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Helen Romero Shaw (President) - Public Affairs Manager, SoCal Gas 

Christina Sanchez (Treasurer) - Senior Partner, Milagro Strategy Group

Marlon Morales (Secretary) - Consultant

Alma Martinez - City Manager, City of El Monte

Elizabeth Martinez - Government Relations, Meruelo Enterprises Inc.

Mary Rosas -  West Region Government and Community Relations, Starbucks

Paul Aguilar, Esq. - Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill 


In Memoriam

Ray Verches - Consultant 


Advisory Board

Jessica Duboff - Business Development Manager, Suffolk Construction

Felicia Escobar - Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Immigration Policy

David Galaviz - Executive Director, USC Local Government Relations

Jorge Garrido - Vice President, Mercury Public Affairs

Jimmy Gomez - Congressman, CA District 34

Erica Jacquez - Commissioner Civil Service/Census, Office of Mayor Garcetti at City of Los Angeles

Linda Lopez - Social Impact Consultant

Ricardo Mireles - Executive Director, Academia Avance

John Perez - Chair, Board of Regents, University of California

Avygail Sanchez - Senior Business Development Manager, Parsons Corporation

Michael Torra - Principal Raben Group


Former Board Members

Lou Calanche - Executive Director, Legacy LA

Berenice Constant Nuñez -Vice President, Government Relations, Altamed

Vanessa Delgado - Executive Director, California Affordable Housing Development Association

Victor Dominguez - Executive Vice President & Chief Mission Advancement Officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Marco Antonio Gonzalez - Vice President, Public Relations & Corporate Affairs, LBI Media Inc/Estrella TV

Ray Jimenez - CEO, Embolden Entertainment

Alejandra Velazquez - Director of Public AffairsOportun

Robert Villaseñor- Vice President/Sr. Relationship Manager, City National Bank

DIY Girls (San Fernando)

Arts In Action Community Charter School (Boyle Heights)

Familia Unida (East Los Angles)

Visit our Grant Making page for list of our grant recipients

ULF's Grants Program provides unrestricted funding between $5000 and $15,000