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About Us

Commissioners

Percy Duran III, Member

Percy Duran is a graduate of UCLA law school. Mr. Duran was past Director of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in Los Angeles. He was later appointed Director of a program in The Federal Home Loan Bank in Washington DC by President Jimmy Carter. During this time, he was elected President of the Latino Bar Association of D.C. Mr. Duran was then appointed Peace Corp Country Director of three countries: the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Turks and Caicos by United States President Ronald Reagan. Upon his return to Los Angeles he was appointed President of the Board of Public Works by Mayor Tom Bradley and reappointed by Mayor Richard Riordan. He was previously the Vice Chair with the Sybil Brand Commission appointed by Supervisor Hilda Solis. At the present time he is Chairman of the US Commission of Civil Rights appointed by President Obama, President of the Youth Policy Institute Recipient of the Promise Neighbor Hood grant and various grants from the Obama Administration and Mayor Garcetti Administration, and a member of The Board of Directors of the Braille Institute.

Mily Cantarero Huntley, Member

Mily Cantarero Huntley was appointed by 2nd District Supervisor Holly Mitchell.  Ms. Huntley has 15 years of experience as a lawyer. Ms. Huntley advises and represents public and private entities in employment matters. Ms. Huntley has litigated matters in federal and state courts in the areas of municipal tort liability, civil rights, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and disability discrimination. She also represented clients in administrative hearings before enforcement agencies.

 Ms. Huntley attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California where she earned her law degree in 2004. She received a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in May 1998 and was a member of the Dean’s Honor List. Her involvement in community service while living in Ithaca earned her the Cornell Tradition Fellowship Award.   Ms. Huntley continues to contribute to the Cornell community by participating in the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network and assist minority and first generation college students to attend Cornell University.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Huntley was a bilingual elementary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a member of Teach for America. Ms. Huntley is fluent in Spanish. During this time, she earned a California Teaching Credential which she keeps active. 

Heidi Segal, Member

Heidi Segal was appointed by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. She formerly directed the Youth Justice Program at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City and practiced criminal law at the Legal Aid Society. She currently provides consulting services to non-profit organizations and holds leadership positions in a number of Jewish and faith-based organizations locally and nationally.

John Donner, President

John Donner was appointed following nomination by 4th District Supervisor Hahn. He is retired from AT&T Corporation. Donner serves on the 211 LA County Board of Directors and Los Angeles County Library Foundation Board of Directors.

Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.), Member

Dickran M. Tevrizian was appointed following nomination by Supervisor Kathryn Barger. He currently serves as a mediator with JAMS after serving more than 32 years of his legal career on both the federal and state trial courts, where he served 22 of those years on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Authority

County Charter, Article IX and Chapter 6.98 of the Los Angeles County Code.

# of Members

Five.

Appointment

By Board of Supervisors.