Scholarship Foundation of John f. Kennedy High School

Ulla Ann-Marie Herman

Ulla Ann-Marie Herman has been a Board Member since 2009, having lived in the community since 1966 with her husband Larry. During her years in La Palma, she has been active volunteering at Walker Junior High school in the classroom and in the PTA, receiving the PTSA Honorary Service Award.  

In the community, Ulla has helped to finger print La Palma children and currently serves Meals on Wheels for the past 15 years as well as being is a Co-Block Captain for the Neighborhood Watch program for the past 15 years. In 2006, she was awarded the Cypress College Americana Citizen of the Year for the city of La Palma. 

Being a cancer survivor, Ulla has supported the American Cancer Society through the Daffodil Days program for 18 years, Road to Recovery (cancer patient driver) for 5 years, Relay for Life for 11 years and its Event Co-Chair in 2006. She was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. 

In the broader community, for Cypress College she has served on the Cypress Americana Citizen of the Year City Committee, the Americana silent auction committee, and she has been an office volunteer. Ulla has been recognized as the Honored Citizen, Orange County, by the county Supervisors in 1988. She was also honored as the Woman of Distinction in the Health Category by the Huntington Beach Soroptimists in 2006. Ulla has also served on the California Senate Rules Committee; California Assembly Committee; City of La Palma Committee; La Palma Kiwanis Club; and the La Palma Woman’s Club. She has held various Board positions during a 15 year membership with the La Palma Methodist Church.  

Ulla was born and raised in Sweden, moving to the United States in her early twenties. Now retired, Ulla worked for Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach as a Mathematician in Aerodynamics for 6 years, and for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing as an Associate Engineer/Customer Data Liaison, Aerodynamics for 14 years.   

Ulla lives in La Palma with her husband Larry, who is a former Mayor and Council Member, of which she was his campaign manager for his 4 successful elections.