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 a Senior Research & Policy Analyst on the Don’t Waste LA campaign. She has a background in environmental justice, …read more.

Frank Alvarez

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Frank joined LAANE in November 2011 as the senior community organizer for the Construction Careers Project. Prior to joining LAANE, he was …read more.

Lia Andika

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Lia joined LAANE in early 2010. Prior to joining LAANE, Lia did development and grant writing work at the Fair Trade Resources …read more.

Hasira Ashemu

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Hasira Ashemu comes to LAANE with a wide range of communications experience. He is a prolific radio host, writer, speaker and multi-platform …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.

Nikole Cababa

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Nikole joined LAANE in June 2010 as the community organizer for the Long Beach Hospitality Project. She was an integral part …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 and …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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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 Energy Efficiency/Green Jobs Project, Jessica served as the organization’s Research Director, authoring …read more.

John Guevarra

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John joined LAANE in 2011 as a research intern for the Don't Waste LA Project. In 2012, he joined the team as …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.

Rachele Huennekens

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  Rachele Huennekens is a Communications Specialist on the Jobs to Move America campaign.  Prior to joining LAANE in 2013, she worked …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.

Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi

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Kokayi joined LAANE in July 2010 as the senior community organizer for the Green Buildings, Good Jobs Project. Prior to his work …read more.

Stella T. Maloyan

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Stella joined LAANE in 2002, she is the Development Director at LAANE, and she oversees the organization’s private fundraising program. Her contributions …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. As of December 2013, …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.

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 work for …read more.

Daniel Paredes

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Daniel joined LAANE as a Research and Policy Analyst on the Good Grocery Stores project in the fall of 2012. Born …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.

Ernesto Rocha

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Vivian Rothstein

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Vivian has been employed at LAANE since January 2003 after many years of working with LAANE as an ally. She has a …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.

Ashley Thomas

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Ashley joined LAANE in 2012 as the Research and Policy Analyst on the Construction Careers Project.  Born in and raised in Los …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.

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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Jon is most comfortable working with facts, theory and numbers, which is why he is a researcher. His focus at LAANE has …read more.