The Executive Board of NLG-LA, elected each December by NLG-LA's membership, is responsible for fundraising and governing the finances, operations, and programmatic work of the organization. The Executive Board (currently 35 members) meets monthly to discuss the organization’s business and programs, and communicates on a regular basis through an email list serve. The Executive Board, at its first meeting of the calendar year, elects an Executive Committee comprised of two co-Presidents, a Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Web Development, and Treasurer. The Executive Committee is tasked with governing the staff and day-to-day operations of the organization.
Many of our Board members are members of the organizations and associations we work with, or are members of the communities of color that are most impacted by our country’s systems of injustice. Our board members participate in the Guild's programmatic work through their membership on committees or on special projects.
2017 List of Board Members:
|Maria Hall & Gilbert Saucedo, Co-Presidents||Alexei Hong||Bob Myers|
|Erin Darling, Immediate Past President||Barbara Hadsell||John Michael Lee|
|Julia Vazquez, Vice President for Communications||Ben O'Donnell||Kat Choi|
|Laurie Traktman, Vice President for Membership||Carol Sobel||Kevin Reyes|
|Jay Shin, Treasurer||Colleen Flynn||Kyle Todd|
|Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus||Cynthia Anderson-Barker||Laurie Traktman|
|Daniel Ortiz-O'Neill||Matthew Strugar|
|Emi MacLean||Olu Orange|
|Eric Post||Pasquale Lombardo|
|Gary Silbiger||Patrick Dunlevy|
|Helen Sklar||Renee Amador|
|Jennifer Canales||Sri Panchalam|
|Jessie Duncan||Tarek Shawky|
The Executive Board additionally oversees the Guild’s Executive Director, Ameena Mirza Qazi. The Executive Director and other hired staff are responsible for the overall operations of the organization, including managing membership events, education, and outreach, as well as supporting the execution of the Guild's other programmatic work.