Our Team


David Rattray, President, UNITE-LA; Executive Vice President, Education and Workforce Development

Alma Salazar, Ed.D., Senior Vice President, Education & Workforce Development

Alysia Bell, Vice President, Education Business Coalition

Lisa Catanzarite, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Evaluation

Claudine Battisti, Director, Marketing and Communications

Sonia Campos-Rivera, Senior Director, Education Policy & Public Affairs

Carrie Lemmon, Director, L.A. Compact

Amy Cortina Mathias, Director, Strategic Partnerships

Heddy Nam, Director, Talent Development

Bridget Netter, Director, Business Education Partnerships

Maria Dolores Nieto, Director, Education & Workforce Development

Natalie Pitman, Director, Operations and Strategy

Robert Viramontes, Director, Public Affairs, Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach

David Velasquez, Director, Education Business Coalitions

Marwa Abdelghani, Education Communications Coordinator

Maria Marquez Alvarez, Program Assistant, Cash for College

Krisia Barrera, Assistant, Smart Justice

Emily Blake, Manager, Smart Justice

Edgar Castillo, Senior Coordinator, Education Attainment Division

Susan Cannon, Senior Manager, Education Communications

Geraldine Contreras-Jaimerena, Senior Manager, Business Education Partnerships

Leng Ear, Program Coordinator, Education & Workforce Development

Humberto Estratalan, Manager, Education Policy 

Johana Garcia, Senior Coordinator, Education & Workforce Development

Carmen Gomez, Administrative Assistant, Education & Workforce Development

Adam Gottlieb, Manager, L.A. Compact Higher Education

Dinan Guan, Coordinator, Research & Evaluation Team

Ever Hilleprandt, Manager, Business Services

Chelsey Holmlund, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Julian Lucas, Coordinator, Talent Development

Ariana Oliva, Manager, L.A. Compact Early Childhood Policy Specialist

Joe Ruano, Assistant, Smart Justice

Hannah Tayson, Senior Coordinator, L.A. Youth at Work



UNITE-LA has an affiliate agreement with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce that outlines policies and procedures for the L.A. Area Chamber to manage human resources, payroll and communication functions for the non-profit organization.  Full-time, part-time and project-funded staff members of the non-profit organization receive employment benefits as part of the Education and Workforce Development division of the L.A. Area Chamber.



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