The Village Family Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of three new members beginning March 2022.
Scott Mills serves as General Manager of The Garland. A second-generation hotelier with more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Mills oversees all aspects of the iconic North Hollywood hotel. Since joining the team in January 2013, Mills has led the rebrand and major $28 million renovation of The Garland, which has resulted in an award-winning hotel recognized among the top 15 hotels in Los Angeles in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.
“I am honored to be involved with such an impactful organization that can make such a positive impact on so much of our local community in need. As a new board member with The Village Family Services I look forward to helping bring more awareness and support to some of LA’s most vulnerable youth and families.”- Scott Mills
Robert Lee Walters is owner of Leland Properties in Studio City, a boutique real estate firm specializing in client care and private celebrity clients. Walters’ has been named one of the Top 10 Brokers in the Studio City/Hollywood Hills area for the past 21 years. He has built a solid record of achievement and advancement through increasingly responsible real estate sales and customer rapport.
“I’m excited to be a part of The Village Family Services and work with them in serving the community as they transform families and individuals with support and useful resources. I love what they are doing and honored to be a part of it and I look forward to making a difference in the community. I will strive to do my part in spreading the word and helping procure charitable contributions from businesses and individuals inside and outside my sphere.” – Robert Lee Walters
Matthew P. Inouye currently serves as a field liaison between the office of Representative Gomez and California’s 34th congressional district. Matthew is the Transitional-Aged Youth Representative on the board and has had lived experience as a former homeless youth. Matthew is a former client of The Village’s Drop-In Center and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
“I look forward to voting on policies, creating plans of action, and collaborating with partners to positively affect the lives of our clients and community at large. The Village is a place where transformative change happens, and I plan on being part of it. As someone who started off as an employment specialist with the Drop-In Center, I hope to use my experiences to provide necessary input on how to improve the organization.”- Matthew P. Inouye