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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.


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


Chris Sichel

Interim President & CEO

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Michelle Mota

Office Manager

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Alec Torres

Finance Specialist

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Frances Mojica

Vice President, Development

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Melanie Underhill

Manager, Corporate Alliances

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Lisa Cassandra

Manager, Foundation Relations

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Elizabeth Espinoza

Coordinator, Development

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Marketing & Communications

Jaya Vadlamudi

Director, Communications & Partnerships

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Ani Avdalian

Social Media Coordinator  

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Maria Ayala

Manager, Wishes

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Kelly Schumann

Director, Mission Delivery

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Sarina Aguirre

Director, Community Engagement

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Monica Del Real

Manager, Wishes

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Kristin Tomlinson

Manager, Wish Assists

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Alejandra (Alex) Rivera

Manager, Community Engagement

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Ligia Castro   

Coordinator, Community Engagement

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Destini Bryant

Wish Assists Coordinator

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Carmi Fonseca

Wish Coordinator II

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Kammira Brown

Wish Coordinator

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Liliana Cacique

Program Coordinator

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Enid Cortés

Coordinator, Outreach

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Office Administration

Joanna Rodriguez

Office Administrator

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Latest Status Update

  • 💙Every 34 minutes, across the US, a child’s wish is granted. Behind each of those wishes are volunteers who donate their time to make that child’s wish come true. ✨THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for helping change the lives of kids battling critical illnesses. Join our #volunteer family today 👉

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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