Friends of the Children–Los Angeles' Board of Directors and Ambassador Board are composed of dedicated professional and community leaders who share our passion for our mission and commitment to our values.

Board of Directors

Peter Lizotte

Board Chair

Managing Principal, Executive Financial, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Annie Campbell

Founder, Annie Campbell Catering, LLC

Los Angeles, CA

Courtney Carter

Founder & CEO, The Carter Media Group

Camilo Echavarria

Board Secretary

Partner-in-Charge, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

Los Angeles, CA

Benjamin Evans

Co-Founder & National Fellowship Director, BMe Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

Arnold Hackett

Chief Financial Officer, Metrolink

Mary Jo Johnson

Board Vice Chair

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law

Los Angeles, CA

Raoul Ortega

Board Treasurer

Director of Finance, First 5 LA

Los Angeles, CA

Ilissa Samplin

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Los Angeles, CA

Terri Sorensen

National President, Friends of the Children

Seattle, WA

Stephanie Wiggins

CEO, Metrolink Los Angeles, CA

CEO, Metrolink

Los Angeles, CA

Robyn Young

Partner, Ernst & Young

Los Angeles, CA

Ambassador Board

Shalonda Baldwin

LA Metro, Deputy Executive Director

Mark Burchell

VP, Senior Private Wealth Advisor, US Bank

Annie Chang Long

Associate Director, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Anairis Chavez

Subcontracts Manager, Lockheed Martin

Melissa Costello

Area Manager, Umpqua Bank

Kaya Day

Brand Director, Copycat Copywriters

Robert Drewery

Senior Leasing Agent, Douglas Emmett Management, LLC

Moe Elias

Investment Management Specialist, Wells Fargo

Derrick Harris

Director of Corporate Relations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Marquisha Henderson

Linkage to Care Research Specialist, St. John's Well Child & Family Center

Michael Li

Associate, Monogram Capital Partners

Qiana Patterson

Vice President, Strategic Development, HopSkipDrive

Jasmin Schonherr

Project Manager, Learn4Life Network

Lisa Small

Senior Manager, Youth Justice, Liberty Hill Foundation

Tenise Taylor

Assistant Director, USC Black Alumni Association

Leonisha Stephan Tolbert

Realtor, Trust Properties USA

Megan Terilli

Senior Associate, PwC

Sixto Villacorta

Community Manager, Umpqua Bank