Our
Team

 
 
 
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Lailanie Jones
Executive Director

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Erin Wilson
Development Director

 
 
 
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Ramona Cobb
Operations Director

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Lakisha Kennedy
Food Program 

 
 
 
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Shelly Deaton Food Program Director

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Brenda McDowell Volunteer Coordinator

 
 
 

Our
Teachers

 
 
 
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Keely Smith
Teacher

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Cricket Clarke
Teacher

 
 
 
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Detra Ransom
Teacher

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Tanesha Tigner
Teacher

 
 
 
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Teresa Root
Teacher

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Debbie Jackson
Teacher

 
 
 
 
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Dwan Cohn
Teacher

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Jeffrey Harvey Teacher

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 Mike Perez                           Teacher

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Valerie Silva Teacher

 
 
 
 

Board
Members

 
 
 
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Scott Gilmore
Board President                   Lawyer, Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP

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Maura Velasco-Ventura            Board Treasurer                          CFO, Long Beach Police Department

 
 
 
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Mark McGuire                      Founder, McGuire Builders

Randy Gordon
President, Long Beach
Chamber of Commerce

 
 
 
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Linda Perry                       Professor, California State University, Long Beach-College of Education          Retired Public Administrator, LBUSD 

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Hans Stone, Branch Manager, First Choice Loan Services

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Karen Cardenas, Vice President, SBA Portfolio Banker, Farmers & Merchants Bank

Ayda Howard, Social Worker

 

 
 
 

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