Board meeting agendas and minutes

Bryan Starr

Chair - Bryan M. Starr

Bryan Starr is president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most influential chambers in California, overseeing economic development, and tourism for the organization as well as the Irvine Chamber Education Foundation.

Previously he served as senior vice president to Orange County Business Council (OCBC), overseeing external affairs and serving as the lead advocate for the business community in Orange County. Prior to OCBC, Bryan served as CEO of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California, Orange County Chapter. There, he directed the largest BIA chapter in California, focusing his team’s efforts primarily on issue advocacy related to commercial and residential development, as well as economic and construction industry workforce development. Starr began his association management career with the Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California as director of government affairs in 2004.

Prior to his work on behalf of the private sector, Bryan was appointed as a junior staff member to the Committee on Ways and Means, United States House of Representatives. He returned from Washington, D.C. to work on numerous state-wide political campaigns including gubernatorial and senate races. Bryan also worked as director of public affairs for a Newport Beach-based public affairs consulting firm, where he developed strategies for clients on issues ranging from municipal franchise contracts to land development and redevelopment projects, as well as having lent himself to several local political campaigns.

Bryan has served on numerous public boards including Orange County Council of Governments, OC Waste and Recycling, the City of Irvine’s Green Ribbon Commission, and was a founding board member of the Irvine Community Land Trust.

Bryan’s opinions on political strategy, issue advocacy, and association management have been published in major news outlets such as the Orange County Register, OC Metro, Long Beach Press Telegram, California Real Estate Journal, Orange County Business Journal, and several independent industry specific trade publications.

Bryan received his Bachelor of Arts in political science, with honors, from San Diego State University, and served in the United States Coast Guard.



Vice Chair Melissa Fox

Information of Melissa Fox will be forthcoming.

Leon Napper

Treasurer - Leon M. Napper

Leon M. Napper is president of “Westnap Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting Company”, located in Irvine for 37 years. The company specializes in multi-family housing and development.  He is also president of L.M. Napper Development in Greensboro, N. C. where the company is developing a residential infill subdivision on Lake Jeanette.  Leon has been a resident of Irvine for 42 years. Married to Margaret Bates Napper for 45 years, they have two children who graduated from Irvine public schools. Leon is a member of University United Methodist Church where he oversaw the construction of the administration building.

For over 40 years, Leon Napper has diligently partnered with others for social justice in a new and nationally acclaimed city (now a city of over 200,000 citizens). Leon and six other Irvine Citizens petitioned the City to develop meaningful housing strategies to accommodate all economic segments of the community.  Family housing (rental and ownership) are now available for a better quality of life in Irvine.

Leon is a former board member of “Irvine Housing  Opportunity” where he also served as secretary. He oversaw the construction of  Phases I, II & III of Woodbridge Manor, 165 units of senior housing.  Leon was also a board member of the “Boys and Girls Club of the Harbor Area”; board member and treasurer of “Pride Development Child Care Center” in Santa Ana, where he assisted in building the administration annex; and a board member of the “Orange County Fair Housing Council” for ten years.

Nancy Donnelly

Secretary - Nancy Donnelly

Nancy joined the Land Trust Board in 2006 with an impressive educational and civic experience track record. She graduated with a Master’s Degree 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 and serves on the ad hoc Task Force to Review Housing Needs of Developmentally Disabled for the City of Irvine.

Prior to retiring in 2002, Nancy was Executive Vice President of the Center for Human Development, a Housing & Human Services Corporation.



Mary Ann Gaido

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 has included serving on various commissions and boards including the Irvine Transportation Phasing Task Force and the Irvine Barclay Theatre Board. In 1968, Mary Ann Gaido and her young family moved to Irvine. Her children attended Irvine’s first public schools. Mary Ann 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. She also is on Irvine’s key committees and task forces to improve traffic flow and keep Irvine’s roads safe. A long-time member of the League of Women Voters, Mary Ann has always taken the lead in working for important government reforms.

Prior to retirement, 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 devoting her full-time to charitable causes and public service.

Christina Shea

Board Member Christina Shea

Christina Shea was elected to the Irvine City Council in 1992, 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.  She was re-elected to the City Council in 2012 and continues to serve.

Christina has dedicated her life to public service despite her busy schedule between family and work.  Currently, she is a member of the Irvine City Council, the Chairwoman of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors, a member of the Irvine/IUSD Liaison Committee, a Board member of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and the Vice Chairwoman of the Irvine Community Land Trust.  She also is Chair of the ad hoc Great Park Forensic Audit Committee, Chair of the Task Force to Review Housing Needs of the Developmentally Disabled and Chair of the ad hoc Veterans Affordable Housing Committee.  Additionally, she has served with 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.

Apart from her many civic duties, she is an independent business consultant and works with Prism Link Properties. Christina has been named one of Orange County’s “Leaders of the Year” by the California Women’s Leadership Association and featured as one of the “Most Influential Women in Orange County” by Orange County Metro Magazine and recognized by Assemblyman Chuck DeVore to be the 2008 Woman of the year for the Seventieth Assembly District.

Patrick Strader

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. Previously he worked directly with nonprofit developers including Jamboree Housing Corporation and Bridge Housing, and has also worked with for-profit housing developers on projects ranging from acquisition through entitlement.