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, cost-effective 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, 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

Rose DelGaudio
Vice President, Human Resources, Long Beach City College

Vice-President-President Elect
Brian Yacker, CPA/JD
YH Advisors, The Exempt Org Experts Partner

Michael Gomez
Vice President of Business Development, Good Samaritan Hospital

Diana Wolf
Suares Investment Group, Wells Fargo Advisors

Current Members:

Samara Ashley
Director of Government Affairs, Port of Long Beach

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

Deborah Goldfarb
Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Long Beach 

David Gonzalez
Retired Executive Director, Pacific Gateway Workforce

Stephen E. Gordon
President, Board of Directors, Alpert Jewish Community Center

Tessia Hassel
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager- South Bay Region, Union Bank

Usama Kahf
Associate, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Lillian Lew
Director, Families in Good Health

Julie Meenan
Executive Director, Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

Heather Moro

Jan Stein
CEO, St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation


Executive Director
Linda Alexander
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.

Education Program Coordinator
Alana Sheldon


562-290-0018 ext. 105

Alana Sheldon is the Education Program Coordinator for the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. She is passionate about the nonprofit industry 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 the occasional kick-boxing class. Alana graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Cultural Anthropology.