Four Community Leaders Join Foundation Board

Dec 15, 2011, 20:30 ET from California Community Foundation

Individuals Deepen Expertise and Enhance Diversity

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced an expansion of the board of directors with the appointment of four distinguished members of the Los Angeles community, Louise Henry Bryson, Justice Carlos R. Moreno, Todd Quinn and Marie Brooks Washington.

"It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome these outstanding individuals to the board of CCF," said Sheldon Stone, Chair of the Board.  "Their impressive backgrounds and expertise in finance, children and youth, human development and aging, healthcare, education, the law and justice will strengthen our abilities to concentrate resources and competencies on where we can make the greatest and most lasting impact." 

Bryson is Executive Vice President & General Manager of Lifetime Movie Network.  Prior to a 20-year career as a broadcast and cable television executive, she was an award-winning motion picture writer and producer.  She holds an MBA and MAT from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Washington.  Her extensive community service has included serving on boards of such institutions as the J. Paul Getty Trust, KCET, PBS, Pomona College and Polytechnic School, and the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.   

Justice Moreno is a former member of the California Supreme Court, to which he was appointed in 2001 by Governor Gray Davis and during which he authored 144 majority opinions.  After receiving a BA from Yale University and a JD from Stanford University, he began his legal career in the L.A. City Attorney's Office and after a few years, joined a private law firm.  Subsequently, he held appointments to the Municipal Court, Compton Judicial District; Los Angeles County Superior Court; and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  Justice Moreno's community service includes the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center, the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care and the Child Welfare Council, among others.   

Quinn is Chief Financial Officer of Paradigm, a leading entertainment and literary talent agency where he is responsible for finance/accounting, administration and operations.  His 20-year career in finance has included senior level positions with such prestigious companies as Ernest & Young, The Walt Disney Company and Endeavor Agency, for which he served as CFO and vice president of finance and director of the Endeavor Foundation.  Quinn is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and a Certified Public Accountant.

Washington is the former vice president of finance and administration of the Stuart Foundation in San Francisco.  Her professional career has spanned more than 30 years in the private and nonprofit sectors, and included leadership positions with organizations as diverse as J.P. Morgan & Company, Pacific Telesis and the Kipp Foundation.  Her community service has been extensive, including serving on numerous boards of trustees of such organizations as Engender Health, San Francisco Day School, Gateway High School, Breakthrough Collaborative and Aspire Public Schools.  Washington is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Wellesley College.       

"These new appointments demonstrate our ongoing commitment to reflecting the geographic and cultural diversity of the community at every level of the foundation," said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the community foundation.  "We are lucky to have their experience, knowledge and commitment."            

California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County in multiple capacities since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It makes grants to and builds the capacity of nonprofits in the arts, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, human development, and civic engagement.  It actively engages in community problem solving with local, regional and national partners in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.  For more information, visit

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