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


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