Our Board and Staff

NLG Los Angeles Board and Staff Meeting

The Executive Board of NLG-LA, elected each year by NLG-LA’s membership, is responsible for fundraising and governing the finances, operations, and programmatic work of the organization.  The Executive Board meets monthly to discuss the organization’s business and programs, and communicates on a regular basis through an email list serve. The Executive Board, at its first meeting of the year, elects an Executive Committee comprised of two co-Presidents, a Secretary, and Treasurer.

Many of our Board members are members of the organizations and associations we work with, or are members of the communities of color that are most impacted by our country’s systems of injustice.  Our board members participate in the Guild’s programmatic work through their membership on committees or on special projects.

List of Board Members:


  • Helen You & Gilbert Saucedo
  • Morgan Ricketts


Erin Darling

Cynthia-Anderson Barker

Maria Hall

Nathaly Medina

Diana Barbadillo

Shara Darden

Ira Spiro

Sophia Wrench

Haley Pollock



Samuel Martinez

Ira Spiro

Dan Stormer

Shaleen Shanghag

Gary Silberg

Una Jost

Complaint Procedure

Anyone, NLG member or not, who has a complaint about any member, Board member, services, or anything else provided to them by NLG or anyone acting on behalf of NLG, except for law enforcement officers and persons accused of harassing NLG-LA legal observers, may email either the Executive Director or a Co-Chair of the Board with information about the complaint. The complaint will be communicated to the Board of Directors meeting in an executive session. If the Board determines that further investigation is necessary, it may appoint a person or committee to investigate the complaint and report back to the Board, where the Board may take such action as it deems appropriate.