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About the Foundation

Melissa Conner
Vice President of Advancement

Melissa Conner

As Vice President of Advancement, Melissa Conner is responsible for leading the Foundation’s Advancement team, overseeing the organization’s resource development, grant writing, marketing and communications, and external relations efforts, as well as the Foundation’s fiscally sponsored programs. 

Conner has over 12 years of experience and proven results in guiding communications and advancement for public, private, and non-profit entities.

Conner joined the Foundation in 2006 to oversee the organization’s marketing and communications strategies and initiatives. Under Conner’s direction, the marketing and communications team has been recognized with over 40 awards at the state, regional, and national level for excellence in marketing, communications, and design.

Prior to her work with the Foundation, Conner was the Director of Admissions for the Los Angeles Film School, and also taught English at the high school and university level for over six years. Conner holds a master’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

  Management Team  
Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

John O'Sullivan
Vice President of Finance and Chief
Financial Officer
Vice President of Program Development
Melissa Conner
Vice President of Advancement 

Mark Carlock
Vice President of Environmental Programs
Director of Air Quality

  Board of Directors  

Patricia Sullivan
Chair of the Board

Lance Izumi
Vice Chair of the Board

Dan Noell

Isabel Barreras

Jan Dehesh

Mario Camara

Gary Reed

James Sargen

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