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
Owner, Westwood Property Management

Tseng, Henry
Retired, Import & Export

On Leave

Locher, William,
Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner, & Senet

Robarts, Mike,
V.P. Regional Sales