About: J.D. Loyola Law School | Entrepreneur | Corporate Law | Business Development and Operations | Sports Enthusiast | Adventurous | Food Connosieur
Committed Causes: Women’s and Minority Rights, Prison Reform LGBTQ Rights
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Committed Causes: More to come
About: Attorney | Technology investor | Entrepreneur | Board member | Founder of Private Equity Fund | Politically active | Outdoor enthusiast | Athlete | Father of adult sons | Husband of Physician Business Woman
Black Studies from Portland State University | USC School of Social Work with a concentration in Social Change and Innovation | Founder of Healing Hues, LLC, where she draws from her background as a racial, social, and environmental justice advocate to engage communities in health promoting practices such as visual art.
About: Corporate banking/finance industry NYC&LA | Senior V.P. Union Bank’s Media and Comm Team | B.S. NYU & M.B.A. at Wharton School | Long-time SVP member | Active member of Amnesty International
About: Managing Partner of a Law Firm that represents and advises charities | Board member to several charities | Violinist | Musician Jazz singer | Hiker
Committed Causes: Women’s Rights, Homelessness, Education & more
Ashley Bennett Boardman
About: Founder of Silicon Beach Legal | Corporate counsel to small and mid-sized businesses | Graduate of Vassar College and Loyola Law School | Former high school math teacher | Fast Pitch coach | SVP Partner since 2014
Committed Causes: Homelessness, education and women’s rights
More to come.
Everett 'Ev' Boyle
About: ED of LA-Tech.org | senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center (CCLP) | Lecturer in entrepreneurship and journalism at USC's Annenberg School | Until 2017, he was the the Associate Director of CCLP and the founding director of Civic Tech USC, an initiative focused on how technology can connect citizens to government + to each other in ways that improve democracy and civic life.
About: Architect and Software Entrepreneur | 30+ years experience in C-Suite | Chief Creative Officer: BQE Software, Inc. | Master of Architecture: Harvard University | BFA: Syracuse University | Ultra-cyclist and finisher of the Race Across America 2018 | website: www.bqe.com
Committed Causes: More to come
About: Over 20years private & corporate Art Advisor | Member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors | Member of LENS at the LACMA, PAC/LA, The Hammer Fellows, The Curator’s Council at LAXART | Executive Committee of Art Table (national organization for women in the arts) | SVP L.A. Partner since 2010 and currently a Board Member.
About: Partner since June 2004 | 30 year philanthropist | 12 year board member Planned Parenthood Los Angeles | 10 years on the board of the Friends of Neighborhood Youth Association (Venice and Culver City).
About: Co-founder and Senior Partner of Blue Garnet | Business Strategy Consultant | Problem Solver w/ breakthrough insights that lead to social impact | Over 12 years of Management consulting with nonprofits
Committed Causes: Impact-driven organizations for social change.
About: Experienced in fundraising, storytelling, and board development | Gifts Officer for the Masons of California | Postcast Philanthropy Hour | B.S. from Syracuse University and an MA from the Annenberg School of Communication at USC | Loving husband & father residing in Santa Monica.
About: ED of Center for the Empowerment of Families | Co-Founder of The Dance for Healing Project | Owner of Therapeutic Training and Consultation LLC | Mother of Two | Associate Registered Marriage Family Therapist | True Friend to Many
Committed Causes: Women and Girls Initiatives Global and Local Health Issues End Homelessness Serious mental health diagnosis prevention
About: President of Academies for Social Entrepreneurship | Training and mentoring for entrepreneurs | Entrepreneur | Founded two hospitality businesses, an insurance agency and two nonprofit organizations | Executive Director of a community foundation for ten years
About: Executive coach, writer/co-author of Dancing on the Glass Ceiling (McGraw-Hill 2003) | Faculty of Loyola Marymount University’s Executive MBA program | Founding Partner of SVP LA | Lead Partner for Synergy Academies and Bright Star Schools | Manhattan Beach w/ husband | Has three sons and one ginormous dog | Avid traveler visiting over 30 countries | She is “casi-fluent” in Spanish, and speaks English pretty well, too.
About: Past Chairman of SVP | SVP Partner since June 2004. He is a co-founder and former Chairman and President of the Tech Coast Angeles | 20 years of venture capital experience as a General Partner of InterVen Partners, a firm he co-founded in 1985. | Board member of Environmental Charter Schools.
More to come.
About: Former ED of Center for Powerful Public Schools | Over 20 schools through start up and first years of operation | Graduate of Pratt Institute | Board member of the Linked Learning Alliance | Vice-chair of the Alliance Capacity Builders and Networks Council and Co-chair of the Linked Learning Capacity Builders Working Group.
Marta Gazzera Ferro
About: Philanthropic Advisor | Social entrepreneur | Liberty Hill Foundation Board Member | Westland School Trustee | Founder of multiple giving circles including Angeles Art Fund, GoodAdviseHers & #SupportingOurSector | Mother | Soccer Player | Foodie | Hiker
Committed Causes: Social Justice including racial and gender equity
About: Board Member and Executive Director of the WHH Foundation | Born and raised in Ireland | B.A. in History and English from University College Dublin | Master of Philosophy in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trinity College Dublin | Immigrating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1979 | Has been active in education as a volunteer in her children’s schools and has served on several school boards.
About: Revenue Growth / Sustainability Consultant Serve Both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Clients | Took Two Tech Companies from Startup to IPO | National Board Chair of Educational Org | Love to travel | Constantly Seeking Great Books to Read
About: SVP Founding Partner | SVP LA E.D. from 2005-2016. VP, Client Services for EdTec Inc., a business services provider for charter schools throughout California | 10+ years with BofA. Colunteer consultant to nonprofits in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles | MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA with honors in Management Science from UC San Diego. Board member of SVP International.
About: Community Organizer, Founder, Executive Director of Community based organization serving Homeless and At Risk Youth A Safe Place for Youth | Garden lover | Foodie | Interior Design snob.
Committed Causes: Ending Youth Homelessness
About: Angel Investor | Entrepreneur | Company Founder | Art appreciator and enabler | Foodie | Cultural explorer
Committed Causes: Economic development and equity
About: Serial Entrepreneur | Private, Public and Non-Profit Board Member | Supposedly "retired", but not really… | National Soccer Referee | workshop tinkerer | space enthusiast| purveyor of adolescent humor |
Committed Causes: Hunger; social justice surrounding food; food insecurity; political change for social justice
About: Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group media and technology industries | Previously worked as a television producer and worked on The Biggest Loser and other shows for major networks including NBC, ABC, and FOX | MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where she was selected as a Siebel Scholar | BA in Communication (Radio/TV/Film)
About: Senior VP of Impact for United Way Worldwide. Leads design and development of programmatic strategies for the United Way network in the U.S. and internationally | Extensive experience in philanthropy | Previous VP of Programs; Director of responsive grant making & senior program officer.
Committed Causes: Improve the education, income and health of vulnerable families.
About: Wendy Colman Levin, MPH, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health where she teaches Public Speaking Mastery | Involved in the Speak Up! Advocates program at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) | Member of the Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness | Curates the traveling Faces Of Homelessness: Bringing Our Neighbors Home For Good art exhibit.
Committed Causes: Homelessness
Selena Liu Raphael
About: Advocate | Trainer | Consultant | Compassionate | Traveler | a "Try something new" and "Get things done" kind of person
Committed Causes: Foster children and youth | Stop the flow of former foster kids into homelessness, child trafficking and the prison system
About: President & CEO of Chrysalis sin 2009 | Prior Vice President of Chrysalis Enterprises, a group of social enterprise businesses that provide transitional jobs for Chrysalis clients | B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the UC Davis and a Masters in International Business from George Washington University | SVP Board member
About: Business and Marketing consultant | Inquisitive researcher | Nature lover | Hiker | Political activist
About: J.D. with a culinary degree | Nonprofit and Strategic Planning Consultant | lifelong student (always enrolled in a class somewhere!) | Curious traveler | Will run for food | History nerd
Committed Causes: Equity issues in their myriad forms, food system reform
About: Was in the 11th class of women to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point | 9 years as an Army officer | 4th woman to gain admission into a Top Secret Special Mission Unit | After resigning her commission to no longer have to lie about being gay, she founded Knights Out | Led 100,000 Homes Campaign | Managing Director of The Billions Institute
Committed Causes: Training leaders in the social sector how to scale their solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Alexa Pearl Margalith
About: Joined SVPLA as a partner in April 2012 | LA native | BA in English Literature from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor | Grants Manager for the Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation.
About: Founder and President, Technical Connections recruiting firm | Founder and Chair, LA Giving Circle | MS Computer Science | MBA Finance | Traveler, the more exotic the better | Theater goer | Reader | X - NYer
Committed Causes: Pay gap | Women's Issues
About: Artist | Community Organizer | Chair a Photography Department at NYFA | Art Collector | Vegetarian | Dog lover
Committed Causes: Prison Abolition, Tenants Rights and rent control, Transgender Rights
About: Principal at RALLY| BA in Public Policy from Brown University | Juris Doctorate from the UC Hastings College of the Law | A mentor through Brown University’s Women’s Launch Pad program | Enjoys Hiking, trying to beat her husband in tennis + keeping up with her two young boys | Partner since 2018
Committed Causes: Hillary is adept at simplifying complex advocacy challenges and transforming them into actionable, results-focused campaigns.
About: Serial entrepreneur | Activist | Business Owner | Executive Producer of POC Queer Films | Unprofessional Astrologer | Baking | Basketball | Artist
Committed Causes: Patriarchal Violence
About: Nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for 18+ years | several entry-to-executive-level roles, leading capacity building, education advocacy and social justice initiatives | Managed multi-million-dollar grant-making portfolios in the United States and abroad | Pioneered capacity building programs, professional development and organizational initiatives
Committed Causes: Advancing social justice through expanding educational, economic and political opportunity for people of color.
About: SVPLA partner since January 2007 | 30+ years in public education | Attended University of Illinois Grad School | Previously worked Children’s Research Center | Resource Specialist with the Santa Monica Schools.
About: Lawyer and mediator | Trust Research Specialist at US Trust, Bank of America | JD from the University of San Diego School of Law | Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review | BA summa cum laude from UC San Diego | SVP partner since 2016 | Co-Chair of the 2018 Social Innovation Fast Pitch | Currently hosts the SVP Book Club |
About: Results Quantitative Specialist with The Capital Group Companies | Business Systems Analyst developing custom technology solutions to help automate complex operational processes | Los Angeles native | SVPLA partner since 2011
Committed Causes: local non-profit ecosystem also interested in the principles and methods applied to philanthropy in general
Alina Sanchez, Vice-Chair
About: CEO of MLabs Inc., | Co-founder and CMO of Wild Poppy | Marketing & Operations | Founding Partner of the Bay Area Peninsula SVP chapter in 2002 | Trusteeship (Executive) Committee of La Sierra University | Member of the Zapara School of Business Advisory Board | SVPLA Partner since 2012 and Board Vice-Chair
Social causes: Environment, Social Justice & Re-entry from prison and homelessness
About: Founder of EmptyLegMarket and Sun Polish | Chairs the junior board for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) which teaches youth mainly from underserved communities the skill-sets necessary to become entrepreneurs to write their own destinies and become their own CEOs | MBA from USC | B.S. in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
About: Nonprofit Consultant | Social Sector Consultant | Capacity Builder | Social Justice Enabler | Mama bear | Oenophile | Hugger
About: Master Certified Executive Coach | Board Member of WIJABA “The World is Just a Book Away” | Sing Alto/Tenor w/ GoldenBridge Community Choir | Mother of two grown-ups |
Committed Causes: Environment, Women’s Right to Choice, Voting Rights
About: SVPLA Partner since 2010 | Graduate of Santa Clara University and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management | 2011 he was named one of the 100 Most Inspiring UCLA Anderson Alumni | He enjoys archeology and also spends time swimming and golfing.
Committed Causes: Issues of literacy and youth development | tutoring for literacy organizations | serving on nonprofit boards | grant making organizations
About: LA Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves | Liz's early career included an internship in The White House, a job managing 1,200 volunteers for the ESPN Summer X Games in San Francisco, and a few stints at tech start-ups, including one of the earliest social media companies (pre-Facebook/Twitter).