Board of Trustees
Current President and Chair of the Foundation’s Committee on Research and Grants. Dr. Pisano served as President and Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History from 2001 – 2015. She was formerly Senior Vice President for External Relations at USC, as well as Dean and Professor of USC’s School of Public Administration. She also was President of the Los Angeles 2000 Committee and Director of Olympic Programs at Times Mirror Company. Dr. Pisano is active on many boards and served as Chairman of the Board of the California Community Foundation.
Current Trustee and retired partner, O’Melveny and Myers LLP. Mr. Ray is active in Los Angeles civic affairs, having served on the City Ethics Commission, the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department (the Christopher Commission), the Central City Association of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Community Development Bank. In 1992, Mr. Ray was named Civil Rights Advocate of the Year by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Robin Kramer has been a creative leader in Los Angeles for four decades, with varied experience in the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
Robin was Chief of Staff to both Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (2005鈥?9) and Mayor Richard Riordan (1993-97), the first woman to serve in this post in Los Angeles. She is currently executive director of Reboot and serves as a Senior Advisor for the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. She has held senior leadership posts at the Broad Foundation, the California Community Foundation and Coro.
She is in her third term as chair of the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Pitzer College (BA, Political Studies & Journalism) and she holds an MA in Urban Studies from Occidental College.
Current Trustee and Professor of Policy, Planning and Development at USC. A leading scholar and publisher in the fields of American politics, environmental policy and policy implementation, he held posts at the University of Michigan, the Claremont Graduate School, Pomona College, and the Brookings Institution prior to coming to USC.
Current Trustee and President and CEO of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, Inter-Con is a provider of security services to local, state, federal and foreign governments, as well as major corporations on four continents.
Current Trustee. A photographer, speaker, and television consulting producer since 2002. He has published six photo books, gives speeches and presentations on his photography and on career change, and has been the consulting producer for television shows, The Closer and The D.A. Previously served as the Los Angeles County District Attorney for eight years and was a member of that office for 32 years. He was President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission for four years.
Current Trustee, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc., former President and CEO of Kraft Foods, Inc., and member of the distinguished Boards at several for-profit and non-profit organizations and institutions.
Current Trustee. Morenike “Nike” Irvin serves as Managing Director of the Civil Society Fellowship. Nike founded ZWN, Inc. a consultancy and coaching practice serving charitable foundations dedicated to social justice after leading California Community Foundation’s (CCF) grantmaking as VP Programs for six years. Before joining CCF, Nike served as president of The Riordan Foundation for seven years. She also serves as trustee for the Durfee Foundation, SoCal Grantmakers, Nonprofit Finance Fund, The Broad Center at Yale SOM, as well as past trustee on the board of The Riordan Foundation.