Leadership

YNPN LA IS LED BY A VOLUNTEER BOARD.


BRIAN ROSENBAUM // BOARD PRESIDENT, MAR/COM CHAIR

Brian is a Southern California native with more than a decade of nonprofit experience. He earned his BA in Psychology and Spanish at UCLA and his MSW at Columbia University, with an emphasis in community organizing and program design and evaluation. He currently serves as Engagement Manager at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, overseeing the organization's year-round calendar of volunteer activities and coordinating customized volunteering activities for corporate partners. Brian joined the YNPNLA Board in summer 2016 as a way to expand his leadership skills and help foster a nonprofit workforce that is grounded in the values of social justice. In his spare time, Brian can be found running, cooking, or gardening.


MARISSA BELAU // BOARD SECRETARY, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Marissa is the Special Projects Coordinator for Executive Service Corps of Southern California, an organization that provides affordable coaching and consulting services for nonprofits through executive-level volunteers. In this role, Marissa is responsible for major initiatives that impact stakeholders across the organization, including managing external collaborations and program evaluations. Marissa received her MS in Applied Psychology from USC, and holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. In her spare time, Marissa loves reading, watching hockey, and spending time volunteering with animals. 


ELKIN SALINAS // BOARD TREASURER, FIN/OPS CHAIR

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Elkin is a Project Coordinator with the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. He earned his BA in Management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is working towards completing his Graduate Certificate in Public Health Leadership from UNC. As a public health professional, Elkin is passionate about expanding access to care through the use of technology and process re-engineering in order to build and sustain strong and healthy communities.


ANNIE VOUGHT // BOARD MEMBER, EVENTS CHAIR

Annie is the Events & Partnerships Manager for Food Forward, an organization that fights both hunger and food waste by recovering surplus produce and redistributing it to hunger relief agencies across Southern California.  In this role, Annie is responsible for special events, corporate volunteerism, and income-generating activities from cause marketing to value-added products with corporate partners. Previously, she spent 3 1/2 years with educational organization 826LA. Annie received her BA in Anthropology and Communication from USC. Outside work, you’ll find her wandering the public library’s cookbook section, scanning the left end of the radio dial, picnicking with friends, or exploring the great outdoors.


STEPHANIE GRANDE // BOARD MEMBER

A native Angeleno, Stephanie is currently a Development Associate at the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. In this role, she establishes the strategy, objectives, and execution of the department's volunteer and internship program. Stephanie is passionate about professional development and equity in the workplace. She received her BA in Philosophy from University of California, Riverside.

 


MISHA BODY // BOARD MEMBER

Originally from the East Coast, Misha Body now serves as the Director of Husbandry at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. She earned her BA (Zoology) from Connecticut College, certificates in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and Management Development from USC, and her MA (Biology) from Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program in conjunction with San Diego Zoo Global. Her interests include leading staff through empathy and compassion and developing her teams to their fullest potential, all in the hopes of creating the greatest impact for wildlife conservation and sustainability. A self-proclaimed professional development “nerd”, Misha is thrilled to support YNPNLA in creating opportunities for local nonprofit professionals to continue growing their skills and network. 


JESSICA PAYNE // BOARD MEMBER

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Jessica Payne is the founder and owner of Mockingbird Analytics, a community and non-profit research and evaluation company, which she comes to with a decade of research and evaluation project management experience in government, community and academic settings. Jessica has served in various positions at CASA of Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD), the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and National Institute of Justice. She holds a Masters in Urban Planning with an emphasis on Social and Community Development from the USC Sol Price School of Policy Planning and Development.


 

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Past Board Members

Since YNPN LA's founding in 2002, many passionate leaders have carried on the work of the original founders. We recognize and thank the following individuals who have served on the Board. Their dedication and commitment have helped to make our community what it is today.

We continue to search for past YNPN LA Board Members. If you know of past Board Members, please let us know so we can recognize them.

Founder: Amber Martinez
Immediate Past Board Chair: Angela Vázquez
Amaka Obidegwu
Cassy Horton
Barbara Teel
Becca Bloom
Christine Newkirk
David Kietzman
Eileen Quinn
Gemma North
Helga Ovsthus Tonder
Julie Himot
Mariam Kwhajazada
Melissa Chen
Nene Ogbechie
Noa Oldak-Moradian
Priscilla Fuentes
Rachel Fusco
Richard Reyes
Rob Muschler
Stacey Hartnett
Wendy Levine Mertan

 


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