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Mary is the CEO of Kollab Youth. Formally, Mary served as Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs for 10 years. The Alliance was an umbrella organization that was created in 1998 to bring resources, marketing and fundraising to all Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County which serve over 140,000 youth ages 6 to 18. Mary spearheaded innovative programs, special events and service to under-resourced communities in Los Angeles. Mary serves as a Commissioner and Secretary for the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board as well as a board member for T-Mobile California Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Council, as well as being a member of the National Diversity Coalition and a board member for the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition.
Teresa is Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement at ABC7 and has helped grow the community affairs department and the Station’s involvement in the community for the past 40 years. As Vice President, she oversees community media initiatives and station partnerships. She works closely with many nonprofit organizations, corporations and advertising clients to develop and implement projects which benefit the viewers and the communities that the Station serves within the five-county coverage area.
Brian was Chief of Staff for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in supporting the Board of Directors, and Chamber Team.
Past President- Dale Carnegie Global Corporate Solutions, and
The National Human Resources Association Board of Directors.
Founded several start-ups, and honored for ground-breaking diversity & inclusion, and entrepreneurship. Global Trainer of the Year, 9x Finalist. 6x Top for North America. Over 30 years of diversified international experience in performance improvement, curricula design, leading cross-functional teams in and numerous sectors.
Jay has been the executive director for the Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club since 1992. He has provided leadership for the club since its start up as a single site youth center in Palmdale, to a multi-site (currently 20 sites) Boys & Girls Club serving over 1,000 children every day. Under Jay’s leadership The Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club has gone well past after school youth recreational programs and has evolved into an organization specializing in youth education, personal growth, educational and career development.
Patricia is the Executive Director of the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles.
Patricia developed and implemented programming in the VBGC College and Career Center, utilizing the theoretical knowledge that she obtained during her graduate studies. She knows that it is critical to expose children especially those in underserved communities to opportunities in higher education from a very early age; consequently, the organization has become known for its innovative approach to this work. It remains a great passion of hers, and she brings that programming experience and intimate knowledge of the community to her role as Executive Director.
Sari is the Program Manager for Kollab Youth. She provides support to the all premier events, such as the Kollab Summit, and the Kollab Workforce Development Program. She also assists in fundraising, all external communications, and logistics. Before her time with Kollab, she served as a Community Engagement Intern for ABC7 Eyewitness News. During her time at ABC7, she worked on projects like, ABC7's Spark of Love toy drive, and the 2020 Kingdom Day Parade.
Sari earned her BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Diverse Community Development Leadership at CSUN to continue her career in community outreach. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and is passionate about her community.