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:


  • Karen Suri & Gilbert Saucedo
  • Richard Ybarra
    Interim Executive Director
  • Dickran Sevlian
  • Pedram Esfandiary


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
Victor Narro
Ben O’Donnell
Olu Orange
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
Julia Vázquez
Jenny Villegas
Adrienna Wong


Una Lee Jost
Sri Panchalam
Morgan Ricketts
Rachel Steinback