Who We Are

About Us

The Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership was formed in 1993 by a small group of professionals who believed in the importance of a strong, well-supported nonprofit community in Long Beach. They put into place a series of high-quality, low-cost programs to provide training, promote collaborative opportunities, enhance resource development and aid in capacity-building for the full range of nonprofit organizations. Today, the Partnership is a vital and growing resource for over 3,000 community-based organizations in the greater Long Beach area. We offer information, referral and consulting services, networking opportunities, a prized Philanthropy and Research Library, and a full schedule of year-round, educational seminars and workshops.


 It is through your generous support that we are able to provide service to the nonprofit community.

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Board of Directors

President:
Deborah Goldfarb
Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Greater LB/OC

Vice-President-President Elect
Rose DelGaudio
Vice President of Human Resources, Long Beach City College

Secretary:
Michael Gomez
Vice President of Business Development, Good Samaritan Hospital

Treasurer:
Brian Yacker, CPA/JD
YH Advisors, The Exempt Org Experts Partner

Board Development Chair:
Cindy Young
Director of Child Development Centers, Long Beach Unified School District

Current Members:

Samara Ashley
Director of Government Affairs, Port of Long Beach

Veronica L. Garcia
Vice President, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

David Gonzalez
Retired Executive Director, Pacific Gateway Workforce

Stephen E. Gordon
President, Alpert Jewish Community Center

Tessia Hassel
Senior VP/Regional Manager, Union Bank

Julie Meenan
Executive Director, Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

Lillian Lew
Director of Families In Good Health, St. Mary's Medical Center

Matthew Veeh
Director of Government & Public Affairs, Long Beach Water Department

Diane Wolf
Suares Investment Group, Wells Fargo Advisors

Staff

Executive Director
Judy Ross
562-290-0018 ext.101


Judy Ross has been the Executive Director of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership since its incorporation as a nonprofit in the year 2000. During this time, she has seen the management support organization grow considerably, to better serve the greater Long Beach area nonprofits. Prior to her current position, Ms. Ross worked as an independent organization development consultant, working primarily with nonprofit organizations. She spent over 6 years at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, as the agency’s first project director for the Tobacco Education Program.

Over the past thirty years, she has been involved in nonprofit board service and volunteerism in the Long Beach community, and now serves on the board of governors of the Long Beach City College Foundation and a board member of HOPE, Housing Opportunities for the Elderly. She is an alumnus of Leadership Long Beach, and a former member of Leadership Long Beach Board of Directors. She is also a past president, and current member of the Junior League of Long Beach, Past Chair and current board member of Literary Women. Judy attended undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and Ohio State University for graduate school with a Master’s in Social Work.

In her spare time, Judy enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Director of Membership Services & Outreach
Christine Manvi

562-290-0018 ext.103

Christine manages Membership Services for the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. She is charged with outreach and development of meaningful programs and services for the organization’s nonprofit constituents. 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 her undergraduate degree 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
Rebecca Buckley

562-290-0018 ext. 102

Rebecca Buckley is the Director of Consulting Services for the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. She has over 10 years of nonprofit management experience in the theatre, 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 Theatre 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.


Education Program Manager
562-290-0018 ext. 104


Anh Tran is the Education Program Manager for the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. She 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.


Special Projects Officer
Cathy Wieder
562-290-0018 ext. 106

Education Program Coordinator
Armen Ter-Barsegyan
562-290-0018 ext. 105

Armen Ter-Barsegyan is the Education Program Coordinator for the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. He comes from a background of working with organizations that serve at-risk youth, and is committed to the non-profit sector. For leisure, Armen enjoys indulging in a theater play, hosting karaoke sessions, and reading literature. He graduated UCLA at 2011 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in LGBTQ Studies.