Carol Melville is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who worked as Regional Director for South Bay Jewish Family Service Mental Health Center providing counseling and psychotherapy to underserved populations. In her role with Jewish Family Service, she developed community programs, supervised student interns, and administered an on-going professional development program for staff members. She has also worked as a private practice clinician specializing in working with adults with eating disorders, addiction and depression. Carol lives in the South Bay with her husband and daughter.
Corinne Taylor-Cyngiser is a nonprofit consultant specializing in informal education, girls’ self-esteem, and mentorship for educators and other role models. She is also a real estate investor and full-time mom of two. She is a graduate of Echo’s Parent Education Certification Program and is passionate about helping parents and educators to integrate The Echo Approach into their daily lives and into their professional and personal communities.
John is an investment banker and strategy consultant. He has been a Board member since 2013 and serves as Treasurer. Prior to joining the Echo Board, John served on the Marymount High School Board of Directors for seven years, during one of those years he served as lead Finance trustee and five years as Chairman of the Board. John lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters.
Todd Mandel serves as Director of Development for Claremont Graduate University. Previously, he was Leadership Gifts Officer, Claremont McKenna College and president of Network Consulting Group, providing fund and board development expertise to local and national nonprofits. He is the author/editor of “Be the One,” a book on mentoring, with an introduction by Sidney Poitier. He lives with his wife and daughter in Altadena.
Zoë Lloyd Foxley
Zoë has served on the board of two family foundations for over a decade. Since 2010 she has been on the board at the General Service Foundation, a 4th generation foundation established in 1946 which funds reproductive justice, economic justice and justice and leadership in Colorado. Additionally, Zoë is board chair of the John M. Lloyd Foundation, a small family foundation that funds criminal and juvenile justice transformation in Los Angeles. Zoë graduated from Vassar College as an Art History major in 2001, and from the University of Southern California in 2010 with a Masters in Social Work. Zoë lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two small children, and believes wholeheartedly in the Echo philosophy.
Solina Kwan is a business consultant with a focus on strategy and economics. Previously, she was an executive at several venture backed startups. Solina consciously applies Echo concepts daily to her family and work life: having both taken Echo classes starting when her two kids were preschoolers, as well as participated in the EPE Parent Educator Certification Program. Solina has held board positions at numerous 501(c)3s in the health, education & youth space over the past two decades.
Linda Keston has been an elementary school teacher, school counselor, school psychologist and is a licensed marriage family therapist. Linda has worked with single parent families and two career parent families. Linda has worked with Ruth Beaglehole since her tenure at LAUSD Business Industry School where she began her program for teen parents. Linda has also tutored and was a mentor to several teens. When Ruth decided to form a nonprofit organization, Linda was privileged to be a part of its founding and its development
Thorsten Hoins is a serial (social) entrepreneur and branding professional. Using the strategic tools of branding, marketing, advertising, public relations and copywriting, Thorsten calibrates the communication of businesses and nonprofits and positions them to scale. Recent projects include business and foundation grant development for Pasadena based FVO Solutions; Member engagement at Ambassadors for Philanthropy (pro bono); and, brand foundation development for FocusOut – a business introduction network for givers.
Dr. Randal Henry