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.
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.
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.
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. She also worked as a mentor and tutor at the teen parenting program established by the founder of Echo, Ruth Beaglehole, before the inception of the agency. When Echo was formed, Linda was privileged to be a part of its founding and its development.
Todd Mandel serves as Director of Development for Claremont Graduate University. Previously, he was 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.
Renaldo Wilson is a health educator for Kaiser Permanente, facilitating classes in weight management, prediabetes, smoking cessation, heart health and advance care directives. He has 15 years experience in the health field, practicing as an exercise physiologist, Ayurvedic specialist, Tai Chi instructor and holistic health practitioner. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Los Angeles, CA.