Jessica Lehman Hirsch, PsyD, LCSW
Jessica Lehman Hirsch, PsyD, LCSW – 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. She is now 3 years retired and focusing her professional energy as WIN’s Board President.
Danielle Dailey, MA
Board Vice President
Danielle Dailey, MA – 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.
Anthony Sykes, LMFT
Anthony Sykes, LMFT – Anthony is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the owner of Triumph Community Wellness, a mental health group practice. Anthony has been in mental health for over 15 years and is the former Director of Mental Health at Eldorado Community Service Center/American Health Services, Clinical Supervisor at Wellnest, and previous Program manager at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. In addition, Anthony was a licensed real estate agent, loan officer, and appraiser operating in Southern California. Anthony Sykes is a proud alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, and founding member of the UCB chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Minlei Xu, CPA
Minlei Xu, CPA – Minlei is a Managing Director at KPMG, LLP. She has over twenty years of experience working on compliance and consulting projects for entertainment, high tech, real estate management, alternative investment management and sovereign wealth clients. She has received her undergraduate degree in accounting and master of taxation degree from USC. She is a CPA in California. In her free time, she volunteers as treasurer for her daughter’s girl scout troop. She is dedicated to helping children in underserved communities in the greater Los Angeles area.
Michael Aaronson, MBA
Michael Aaronson, MBA – Mike is the Senior Vice President of Audience for Hyper Hippo Entertainment, a mobile game developer and publisher headquartered in Canada. He previously worked in digital distribution and global strategy at NBCUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment 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 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.
Meghan Frandle, MA
Meghan Frandle, MA – 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.–
Ana Zeledon Friendly, MPH
Ana Zeledón Friendly, MPH – CEO, Friendly Consulting LLC – 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.
Beverly Galashan, CPA
Beverly Galashan, CPA – Beverly brings Accounting and Audit Advisory experience to the WIN Board. She gained experience working on the Audit and Advisory Team at KPMG, LLP as well internal accounting experience working as an Accounting Manager for Demand Media, Inc. With a family history in Public Education and Social Work, she also brings her passion for early childhood intervention and her commitment to serve underprivileged families. Beverly has a Bachelor Degree in Business and Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her CPA in the state of New York.
Johanna Harris, Esq
Johanna Harris, Esq. – 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.
Ana Kehrberg, MBA
Ana Kehrberg, MBA – Director of Account Management – Global Digital Distribution, HBO – Ana is 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 Multiple Sclerosis Society since 2009 and at Harvest Home since 2017. She is Co-chair for Women@HBO’s event committee and has piloted public speaking workshop series.
Natalie Levine, LCSW
Natalie Levine, LCSW – 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.
Daniel Nowicki, Esq.
Daniel Nowicki, Esq. – Daniel is an attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and works on a wide variety of high-stakes litigation matters—both at the trial level and on appeal. He also has advised for-profit and non-profit boards on issues relating to compliance and best practices. Daniel joined WIN so that he could use his breadth of experience to help WIN achieve its goals and assist children and families in need. He earned his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Zaheeda Rahemtulla, B.A. – Zaheeda brings a background in Fundraising and Special Events to the WIN Board. Her experience was gained initially through volunteer work at Chrysalis (non-profit in Santa Monica) when she first moved to Los Angeles from Vancouver. She soon moved on to their Fundraising team where she thrived. In addition to WIN, Zaheeda is involved with The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she sat on their Board for two years and was the Co-Chair for the Guild’s Luncheon of Hope Event. Most recently, she was the VP of Membership/Development for the Guild. Her passion for helping children and families is what brought her to WIN. Zaheeda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
Lourdes Santiago – Lourdes brings decades of experience with community organizing and community leadership to the WIN board. She credits her father for firmly rooting her upbringing in the Zapotecan practice of Guelaguetza or the “mutual exchange of gifts and services” which she carries forward with her today. Santiago previously was an active participant in the parent committee meetings for her daughter’s Children First Early Head Start program. Currently, Santiago is deeply involved in WIN’s family and community event program and is a valued advocate and voice on WIN’s Community Voices Group. She has experience planning events, conducting community outreach, and mentoring other emerging community leaders within her parent groups. Lourdes Santiago and her husband are proud parents of two young daughters aged 4 and 14.
Stephanie Schaffer – After a rewarding career in public relations, Stephanie has transitioned to focusing her time on raising her young daughters and causes that serve the welfare of children. She brings public relations, communication and event planning experience to the WIN Board. Her work at boutique PR agencies and nearly a decade in the marketing and brand strategy practice at Golin Los Angeles included the development and execution of strategic marketing and award-winning public relations programs for a range of clients. Stephanie is a member and previous Co-Chair of the Cayton Children’s Museum’s Women’s Philanthropy Circle, a group committed to supporting organizational goals, providing strategic guidance and advancing public programming and community access initiatives so children of all means, backgrounds and abilities can benefit from the transformative power of the arts and immersive play. Additionally, she currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Parent Association at her children’s school. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Communication from The University of California, San Diego.
Xiaoyu Zheng, CFA