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Our Staff

Christine Essel

President and Chief Executive Officer

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

Karla Mercado

Manager, Public Policy and Philanthropy California

Bethanie Milteer

Assistant, Programs and Conferences

Phuong Pham

Director, Statewide Technology

Eric Schroer

Public Policy Fellow

Dave Sheldon

Vice President, Programs and Strategic Initiatives


Sonny Abegaze

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles (TRHT-LA) Consultant

Nancy Berglass

Veterans Issues Consultant

Gita Murthy Cugley

SCG LA County Child Welfare Collaborative

Jan Kern

Family Foundation Consultant

Lisa Cleri Reale

Corporate Consultant