Our Team

Romi Lassally

Co-Founder/Co-Executive Director

Patrick McCabe

Co-Founder/Co-Executive Director

Mayra Portillo

Program Coordinator

Lucy Cherkasets

Director of Career Success

Elana Gimbel

Director of Development + Communications

Sarah Morse

Career Success Coordinator

Mai Breech

Wellness Coach

Brenda McDonald

Wellness Coach

Our Board

Fred Bennett

Amy Blavin

Todd Kessler

Constance Lawton

Thomas Lee

Felix Ruano

Karen Kehela Sherwood

James A. Thomas

Our Partners

Our employment partnership program offers powerful ways for companies to engage with our students through mentorship, leadership, hiring and financial sponsorship. By opening their doors, these innovative companies are accelerating the career success of our students and contributing to a more diverse and culturally collaborative workforce. It’s a win win for everyone.

  • AEG
  • AMAZON STUDIOS
  • BAD ROBOT
  • COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
  • COMMON SENSE MEDIA
  • CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
  • DISNEY ABC TELEVISION
  • FOX SEARCHLIGHT
  • GREATER NY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
  • HEYDAY PRODUCTIONS
  • HBO
  • HERTZ-LICHTENSTEIN-YOUNG
  • ICELANDIC WATER
  • ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT
  • INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
  • KAYNE ANDERSON
  • KORN FERRY
  • LIONSGATE
  • LITTLE DOLPHINS
  • LOURD-MURRAY PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • LMU CHILREN’S CENTER
  • NBC UNIVERSAL
  • PARAMOUNT PICTURES
  • PARTICIPANT MEDIA
  • PROPPER DALEY
  • ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
  • RUBICON PROJECT
  • SAFE PLACE FOR YOUTH
  • SONY PICTURES
  • SMASHD LABS
  • SYMANTEC
  • STEAVEN JONES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
  • THE MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST
  • THE WONDERFUL COMPANY
  • 21ST CENTURY FOX
  • UNITED TALENT AGENCY
  • UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
  • VENICE FAMILY CLINIC
  • WOMEN’S CARE OF BEVERLY HILLS MEDICAL GROUP