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 longer practices professionally, she is a trained massage therapist. Teaa got her start in nonprofit work at AIDS Research Alliance as an office manager. She previously had fundraised for the LA AIDS Walk many times, as supporting the queer community is very important to her. Her last position before joining ESC was as a Senior Administrative Assistant at Community Partners. She feels very fortunate that her ESC role will keep her in touch with so many of the same wonderful nonprofit colleagues she’s been working with for years. Teaa enjoys world travel, reading lots of geeky books, playing calm video games, and lounging with her husband and cats. She also loves spending time with friends, often hiking or cooking together.
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 years at the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation (NSTMF). LC led the development of the NSTMF's Unscripted Series and inSTEM mentorship programs and drove the evolution of the Foundation's mission. They are fiercely committed to increasing access to resources for underrepresented communities, facilitating learning across lines of difference, and creating sustainable and impactful programming that centers on community needs. They are excited to bring this passion to ESC! LC received their B.A. in Religious Studies with concentrations in Hinduism and Buddhism from the University of Virginia. Outside of work, you can find them cuddling their dog, knitting, reading, or doing some combination of all three at the beach.
Erin Tanenbaum joined ESC in October 2022. As Vice President of Operations, she oversees daily operations, fund development, and internal and external communications. Erin serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, helping to set policy and the strategic direction of the organization. Erin is a proud native Angeleno and graduate of the 2022 EDLI class. Having spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector, she brings more than 20 years’ experience in providing leaders from the public, private, and community sectors with opportunities to best leverage their human and financial resources as stewards of change. Most recently Erin served as the Executive Director of the Southern California Leadership Network. Prior to that she developed awareness campaigns, raised funds, and created strategic partnerships for various organizations including the California Community Foundation, International Medical Corps, Southern California Grantmakers and the Venice Family Clinic.
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 Los Angeles. After moving to LA, Matt transitioned into nonprofit fundraising and found his calling supporting organizations that are working to make people’s lives better. Matt was excited to join our team because working with ESC enables him to support such a wide range of impactful organizations and critical causes. Over his career, Matt has focused on fundraising, communications, and organizational strategy, formerly working in development with CLARE | Matrix (an ESC client), as VP of Strategy and Communications with SEE International, and in philanthropy and development consulting with Brimhall & Associates. Matt’s educational background includes a BA in Literature from Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL) and a JD from California Western School of Law (San Diego, CA). Outside of work, Matt is either spending his time going to plays, concerts, and museums with his wife, Nune, or just enjoying quality time with their dog and two cats, Susie, Jean Luc, and Princess Leia.
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 graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Nonprofit Management Minor. Growing up in a family of business people and public servants, she always had the heart to serve in the nonprofit industry. At a young age, she volunteered at several Philippine nonprofits and later worked at the International Justice Mission in Washington, DC, as the Strategic Partnership Intern. Aside from ESC, Arielle also works as a Program Associate at Mending Kids in Los Angeles, CA. As she steps into the professional world, she will never forget to stay proactive, determined, and driven by passion. During Arielle’s free time and days off, she enjoys relaxing at the beach or having an adventurous time at the theme park.
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. Michael holds a B.A. in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles with an emphasis on economic impact in the developing world. On weekend days, you will probably find Michael with his wife and young son enjoying various outdoor activities or traveling. On weekend nights, Michael can be found on stage somewhere in the L.A. area playing bass with his Latin band.
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. Larry also provides support in maintaining accuracy and compliance with nonprofit accounting policies and audit best practices. Born and raised in Southern California, Larry went to college in Long Beach. Following college, they served four years in the U.S. Army, and was responsible for utility maintenance, including air conditioning and heating repair. After their military service, Larry has pursued work opportunities in a wide range of industries from sales to customer service and even music education. Larry is a certified Professional Bookkeeper from Universal Accounting School in Utah, and is also a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. When Larry isn’t reconciling bank statements or depositing checks, they enjoy sports, piano, guitar, traveling, cooking, hiking and 3D modeling. Their wife Renee is an occupational therapist for pediatrics. Together, they help cater to the needs of their two cats.
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. Meghan has a passion for the nonprofit sector and public service. Before joining ESC, she served with AmeriCorps for three years. She currently serves as the Vice President of Education and Programs at DOVIA-LA, a professional association dedicated to supporting volunteer managers. Meghan is involved with The Dinner Party, a national organization that brings grieving millennials together to connect and discuss life after loss. She also serves on the board of Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority, the only LGBTQ+ sorority in the United States. Meghan is an alumna of UCLA, graduating with a B.A. double major in American Literature and History with a minor in LGBT Studies. She is a proud Angeleno and loves being able to give back to her local community. Behind the scenes, Meghan enjoys spending time with her cat, reading memoirs, and exploring LA’s food scene.
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. Julia earned her PsyD in Organizational Psychology from Phillips Graduate University, and holds a MFA in Directing from the University of Minnesota. She served as Artistic Director for a critically acclaimed, arts non-profit for seven years, after which she worked in higher education administration at the University of Minnesota, UCLA, and Phillips Graduate University. As an ICF certified executive coach, she helps women build leadership capacity, and also guides artists through creative challenges. In her consulting practice, she focuses on change management and retreat facilitation for small, creative firms. Julia serves on the inaugural board of Wild Art Group. In her time off, Julia enjoys fixing up her Joshua Tree cabin, rooting for the Dodgers, and doing just about anything that involves her dogs, Miles and Scarlett. She’s also a sucker for a good sunset.
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. With over 35 years of experience in organizational development and training, Susan is well versed in working with leaders in both a teaching and consulting setting. Susan spent the majority of her career in the healthcare industry, serving as the Senior Learning and Organizational Development Consultant for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. Most recently, Susan served as a Leadership Development Consultant with Kaiser Permanente, and supported the medical centers with their leadership training programs. Susan has also served on several nonprofit boards within Southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Family Planning Council and Or Hadash synagogue. She attended Temple University for both her B.S. in Social Work as well as her M.Ed. in Health Education. Outside of her work with ESC, Susan enjoys spending her free time with her grandchildren along with cooking, reading and watching movies.