Board Biographies

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Michael Hushaw

(Term of Office: December 2022 - December 2026)

Director Hushaw was elected to the Board of Directors in November of 2022, and previously served on the Aptos/La Selva FPD Board of Directors from 2020-2021 (prior to consolidation).

He has 30+ years of Telecommunication (Fiber/Wireless/Structured), Business Operations, Healthcare Industry and Procedural Auditing experience.

Mr. Hushaw and his family have resided in Aptos for decades.

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George Lucchesi
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George Lucchesi

(Term of Office: December 2016 - December 2024)

Director Lucchesi was elected to the Aptos/La Selva Board of Directors in 2016, and continued with the consolidated Central Fire District Board of Directors in February 2021. George has over 36 years of fire department service.  He has enjoyed living in Aptos for over 38 years.  

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John Lucchesi

(Term of Office: December 2022 - December 2026)

Director Lucchesi was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2022, and had previously served on the Board of Directors for the Central Fire Protection District from 2016-2020 (prior to the consolidation with Aptos/La Selva FPD).  He has been a resident of Central Fire Protection District since 1973.  He previously had a career with numerous local fire agencies including Santa Clara County Fire Department, Soquel Fire District, UCSC Fire Department, and Santa Cruz City Fire Department.  He holds an Associate’s degree from San Jose City College, State Chief Officer Certification, and a limited-scope teaching credential for the fire service. 

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Ken Radliff

Ken Radliff

(Term of Office: December 2020 - December 2024)

Director Radliff was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020.  He has been a resident of Capitola for 27 years, and is married with 2 adult daughters. He has served 34 years in the fire service, 25 of which as a Fire Captain for Santa Clara County, until his retirement in December 2019. He holds an AS Degree in Fire Protection Technology, a State Certified Fire Officer and a Hazardous Material Specialist certification. Over his career, he managed programs, trained personnel and served on a Special Operations Rescue task force as a Fire Officer.

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Dave Ronco

Dave Ronco

(Term of Office: December 2020 - December 2024)

Director Ronco was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020. He is a retired Fire Captain, with approximately 34 years of experience in the fire service with Santa Clara County Fire Dept.  He has an Associate's degree in Fire Science from Mission College, and a Bachelor's in Professional Studies from Cal State Long Beach. He has lived in Santa Cruz County since 2013.

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