Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment – Mike is SVP, Digital Distribution for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. He previously worked in product development at Comcast and began his career in strategy consulting with LEK Consulting. As a successful entertainment and digital media executive, Mike brings strategic and financial planning, digital media, and marketing knowledge to WIN. His wife currently serves as the Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City, which has given him a tremendous perspective on pediatric health issues and the practice of preventative care to improve patient outcomes. He has been active on the fundraising committee for Encino Sherman Oaks Girls Fast Pitch Softball League and spent time volunteering with The Giving Spirit to pack and distribute survival kits to the homeless in LA.
CEO, Hire Fire and Retire LLC – Johanna is CEO of Hire Fire and Retire LLC. She has authored Use Protection: An Employee’s Guide to Advancement in the Workplace, and Providence Rules, stories of neighborhoods, communities, and city governance, and provides seminars and training in disability law and discrimination, and investigations of fraud, falsification of records, bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Johanna is an incorporator of Providence Foundation and has served on the boards of Stages of Freedom, Preserve Rhode Island, Friends of Fox Point Library, Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Waterfire Providence, Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, Ellis Memorial, and Club Passim.
She also served as Commissioner of Providence Board of Licenses, Senior Counsel for State Street Bank, Senior Managing Counsel at BankBoston, and trial attorney in the Solicitor’s Office, U.S. Department of Labor. Johanna received her juris doctorate from Villanova University Law School, and certification and training at American Arbitration Association Mediation Program, and Brookline Police Academy. She is a recent transplant from the east coast and eager to make a positive difference in her new community.
Vice President, Group Account Director at Integer Group – An expert marketing executive for over a decade and a half, Carron brings marketing/advertising expertise to WIN. She is driven to make an impact on the world via different avenues, one of them being her production company, Virgo Drive, which focuses on material that challenges conventional norms and provides a positive spotlight for women and people of color.
She currently serves on the LA executive teams for both ColorComm and ThinkLA DIG (Diversity, Inclusion, and Gender). She is also on the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Committee, where she interviews and assesses prospective students. Carron believes in WIN’s ability to make a difference in a child’s life early enough that there is a greater possibility to circumvent the negative ramifications of poverty, abuse and lack of engagement.
With a PhD in developmental and clinical psychology from Yale University, Nina brings valuable clinical expertise to the WIN Board. Her experience includes clinical and research training at Yale Child Study Center and clinical work with UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Child and Adolescent OCD and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Nina’s extensive understanding of child development, including both assessment and treatment, is a tremendous asset to the development and expansion of WIN’s programming. Nina currently has a private practice doing assessment and therapy with children and families.
During her tenure at Venice Family Clinic, one of WIN’s partner agencies, Ana was one of the founding members of WIN. She has twenty-five years’ experience in leadership positions with non-profit agencies. She devoted her career to improving the health of Los Angeles County’s neediest families, which include native-born and immigrant Latinos with particular needs for culturally appropriate services.
Ana was the recipient of the “Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E Award” (Helping Other People through Empowerment), presented by the American Journal of Health Promotion and recognized by La Opinion, the largest Spanish language newspaper in the country, for her outstanding work in helping the Hispanic communities of Los Angeles access health care services. Presently, Ana is focusing her time developing her private coaching practice as CEO of Friendly Consulting LLC. Ana has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lewis and Clark College, a master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA, and an Advanced Coaching Training Certification from the International Coach Academy..
Ana is the Director of Account Management – Global Digital Distribution at HBO. She is an accomplished sales and marketing leader with 10+ years of progressive experience in digital media, business development, and brand strategy marketing in the entertainment and consumer products industries. Ana has successfully managed teams, delivered profitable revenue growth, built relationships with partners, negotiated digital licensing agreements, and optimized profit and loss statements for global brands. Ana is a fundraising volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society since 2009 and at Harvest Home since 2017. She is Co-chair for Women at HBO’s event committee and has piloted public speaking workshop series.
Early intervention and multi-generational psychological and social issues are very important to Jessica, and she is particularly aware of the concerns facing immigrants and adopted children. With 35 years of clinical experience in private practice, she has specialized in working with parents and young children with developmental issues. She received her master’s degree in social work from USC and her PsyD in psychoanalysis from the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. She developed a curriculum for the Extension Division of LAISPS on Infancy, Early Childhood and Parent Psychotherapy, and she currently teaches and oversees the program. Previously, she has also co-chaired both the Admissions committee and the Progression committee at LAISPS.
Natalie is mostly retired from her 40-year career in the mental health field, where she recently served as Program Director of Family Services of Santa Monica, a division of Vista del Mar Child and Family Services. Natalie’s career highlights a commitment to the provision of high-quality mental health services to underserved communities and participation in the development of a variety of programs targeting prevention and early intervention services. She brings to WIN many years’ experience as a clinician and administrator in a local, community-based, county mental health contract setting. Natalie earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley.
Meghan has spent her entire career working with young children and families in both the home and in the classroom setting. During her time as a behavioral consultant, Meghan designed and implemented seminars on the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) for school psychologists, teachers, and instructional assistants. She conducted home and school observations in order to develop individualized programs for each child in her care. Additionally, Meghan has worked for school districts to create and implement behavioral interventions for students who require services as determined by an IEP. Meghan’s passion for helping children also came through in her master’s thesis, which created a specialized program to assist teachers and instructional aids in integrating children with autism into mainstream classrooms. Meghan has a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and a master of arts degree in Special Education, Mild and Moderate Disabilities from Cal State Northridge.
Xiaoyu is a quantitative portfolio manager and strategist at Guggenheim Partners Investment Management where he has worked extensively in macroeconomic research and investment strategy. Xiaoyu brings to WIN his experience in financial planning and strategy and his passion as an advocate for the importance of early childhood development. Xiaoyu has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and is a CFA charter holder.
Danielle has spent the last 20+ years in advertising and marketing as a writer and creative lead for global Fortune 100 companies, building brands and digital experiences that drive engagement and impact. Passionate about women’s and children’s issues, she has volunteered as a fundraiser and event planner at her local elementary school, a mentor for women at her company, Publicis Sapient, and military spouses, and a social media lead for a girls’ empowerment group.