Three New Members Join Liberty Hill's Board of Directors

by Crystal Shaw on October 04, 2017

Liberty Hill Foundation’s Board of Directors is the guiding force behind our commitment to social justice, providing strategic direction and accountability to continue working on the most pressing issues affecting Angelenos.

We are celebrating the addition of new Board members and highlighting exciting updates that have placed our Board members in the news! 

Three new Board members recently joined Liberty Hill, bringing diverse ideas and experiences from across different sectors. But they all share one thing: a commitment to ensuring that every Angeleno has a fair and just opportunity to succeed and thrive.

Meet our new and inspiring Board members, and learn what motivated them to join Liberty Hill Foundation’s Board: 

Angel Roberson Daniels is Vice President of Grants for The Angell Foundation, a Los Angeles based private foundation that funds transformative opportunities in the Southern California and New England regions. Throughout her career, she has worked with foundations and community-based organizations to design and evaluate initiatives that produce positive outcomes for underserved and under-resourced communities. Prior to The Angell Foundation, Angel was a Program Officer at First 5 LA and was a member of the UCLA Technical Assistance Group. Angel is also a Board member of the Boston Opportunity Agenda, Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Arts Collective, former Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and a Leadership Fellow of The Association for Black Foundation Executives.

“I am honored to serve on the Board of the Liberty Hill Foundation. I have long admired the organization's dynamic leadership around racial and economic justice and am grateful that I have an opportunity to work alongside the Board, staff and LHF partners to meaningfully advance social justice, equity and inclusion in Los Angeles,” says Angel.  

 

Marta Ferro is the President of Starfish Impact, Inc., a philanthropic consulting company founded in 2005. Marta earned her MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. She was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship as well as a Kauffman Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Leadership. While at the Anderson School, Marta was the Finance Director of the Women’s Business Connection and the Co-Director of Finance for Challenge for Charity. She also worked as a Teaching Associate for the Management Development for Child Care Providers program. Marta is the Co-Founder of GoodAdviseHers. She is also the Emeritus Board Chair of Camp Coca-Cola and Step Up Women’s Network.

"I am thrilled to join the Liberty Hill Foundation Board as it encapsulates what is most important to me—social justice for all people—and holistically covers the issue through the foundation's comprehensive model," says Marta.

 

Mitch Singer is the Director of the Los Angeles office of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), where he leads client engagements and works with a range of individual, family and corporate donors. Mitch has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management and government. Before joining RPA, he served as Associate Director of The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, an academic research center that studies the field of philanthropy. Prior to joining USC, Mitch worked for The California Endowment, a private foundation that seeks to improve the health of underserved communities in California. He has also worked as a congressional aide and caseworker for Congresswoman Jane Harman.

“Joining the Board of Liberty Hill Foundation is truly an honor. For many years, I’ve wanted to dig deeper into issues affecting my hometown, and I feel so lucky to be able to learn and work alongside such brilliant, passionate people. I believe that the foundation’s agenda is just right—flexible but focused, rigorous in its call for measurable outcomes, and informed by an unwavering commitment to making Los Angeles more fair, safe, healthy, beautiful and fun,” says Mitch.

Board members in the news

Melinda Newman was named West Coast Editor at Billboard, bringing more than 25 years of experience covering the music industry to her new position. Read more about that here.

Additionally, Liberty Hill Board Chair, Amelia Williamson, was appointed to the HHH Citizens Oversight Committee. The administrative council will play a vital role in developing housing for homeless Angelenos through a bond measure approved by L.A. voters.

Amelia was also profiled by Urban Wealth Management, detailing her career accomplishments and why she’s called “the philanthropic therapist.” 

 

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