Who We Are


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Dave Bruyette, DVM, Chairperson

Dr. Dave Bruyette received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1984 and completed an internship at Purdue University and residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. He was a staff internist at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group and a member of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Dr Bruyette was an Assistant Professor and Head of Internal Medicine at Kansas State University and Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at Kansas State. Currently, he is Medical Director at the West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and a clinical professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA. Dr Bruyette is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. For many years, he has been a staunch supporter of the Honor Program at California State Prison-Los Angeles County, which is how he learned of and became involved with L.E.F.

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Linda Hornbek, Treasurer

Linda E. Hornbek has been a dynamic and successful leader in the commercial real estate field for over 14 years. She is well respected by her superiors, peers, and subordinates for her attention to detail, perseverance to meet goals and resilient team building skills. Despite her many achievements in the workplace, Linda resigned from corporate America in 2009 to be a full time homemaker to Joe, her husband of 5 years, and their children Jared and Olivia. She continues to use her gifts and talents in her home as well as in her community. Linda has a passion for people and a zest for life. When she isn’t creating a new dish for her family or friends, you will find her ministering to those who have been broken, whether in body, mind or spirit. Her desire is to serve God by serving His people.

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Kenneth E. Hartman, Liaison

Kenneth E. Hartman has served 32 continuous years of a life without the possibility of parole sentence for killing a man in a drugged-up, drunken fistfight when he was 19 years old. He has been a leader for prison reform and the expansion of rehabilitative programming as the founder and chairman of The Steering Committee for the Honor Program. Ken is a multiple award-winning, widely published author, whose work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Notre Dame Magazine, and California Lawyer, among others. His critically acclaimed memoir Mother California: A Story of Redemption Behind Bars won the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award. Ken has been a leader in bringing higher educational opportunity back into the prison system. He was the first graduate of the Coastline Community College Incarcerated Students Education Program (receiving an Associate of Arts degree, with honors) at CSP-LAC in 2006. Ken is working on his second book, and looks forward to achieving a Bachelor’s level degree in the not too distant future.