Board of Directors
Sumangala Bhattacharya, J.D., Ph.D., President
Professor of English and World Literature at Pitzer College, Immigration Attorney at private practice.
Anchulee Raongthum, Secretary
Agent & Broker Outreach, Education & Technical Assistance Program, Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
Charles Laing, Treasurer
Tax Manager at Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff.
Early Childhood Trauma Specialist, Children’s Book Author and Photographer.
Amanda Hillsberg Arya,
Director, Documentary Film at Participant Media.
Gabriela Lagarda Arias,
Director, Creative Marketing at Participant Media.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Therapist, Private practice.
Immigration Attorney, private practice.
Psychiatric Social Worker, LAUSD School of Mental Health.
Ivana de Maria
Actress, founder and CEO at StoryPlace.
Former Chief Executive Officer at Penny Lane Centers, Retired.
Former Director, Justice and Compassion Essential Ministry Team, Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Retired.
Northridge UMC Church Member, retired.
Immigration Program Director at Clue (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice).
Chief Development Director for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Rev. Frederick Birten Morris, Founder
Former Executive Director for the Refugee Children Center and Former Senior Pastor at the North Hills Hispanic Mission United Methodist Church, Retired.
"... I really hope you listen to my story, because that is all I have left."