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SCG 2019 Annual Conference | Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Haben Girma

Disability Rights Lawyer

Trista Harris


Peter Laugharn

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Patrick Kennedy

The Kennedy Forum

Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr.

National Training Institute on Race and Equity

Nina Revoyr

Ballmer Group

Dr. Jonathan Sherin

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Khatera Aslami Tamplen

California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Breakout Speakers

Christina Altmayer

First 5 LA

Megan Bartlett

We Coach

José Bravo

Just Transition Alliance

Dr. Mijin Cha

Occidental College

Wendy Chang

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Sonya Childress

Whitman Institute, Firelight Media

Samuel Chu

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Celine Coggins

Grantmakers for Education

Elizabeth Cohen

Center for Strategic Partnerships

Jamil Dada

Riverside County Workforce Development Board

Shomari Davis

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11

Amy Dominguez-Arms

Philanthropy California

Karen Dutko

Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company

Efrain Escobedo

California Community Foundation

Dr. Lorelle Espinosa

American Council on Education

Noreen Farrell

Equal Rights Advocates

Quetzal Flores

Quetzal, Activist Entertainment

Rodney Foxworth

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

John Garcia III

Greater LA Education Foundation

Wendy Garen

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Dr. Elizabeth González

College Futures Foundation

Vijay Gupta

Street Symphony

Marisa Hamamoto

Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company

Aziza Hasan

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership For Change

Diane Helfrey

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Eunisses Hernandez


James Herr

Annenberg Foundation

Nichole Hoeflich

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Amber-Rose Howard

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

Dr. Adrian Huerta

USC Pullias Center for Higher Education

Chris Hubbard

California Community Foundation

Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson

Frontline Wellness Network

Felicia Jones

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement

Tamu Jones

The California Endowment

Piper Kamins

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Stewart Kwoh

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Chauncy Lennon

Lumina Foundation

Brie Loskota

Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner

California Competes

Rachel Maguire

Institute for the Future

William F.L. Moses

The Kresge Foundation

Sally Munemitsu


Tracie Neuhaus


Steven Ochoa

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Tim Ortez

Weingart Foundation

Kaci Patterson

The California Black Census & Redistricting Hub

Michele Prichard

Liberty Hill Foundation

Michelle Rhone-Collins


Ellah Ronen

California Community Foundation

Tiffany Rubin

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Christine Ryan

The California Endowment

Angela Sanchez

ECMC Foundation

Dr. Adam Schickedanz


Elizabeth Schott


Dr. Ruth Shaber

Tara Health Foundation

Renata Simril

LA84 Foundation

Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard

USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement

Vanessa Smith

The Boeing Company

Roxana Tynan


Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg

Public Private Strategies

Shamya Ullah

RBC Wealth Management

Vanessa Vasquez

LIFT-Los Angeles

Dr. Amir Whitaker

ACLU of Southern California

Nichol Whiteman

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Travon Williams

OneWay Outreach

Marguerite Young

SEIU Climate and Environmental Justice