Board of Directors

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Sergio Martus, MPP, MBA and JD

Sergio G. Martus currently serves as a senior analyst and project manager for Weintraub Real Estate Group in Malibu, California.  Mr. Martus has an extensive background in advanced mathematics, economics, statistics, analytics, accounting, and finance, which has allowed him to excel in multiple roles as a financial analyst and most recently as a CFO for a start-up marketing firm. 

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Board President Term Through April 2021

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Ursula Worsham M.S. and Ed.D

Ursula Worsham is currently the Admissions Director at the University of Irvine’s Medical School. In her previous role, Mrs. Worsham served as Assistant Director of Admissions at the USC Rossier School of Education. Ursula has worked in admissions for both undergraduate and graduate students since 1998 and has expertise in college and professional school admissions, assessment, career services and international student admissions. 

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Board Secretary Term Through November 2020

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Carson Bruno, MPP

Carson Bruno is the Senior Director of Training and Programs at Coro Southern California, where he works closely with the CEO/President and Vice President for Leadership Program and Training on the development and delivery of Coro's wide range of professional and leadership development programs.  Prior to joining Coro, Mr. Bruno was Assistant Dean for Program Relations, Admissions, and Program Services and Adjunct Faculty at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. 

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Board Member Term Through September 2020

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Marina Samson, JD, MBA

Marina Samson is a practicing attorney at Los Angeles office of Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs and her legal practice includes a wide range of state and federal court matters, with emphasis on and labor and employment, civil rights, business litigation, and white-collar crime. Marina is passionate about justice and advocacy.

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Yusef Alexander

Yusef Alexander serves as VP & Chief Business Development Officer supporting the company's asset expansion and philanthropic growth efforts. This involves all new business aspects including sourcing deals, and third-party property management. Additionally, Mr. Alexander is a founding member and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Literacy Up Project, a non-profit dedicated to advancing childhood literacy in underserved communities. 

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Joss Tillard Gates

Joss Tillard Gates is a senior policy program director at Enterprise Community Partners.

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