Steering Committee

Trauma Informed LA’s Steering Committee is a group of passionate individuals representing various fields, sectors, and communities of Los Angeles, dedicated to promoting the mission and vision of Trauma Informed LA (TILA). The purpose of the Steering Committee is to create a strategic plan that outlines the goals and objectives of the TILA, and to create an operating plan to ensure that the goals can be met in a given timeline and within the capacity of the Steering Committee.

Andres
Andres De La Peza (he/him)
Policy Co-Coordinator
2021 – present
Brita Loeb
Brita Loeb (she/her)
Communications Coordinator
2020 – present
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Chisato Hotta (she/her)
Volunteer Coordinator
2021 – present
 
 
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Christina Marquez (she/her)
Curriculum Co-Coordinator
2021 – present
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Jacqueline Luna (she/her/they/them)
Training and Curriculum Co-Coordinator
2021 – present
Jessica Borja
Jessica Borja (she/her)
Fiscal Development Coordinator
2020 – present
 
 
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee (she/her)
Operations Coordinator
2021 – present
Luis Ramirez
Luis H. Ramirez (he/him)
Policy Co-Coordinator
2021 – present
Maya DeNola
Maya DeNola (she/her)
Marketing Coordinator
2021 – present
 
 
Ramona Merchan
Ramona Merchan (she/her/ella)
Development Management Co-Coordinator
2020 – present
Susan Hess
Susan Hess (she/her)
Co-Founder and Podcast Co-Host
2014 – present
Tongqing Zhu
Tongqing Zhu (she/her)
Communications Co-Coordinator
2021 – present
 
 
Vashti Booker
Vashti Bocker (she/her)
Fundraising Coordinator
2021 – present
Wendy Martinez
Wendy Martinez (she/her)
Development Management Co-Coordinator

Master of Social Work Interns

We are honored to facilitate graduate student internships from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Sarah Johnston
Sarah Johnston (she/her)
MSW Intern
Abel Quintana
Abel Quintana
MSW Intern

Advisors

Our Advisors provide support to the Steering Committee by providing education and presentations on trauma informed care, facilitating retreats, coaching through participatory decision making, and providing guidance.

Elizabeth Eastlund
Elizabeth Eastlund (she/her)
Advisor
Gladis
Gladis Molina (she/her)
Advisor
Jennifer Parga
Jennifer Parga (she/her)
Advisor
 
 
Nkem Ndefo
Nkem Ndefo
Advisor

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