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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


Mike Kallhoff

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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Marc Sawyer

Development Director, Corporate and Special Events

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Melanie Underhill

Manager, Corporate Alliances

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Elizabeth Espinoza

Coordinator, Development

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Jaya Vadlamudi

Director, Communications & Partnerships

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Jaime Avila

Digital Marketing 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

Wish 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

  • Special thanks to the Young Professionals Council Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles for their commitment to raising critical funds for our wishes. They put on an awesome Fall Kick-Off event at the new Banc of California Stadium last week. Thank You to McKenna Morley for capturing great moments from that night!

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Contact Make-A-Wish Greater LA

310-788-WISH (9474)
800-322-WISH (9474)
Fax: 310-785-9474 or contact a staff member directly.
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