Over the past twenty years, Linda Alexander has served in leadership roles in both the public and nonprofit sectors, working collaboratively locally, regionally and statewide. Linda has a breadth of experience in strategic planning, program oversight, consulting and staff management, along with a proven record in successfully leading organizations across the state.
In her most recent position at First 5 LA, Linda worked closely with LBNP to collaboratively provide much needed consulting and support for early care and education in Long Beach. She earned her MFT Specialization in Counseling Psychology at San Francisco State University and her BA in Psychology from California State University Long Beach.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys traveling and taking road trips across the Western US, the arts, music, and teaching at CSULB.
Director of Institutional Advancement
Christine Manvi oversees Fund Development, Marketing & Outreach and Membership Services for the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. She has been with the Partnership since 2001, first as a Nonprofit Information Specialist and then returning to the Partnership after taking a hiatus to serve as President for the Junior League of Long Beach.
Christine has her MA in Public Relations from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and two undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Art History and Film History/Criticism. She has studied in Oxford, England and Mexico City and has an interest in and passion for the work of NGOs and nonprofits both within the USA and abroad.
Outside of work Christine can be found on a plane, a museum or in a theater; usually in the company of her husband, Krishna.
Director of Consulting Services
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Rebecca Buckley has over 10 years of nonprofit management experience in the theater, health, and political advocacy arenas. Her nonprofit experience includes program planning, project management and securing major gifts while working as the Program Manager for StandWithUs, an advocacy nonprofit in the Los Angeles area. She holds an MBA/MFA in Theater Management and Business Administration from CSULB where she worked in Development, Stage Management and Production Management for the California Repertory Company. Rebecca is a very proud Southern California native who enjoys yoga, cooking and camping with her husband.
Director of Education
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Anh Tran is devoted to a career that integrates education, community building, and philanthropy. She has worked as a volunteer manager for CFY-Los Angeles, organized communities in Silver Spring, MD neighborhoods, and previously taught math and science in Los Angeles with Teach For America. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc and is a Board Fellow for the California Alliance for Arts Education. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, and coaching writing for graduate students. Anh graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics and Mass Communications and a minor in Education.
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Alana Sheldon is passionate about the nonprofit sector and dedicated to a career that incorporates philanthropic values and education. Currently, she volunteers for various nonprofits throughout the Long Beach area including The California Conference for Equality and Justice and St. Luke’s Shower Program. For leisure, Alana enjoys hiking, reading and taking kick-boxing classes. Alana graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Cultural Anthropology.