Our Team

President’s Message

Welcome to The Ebell of Los Angeles! It is my honor to serve as the 66th President of the Board of Directors of The Ebell, which has been educating, entertaining, and serving our community since 1894. Created by women for women, we have since opened our doors to all of Los Angeles in pursuit of our mission “to inspire women and build community through arts, culture, education, service, and stewardship of our historic building and collections.”

The next few years will present a variety of new opportunities and challenges as we continue to bring in new members, build new partnerships with other non-profit organizations that share our mission, develop new programs and revenue sources, and maintain and preserve our historic campus and its contents.

We look forward to celebrating the one-hundredth birthday of our 94,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance building, even as we continue with plans to make it earthquake-safe in compliance with Los Angeles regulations.

The Ebell Institute for the Study of Women’s History (TEI), which presented its first day-long symposium and welcomed its first scholar and artist in residence in 2024, will continue its work of advancing women’s involvement and influence in every branch of art, science, and community involvement.

We will continue to support each other through the Ebell Cares program, and the Los Angeles community at large through grants to non-profits helping women in need and scholarships to students in local colleges. And we will find new ways to inspire women and build community, and have a great time doing it together.

I invite you to become part of our group of extraordinary women (and a few men). Please browse our website or contact me or Meredyth Deighton, our Director of Membership and Programs, to learn more about our history, programs, and volunteer opportunities. We’d love to meet you!

Sincerely yours,

Randi Jones

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Catherine Collins, Vice-President

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Stacy Brightman, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Randi Jones
President

Catherine Collins
Vice President

Fazie Yakub
Treasurer

Janna Bodek Harris
Secretary

J. Lee Braly
Vice President, Finance

Laura Louden
Vice-Chair, Communications

Denise Parga
Chair, Historic Collections

Christy McAvoy
Chair, House, Grounds & Theatre

Julie Barkan
Chair, Rest Cottage Association

Anne Lynch
Chair, Scholarship

Clare Sebenius Cohen
Chair, Communications

Fran Varga
Chair, Ebell Friends

Rosa Bravo
At-Large Member

Beverley Clarkson
At-Large Member

Lauralee Gooch
At-Large Member

LaToya Hearns
At-Large Member

Camille Lombardo
At-Large Member

Geraldine Maloof
At-Large Member

Nellie Scott
At-Large Member

Staff

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Tommy Bellissimo
Executive Chef
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 Anessa Birkemeier
Director of Special Events
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Duane Davidson
Banquet Manager
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Meredyth Deighton
Director of Membership & Programming
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Alicyn Gianukos
Accounting Manager
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Erika Newman
Theatre Business Manager
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Rony Rosenbaum
Director of Human Resources
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Matthew Schroeder
Director of Production
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Julia Soto
Director of Graphics & Data Systems
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Giovanny Bautista
Graphic Designer
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Lorraine Bautista
Administrative Associate
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Pam Calloway
Human Resources
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Taylor Coutcher
Theatre Administrative Coordinator
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Anushka Duttagupta
Social Media & Content Specialist

Dakota Fitzsimmons
Events & Filming Coordinator

Bre Flores
Special Events Coordinator
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Alexis Hernandez
Special Events Coordinator & Filming
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Julia Long
Archivist/Collections Manager
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Sika Lonner
Development Associate

Jason Lopez
Theatre House Manager & Ticketing Coordinator
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Anaida Makhmudyan
Revenue Specialist
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Katie Mastores
Senior Events Coordinator
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Jessica Morgan
Stage Supervisor
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Marsha Rosales
Graphic Designer
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Greg Sidnam
Project Production Manager

Thanh Tran
Special Events Project & Account Coordinator
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Manuel Tuason
Payroll and AP Specialist
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Flora White
Ticketing & Reservations Assistant

Jackie Cherry
Special Events Administrative Assistant

Yulita  Zavada
Senior Special Events Coordinator
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Facilities Team

Gladys Gaona
Facilities Manager

Sal Mejia-Contreras
Lead

Sonia Barragan
Yesenia Medina
Arnulfo Mejia
Esteban Munoz
Marvin Perez
Oscar Serpas