The YMCA of Los Angeles has been making a positive impact in our communities for over 130 years. Our 26 branches stretch across over 100 miles of Los Angeles County, from Antelope Valley to San Pedro. Our membership community is 264,500 strong. Membership is open to all, with financial assistance available to those who cannot afford it. This year, the LA Y helped 1 out of 3 member families with financial assistance.

We cannot do our work alone, extending our work with over 200 community partners across the county, including schools, hospitals, clinics, cities and other civic organizations.


Ann Samson
Executive Director
[email protected]
310 477 1511


Dana Katz, Board Chair
Director of Community Engagement & Buddy Programs, UCLA Operation Mend

Darya Allen-Attar

Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Colleen Ancrile

Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

Arteria Anders

Retired, Union Bank

Susan Bagdasarian

Math Specialist

Juan Baron

Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual

Adrienne Barr

Managing Director, Hendricks-Barkadia

Kenneth Berman


James A. Collins

Retired, Chairman Collins Financial Investments

Donn Conner

Managing Director, Aristotle Capital Management

Fred Cowan

Retired, Real Estate Developer

Sharolyn Davis

Musical Director

Lenny Esmond

CPA, Esmond & Associates, Inc.

Elizabeth Friedman
Community Volunteer

Glen Friedman

President, Ideas & Solutions! Inc.

Sean Fulp

Executive Managing Director, NGKF Capital Markets

Steven Garber

Attorney, Garber & Associates

Michael Gintz

Senior Vice President and Administrative Manager, Entertainment Division, City National Bank

Richard Greenblatt

Retired, United States Military/Hughes Aircraft Co.

Cathleen Hession

President, Carol and James Collins Foundation

W. Edgar Jessup, Jr.

Partner/Attorney-at-law, Ervin, Cohen, & Jessup LLP

Rob Kadota

Assistant Director of Residential Education, UCLA

Todd Katz

Partner, Century Park Partners

Zeb Little

M.D., Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ronald W. Lyster

Attorney-at-law, Lyster, Inc.

Lisa Martin

Estate Agent, Sotheby’s International Realty

Gideon Orion

Senior Housing & Healthcare Real Estate Investment Advisor, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

Donald Park

Architect, Donald Park Architect A.I.A.e

Jeff Pion

Vice Chairman, CBRE, Inc.

Barry Posner

Senior Manager, Blue Shield California

Jordan Pynes

Vice President, Thomas Safran & Associates

William Randle

Retired, YMCA Executive

Michael Salter

Retail Apparel Executive

Mee Semcken

President, Lee Consulting Group, LLC.

Paul Slye

Co-Founder/ Managing Member, Brentwood Capital Partners

Philip Starr

Partner/Attorney-at-law, Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP

Tom Strouse

Medical Director, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Wayne Tashjian

Director, Behavior Therapy Clinic

David Toomey

Principal, CRESA Partners

Robert Wessling,

Attorney, Retired, Latham & Watkins

Terrence R. White

President, Wyco, Inc.

Jim Williamson

President, Sage Street Managment

Brian Yost

Financial Consultant, Fidelity Investments


Board Emeritus

Boykoff, Beatrice,

Westwood Property Management

Tseng, Henry,

Import & Export


On Leave

Locher, William,

Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner, & Senet

Robarts, Mike,

V.P. Regional Sales