Advisory Board

Nick Moghadassi
Owner and CEO – Universal AVIT

Jehan Agrama
Co-founder of GLAAD Current principle at Harmony Gold, a film distribution company Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for City of LA

Leah Aldridge, MFA, PhD
A pioneer in youth violence prevention; Co-Author of, In Touch With Teens, Peace Over Violence’s nationally recognized youth-violence prevention initiative

Joan Crear
Deputy of Special Projects, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Linda Garnets, PhD
Owner and Partner of Angelo Garnets Consulting Professor in LGBT studies at UCLA and an organizational psychologist

Sandra Henriquez, MA
Executive Director, CALCASA

Sheila Kuehl, ESQ
Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Alyce Laviolette, MS, MFT
Long-term practitioner/therapist/advocate for battered women, Private Practice Professor at California University, Long Beach

Ellen Ledley, LCSW
Trauma Therapist, Private Practice

Sharon Shelton
Vice-President, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles

Elaine Tumonis, ESQ
Deputy Attorney General Statewide Child Abduction Coordinator, CA Attorney General’s Office

Lori Vollandt, PhD
Health Education Coordinator, LAUSD

Billie Weiss, MPH
Executive Director, Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles

Steve Zimmer, MA
Board Member, LAUSD Board of Education – District 4

Deborah Kagan
Sensual Lifestyle Specialist Entrepreneur

Jennifer Whiting, ESQ
Trademarks attorney

Christine Sarkissof
Senior Vice President, Region Manager, Union Bank

Ali MacLean
Comedienne/Producer/Activist Betsy Butler Executive Director, The California Women’s Law Center

Maya Jupiter
Musician/Activist; Founder, ARTIVIST

Martha Gonzalez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at Scripps/Claremont College Chicana artivista (artist/activist) musician, feminist music theorist and musician with QUETZAL

Darcy Pollan
Former POV staff, Communications & Events Consultant

Paul Gonzales
External Affairs Manager, Long Beach Transit

Marco Loera, MFA
Director of Technology and Online Organizing, National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Pam Palmer, ESQ
Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Rebecca Isaacs, ESQ
Executive Director, Equality Federation

Michelle Santucci
Vice President, Keenan Insurance Services

Frank Quevedo
Former Executive at Southern California Edison – retired

Steve LePore
Founder and Executive Director, 1in6

Bill Martinez
Owner, Martinez and Sons Management Consultants

Debra Nakatomi
President, Nakatomi & Associates

Natalie White
Center for Council’s Social Justice Council Project

Kellie Hawkins, MA
Los Angeles COO, National Health Organization

Emily Austin, ESQ
Los Angeles Director of Advocacy Services, CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh, PhD
Los Angeles Adjunct Professor, USC and Community College Specialist, LACCD

Sherisa Dahlgren
Los Angeles Vice President, Clinical Programs, Joyful Heart Foundation

Christine Hershey
Los Angeles Founder, Hershey Cause Communications

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles Member, California State Assembly

Stella Lee
Los Angeles DJ and Designer

Elizabeth G’Sell
Producer and Recording Artist, Momshells, LLC