Karen Mack, Founder & Executive Director

Background Education (School/Degrees): MPA, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; MBA, UCLA John Anderson School of Management; B.S., CSUN
Favorite LA Moment: In South Central LA near 91st and Central, on Christmas Eve 2008, seeing Santa come from out of nowhere, walk up to my three year old daughter, give her a present and continue walking down the Street.
Favorite Food: Zankou Chicken
Favorite Things to Do: Singing in the Golden Bridge Choir, dancing at Rites of Belonging, cooking for family and friends and the best — hanging out with my husband and daughter.

Beth Peterson, Community Art Programs Director

Beth Peterson Staff Photo
Background Education: BA Carleton College
Favorite LA Moments: Looking at amazing art works of Dias de le Muerte, watching fashion shows at Tropical de Nopal in MacArthur Park, spending my days in Leimert Park, attending the Obon festival in Little Tokyo, and the Greek Festival.
Favorite food: Ackee Bamboo in Leimert Park, Little Armenia and Thai Town, Chico’s and My Taco in Highland Park, and ever changing favorites in Koreatown.
Favorite Things to Do: Print making, puppet and mask arts, hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing

Heather Hoggan, Administrator

Heather Hoggan Staff Photo
Background Education (School/Degrees): AA West LA College
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter and Brown Sugar Sandwiches
Favorite Things to Do: Make Art
Favorite LA moment: 1984 Olympics (no traffic for two weeks!!!)