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Our Staff

Christine Essel

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sonny Abegaze

Director, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Charlotte Ahles

Director, Statewide Online Technology

Alex Atienzo

Assistant, Programs and Conferences

Morgan Bennett

Manager, Member Engagement

Amanda Byrd

Vice President, Membership and Communications

Ana Victoria Cruz

Associate, Digital Communications

Barbara Dibs

Associate, Member Engagement

Rachel Doria

Senior Associate, Membership and Grants

Brenda Estrada

Associate, Finance and Operations

Seyron Foo

Director, Public Policy and Government Relations

Karen Freeman

Chief Operating Officer, SCG / Chief Administrative Officer, Philanthropy California

Yolanda Gipson

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Kameron Green

Senior Manager, Programs

Adele Lee

Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Steve Levin

Director, Communications

Tuly Martinez

Director, Programs and Conferences

Gustavo Medrano

Public Policy Intern

Karla Mercado

Manager, Public Policy and Philanthropy California

Bethanie Milteer

Assistant, Programs and Conferences

Eric Schroer

Public Policy Fellow

Dave Sheldon

Vice President, Programs and Strategic Initiatives


Nancy Berglass

Veterans Issues Consultant

Gita Murthy Cugley

SCG LA County Child Welfare Collaborative

Susan Dunn

Communications Consultant

Jan Kern

Family Foundation Consultant

Lisa Cleri Reale

Corporate Consultant