Ben LaParne, Vice ChairIt is my pleasure to become a member of the Havasu Community Health Foundation’s Board of Directors and I look forward to working with the Board and the Partners of the Foundation as together, we expand our programs and services to the greater Lake Havasu community.
My wife Kimberly and I have been full-time residents of our fine city for over 13 years.  Kimberly and I fell in love over 15 years ago and have been married for the past 10 years.  We have a wonderful relationship both personal and business.  Kimberly has been a Financial Planner/Consultant for 28 years and is currently with LPL Financial and I am an independent Commercial Real Estate Developer/Investor.
 I have been an Entrepreneur in all aspects of Business and Real Estate for over 35 years, including: Newspaper distributorships, service stations/convenience stores, restaurants, catering services, shopping centers, medical facilities, recreations parks and self-storage facilities.
I was placed in a position of trust with the Mohave State Bank Community Board where I served for almost three years.  I am hopeful that my years of business and leadership will benefit the Foundation and will provide support to the Health Foundation’s longer term strategic goals.
As a venture capitalist I currently own and manage several commercial projects in our town that serve many of our residents and tourists.  Although Real Estate is my passion, giving back to our community is my desire. As a Rotarian in Lake Havasu I have served over 10 years and I am proud to be a part of an organization that focuses on services and gives back to our community so generously.