Our Board and Staff

NLG Los Angeles Board and Staff Meeting

The Executive Board of NLG-LA, elected each December 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 calendar year, elects an Executive Committee comprised of two co-Presidents, a Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Web Development, and Treasurer.  The Executive Committee is tasked with governing the staff and day-to-day operations of the organization.

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.


  • Kath Rogers, Executive Director

2019 List of Board Members:


  • Karen Suri & Gilbert Saucedo
  • Kath Rogers
    Executive Director
  • Dickran Sevlian
  • Jay Shin


Renee Amador
Cynthia Anderson-Barker
Jan Collatz
Erin Darling
Patrick Dunlevy
Pedram Esfandiary
Colleen Flynn
Jorge Gonzalez
Barbara Hadsell
Maria Hall
Daniel Huang
Betty Hung
Martin Jerisat
Kathy Khommarath
Jim Lafferty
Pasquale Lombardo
Stephano Medina
Robert Myers
Eva Nagao
Victor Narro
Ben O’Donnell
Olu Orange
Eric Post
Gilbert Saucedo
Dickran Sevlian
Tarek Shawky
Jay Shin
Gary Silbiger
Helen Sklar
Phal Sok
Ira Spiro
Dan Stormer
Ian Stringham
Matthew Strugar
Karen Suri
Kim Tellez
Laurie Traktman
Sandra Vargas Henao
Julia Vázquez
Jenny Villegas
Adrienna Wong


Una Lee Jost
Sri Panchalam
Morgan Ricketts
Carol Sobel
Rachel Steinback
Kaimi Wenger