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
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
Raymond Ealy
President & CEO, STEAM:CODERS
Eric Gurna
President & CEO, LA’s BEST
Lorena Guzman
Program Coach, LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program
Dr. Sweet Alice Harris
Executive Director, Parents of Watts
Linda Harris-Forster, MSW
President & CEO, Forster Company Inc.
Andrea Kannike
Analyst, United States District Court
Ann Reiss Lane
Founder & Chair Emeritus, Women Against Gun Violence
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
Lois Saffian
Community Activist
June Sale
Advisory Board Chair Emeritus and Child Care Consultant
Lt. Christopher Stevens
Commanding Officer, Northeast Division, Los Angeles School Police Department
Rebecca Unterman, Ph. D.
K-12 Education Policy Analyst, MDRC
Martha Watson, MSW
Psychotherapist/Consultant
Barbara Yaroslavsky
Community Activist