Consultants

ESC’s volunteer, executive-level consultants bring decades of professional experience and a wealth of skills to their roles.  Each of our 100+ consultants shares a passionate desire to make a difference, helping nonprofits face their most pressing challenges – and making our community an extraordinary place in which all can thrive.

ESC’s volunteer consultants come from diverse professional backgrounds with senior management experience in business, nonprofit organizations, academia, and government. This experience, combined with ESC’s intensive training and continuing education, turns their commitment to community service into transformational results for the nonprofit leaders who are our clients.

OUR CONSULTANTS HAVE SERVED AS…

  • Presidents
  • CEOs
  • Nonprofit Executive Directors 
  • Directors
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Development Directors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Arts Administrators
  • Attorneys
  • University Presidents, Provosts and Deans

OUR CONSULTANTS HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT INCLUDE…

  • The California State University System
  • Classical KUSC
  • Center Theater Group
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • The City of Gardena
  • Ernst & Young
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles Community College
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Los Angeles World Affairs Council
  • National Public Radio
  • Northrop Grumman
  • The Office of Budget and Management in the White House
  • Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
  • US Navy
  • Westside Women’s Health Center

CONSULTANTS

  • Susan Afriat
  • Albert Algaze
  • Barbara Arnold
  • Marshal Backlar
  • Judy Bain
  • Susan Barton
  • Natalia Baudin
  • Margaret Black
  • Ben Breslauer
  • Michael Bridge
  • Jim Bright
  • Bennett Brown
  • Karen Buxbaum
  • Linda Camras
  • Selina Chi
  • Scott Choate
  • John Coleman
  • Rachel Davenport
  • Phil Davis
  • Eric DeWeese
  • Agapito Diaz
  • Lynn Dines
  • Gail Doi
  • Jim Esterle
  • Roxie Esterle
  • Richard Fass
  • Mona Field
  • Susan Flaming
  • Gwen Flynn
  • Michele Foster
  • Mark Friedman
  • Beverly Froelich
  • Pat Garner
  • Dan Goodstein
  • Micah Greenberg
  • Stephen Gutwillig
  • Jeff Henderson
  • Michael Hirschfeld
  • Clive Hoffman
  • Leslie Horowitz
  • Alma Johnson-Hawkins
  • Mika Kim
  • Craig Kinzer
  • Tim Kittleson
  • Bert Kleinman
  • Yu-Lin Kong
  • Peter Koplik
  • Devra Korwin
  • John Krakowski
  • Alan Lavery
  • Steven Lavine
  • George Leftwich
  • Peggy Lennon
  • Susan Leonard
  • Hugh Leonard
  • Chuck Lindahl
  • Michael Linsk
  • Brigette Loden
  • Lad Lorenz
  • Brenda Lynch
  • Mike Marshall
  • Karen McCarthy
  • Ann McMullan
  • Asbjorn Melo
  • Georgia Mercer
  • Judy Milestone
  • Francine Moskowitz
  • Theresa Murphy
  • Alma Myers
  • Scott Nave
  • Polly Nelson
  • Bea Nemlaha
  • Howard Parmet
  • Yvette Reiner
  • Yesmean Rihbany
  • Jake Rohrer
  • Nancy Sacks
  • Fred Samulon
  • Karen Schneider
  • Janet Schulman
  • Jorge Sciupac
  • Madonna Shannon
  • Amy Shapiro
  • Diane Siegfried
  • Marlene Singer
  • Carol Smith
  • Harris Sperling
  • Jill Spuehler
  • Barry Steinberg
  • Roberta Suber
  • Ethel Taft
  • Mel Takata
  • Ricardo Tejada
  • Richard Thaler
  • David Tillipman
  • Richard Tom
  • Mary Trigg
  • Gene Tuch
  • Michael VanBruaene
  • Sally Vasen Alter
  • Ron Vinje
  • Lauree Weaver
  • Lois Weinsaft
  • Beverly Weise
  • Jerry Weissman
  • Frank Wurtzel
  • Tena Yatroussis
  • Phil Young

Becoming an ESC Consultant

ESC trains and supports our volunteers in a client-centered approach based on a coaching model that employs active listening, facilitation, patience, and guidance — with a deep commitment to client confidentiality.

Prospective volunteers with senior management and/or executive-level experience are encouraged to apply. Experience in the nonprofit sector, as a professional, volunteer or board member, is helpful but not required.

For more information about becoming an ESC consultant, please contact Meghan Maloney at (213) 6139103 x19 or mmaloney@escsc.org

Commitment to Diversity

ESC is committed to deepening our work on diversity and inclusion. We are focused on recruiting new consultants who reflect the diversity of our community to better match the needs of our nonprofit clients and the individuals they serve throughout Southern California. We welcome prospective volunteers who are:

 

  • People of color
  • Members of the LGBTQ community
  • Spanish-speaking
ESC is also seeking to expand the skill range of our volunteer corps and invites applications from individuals especially with backgrounds in:

 

  • Training and facilitation
  • Human resources
  • Social justice and community organizing
  • Fund development
ESC is also looking to expand our geographical reach to include volunteers who are either based in or willing to travel to:

  • East San Gabriel Valley and the Claremont/Pomona area
  • South Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
ESC is deepening our commitment to DIVERSITY and INCLUSION, in order to better meet the needs of our nonprofit clients and the individuals they serve throughout our region.

 

For more information about becoming an ESC consultant, please contact Meghan Maloney at (213) 613-9103 x19 or mmaloney@escsc.org.

Special Recognition

JACK HORTON OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

  • 2017 Honorees
  1. Susan Afriat
  2. Ronald Vinje

UNION BANK EXCEPTIONAL COMMITMENT AWARD

  • 2017 Honoree
  1. R. Alan Lavery

 

FRANK FEILER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

  • 2017 Honoree
  1. Albert Algaze

 

For a list of past honorees, please click here.

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