Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President and Founder:  Patrick Lufrano

Vice President: Anthony O’Shea

Anthony James O’Shea was born in Los Angeles, California.  He is currently retired from the Los Angeles County Probation Department where he worked for nearly 37 years.  During his career he served many capacities, including assignments in the Juvenile Detention and Camp Services Bureaus.  He also served as a Departmental Liaison to the State of California Los Angeles County Superior Court, Juvenile Division, for over 6 years.  The remainder of his career was spent in Supervisory and Management capacities primarily in the Foothill Area, Juvenile Division.  Tony completed his career in 2006, retiring after nearly 37 years of service dedicated entirely to the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.  Since retirement Tony has served in a voluntary capacity on The Advisory Council of Rancho San Antonio Boys Home for nearly 10 years. His family includes his wife Mary of 47 years, his son Kevin and daughter Kerrie.  His hobbies include coaching youth sports and golf.  Tony was privileged to know all 3 men that the Fighting for Families Tournament honors and was lucky enough to call Jim Sater his best friend for over 40 years.  He considers it to be a distinct honor to be involved with Fighting for Families and to assist this endeavor in any way possible.

Secretary:  Jenny Crandall

Treasurer:  Casey Lufrano

Casey Yvette Lufrano was born in Panorama City, California.  She currently works side by side with her husband Patrick Lufrano, owner of Lufrano Insurance Agency, Inc. in Northridge.  She is a licensed insurance professional and the current office manager of Lufrano Insurance Agency.  Prior to working in insurance, Casey was the head office manager for Richard Swatt, DDS in Sherman Oaks for 13 years.  Casey attended college at Cal State University Northridge and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology.  Casey is also co-owner and founder of a small business Cottage Food dessert company called CC’Cakeballs which is based out of Chatsworth.  Casey has been involved in many different volunteer roles including co-chair of the St. John Eudes 50th Jubilee in 2015, the yearly SJE parish carnival and the SJE yearly gala as a co-chair of the silent auction committee.   Casey has been involved with Fighting for Families from its start and played a key role in helping the organization become a corporation as well as obtaining its status as a non-profit 501(c)(3).  Casey is honored and proud to be a part of Fighting for Families, Inc., which allows her to be able to give back to our local veterans as well as honor the memory of Jim Sater, Brian Hoover and Matthew Lufrano.

Board Member:  Charles Browning

Charles”Chuck” Browning was born in Austin Texas and currently resides back and forth between Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and Moorpark, California.  He is a recently semi-retired insurance executive who spent more than three decades at Farmers Insurance Group.  At Farmers insurance, Chuck held numerous leadership positions in Product, Marketing, Sales and Distribution.  Some of his career highlights include, leading the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, along with a major branding relationship with PGA Tour player, Rickie Fowler.  Additionally he developed a new corporate philanthropy strategy for Farmers that included Thank a Million Teachers.  Chuck is a true believer in people, building teams, leading by example, giving back and making sure that everyone has a voice.  His family includes his beautiful bride, Gwen and their three children, as well as their beautiful grand-daughter.  He loves spending time with his family and friends as much as possible.  Chuck is proud and humbled to be a part of Fighting for Families.

Board Member:  Michael Preis

 Michael Preis was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley.  He attended Chatsworth High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Cal State University Northridge.  Being involved in the community is important to him and he is proud to say that he was honored in 2008 by both the State of California and Los Angeles County as “Volunteer of the Year” for his service in support of CSUN (his alma mater).  He is also currently a publicly elected Board Member of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, where he sits on the Land Use and Outreach Committees.  In addition, he was appointed by President Harrison of Cal State University Northridge to act as a community Board Member of the IAAC (Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Council).  In his spare time, he is a Youth Soccer Coach, which plays homage to his years playing soccer, both recreational and professional.  Michael currently resides in Chatsworth, California with his wife Tait and three young children.

Board Member:  William Walwrath

William “Bill” Walrath was born in Columbus Ohio.  He is currently the Head of Agency Performance with Farmers Insurance.  Bill has worked for Farmers Insurance since 1998.  Prior to that he worked for John Hancock Financial Services in Chicago.  He has spent the last 19 years working in various positions within Farmers in Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Detroit and now Los Angeles.  He currently oversees the companies efforts to drive Agency Performance through various business departments driving strategic segmentation, rewards, and technology along with managing the brand consistency of over 11,000 storefronts nationwide. He is also a Board Member of the Los Angeles area Red Cross serving on their Prepare SOCAL efforts.  Bill enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with the kids hectic schedules.  He has done community service work in New Orleans, Joplin and most recently in Santa Clarita helping to build homes for veterans.  He has been a supporter of the Fighting for Families effort in honor of his father and grandfather, both veterans.  Bill currently resides in Westlake Village, California with his wife Nikki and their children.