Mission & Executive Committee
Abby Wolf-Weiss has lived in Los Angeles since 1993. For the last 15 years she has been active in non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of at risk children living in Los Angeles – as a mentor through The Fulfillment Fund and for the last 10 years through The Alliance for Children’s Rights. She lives in Hancock Park with her husband, Daniel Weiss and her 2 children Eli and Sascha.
Amy Elaine Wakeland is a public policy expert, social justice advocate, and champion for children and families across our city and the world. Her work is focused on combating sexual and domestic violence, strengthening opportunities for women and girls, and serving our city’s most vulnerable residents. As First Lady of Los Angeles, she has played an instrumental role in addressing a wide range of challenges. She helped lead the campaigns to raise LA’s minimum wage, double the size of LA’s Domestic Abuse Response Team program, and dramatically boost girls’ sports participation at LA’s parks and recreation centers.
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins is an Academy-Award nominated documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on HBO, Showtime, ABC, NBC, A&E, Lifetime, iTunes and Hulu. In addition to being a co-founder of the XX Fund, she has served on the UNICEF board of Southern California for the past decade, and was also a founder of Ikar, a post-denominational Jewish congregation and community founded in Los Angeles and led by Rabbi Sharon Brous. She and her husband, David Nevins, both from the East Coast, are proud to be raising their three children in Los Angeles.
Julie Hermelin is a producer, filmmaker and community organizer working at the intersection of activism and popular culture with a particular focus on gender justice, women in politics and voter mobilization. In addition to being co-chair of The XX Fund, she is a co-founder/producer of 50/50 Day, sits on the board of Reboot, the advisory council of Liberty Hill and is a Wexner Heritage Fellow. A Michigan native, she enjoys raising her three spirited sons as Los Angelenos.
Shana Weiss is a community organizer whose work encompasses elements of advocacy, communications and philanthropy. In addition to serving as the Co-Chair of the Planned Parenthood’s Leadership Council, she is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the Liberty Hill Foundation working on elements of fund development, messaging and strategic planning. Her work focuses on women’s empowerment, reproductive freedom, immigration policy and restorative justice.
Susan Genco–After graduating from Wellesley College and Harvard Law School, Susan embarked on an adventurous career in the music and media business culminating in her current position as Co-President of Azoff MSG Entertainment working alongside Irving Azoff.
Teresa Cisneros Burton is an attorney at Focusing Philanthropy where she manages several domestic grants. She has also worked as a Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco and Los Angeles and as Senior Compliance Director at CityView. Teresa has been actively engaged in several nonprofits and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and the Getty House Foundation. Teresa lives in Los Angeles with her husband Sean Burton and their two children.
Tracy Gray is the Founder and Managing Partner of The 22 Fund (The 22), an impact, growth equity/advisory firm with a mission of creating the clean, quality jobs of the future by increasing the global competitiveness of manufacturing companies, intentionally targeting women- and BIPOC-owned businesses. She is a Board Director for Applife Digital Solutions, Inc (OTC: ALDS), a publicly-traded, fully-reporting, start-up incubator/venture studio, and the California State University, Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation Endowment.