Following are just a few of the distinguished speakers at recent Public Policy Institute programs:
Trevor Albert, Filmmaker
Ben Allen, California State Senate (26th District)
Phil Ansell, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Social Services
Karen Bass, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Kafi Blumenfield, Founding Executive Director, Discovery Cube, Former President and CEO, Liberty Hill Foundation
Julia Brownley, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Sonia Caravalho, Partner, Best, Best and Krieger LLP / City Attorney, Santa Ana and Claremont
Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean, UC Irvine School of Law
Rick Cole, City Manager, Santa Monica, Former City Manager, Ventura
La Shonda Coleman, Director of College Programs, the Rape Treatment Center, UCLA/Santa Monica
Diane Cummins, Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown on Realignment
Susan Disney Lord, Executive Producer
P. Lamont Ewell, Former City Manager, Santa Monica
Debra A. Farmer, President/CEO, Westside Family Health Center
Cliff Graves, Senior Economic Development Officer, City of Carson
Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Richard Katz, Member, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Board
Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Supervisor (3rd District)
Abbe Land, Former Mayor, West Hollywood
Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President, The Children’s Partnership
Abby Leibman, CEO, Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger
Barbra McLendon, Director, Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter
Keith McNutt, Director, Western Region, The Actors Fund
Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza, Vice President, Los Angeles Board of Public Works
Cindy Miscikowski, President, Board of Harbor Commissioners, Port of Los Angeles
Jonathan Mooney, Author
Nicole Ressa, Sr. Director of Community Education & Training, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Dr. Sion Roy, Cardiologist, UCLA-Harbor Medical Center
Julie Rusk, Assistant Director, Community and Cultural Services, Wellbeing Project, City of Santa Monica
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, USC; Neurology, Family Medicine & Gerontology, Director, Rancho/USC California Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CADC)
John Singleton, Filmmaker
Paul Tough, Author
Suzanne Verge, President, Los Angeles Chapter, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor, Los Angeles
Terry Tempest Williams, Author