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Charles J. Gomer, Ph.D.

Charles J. Gomer, Ph.D.

First elected 1997, term expires 11/17

Chuck Gomer is Vice Chairman for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics and Radiation Oncology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  He is also Director of the Radiation Biology Cancer Research Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and he is the 2013-2014 elected President of the USC faculty.  Dr. Gomer received his BS degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University and his Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from SUNY Buffalo.  He also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Chuck and his wife Tricia have two daughters that are graduates of the Glendora Unified School District. Chuck previously served on the SITE Councils at both Sellers Elementary School and Goddard Middle School.  He is currently the Board of Education representative to the PTA Council and a member of the District College Going Culture Committee.  He is also a member and past president of the Glendora Kiwanis Club.  Contact Dr. Gomer at:


Cory Ellenson

First elected 2013, term expires 11/17

Cory Ellenson is a third-generation Glendoran, and lifelong Glendora resident. He attended Sellers Elementary School and Goddard Middle School, and graduated from Glendora High School. He graduated cum laude from the USC Leventhal School of Accounting with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and graduated from the UCLA School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. As a student, Cory spent time working for the United States Senate, the California Attorney General, and Ernst & Young LLP. Cory is now a tax attorney for the United States Department of the Treasury, where he litigates cases on behalf of the federal government before the United States Tax Court. Cory currently serves as Treasurer for the Glendora Kiwanis Club, volunteer tutor for the Stanton Elementary School Barton Reading Program, volunteer for the Glendora Education Foundation, and Senior Warden for the Glendora Masonic Lodge. Cory and his wife Natalia, also a Glendora native, plan to raise a family in Glendora. Contact Cory Ellenson at: cellenson@glendora.k12.ca.us


Douglas R. Ferrell, P.E.

Douglas R. Ferrell, P.E.

First elected 1999, term expires 11/15

Doug Ferrell is a native Californian and has lived his entire life in the San Gabriel Valley. He completed early education in the Glendora Unified School District, attending Cullen Elementary, Goddard Junior High School, and finally Glendora High School. He then attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1978 with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering. His time at BYU was interrupted for a 2-year church mission to South America where he served in the country of Ecuador. Doug is currently registered as a Professional Civil Engineer in 16 states and is the president of Patrell Engineering Group, Inc., a Glendora based firm that specializes in the engineering design of recreational water and theme park attractions. Doug and his wife Nancy, also a registered Professional Civil Engineer, are the proud parents of four children, Monica, John, Jeff and Kirsty. Doug and Nancy enjoy their family passion for academics, competitive swimming, and giving service to others in schools, church activities, scouts and booster clubs.

Doris Blum

Doris Blum
Vice President
First elected 1983, term expires 11/15

Doris Blum was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After graduation and working as a medical technician, she moved to Arizona before finally settling in California where she met and married Jerry Blum in 1962. She and Jerry have two children and four grandchildren. Both her children attended Glendora schools and graduated from GHS. Doris first became involved in the District through PTA at Cullen Elementary School in 1971, where she was President. She later served on the PTA Boards at both Goddard and GHS, and continues to be actively involved as Legislation Chairman at both Glendora Council PTA and 1st District PTA. Doris was first elected to the Glendora Board of Education in 1983 and has served for 18 years, 4 terms as President. Doris currently serves on many local, state and national education committees. She is also a member of the Glendora Kiwaniannes, Glendora Coordinating Council, Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters, and 1st District PTA. E-mail Doris Blum at dorisblum@verizon.net.

Mike Gautreau

Mike Gautreau
First elected 2005, term expires 11/17

Mike Gautreau is a Southern California native. He graduated from West Covina High School , attended the University of California at San Diego and Cal Poly Pomona where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree and Teaching Credential. He has since earned a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Services Credential. Mike has served as the Principal of Covina High School, and Assistant Principal of Bonita High School in La Verne. His teaching career included 11 years at Sandburg Middle School , as well as part-time assignments at Citrus College and Mt. San Antonio College. He coached high school, college, and club swim teams for 19 years. For the past 30 years he has officiated high school and college football, and currently serves as the Instructional Chairman for the California Football Officials Association. His wife Barbara teaches at Glendora High School , and daughters Nicole and Brooke both attend Glendora schools.