2019-2020 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the elected group that governs California YMCA Youth & Government. It is made up of individuals who are responsible for the planning and policy decisions of the organization. In addition, they ensure the fiscal health and participate in the financial development of our programs. They also monitor, inform, and support the activities of every program that the California YMCA Youth & Government offers.

Lindsey Angelats, Board Chair 
Children's Hospital of Orange County

Waheed Baqai
WISE Healthcare

Brian Birkett
Lean Data

Aidan Blain 
72nd Youth Governor 

Samantha Gammell  
Capital Group 

Alex Goldbeck 
Youth Board Member

Solomon Kim 
Youth Board Member

Susan Marasco   
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Jennifer Novak
Law Office of Jennifer F. Novak

Trevor Michels
AmTrust Financial Services

Alex Mircheff
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher





Aaron Rios    
Walmart Stores, Inc.

Sandy Ryan
Houlihan Lokey

George Saikali  
Glendale YMCA

Cathy Saliba
Fund Development Consultant

Gabriel Sanchez
First 5 LA

Anusha Shojaei
72nd Youth Chief Justice   

Kyle Smith
Bay Area Bicycle Law

Ronnie Stone
South East Ventura YMCA

Tara Syed    

Alfredo Velasco
YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Sean Walsh   
Wilson Walsh George Ross Consulting LLC



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