Our Approach

ESC provides high quality, affordable coaching and consulting services for nonprofits throughout Southern California. Our team of executive-level consultants volunteer their knowledge and experience to support our nonprofit clients as they face their most pressing challenges – and impact the lives of those who depend on their services every day.

ESC’s consultants come from diverse backgrounds with senior management experience in business, nonprofit organizations, academia and government, and receive extensive training from ESC. They are passionate about what they do, providing a consistently high level of service and devoting the necessary time to each client’s needs in order to ensure lasting results.

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.

Our Vision

Successful nonprofits making our community an extraordinary place in which all can thrive.

Our Mission

To empower nonprofits to achieve their missions through affordable coaching and consulting by trained executive-level volunteers.
Our Values
  • Collaboration: Using a partnering approach for mutual development and enrichment
  • Integrity: Putting service first, fulfilling commitments and earning trust
  • Quality: Striving for excellence in all we do
  • Relationships: Forging strong connections throughout our community
  • Impact: Making a meaningful difference through dedicated service
  • Resourcefulness: Creatively building on diverse experience and expertise, continuous learning and customized approaches
  • Inclusion: Committed to racial equity and social justice
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.

Our Team

President & CEO

President & CEO

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David Factor has served as President and CEO of Executive Service Corps of Southern California (ESC) since August 2013. In this role, he is responsible for steering the overall vision and strategy for ESC, which includes establishing new initiatives in the greater nonprofit community, strengthening board and contributor relations, and providing strategic support to program staff and leadership. Prior to being appointed President of ESC, David served as Vice President, Consulting Services beginning in 2011.

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Organizational Consulting

Vice President of Client Services

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Julia Fischer joined the team in June 2017. As Vice President of Organizational Consulting, she is responsible for leading ESC’s consulting engagements in all our core services. Julia oversees all projects from planning through implementation and impact while deeply involved in managing client and consultant relationships to ensure high-quality service delivery.

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Senior Coordinator, Client Services

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LC Charity joined ESC in July 2022. As Senior Coordinator for Client Services, LC is responsible for supporting business development and strategic growth for ESC’s Client Services team, assisting and monitoring relationships with and between ESC clients and consultants, and creating and maintaining resources through Salesforce. LC hails from Washington, DC, where they spent seven […]

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Programs & Training

Associate Director of Volunteers and Cohort Programs

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Meghan joined the ESC staff in July 2015. She plays a key role in consultant onboarding and volunteer management, including ESC’s initiative around the strategic diversification of the consultant corps. She is also responsible for managing all logistics for ESC’s client training institutes, customized cohort leadership programs and consultant trainings.

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Training Manager

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Susan joined the ESC team in July 2017. She is responsible for executing and delivering high-caliber training and continuing education for our consulting corps, ensuring that our volunteer consultants are well-versed in nonprofit best practices and management tools. She also supports the Vice President of Programs and Training in the execution of ESC’s client training institutes and programs. Susan previously served as an ESC consultant.

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Fund Development

Interim Vice President of Administration

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Di Lam joined ESC in August 2020 and is the Interim Vice President of Administration. In this role, she is responsible for leading ESC’s fundraising, marketing and communications efforts, as well as operations. Her responsibilities include overseeing individual giving, foundation, corporate and government grants, and external communications and marketing. Di started her fundraising career at […]

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Associate Director of Development and Communications

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Matt Wheeler joined ESC in January 2022. As Associate Director of Development & Communications, Matt is responsible for the execution of ESC’s fund development strategy and activities, as well as ESC’s external and internal communications and annual special events. Matt grew up in Boston and lived in Chicago and San Diego prior to moving to […]

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Development and Communications Coordinator

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Arielle joined the ESC staff in August 2022. As Development and Communications Coordinator, Arielle supports the fund development team to ensure fundraising goals are achieved and provides a detailed and smooth flow for special events. Arielle also helps support external and internal marketing and communications.  Arielle was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and recently […]

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Operations

Bookkeeper

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Larry joined the ESC staff in July 2019. They are responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping of ESC’s finances, including processing accounts payable and receivable. They also provide support in maintaining accuracy and compliance with nonprofit accounting policies and audit best practices.

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Salesforce and IT Administrator

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Michael joined ESC in November 2019 having worked as a Data Analyst, Database Administrator, and Database Consultant to nonprofit organizations. His responsibilities as ESC’s Salesforce and IT Administrator include acting as primary administrator for ESC’s customized Salesforce environment and helping all departmental teams in the integration of various technology tools to enhance ESC’s overall efficiency and effectiveness. His duties reflect his eight years of experience, prior to joining ESC, helping mission-based organizations meet their technology needs.

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Executive Assistant

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Teaa Bradley joined ESC in September 2021. As Executive Assistant, Teaa is responsible for assisting the CEO in calendar management, board support, task organization, and more. She works directly with the board, staff, consultants and others handling coordination and offering additional support. Teaa moved to Los Angeles at eleven years old, so she almost feels like an Angeleno native. Although she no […]

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Board of Directors
Laura L. Survant –  Chair

Partner

Deloitte & Touche LLP 

Eric L. Moore – Vice Chair

Founder and Executive Director

Educate California

Abner D. Goldstine — Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Research (retired)

The Capital Group Companies

Kate Ides – Secretary

Senior Litigation Counsel
DoorDash

William R. Barrett, Jr.

Chairman (retired)

Fiduciary Trust International of California

Danielle Benoit

Business Partner

Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI) 

Ruth Bernstein

Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management

Pepperdine University

William Flumenbaum

Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor

The Capital Group Companies

Shani Fregia Harrold

Business Affairs Executive

Apple TV+

Michael J. Goldberg

Partner

Bain & Company, Inc.

Irwin J. Jaeger

President
New Phoenix Management Company

Leslie Johnson

Executive Vice President

Skirball Cultural Center 

Gregory T. Morrison

Managing Director

Payden & Rygel Investment Management

Lizbeth G. Nevarez

Managing Director, Non-Profit Services

GHJ

Norman Payson

President

NCP, Inc.

Robert Sainz

President and Executive Director

New Ways To Work

Robert F. Scoular

Partner

Dentons US LLP

Daryl T. Twerdahl

Executive Director, Development

Meals on Wheels California 

Scott J. Weiner

Managing Principal  (retired)

Payden & Rygel Investment Management 

EX OFFICIO

David Factor

President and CEO

Executive Service Corps of Southern California

Scott Choate – Chair, ESC Consultants Advisory Council

Senior Vice President (retired)

Capital Group Companies Global 

ESC Annual Report 2022