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Who We Are

Staff & Board

Our Staff:

A team of 50 dedicated staff members working collaboratively to battle poverty by empowering youth and families in Los Angeles with the skills, resources, and relationships necessary to thrive.


Staff Leadership


Seth Eklund Executive Director

Ana Grande Associate Executive Director

Rene Lopez Director of Operations


Our Board Members:

Our board is an integral part of the Bresee leadership team. Members of the board offer their diverse backgrounds and experiences to share their expertise, community influence, guidance, and resources to support the Bresee Foundation in the following ways:

  • Ensure effective organizational planning and oversight
  • Ensure adequate resources are available for continued success of the organization
  • Manage available resources effectively
  • Develop recruitment strategies for a vibrant, successful board
  • Manage public relations and media
  • Support and oversee the Executive Director
  • Participate in meetings and financial planning
  • Ensure the legal and ethical integrity of the organization


Board of Directors



Junior Board

Emily Alonso Impact Allies
Andrew Morovati Capital Group
Rebeca Barreiro Fiji Water
Jimmy Can Bresee High School Program
Matthew Wong US Trust
Melissa Lucas Bresee After-School Program
Kujo Osei CIM Group
Junhao Tang Capital Group
Louie Gonzaga Citi
Luis Cruz FactSet



Advisory Council

Deputy Chief Robert Arcos LAPD
Americo Cascella Brouweij West / Ares Management (retired)
Frank Chen Pioneer Industries Inc. / Aristo Capital Ventures, LLC
Ted Dorsey Tutor Ted
Malik Ducard YouTube
Susan E. Hill Hill & Piibe Immigration Attorneys
Dr. Melina B. Jampolis Celebrity Nutritionist M.D.
Mike LaHoud MLS Soccer
Tom Martin III, Esq. Martin & Bontrager APC
James Riley MLS Soccer
Reno Wilson Actor, Comedian

Our Impact: 2018-19

  • People Helped


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Dollars Raised


  • Scholarships Granted


  • WM Keck Foundation
  • Tuthill Family Foundation
  • Ballmer Group
  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Bank Of America
  • GRYD
  • The Eisner Foundation
  • Californina Community Foundation
  • Beyond The Bell
  • LA84 Foundation
  • The Clubhouse Network
  • Best Buy TTC
  • City of Los Angeles
  • The Parsons Foundation
  • LAFC
  • S. Mark Taper Foundation
  • Wilshire Family Source
  • West Coast Sports Association
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