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Board of Directors


Karla Ballard

Karla has been an SVP, at Participant Media, a visiting speaker at Harvard, an appointee to the FCC’s Diversity in a Digital Age, a VP at Ogilvy & Mather and at the One Economy Corporation.

    AJ Vernet

    AJ Vernet

    AJ is an ASOH Co-Founder, CEO and Founder of the ad platform Republic Project (sold to Sizmek), and served as VP of Global Accounts NAM & Social at Sizmek. AJ currently consults tech start ups like Narativ.


      Joe Hubbard

      Joe is an Executive Consultant for McGhee founder, The Performance Enhancement Institute, CEO of Insight Seminar and previously coached the LA Rams, USC, and UNLV football teams.


        Vicki Kennedy

        Vicki, the co-founder and board chair of Go Campaign, serves on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, is developing the RFK digital media, social justice learning lab for the LA school district and previously taught at Harvard.

          Anne Simonds

          Anne Simonds is a mom of 5, wife of Robert Simonds, founder, chairman & CEO of STX Entertainment, writer/producer of SantaCAN, a wish granting campaign for at risk Foster youth in partnership with Children’s Action Network. Anne has spent her life as an activist for foster youth at the guidance of her legendary mother and ASOH advocate.


            Cynthia Heard

            Cynthia is Vice President, Business Development & Communications - YWCA Greater Los Angeles and has for decades worked closely with state, federal and county entities to create change for foster youth.

              Georgie Smith

              Georgie Smith

              Georgie Smith, Co-Founder of A Sense of Home, is a designer & chef at The Delish Life & producer and co-owner of Eclectic Entertainment.


                Melissa Goddard

                Melissa is a co-Founder of ASOH and film producer who served on the Hollywood Women’s Political Action Committee, was a founding member of Artists for a Free South Africa and was active Medical Aid For El Salvador during that country’s civil war.

                  michael rabkin

                  Michael Rabkin

                  Mr. Rabkin is an attorney and partner at the law firm Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, and is manager of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Mr Rabkin is consistently listed as a California Super Lawyer.

                    Matthew Le Veque

                    Matthew Le Veque is a partner in PR firm Rogers Finn Partners and an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Public Relations at USC Annenberg School of Communication

                      Melinda Moore

                      Melinda Moore is a social entrepreneur, a seasoned digital marketer and a frequent speaker at leading technology conferences, with over 15 years as a start-up leader and Fortune 500 experience. Melinda is author of "How to Raise Money: The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding".

                        Kim Brothers

                        Kim is an active philanthropist having participated for over 15 years as a volunteer holding board positions with Vistas For Children, Las Madrecitas, Las Ninas, Norris Center For The Performing Arts and PV Junior Women's Association. Previously a CFO and CPA, Kim's professional career included positions with JP Morgan, Segue Software, Nestle USA, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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