Board Member, Governance Committee (Chair), Audit Committee (Chair)Attorney, Christie, Parker, Hale, LLC
Board Member & Secretary, Academic Committee, Audit CommitteeRealtor, COMPASS
Board Member, Governance CommitteeConsultant, Annenberg Foundation
Tyler Bell is a graduate of Morehouse College where he earned his degree in Political Science. After college, Tyler has actively continued to pursue his passions in people, education and technology. He has taught high school, worked on Capitol Hill, and helped lead a startup to achieve incredible success serving as their Head of Talent. Currently, Tyler is serving as a Consultant for the Annenberg Foundation where he is utilizing his skills and background to scale Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion efforts across the Tech and Venture Capital ecosystem in Los Angeles.
Wealth Management Advisor, TIAA
Josephti Cruz has been a Wealth Management Advisor with TIAA for 6 years, both in in their Los Angeles and New York offices, where she specializes in providing financial planning solutions for her individual clients. Having served In the financial services industry for over 19 years, most notably with AllianceBernstein, Josephti held a variety of client service, marketing, and management roles in their Private Client, Institutional and Retail divisions as a Vice President. Prior to joining TIAA, she was a financial advisor at Chase Private Client and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where she worked with high net worth individuals to streamline and simplify their financial lives. Josephti holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA. She holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 registrations in addition to maintaining licenses Life, Accident and Health insurance and Variable Annuities in all appropriate jurisdictions.
Nyanza Shaw, Esq., Principal of Shaw Esquire, is a well-respected entertainment and business attorney with a wealth of experience in the areas of entertainment and business law, intellectual property, technology, media, and brand strategy. The firm provides legal representation to creatives, businesses, brands and founders as well as providing brand management and business consulting services. Nyanza currently serves as Chair of the John M. Langston Bar Association, Entertainment Law Committee, is a member of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management and Technology Executive Committee, and is a Board member of Our Girls Enrich, a nonprofit initiative designed to instill self confidence in girls through workshops & mentoring. She received her BA from Mills College and her JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Producer and Director, Documentary Television and Film
Sonia Slutsky Faulkner is an Award-Winning Producer and Director of documentary television and film. As an accomplished Showrunner, she has helmed a number of successful series covering a wide-range of styles and formats. She has produced over 150 hours of programming for networks including CNN, A&E, Discovery, ABC, PBS and Bravo. Currently she is the executive producer for a new ground-breaking CNN documentary series with Van Jones about Restorative Justice. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she graduated with honors from Vassar College with a degree in American Culture Studies. Sonia is a dual US and UK citizen.
Kim Ishikawa is the Director of Annual Giving at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She has the privilege of connecting with the museum’s supporters to share the impact of their philanthropy and engage them with LACMA’s collection and exhibitions, curatorial projects, and educational programs. During her four years at the museum, she has helped raise over $8 million in revenue. Kim is a native angeleno with a career in nonprofit development, previous organizations include National Public Radio (NPR) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Kim holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA.