with Thomas A. Anderson known as Anderson Tweed Commercial Associates. Grubb & Ellis Company purchased Anderson Tweed in 1985. Pavilion Properties was formed in 1987 and specializes in the development of retail shopping centers in the Central Valley of California. Mr. Tweed is responsible for the development of over 100 shopping centers in California and 62 Kmart deals. He is a current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, past president of Infant of Prague Adoption Agency, WestAmerica Bank and Fansler Foundation. Mr. Tweed is married with three children.
Michael Thomason / Principal Thomason Development
Mr. Thomason is the principal at Thomason Development Company, a commercial real estate company established in 1960 and based in Fresno. It is a regional development company with experience in commercial retail, office, industrial and residential multi-family and single-family real estate development. Mr. Thomason is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a degree in real estate and construction management in 1992. While he was at the university, he was involved with the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Mr. Thomason was previously a broker at Retail California, a position he held from 2000 to 2010.
Linda Penner / Executive Officer of the Board of State and Community Corrective
Linda Penner is a lifetime resident of Fresno County. She graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School and is a graduate of California State University, Fresno. In 1977, Linda began her career with the Fresno County Probation Department and worked in various classifications. These included Victim / Witness Advocate, Deputy Probation Officer, Probation Services Manager, Probation Division Director, and in April 2005 she was appointed as the Chief Probation Officer. Through the years, Linda continues to be an active participant in numerous civic organizations. As Chief Probation Officer she helped to spearhead the construction of the new Juvenile Justice Campus which opened in 2006. The campus, the largest capital project undertaken by Fresno County, will serve as a national model for the furtherance of juvenile justice and serve the citizens of Fresno County for years to come.
My Time Recovery
Clovis Police Department
Clovis Unified School District
Dinuba Unified School District
Fresno County Sheriff’s Department
Bullard High School
St. Paul Catholic Newman Center
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Smittcamp Family Foundation
Lisa Smittcamp, Fresno County District Attorney
Hemming Morse, LLP
Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach
Law Office of Michael J. Margosian
United Way of Fresno County
Big ‘D’ Ranch
California Bank & Trust
Dowling, Aaron, Inc.
EECU - Rick Browning
J. Frank Schmidt Family Foundation
Leon S. Peters Foundation
New Perceptions Treatment Facility
Wathen - Castanos Homes
Assemblyman Jim Patterson
Sutton Haugue Law Corporation
Fresno State Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Council
Sunnyland Bulgur Wheat, Inc.
Bruno Lometti Farms
Jordan Tax and Accounting
Ashjian Lighting Co.
Thomason Development Company
CBMC - Tom Sommers
The Business Journal
Kingsburg Unified School District
Deran Koligian Farms