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.


Mario Valenzuela
Executive Director
M[email protected]


John Murillo, Chairman of the Board
Executive Vice President / Commercial Division Manager, First Choice Bank

Desi Gamez, Immediate Past Chairman    
Vice President / Property & Casualty, Peter C. Foy & Associates

Cesar Armendariz
Executive / Community Relations, Adventist Health White Memorial

Denise Campos
Manager / Public Affairs, SoCal Gas Company

Alysha Del Valle
Traffic Anchor and Reporter, NBC4 Southern California

Jeremy Dillard, CPA, GGMA 
Partner / Assurance and Advisory, SingerLewark, LLP

David Galaviz
Executive Director / Local Government Relations, University of Southern California

Pascual Garrido
Director / Business Development & advocacy, SCE Federal Credit Union

Gil Guzman
Vice President / Human Resources-retired

Archie Hernandez
President / Chief Executive Officer, Element Surface Technology, Inc.

Kristie Hernandez
Director / Program & Operations / Veterans Affairs Relations, University of California, Los Angeles

Alex Ibarra
Financial Analyst, Wells Fargo Bank

Luis Juarez
Supervisor / Risk Management, Beckman Coulter

Jesse Marez
Senior Partner, EcoPoint Energy Services

Peter Mellado
Chief Creative Officer, MellCom, Inc

Ernesto Morales
Chief Executive Officer, Biltmore Group / North Star Alliances

Julio Martin Puma
Marketing Director, Optum Distribution Services -- Golden Outlook

Juan A. Ramos
Attorney at Law

Kassandra M. Sanchez
VP of Business Development, MS Expedite Consultants

Bill Torres, CPA
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Torres & Company, Inc.

Patty Tovar
Business Administrator, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ian Whitman
Founder / Managing Director, CRETech Connect