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Our People

The work of Make-A-Wish® is accomplished by a volunteer governing board of directors, a paid staff of dedicated employees, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the commonwealth of California dedicated to sharing the power of a wish.

Our staff is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy while maintaining the organization's grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

STAFF DIRECTORY

Los Angeles Office

11390 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: (310) 788-9474
Fax: (310) 785-9474                                                            
Back Lines: (310) 788-9464 or (310) 788-9463

Executive

Neal Aton
President & CEO

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Ramin Baschshi, MD
COO

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Michelle Fernandes
Executive Assistant
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Finance

Paula Boyd
Staff Accountant
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Development

Frances Mojica
Vice President, Development
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Stephanie Bédiée
Director, Corporate Alliances
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Melanie Underhill
Manager, Corporate Alliances
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Michelle Becker
Manager, Development
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Lainie Strouse
Manager, Special Events
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Lisa Cassandra
Manager, Foundation Relations
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Taylor Kalman
Manager, External Events
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Tracy Ferrell
Manager, Database
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Melissa Verino
Coordinator, Donor Care
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Marketing & Communications

Jake Schwartz
Social Media Coordinator, Interim
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Programs

Wendy Wood
Vice President, Mission Delivery
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Sarina Aguirre
Director, Community Engagement
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Kristin Tomlinson
Manager, Wish Assists
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Maria Ayala
Manager, Wishes
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Kelly Schumann
Manager, Medical Outreach

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Alejandra Rivera
Wish Coordinator

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Monica Del Real
Wish Coordinator
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Carmi Fonseca
Wish Coordinator

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Destini Bryant
Wish Assists Coordinator
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Liliana Cacique
Program Coordinator
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Office Administration

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Latest Status Update

  • David, an avid basketball fan since age 8, wished to meet his favorite player, Kobe Bryant. Kobe gave David a pair of his signature shoes, to which David said, "made me play better when I wore them." #MakeAWishLA http://la.wish.org/wishes/wish-stories/i-wish-to-meet/david---kobe-bryant

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telephone

310-788-WISH (9474)
800-322-WISH (9474)
Fax: 310-785-9474
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MAILING ADDRESS
11390 W. Olympic Boulevard, 
Ste. 300,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
Toll Free Los Angeles Only (800) 322-9474