About Us

Our Approach

ESC provides high-quality, accessible 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.

The entire ESC community is mobilized around our new vision and mission statements, which reflect our shared commitment to optimize our impact. We recognize that this is only possible through effective collaboration with our extraordinary nonprofit clients – who are the experts in providing critically-needed services to the communities they know best. We take enormous pride in working alongside them to support so many important causes and make a lasting difference in so many lives.

Looking Through Our Lens

Our Vision

ESC enriches the quality of life in all communities across Southern California.
About Our Journey

Our Mission

ESC’s skilled consultants coach Southern California nonprofits through transformative projects that help them meet the needs of their communities.
  • Transformative coaching and consulting for nonprofits and the communities they serve.
  • Our Values

    Some of our core values that we have built our foundation upon.

    Diversity + Inclusion

    Our Commitment

    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:

    • Fund development
    • Training and facilitation
    • Human resources
    • Social justice and community organizing

    The entire ESC community is mobilized around our new vision and mission statements, which reflect our shared commitment to optimize our impact. We recognize that this is only possible through effective collaboration with our extraordinary nonprofit clients – who are the experts in providing critically-needed services to the communities they know best. We take enormous pride in working alongside them to support so many important causes and make a lasting difference in so many lives.

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    Meet Our Team

    Teaa Bradley

    Special Assistant to the President

    LC Charity

    Manager, Operations

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    Michael Marquez

    Administrator, Salesforce and IT

    Larry McCormick

    Bookkeeper/Assistant, Client Services

    DW Parker

    Coordinator, Client Services

    She, Her, They, Them
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    Erin Tanenbaum

    Vice President, Operations

    Matt Wheeler escsc portrait image in a grey suit
    Matthew Wheeler

    Associate Director, Development and Communications

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    Jane Wright

    Coordinator, Development and Communications

    Our Board Members

    Eric L. Moore

    Chair

    Founder and Executive Director
    Educate California

    Gregory T. Morrison

    Vice Chair

    Managing Director
    Payden & Rygel Investment Management

    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

    Danielle Benoit

    Member

    Business Partner
    Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI) 

    Ruth Bernstein

    Member

    Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management
    Pepperdine University

    Samona Caldwell

    Member

    Government Affairs Coordinator

    Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commision

    William Flumenbaum

    Member

    Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor (retired)
    The Capital Group Companies

    Will Ford

    Member

    Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor
    The Capital Group Companies

    Laurie Goldberg

    Member

    President

    LG Strategic Communications

    Michael J. Goldberg

    Member

    Partner
    Bain & Company, Inc.

    Shani Fregia Harrold

    Member

    Business Affairs Executive
    Apple TV+

    Jacky Holler

    Member

    Senior Vice President, Leader on Loan Executive

    Bank of America

    Leslie Johnson

    Member

    Executive Vice President
    Skirball Cultural Center 

    Christopher Lee

    Member
    Deputy City Attorney
    LA City Attorney’s Office

    Diego Lemus

    Member

    Tax Manager

    Ground Control Business Management

    Norman Payson

    Member

    President
    NCP, Inc.

    Robert Sainz

    Member

    President and Executive Director
    New Ways To Work

    Laura L. Survant

    Member

    Partner
    Deloitte & Touche LLP 

    David Factor

    EX OFFICIO

    President and CEO
    Executive Service Corps of Southern California

    Judy Milestone

    Chair, ESC Consultants Advisory Council

    Senior Vice President (retired)
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    Our Annual Report

    Annual Report 2023

    Read about all of our success in this years annual report.