Advisory Board

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Trudi Ferguson, Ph. D.
Advisory Board Chair; Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
Bryant Alexander, Ph. D.
Dean, College of Communication & Fine Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Alan Arkatov
Founding Director, USC Center EDGE & the Katzman/Ernst Chair for USC Educational, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation
Lisa Boren
Q&A College Admissions – Freelance Writer
Olivia Campos-Bergeron
Director, Community Relations, CBS2/KCAL9
Dr. Richard S. Cheung
Private Practice
Bill Coggins, MSW
Retired Executive Director and Founder, Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling & Learning Center
Jennifer Cowan
Executive Director, Connections for Children
Cheryl Cruz, Ph. D.
Professor, Department of Accounting, California State University, Los Angeles
Mike Fong
Trustee Los Angeles Community College District
Jeff Goad
Founder & Principal Consultant, The Insultants LLC
Lorena Guzman
Program Coach, LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program
Dr. Sweet Alice Harris
Executive Director, Parents of Watts
Tyrone C. Howard
Faculty Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Andrea Kannike
Analyst, United States District Court
Ann Reiss Lane
Founder & Chair Emeritus, Women Against Gun Violence
Deidre Lind
President & CEO of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles
Eugenia Mora-Flores
Chair of the MAT and MAT TESOL Programs and Associate Professor of Clinical Education at USC
Rosa Navas
Community Well-Being Director, Adventist Health White Memorial
Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Dean, Rossier School of Education, USC
Cecilia Pascuzzo
LA’s BEST Parent/Data Entry Clerk, LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program
Laura C. Romero, Ph. D.
Founding President of Brillante Strategies
James Rosser, Ph. D.
President Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles
Andrew Said
Neighborhood Prosecutor, Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney
Lois Saffian
Community Activist
June Sale
Advisory Board Chair Emeritus and Child Care Consultant
Deputy Chief Christopher Stevens
Deputy Chief, Campus Services Bureau, Los Angeles School Police Department
Rebecca Unterman, Ph. D.
K-12 Education Policy Analyst, MDRC
Martha Watson, MSW
Psychotherapist/Consultant