Our Board

First Place is grateful for our Board of Directors, who generously provide their time, expertise, and financial support to further First Place’s mission.


Andrew Monach
Senior Counsel, Morrison & Foerster

Eliza Greenberg
Lead Partner, Portfolio Investments, New Profit Inc.

Georgia Lorenz, Board Secretary
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Santa Monica College

Hilda West
Vice President, Human Resources Strategic Consulting, The Clorox Company

Jay Stowsky
Senior Assistant Dean for Instruction, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Friedman, Board Vice Chair
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mills College

Kappy Dye, Board Treasurer
CFO and Grants Manager, Y&H Soda Foundation

Keith Shultz
Consulting Partner, RedFish Consulting

Michael Conn
Senior Vice President, Managing Consultant, Cannon Financial Institute

Mickey Arabelovic
Founder and Managing Member, Telescope Partners

Steven LaFrance, Board Chair
President and CEO, Learning for Action Group

Thomas Wilson
Consultant, Associate Pastor
Retired Senior Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers


The Los Angeles Board and Advisory Committee provides program and fundraising support to our Los Angeles program.


Christina Miller, Ph.D
Associate Director, OPCC

Ellen Roth Nagler, Esq.
Partner, Jones, Ackerman & Corman, LLP

Evan Huckabay, M.B.A.
Vice President, Citibank

Georgia Lorenz, Ph.D
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Santa Monica College

John Wagner
Chief Operating Officer, First 5 LA

Mark Geller
Co-Founder and COO, Happy Returns, Inc.

Summer Watson
Tech Entrepreneur