Board of Directors


Elizabeth Lugo, Chair 
Associate Director, Power California

Hector Sanchez, Finance Committee Chair
Deputy Political Director, Community Coalition

Margarita Ramirez, Sustainability Chair
Foundation's Director of Grantmaking (Ret.), Liberty Hill Foundation

Jennifer Maldonado, Secretary
Program Manager, Funder’s Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO)
Youth Alumna, InnerCity Struggle 

Kristie Hernandez
Senior Government and Community Relations Specialist, Boeing

Belen Vargas
Senior Director of Los Angeles County Programs, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools  

Camila Chávez
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Rose Contreras
Vice President (Ret.), Creative Services Lakeshore Learning Materials

Silvia R. Argueta
Executive Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Tom DeSimone
President & CEO, Genesis LA

Gabriel Robles
Sr. Vice President and Group Director, Flagstar Bank N.A.



Advisory Board

Amy Cooper, Past Chair
Education Consultant

Lester Garcia, Past Chair
Political Director, SEIU Local 99

Aurea Montes-Rodriguez, Past Chair
Executive Vice President, Community Coalition

Douglas Wance, Immediate Past Chair
Shareholder, Buchalter