Meet Our Consultants

ESC is powered by 100+ executive-level volunteer consultants who are passionate about helping nonprofits. They come from diverse professional backgrounds, with senior management experience in business, nonprofits, and government. Their experience, combined with ESC’s extensive training, turns their commitment to community service into transformational results for our clients.

In 2015 ESC's volunteer consultants provided more than 7,000 hours of services to our nonprofit clients, allowing ESC to offer our effective capacity building services at very affordable rates. The services provided by our consultants add up to a huge return-on-investment for our clients and our funders. Click here to learn more about becoming an ESC volunteer consultant.


ESC Consultants 


  • John McDonald Abel
  • Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • Unocal
  • Susan H. Afriat
  • Leadership Development Consultant
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Albert Algaze
  • Vice President
  • TRW
  • Benjamin Allen
  • Manager
  • TRW
  • Barbara E. Arnold
  • Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
  • Toyota Motor Sales, USA
  • David R. Arvonio
  • Senior Management Analyst
  • Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Marshal Backlar
  • President
  • Backlar Consultants
  • Heather Backstrom
  • Owner/Principal
  • Backstrom Leadership Coaching and Consulting 
  • Judith Bain
  • Vice President of Legal Affairs General Counsel
  • Epson America, Inc.
  • Susan Barton
  • Associate General Manager
  • Center Theater Group
  • Frederick F. Beck
  • Project Manager
  • Hughes Training, Inc.
  • Margaret Black
  • Managing Director
  • Marsh, Inc.
  • David Braunstein
  • President & CEO
  • CA Manufacturing Technology Consulting
  • Benjamin Breslauer
  • Principal
  • Breslauer Financial Services
  • Michael Bridge
  • Partner
  • Kirsch Kohn & Bridge, LLP, CPAs
  • Jim Bright
  • President
  • Bristol Associates, Inc.
  • Bennett Brown
  • President
  • Stellar Products, Inc.
  • Karen Buxbaum
  • Mars Program Planetary Protection Manager
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Linda H. Camras
  • Development Director
  • Westside Women’s Health Center
  • John Coleman
  • President-COO
  • Harbor Universal, Inc.
  • Donald Cook
  • Managing Director
  • Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection
  • Derek D'sa
  • Faculty Meber, Finance and Computer Information Systems
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Rachel Davenport
  • CEO
  • Horizon Advisers, LLC
  • Phil Davis
  • VP, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer & Deputy General Counsel
  • Health Net
  • Cynthia de Nuño
  • Vice President, Strategic Planning
  • Showboat, Inc.
  • Eric DeWeese
  • General Manager
  • KUSC
  • Agapito Diaz
  • Vice President, Transit Services
  • ACS State & Local Solutions
  • Lynn Dines
  • Sales Manager, Critical Care
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Gail M. Doi
  • Independent Management Consultant
  • Jim Esterle
  • Vice President
  • HerbaLife International
  • Roxie Esterle
  • Middle School Director
  • AJ Heschel Day School
  • Richard Fass
  • Vice President for Planning
  • Pomona College
  • Mona Field
  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • Richard L. Fishman
  • Manager
  • Unocal
  • Michele Foster
  • Owner
  • Foster & Associates

  • Al Frank
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Onyx Software, Inc.
  • Mark E. Friedman
  • Vice President
  • City of Hope
  • Beverly Froelich
  • Executive Director
  • Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
  • Pat Garner
  • Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Dan Goodstein
  • CPA
  • Micah Greenberg
  • Director of Marketing
  • NPR/National Public Media
  • Michael Hirschfeld
  • Assistant Director
  • American Technion Society
  • Clive Hoffman
  • President and CEO
  • Clive Hoffman Associates, Inc.
  • Leslie Horowitz
  • Executive Director
  • Temple Beth Hillel
  • Denise Jackson
  • Owner
  • Denise Jackson Real Estate Group
  • Alma Johnson-Hawkins
  • Interim President
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Mika Kim
  • Founder and Chief Happiness Officer
  • Place of the Future LLC 
  • Tim Kittleson
  • Director
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • Bert Kleinman
  • President
  • Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.
  • Yu-Lin Kong
  • President
  • ULink Consulting
  • Peter Koplik
  • President, Digital Cinema
  • MasterImage 3D, Inc.
  • Devra Korwin
  • Principal and Management Consultant
  • Interactions 
  • John Krakowski
  • Corporate Director, Human Resources
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Dennis Kunisaki
  • Senior Vice President
  • Bank of America/US Trust
  • Al Lavery
  • Senior Vice President
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ron Leibow
  • Partner
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Hugh Leonard
  • Principal
  • Leonard Coaching, Training, and Consulting
  • Susan K. Leonard
  • Tax Partner
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Charles Lindahl
  • Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
  • California State University System
  • Michael Linsk
  • Managing Director
  • FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • Al Linton
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Ernest M. Littles
  • President
  • Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Lad Lorenz
  • Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
  • Sempra Energy
  • Michael Marshall
  • Senior Regional Account Manager
  • Oracle
  • Alvin Martin
  • Principal
  • Bader Martin
  • Karen McCarthy
  • Director, Employee Development
  • Hughes Aircraft Co.
  • Jane Morton
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • BP/ARCO
  • Francine Moskowitz
  • Vice President, Operations
  • CAPG
  • Theresa Murphy
  • Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
  • St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Bea Nemlaha
  • Attorney, President
  • Beatrice H. Nemlaha, APC
  • Robert J. Newmark
  • Managing Director, Western States
  • The New York Times

  • Howard Parmet
  • Major Gifts Officer
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Wilma Pinder
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney
  • Carrie Polhamus
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Zebra Communications
  • Maxine J. Pollack
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • J.D. Power & Associates
  • Yvette Reiner
  • Assistant Professor
  • Rush University
  • Catherine Rhodes
  • Senior Consultant and Owner
  • Catherine Rhodes Consulting
  • Yesmean Rihbany
  • Owner
  • The Rihbany Group
  • David Riley
  • Director
  • Orange County Healthcare Agency
  • Jake Rohrer
  • Director of General Fund Development
  • Hoag Hospital Foundation
  • Nancy Sacks
  • Executive VP and Chief Development Officer
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Fred Samulon
  • Vice President, Director
  • Citigroup
  • Karen Schneider
  • Vice President
  • M & M Philanthropy Consultants
  • Janet Schulman
  • Founding Executive Director
  • Big Sisters of Los Angeles
  • Amy Shapiro
  • Managing Director
  • Zimmer Children's Museum
  • Diane Siegfried
  • Managing Director
  • FTI Consulting
  • Marlene Singer
  • Director
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Carol Smith
  • Executive Director
  • Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
  • Harris Sperling
  • Director, Office of the CEO
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Jill Roth Spuehler
  • Executive Consultant
  • Barry Steinberg
  • Producer
  • Viacom Productions
  • Roberta Suber
  • Senior Vice President
  • CareAmerica/Eldermed America
  • Ethel Taft
  • Executive Director
  • Jewish Vocational Service
  • Sandy Tauber-Rosen
  • Practice Manage
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Richard Thaler
  • President & General Manager
  • Thaler Family Markets
  • David Tillipman
  • Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Richard Tom
  • Program Development Coordinator
  • CA Minority Counsel Program
  • Mary Trigg
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
  •  Wells Fargo & Co.
  • Eugene Tuch
  • Controller
  • The Help Group
  • Michael VanBruaene
  • Consulting Manager
  • Macias Consulting Group
  • Sally Vasen Alter
  • Sr. Leadership Development Consultant
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Ronald Vinje
  • Director of Employee Development
  • Psomas
  • Lauree Weaver
  • Director of Operations
  • NEC Unified Solutions
  • Lois Weinsaft
  • Interim Executive Director
  • Jewish World Watch
  • Beverly L. Weise
  • Founder and President
  • Leadership Talent Solutions
  • Jerry Weissman
  • Vice President, Strategic Planning
  • Litton Industries
  • Timothy Winchell
  • Captain
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Frank Wurtzel
  • Vice President & Senior Counsel
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation Legal Department
  • Philip Young
  • Manager of Systems Engineering
  • Xerox Special Information Systems

ESC Emeritus Consultants


  • Hal Alcorn
  • Director of Program Management
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Robert Baxter
  • Director, Strategic & Business Planning
  • Northrop Grumman
  • David Blenko
  • Founder, President & CEO
  • Haverford Capital, LLC
  • Anne M. Bunney
  • Vice President, Marketing
  • Security Pacific Automation Company
  • Gilbert Cohen
  • President & CEO
  • Jason Natural Foods
  • Janet Conn
  • Career Management Consultant
  • ProPath, Inc.
  • Fred Cowan
  • Partner
  • The Cowan Partnership
  • Bill Crookston
  • Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship
  • University of Southern California
  • Reggie Davis
  • Senior Vice President
  • Browne Financial
  • Donald S. Doner
  • Managing Director
  • Modern Way Still Productions
  • Vera L. Dorsey-Reeves
  • Director
  • New L.A. Automotive Training Corporation
  • Paul F. Doucette
  • Executive Vice President
  • Bell Industries, Inc.
  • Anne Gates
  • Executive Vice President and CFO
  • Disney Consumer Products
  • Jeri Gerner
  • Partner
  • Battalia Winston International
  • Larry Gilbert
  • President
  • Armo Construction, Inc.
  • Harold M. Gordy
  • Vice President
  • American Ecology
  • Richard Gunther
  • Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Author
  • George Horne
  • Vice President
  • Dole Food Company

  • Martin Hurwitz
  • Managing Director
  • US Bank
  • Irwin Jaeger
  • CEO
  • New Phoenix Management Company
  • Marilyn Jellison
  • President/Owner
  • Brock Skelton Consulting
  • Jovita Jenkins
  • Director, Systems Integration
  • TRW Systems
  • Michael Kadish
  • Executive Director
  • GRID Alternatives
  • Larry Kaplan
  • Director, Los Angeles Office
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Marilyn Kronmal
  • Director of Volunteers
  • City of Santa Monica
  • Robert Marx
  • Owner/CEO
  • Gilda Marx Industries
  • John R. Mills
  • General Manager, Marine Diesel Division
  • Allis-Chalmers Corp.
  • Stanley M. Morris
  • Corporate Vice President, Technology
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Lorenzo Mota
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Maruchan, Inc.
  • Henry T. “Joe” Mulryan
  • Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Administration
  • Cyprus Minerals
  • Scott Nave
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians 
  • Lewis Newman
  • President
  • Lewis Newman & Associates
  • Marge Nichols
  • Director of Research
  • United Way
  • Robin Noah
  • Vice President, Human Resources
  • Crest Financial Corp.
  • Richard Pancost
  • Director, Center for Program Excellence
  • Child Welfare League of America

  • Aileen Strike Preonas
  • Program Director
  • Executive Service Corps
  • Robert Ralls
  • President & CEO
  • Junior Blind of America
  • Humayun Rashid
  • CEO
  • Xavor Corporation
  • Leslie Robin
  • Director
  • United Jewish Communities
  • Mauro Sardi
  • Senior Vice President, Administration & Operations
  • Warner Bros.
  • Walter Schramm
  • President & Founder
  • Products 2 Market Corp.
  • Jack M. Smart
  • Vice Chancellor
  • California State University System
  • Steve Solton
  • President, Development Group
  • City of Hope
  • Murray Spector
  • Treasurer
  • Xerox Federal Credit Union
  • Ann Stephani
  • Executive Director
  • Northwest Portland Ministries
  • Martin Taft
  • President
  • Socio-Economic Systems
  • Carl Weiss
  • President – COO
  • G & H Technology Inc.
  • Judith Weiss
  • Senior Manager
  • Grant Thornton
  • Kendall Williams
  • Director
  • Sitel
  • Dr. Micheal K. Williams, Sr.
  • Executive Director
  • LAHRAC
  • Marlene Woodworth
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Corona Regional Medical Center
  • Trula Worthy-Clayton
  • Bureau Chief
  • Los Angeles County Probation Department
  • Alan Wright
  • Senior Consultant
  • Wagner-Hohns-Inglis