Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.

 
 
 

Executive Leadership

 

Mel Culpepper
Chief Executive Officer

Emilse Gonzalez
Director of Program Development

Mike Takavorian
Operations Manager

Chantez Moore-Pratts
Director of Administration

 
 

2019 Board of Directors

 

Anthony J. Morris, President
Head of Tax Strategy, Farmers Insurance

Robert Tietjen, Treasurer
Retired

Giles Steinberg, Secretary
Systems Engineer, Live Nation Engineer

Dionna Harris
CEO, The New Youth Studio

Lisa Peagler
Attorney/Partner, Rise Law Firm

Tafiq Akhir
Chief Executive Officer, Tafiq's Physiques

Maite Irakoze Baur
Head of Insurance Investments, Farmers Insurance Group

David Field
Film Producer 

Rick Ghazy, Esq.
Attorney, The Law Offices of Rick Ghazy

Jonathan Jordan
Senior Vice President, Edelman

Christopher Reyes
Client Service Lead-Media & Entertainment, Slalom

Anne White
Director, Beverly Hills Tennis Club

Diana Spiro
Entertainment News Producer

 
 

Foundation Board

 

Michael Malick
President

Earle Vaughn
Secretary

Michael P. Bigley
Founding Member

William H. Braddock
Founding Member

Tom Juda, Jr.
Member



Steve Heimler
Member

Jose Silva
Member

Barry Weisz
Member

Adrian Stern
Member