Meet The board
Chairman of the Board
Charlie and his wife Diane moved to Lucerne in 1990 from Colorado and now both enjoy retirement. “I love that in a small community, such as Lucerne, you can have a voice and your efforts to help the town with your experience are respected”, says Behne. This is why he starting volunteering at the Senior Center and became a Board Member in February 2020. A career Mason for 46 years, Charlie’s breadth of experience in construction will greatly help in the upcoming renovations at the Center.
Delores has been the Executive Director since May 2023. She and her husband moved to Lake County in 2014 and they immediately got involved in community activities. She has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Manager, Case Manager, Office Manager, and a governmental analyst. Delores’ experiences all include serving families and her community.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Becky has been on the Board of Directors since 2022. She is retired from Mendocino County and she and her
husband fell in love with the environment and beauty of Lake County in 2015. They purchased a home in Lake County in 2017 and began living in Lucerne in 2018. Becky is very involved in the community and volunteers on various Boards in Lucerne. She became involved by helping area seniors access activities and services at the Center. Becky recognized the need for the community’s seniors to stay engaged and informed and is in charge of news and updates to the Center Facebook page.
Originally from San Francisco, Virginia developed strong interests in community issues and local government during a residence in Humboldt County that spanned 23 years. Other highlights included volunteer work at the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and for 16 years served on the board of directors of the Redway Community Services District. Working as a reporter for local newspaper, The Redwood Times, was an especially exciting experience and afforded great insight into community issues which Graziani bought with her when she moved to Lucerne in 2014. She has been working with the Senior Center for 5 years and is very excited about the improvements taking place.
Paula moved to Lucerne from Santa Rosa in 2017 seeking a peaceful, less hectic lifestyle. Personal experience caring for her own son and father's health issues gained valuable strength in her faith, and interaction with Government Agencies; specifically healthcare, built a knowledge base which benefits the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center. Paula quickly recognized the activity going on around the Senior Center; specifically the Food Bank and wanted to give her time as a volunteer. A background in high end retail merchandising made the Thrift Store especially intriguing and it wasn't long before she was actively involved in the management and organization of the operations. Paula loves the great sense of community amongst residents and joined the board in 2019.
Alex and his wife Eden moved to Lucerne in 2021 from Antioch, California. They now own and operate the Lucerne European Market and Bistro. Alex explains, "My wife and I love to serve others, and the Bistro gives us a chance to do just that. Volunteering at the Senior Center is an extension of my love to serve and it is an honor to serve on the board."
Alex has served on the Board since September, 2022. "During this time I have gained priceless knowledge from my associates," he says. "I feel my call was
here in Lucerne, a small community, where almost everyone knows everyone."
With his background in Information Technologies, Alex has brought much-needed knowledge and skill to the Senior Center's renovation. Alex says, "I feel
honored to serve and use my experience and skills as needed."