The Leisure World Computer Center, Inc. Board of Directors
  1. Director
    David Merritt
    Temporary Vice President
  2. Allan Firestone
  3. Director
    Nate Sternberg
    President 301-598-6684
  4. Janet Zimmer
  5. Title
  6. Margarete Levy
  7. Pradeep Kapur
  8. Director
    Donna Copeland
  9. Director
    Betty Smith
  10. Jack Melnick
    Honorary Board Member Past President
  11. Bob Hughes
    Honorary Board Member Past President
  12. Ray Williams
    Honorary Board Member Past President
Interested in becoming a Board Member
Becoming a Board Member for the Leisure World Computer Center, Inc. can be fun and rewarding. If you are interested in becoming a board member there are a few items that you need to know. Each board position has a brief Job Description and a general list of Qualifications and there is also a Selection Process , all of which you will want to review before applying.

If you feel you might be a good fit then you will be required to provide a resume and have someone who is currently on the board recommend you. You will need to download and complete our Candidate Information Sheet that contains information about you. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact any current board member.

Leisure World Computer Center, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Code of Conduct and Ethics

We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all our dealings with potential, current and past clients, both in terms of normal business confidentiality, and the protection of all personal information received in the course of providing the business services concerned. We extend the same standards to all our clients, suppliers and associates. Individuals attending board properly closed or held in executive session should not reveal to any owner, resident or Other third party the discussions, decisions, and comments made at any meeting.

Strive at all times to serve the best interests of the organization as a whole regardless of their personal interests. All members of the board of directors, and volunteers associated with the organization are committed to conducting the organization's business with the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct,  exceptions to the policy have to be approved by the Board and acknowledging that no ethics policy can address all specific situations, therefore any suggestion of a possibility of conflict should be brought to the attention of the organization. We always conduct our own services honestly and honorably and expect our clients and suppliers to do the same. Our advice, strategic assistance and the methods imparted through our training, take proper account of ethical considerations, together with the protection and enhancement of the moral position of our clients and suppliers. Individuals should use sound judgment to make the best possible business decisions for the organization, taking into consideration all available information, circumstances, and resources.

Duty of Care
Our actions and advice will always conform to relevant law, and we believe that all businesses and organizations, including this consultancy, should avoid causing any adverse effect on the human rights of people in the organizations we deal with, the local and wider environments, and the well-being of society at large. Individuals will perform their duties without bias for or against any individual or group of owners or non-owner residents.

Conflict of Interest
Individuals are to act within the boundaries of their authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the organization. No person shall have direct or indirect interest in or relationship with any outside organization or person that might affect (or that might reasonably be understood or misunderstood by others as affecting) the objectivity or independence of his or her judgment or conduct in carrying out the duties and responsibilities he or she has in connection with the organization's activities.
  • material and direct personal involvement with grantees, suppliers, contractors, customers; ownership of a material interest in such an entity;
  • acceptance of material payments, services or loans from such an entity;
  • ownership of property affected by the organization's actions or acquired as a result of confidential information;
  • outside activities in civic, professional or political organizations which might involve improper and unauthorized divulging of the organization's data.
  • using the association with the organization for private gain;
  • preferential treatment to any outside person or organization;
  • impeding the efficiency or economy of the organization;
  • loss of independence or impartiality;
  • affecting the public confidence in the integrity or the reputation of the organization;
  • endangering the life, health or safety of anyone.
  • Disclose personal or professional relationships with any company or individual who has or is seeking to have a business relationship with the organization.

Acceptance of Honoraria
Individuals representing the organization are prohibited from accepting honoraria for such purposes unless such funds go to the organization with exceptions for consultant services performed by experts.

Our contract will usually be in the form of a detailed proposal, including aims, activities, costs, timescales and deliverables. The quality of our service and the value of our support provide the only true basis for continuity. We always try to meet our clients' contractual requirements, and particularly for situations where an external funding provider requires more official parameters and controls. No individual may make unauthorized promises to a contractor or bidder.

Accounting Records and Reports
We are committed to using accepted generally accounting principles, abide to all applicable laws and regulations and to maintain internal accounting control system which includes audited financial reports. No individual may spend unauthorized organization funds for their own personal use or benefit.

Improper Use of Assets and Record Keeping
We have a fiduciary responsibility to prevent the loss, damage, misuse or theft of property, records, funds or other assets belonging to the organization, including restricting the use of such assets to the business of the organization.

Improper Use of Information
Individuals are prohibiting from using any organizational information for personal gain and any personal information about any resident that was obtained in the performance of board duties or misrepresent known facts in any issue involving organization business.

Individuals are responsible to make known any knowledge of ethical misconduct.

Political Contributions
The use of organizational funds for direct or indirect political contributions is prohibited.

Gifts, Gratuities, or Entertainment
Individuals associated with the organization are limited from receiving gifts, excessive entertainment (of more than a $25.00) or gratuities for themselves, their families or friends from any outside person or organization except for a general exclusion for unsolicited gifts or gratuities with a maximum value of $25.00 as long as they are disclosed. Similarly, a statement prohibiting the use of the organization's assets for gifts or entertainment above $200.00.

We do not generally offer arbitrary discounts; generally, a reduction in price is only enabled by reducing the level or extent of services to be delivered. That said, we always try to propose solutions which accommodate our clients' available budgets and timescales. Wherever possible we agree our fees and basis of charges clearly in advance so that we and our clients can plan reliably for what lies ahead, and how it is to be achieved and financially justified.

We aim to be as flexible as possible in the way that our services our charged and we try to fit in with what will be best for the client. We make no attempt to charge interest on late payments, so we expect payments to be made when agreed.

Intellectual Property and Moral Rights
We retain the moral rights in, and ownership of, all intellectual property that we create unless agreed otherwise in advance with our clients. In return, we respect the moral and intellectual copyright vested in our clients' intellectual property.

Quality Assurance
We maintain the quality of what we do through constant ongoing review with our clients, of all aims, activities, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of every activity. We encourage regular review meetings and provide regular progress reports.

Professional Conduct
We conduct all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great care to be completely objective in our judgment and any recommendations that we give so that issues are never influenced by anything other than the best and proper interests of our clients. No individual may make personal attacks, harass, threaten or attempt through any means to control or instill fear in any board member, resident, guest, employee or contractor. No individual should use their positions or decision-making authority for personal gain or seek advantage over another resident or guest. Individuals are to provide opportunities for residents to comment on decisions facing the organization.

Equality and Discrimination
We always strive to be fair and objective in our advice and actions, and we are never influenced in our decisions, actions or recommendations by issues of gender, race, creed, color, age, personal disability or sexual orientation.