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  • A Conversation With Michelle Lockert

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? Residing in Altadena, I have been a member of the community all my life. Tell us a little about yourself. From the intense love of color and desire to draw early in my childhood, I knew I was destined to be an artist; laughingly, an artist […]

  • A Conversation With Abbi Yeboah

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been sharing my business expertise within the community for over 10 years through free workshops under various ventures in New York, New Jersey, and through my non-profit organization. Currently, through our free signature workshop series, “Women Do Business Differently,” inspired by my participation in […]

  • A Conversation With Tammy McCrary

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in the community for 18 years. With a son on the autism spectrum, initiatives supporting autism awareness has always been near and dear to my heart.  I co-founded the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999. Our mission was to assist at-risk women and […]

  • A Conversation With Daniela Lima

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been living and volunteering in the Valley for 16 years. Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Brazil. I came to the United States as soon as I graduated with a Business Administration degree.  I had the great opportunity […]

  • A Conversation With Kim Guard

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in the community for about 20 years. Giving back to the community is something I am very passionate about, and feel that we need to give back to the community that gives to us. How long have you been volunteering for The […]

  • A Conversation With Dianne Harrison

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in each community I have lived in for my entire 40-year career. I have been volunteering in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for the last 5 years since my arrival at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). How long have you […]

  • A Conversation With Tiani Pesante

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in various communities in California since childhood through my Buddhist Organization – Soka Gakkai International. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a native Californian, practicing Buddhist, and a joyfully creative world traveler. I was born into this sect of Buddhism, […]

  • A Conversation With Dr. Sean Younai

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in the community for 19 years. How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance? I have been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) for 2 years. Tell us a little about yourself. I immigrated to the United States […]

  • A Conversation With Gerry Palon

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have 6 years of experience in Chamber of Commerce related projects which give back to the community, and actively participate in projects that enhances socio-economic advocacies. How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance? I have been volunteering for The Valley Economic […]

  • A Conversation With Natasha Madarian

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been a community volunteer for over 9 years, individually working on various projects. How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance? I met Kenn Phillips of The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) in 2010, and became an active volunteer member one year […]

  • A Conversation With Kristine Tonoyan

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in the community for 5 years. How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance? I have been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) for 1 year. Tell us a little about yourself. My family emigrated from Armenia to […]

  • A Conversation With Christina Ketsoyan

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been an active volunteer in the San Fernando Valley (SFV) community since 2003. How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance? I have been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) since 2013. Tell us a little about yourself. I am […]