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
Associate Executive Director
M[email protected]


John Murillo, Chairman of the Board
Executive Vice President, ProAmerica Bank, A division of Pacific Commerce Bank

Desi Gamez    
Immediate Past Chairwoman

Susan Alvarez, MD
Assoc. Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Keck Medical Center

Cesar Armendariz
Associate Vice President, Community & Public Relations, White Memorial Medical Center

Denise Campos
Public Affairs Manager, 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, USC Local Government Relations

Desi Gamez 
Vice President, Risk Services, Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Pascual Garrido
Director of Business Dev & Community Relations, SCE Federal Credit Union

Edward Gomez
Chief CHP/ VP TSA-retired

Diana Gonzalez
Non-Profit Consultant, Deodate Strategies

Gil Guzman
VP of Human Resources-retired

Archie Hernandez
President/CEO, Element Surface Technology, Inc

Kristie Hernandez
Former Deputy Director, Office of Congressional Relations & Legislative Affairs

Alex Ibarra
Financial Analyst, Wells Fargo Bank

Luis Juarez
Risk Management, Beckman Coulter

Jesse Marez
Senior Partner, EcoPoint Energy Services

Damián Mazzotta
General Manager, ImpreMedia, La Opinion

Peter Mellado
Chief Creative Officer, MellCom, Inc

Ernesto Morales
Chief Executive Officer, North Star Alliances

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

Carlos Ramos
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, WNB Commercial, a division of Woodforest National Bank

Juan A. Ramos
Attorney at Law

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

Bill Torres
CPA MS Taxation, Bill Torres & Company, Inc.

Patty Nessen-Tovar
Business Administrator, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Juan Jose Villanueva
Mechanical Engineer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Ian Whitman
Chief Operating Officer, Rosano Partners