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

Cynthia Chen

Juvenile Mediator
San Mateo County Juvenile Mediation Program

Georgia Lorenz, Board Secretary

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Santa Monica College

Hilda West

Vice President, Human Resources Strategic Consulting
The Clorox Company

Jennifer Friedman, Board Chair

Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills College

Kappy Dye, Board Treasurer

CFO and Grants Manager
Y&H Soda Foundation

Keith Shultz

Consulting Partner
RedFish Consulting

Marvin O’Quinn

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Dignity Health

Mickey Arabelovic

Founder and Managing Member
Telescope Partners

Nancy Heinen

Board Chair, Teen Success, Inc.
Partner and former Chair, SV2

Steven LaFrance, Member Emeritus

President and CEO
Learning for Action Group

Thomas Wilson

Associate Pastor
Senior Managing Director, Retired

Tony Maggiore

Global Head of Tax

Our Regional Boards provide program and fundraising support for our Los Angeles and Santa Clara County programs.

Los Angeles Board and Advisory Committee

Adam Sisson

Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Ellen Roth Nagler

College Counselor
College Match

Evan Huckabay, M.B.A.

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo

Georgia Lorenz, Ph.D

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Santa Monica College

Mark Geller

Co-Founder and COO
Happy Returns, Inc.

Summer Watson

Head of Content and Partnerships

Santa Clara County Board and Advisory Committe

Darryl McDavid

Former First Place for Youth participant

Staffing Manager
Robert Half

Ravi Gauba

CEO and Founder

Rebecca Owens

Business and People Operations Leadership Advisor