Valley Nonprofit Resources

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Advisory Board

Members of VNR’s Advisory Board come from nonprofits and businesses located in the Valley, as well as from capacity-building organizations throughout Southern California. The Board provides input on VNR activities, and oversight to its various programs (for instance, by reviewing and commenting on VNR evaluation data). Members are:

  • Pierre Arreola, AWOKE
  • Regina Birdsell, Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Rev. Dr. D.D. Chatman, Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church
  • Neal Dudovitz, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
  • David Factor, Executive Service Corps of Southern California
  • Barbara Firestone, PhD, The Help Group
  • Alex Kopelowicz, MD, UCLA Medical School
  • Janet Marinaccio, MEND
  • Roy Marshall, Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Richard Moore, PhD, California State University Northridge
  • Rochelle Nakajima, The Practice Space
  • Anthony Ortiz-Luis, Providence Health & Services
  • Joy Picus, Community Leader (Chair)
  • Yan Searcy, California State University Northridge
  • Lewis Sharpstone, BDO
  • James Tehan, Providence Health & Services
  • Paul Vandeventer, Community Partners
  • Diana Medina Wiley, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Kimberly Wyard, Northeast Valley Health Corporation