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Who We Are

Staff & Board

Our Staff:

A team of 50 dedicated staff members work collaboratively at Bresee to provide impactful youth development programs and family services that equip young people to pursue their education, achieve their full potential, and serve their community.


Staff Leadership


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

  • Craig Beatty – President


  • Tim Martin – Vice President


  • Bryan Sapanza – Treasurer

    Senior Vice President
    The Picerne Group

  • Kara Petreccia ­– Secretary

    Project Manager
    Criteria Corp.

  • Eddie Bader

    General Manager

  • Jennifer Brown

    Audio and Video Integration Consultant

  • Heidi Feng

    Managing Director

  • Ashley Fontanetta

    Vice President, Philanthropic Services
    Whittier Trust

  • Lilianna Granda

    Assistant Controller
    Festival Management

  • Linda Kim

    Vice President, Senior Fraud Operations Manager
    Bank of America

  • Michael Lee

    Portfolio Manager, Founder
    Hypotenuse Capital Management, LLC

  • Robert Longnecker

    Ides Capital Management LP

  • Rich Orosco

    Executive Vice President, Brand & Community
    Los Angeles Football Club

  • Marco Orozco

    General Manager – Compton
    Best Buy

  • Ramon Pack III

    Head of Trust Compliance
    First Republic Bank

  • Maki Villacarillo

    Vice President, Relationship Manager
    U.S. Bank

Junior Board

  • Judy Kim


  • Andrew Morovati

    Capital Group

  • Andrew Kim

    Private Wealth Manager

  • Albert Ragabo


Advisory Council

  • Deputy Chief Robert Arcos

    Los Angeles Police Department

  • Americo Cascella

    Brouwerij West
    Ares Management (retired)

  • Frank Chen

    Pioneer Industries, Inc.
    Aristo Capital Ventures, LLC

  • Ted Dorsey

    Tutor Ted

  • Malik Ducard


  • 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 in 2017

  • People Helped


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Dollars Raised


  • Scholarships Granted


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