WIN Board

 

Mike Aaronson – Board Chair

Mike is currently Senior Vice President, 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 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.

 

Carron Brown – Board Treasurer

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.

Nina Tepper, Ph.D. – Board Secretary

With a Ph.D. 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.

Ana Zeledón Friendly, MPH

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 Zeledón Friendly, MPH BOARD TREASURER

Katherine Huang, Esq.

As the founding member of Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP, and a former partner at the nationally recognized firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Katherine brings her legal expertise and a substantial corporate network to WIN.  Prior to private practice, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Katherine received her J.D. from Yale Law School and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. With a longtime commitment to children’s issues, she has taught math, science, language skills, and creative writing to students from preschool through college. Katherine currently volunteers with youth programs and is actively involved in mentoring and training law school graduates.

Jessica Lehman, Psy.D., 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 Psy.D. 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 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.

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