Staff

Roxana Tynan

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Roxana Tynan joined LAANE in 2001 and served as deputy director for six years until assuming the position of executive director in …read more.

Lauren Ahkiam

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Lauren Ahkiam is the Senior Research & Policy Analyst on the Don’t Waste LA Project. She has a background in environmental …read more.

Frank Alvarez

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Frank joined LAANE in November 2011 as the senior community organizer for the Construction Careers Project. He is currently the community organizer …read more.

Adan Alvarez

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Adan Alvarez is a Communications Specialist on the Don’t Waste LA and Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community …read more.

Tim Bowler

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Tim was born in Australia and raised on the finest lamb and vegemite that money could buy. In 1983 Tim made his …read more.

Jaimie Carlos

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Jaimie joined LAANE in August 2014, taking on the demands of administrative work and finance for the organization. Graduating with a degree …read more.

Patricia Castellanos

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Patricia Castellanos joined LAANE in 2006 and oversees the organization’s environmental portfolio. In 2013 she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to …read more.

Cesar Castrejon

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Cesar Castrejon joined LAANE in 2013 as the Organizer for the Grocery Campaign, working on ensuring that grocery store jobs are sustainable …read more.

Jean Choi

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Jean Choi joined LAANE in April 2015 as the Legal Fellow for the Campaign for Clean and Safe Ports. Through organizing, litigation, …read more.

Jackie Cornejo

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Jackie Cornejo is the Director of the Don't Waste LA Project. She previously worked on the Construction Careers Project as Research Analyst …read more.

Leslie Dugger

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Fueled by a limitless passion and curiosity for all things technology, Leslie’s skill is matched only by his creativity.  Dedicated to data …read more.

Jessica Durrum

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Jessica began working at LAANE in 2012 after completing UCLA’s Masters in Urban and Regional Planning program, where she studied economic …read more.

James Elmendorf

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James joined LAANE in 2003 as a senior policy analyst, focusing on new developments and specializing in the hospitality industry. He has …read more.

Danny Feingold

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Danny has led LAANE's communications efforts for the past decade. He has attracted national media attention for numerous LAANE projects, including the …read more.

Amardeep Gill

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Amardeep Gill is the Senior Community Organizer for LAANE’s Don’t Waste LA (DWLA) campaign, which is leading the leading the way to …read more.

Rudy Gonzalves

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Rudy Gonzalves is the National Organizer for the Jobs to Move America campaign where he engages a national coalition that advocates for the growth of …read more.

Jessica Goodheart

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Jessica joined LAANE in 1997. Before assuming leadership of LAANE’s Repower L.A. Project, Jessica served as the organization’s Research Director, authoring numerous …read more.

Trebor Healey

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Trebor joined LAANE in 2004 and has helped develop the City of Justice Awards dinner, Women for a New Los Angeles luncheon …read more.

Madeline Janis

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Madeline Janis is co-founder and national policy director of LAANE. Under her stewardship as executive director from 1993 to 2012, LAANE became …read more.

Laura Joseph

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Laura joined LAANE in 1997, taking on responsibility for financial management, administration, personnel management and grant writing. Prior to joining LAANE, Laura …read more.

Sheheryar Kaoosji

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Sheheryar Kaoosji is the director of LAANE's Campaign for Clean and Safe Ports. The campaign is fighting for environmental and economic …read more.

Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi

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Kokayi joined LAANE in July 2010 as the senior community organizer for the Repower L.A. project. Prior to his work at LAANE, …read more.

Stella T. Maloyan

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Stella Maloyan has been the Development Director at LAANE since 2002, and oversees the organization’s private fundraising programs and events. Ms. …read more.

Allison Mannos

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Allison joined LAANE as a Communications Specialist on the Construction Careers and Grocery Retail Projects in Fall 2011.  From December 2013 to …read more.

Marlene Montanez

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Marlene joined LAANE in October 2014 as the organizer for the Long Beach Hospitality Campaign, where she works alongside hotel workers …read more.

Aiha Nguyen

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Aiha first joined LAANE as an intern while completing her master’ in urban planning at UCLA. After graduating, she returned to LAANE …read more.

Linda Nguyen-Perez

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  Linda Nguyen-Perez is a senior research/policy analyst with LAANE’s Jobs and Transportation for America Project, which promotes good American manufacturing jobs …read more.

Imelda Padilla

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Imelda Padilla is a Senior Community Organizer on the Raise the Wage campaign. She comes to the team with a background …read more.

Gina Palencar

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Gina joined LAANE’s communications team in 2009, bringing over 16 years of experience in communications, research, writing, development and management for …read more.

Erika Thi Patterson

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Erika Thi Patterson is a researcher and policy analyst for the Jobs to Move America project, which strives to create good manufacturing …read more.

Jeannine Pearce

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  Jeannine Pearce moved to Long Beach in 2006 from Houston, Texas.  In 2009, she graduated from California State University, Long Beach …read more.

Nisha Randhava

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Nisha Randhava joined LANNE as a Development Associate in 2015. Prior to LANNE, Nisha was completing her Master of Public Administration …read more.

Ernesto Rocha

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Ernesto joined LAANE as community organizer for the Clean and Safe Ports Project in the summer of 2013. He previously worked …read more.

Roy Samaan

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Roy Samaan joined the LAANE team in 2014 as a Research and Policy Analyst with the Raise LA campaign and remained with …read more.

Kristen Schwarz

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Kristen Schwarz joined LAANE as a Development Associate in 2014. Before coming to LAANE, she worked in development at the California League …read more.

Chad Sells

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Chad is a former US Air Force IT employee, where he learned that his technological abilities were a gift to be celebrated.  …read more.

Nancy Smyth

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Nancy joined LAANE in 2007 as the Staff Development Director. Her work is focused on leadership and organizational development through coaching, training …read more.

Christopher Tucker

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Chris is the information technology director at LAANE. Acting as a consultant to numerous movements and nonprofit organizations throughout the years, he …read more.

Yomara Valdez

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Yomara came to LAANE in 2000 after serving in an office management capacity at Warner Bros. Studios. Beginning as office manager, she …read more.

Jake Williams

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Jake Williams is the Workforce Development Specialist for the Jobs to Move America project, which strives to create accessible, equitable manufacturing career …read more.

Paula Winicki

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Paula Winicki was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated to the United States twelve years ago. Her early experiences …read more.

Jon Zerolnick

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As a researcher, Jon likes data more than most people. He joined LAANE in 2006 with a focus on the environmental and …read more.