Board of Directors
Therese is a social enterprise consultant, specializing in the areas of business development, marketing, finance, and strategic planning. Prior to this, she was the Director of Business Development at Homeboy Industries and contributed to the growth of its various social enterprises. Prior to her role at Homeboy, she worked at The Walt Disney Company and KPMG NYC in different finance and marketing capacities. Therese has strong business acumen, is very passionate about the social enterprise field, and values using the power of business as a force for good. She is a proud Bruin and received her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is truly inspired by the transformative work of the social enterprise community in LA and is enthusiastic about helping the community grow and build a sustainable future.
Zoë Bollinger currently serves as the Vice-President and Communications Chair for SEA Los Angeles. Zoë is a global business development professional with expertise in the role of culture in international business and cross-cultural collaboration to foster success in diverse settings. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and crafting innovative strategies to create global opportunity. Zoë has worked in the US, Asia, and Europe, and plans to continue leveraging her business experience to support sustainable development and long term economic empowerment.
Evan Hamilton is a Los Angeles native who grew up watching the city evolve from a entertainment monoculture to a vibrant tech landscape. Evan does strategy consulting for startups across the United States and currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. With a background in anthropology, climate science and marketing, he approaches challenges with an interdisciplinary lens to find creative solutions.
Evan is thrilled to join the SEA-LA team as Membership Chair on the board as well as serving as the Treasurer on the Executive Committee.
Anastasia Butler serves as Secretary and Chair of the Governance and Compliance Committee on SEA-LA. Anastasia is an attorney for Sustainable Law Group, P.C., a community based business transactional law firm with a specific focus on social enterprises, nonprofits and green businesses. In her free time, Anastasia enjoys practicing yoga, beekeeping and reading fiction.
Joe is a Board Member, and past Chair, of the Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles chapter and working toward effective efforts to excite the Los Angeles community to move toward a more inclusive and equitable economic future for social change. He is excited to host the national community of change makers at our 2017 Summit.
In addition, Joe provides leadership and vision for the Downtown Women’s Center’s Los Angeles based workforce development social enterprise, MADE by DWC. His role includes development and oversight of business strategies and workforce development programs impacting change for women living poverty. He is inspired by the community he serves and the partners he works with every day in creating the vision and development of a growing social enterprise movement where retail, design, and job-readiness meet commerce.
Howard Brodwin – A sports marketing veteran of over 20 years, Howard is the founder of Sports and Social Change, a sports marketing firm with a specific focus on Cause Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise development, working to connect brands, media properties, teams, leagues and athletes with nonprofit organizations, foundations and affiliated cause-driven businesses in sports. His expertise includes brand positioning and activation, grassroots and experiential marketing programs, public relations and social media campaigns, event management and sponsorship, business plans and corporate partnership development. Over the past 20 years, Howard has managed marketing and public relations programs for a diverse group of sports brands and properties including Rollerblade, Powerbar, LPGA, K-Swiss, Salomon, Bauerfeind, Red Star Hockey, and a wide range of nonprofit organizations such as Special Olympics, DisAbility Sports Festival, Global Team Players, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Blind Judo Foundation and Pearl of Africa Series.
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Danny Brown is a Senior Consultant at West Monroe Partners, with expertise in financial services, organizational transformation, and project management. He serves as a Board Member and Communications Chair for SEA LA. Danny is passionate about empowering young professionals to use business as a tool for social change. Most specifically, he is interested in demystifying and normalizing social enterprise to the Millennial and Gen Z generations as they evolve into the business leaders of tomorrow. He envisions a world in which his peers achieve prosperity through purpose, shrink the financial and talent-based gaps between for-profit and charity, and address the world’s most pressing social and environmental concerns.
As a California native, Kaya hopes to make a positive, lasting impact in the Greater Los Angeles area. Kaya currently heads up Children’s Bureau of Southern California’s social enterprise, FAF Software, a research validated, comprehensive data management, assessment and evaluation system used to help hard working child welfare professionals and organizations better serve vulnerable children and their families. She has successfully integrated and implemented the tool with major clients including Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and New York City Administration of Children’s Services. Kaya graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science; she later received an M.A. in Public Administration from USC where she learned that social and financial returns are not mutually exclusive. Kaya serves as the Membership Chair for SEA-LA. Feel free to reach out to her on LinkedIn to learn more about the benefits of joining!
Kristen Green, a Los Angeles native, is a Regional Partnerships & Technical Assistance Manager at REDF. Her role is to identify key stakeholders, establish partnerships, and foster the growth and development of social enterprise ecosystems, such as LA:RISE, in the Southern California region. She has a passion for providing advisory services to social enterprises, and to help them achieve their long term goals for both mission and business success. Kristen received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Urban Studies, from Loyola Marymount University. She also holds a M.S. in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. In her free time, you can find Kristen reading, volunteering at her local animal rescue or visiting the park with Ms. Lois, her beloved retired greyhound.