Los Angeles Chapter Board

Anita Ortiz
DEI Co-Chair
Anita Ortiz

DEI Co-Chair

Anita Ortiz (she/her/ella) is Founder and President of LAinclusionista, LLC, a consulting practice dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and beyond. A passionate leader, she employs a collaborative, creative, courageous and caring approach to drive meaningful change. Hispanic Executive magazine named her a “Leading Latina” in recognition of her career achievements spanning 20 years at Paramount Pictures/Viacom. There she held increasingly responsible roles in Marketing, Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, most recently as Senior VP Global Inclusion Strategy. She proudly serves on the Board of CCLA to spark strategic action around equity and inclusion.

David Trovato
David Trovato

David’s journey in Social Impact began in 2005 when he joined RockCorps, a pro-social production company that produces concerts, where the only way in is through volunteering. That short term gig, turned into 12 years across more than 10 countries, where he actually put his degree in International Entrepreneurship to work! In an effort to refocus on the US, he and two partners founded Give To Get, a social impact company helping brands define, develop, and deploy their purpose, anywhere in the world. He lives in Culver City, with his Interior Designing Wife Bridgette (plug!), kiddo Julian, and papillion Sadie.

Emily Kennan
Board Member
Emily Kennan

Board Member

Emily is a senior consultant at Hypothesis Group, an AMA Top 50 insights and strategy agency that uses storytelling to inspire and activate business decisions. Specifically, Emily develops quantitative consumer research studies with Marketing, Brand, Strategy, and Product Development teams at leading global companies, tailoring insights to emphasize the marriage of purpose and profit that's needed to drive long-term business success.

Emily was an early member and volunteer of Conscious Capitalism’s LA Chapter - inspired by its engaging and creative community - and recently joined the board in the Spring of 2020. She holds a degree in Communication and Marketing from the University of Southern California.

Jennifer Dickens
Membership Chair
Jennifer Dickens

Membership Chair

As a certified “Building Personal Resilience” HeartMath Coach/Mentor, Jennifer successfully works with individuals and organizations in stress management, team coherence and resilience coaching; reducing workplace stress, anxiety, overwhelm, fatigue, burnout, sleeplessness, and improving energy management and team synergy. She is also passionate about guiding people in discovering their true authentic self, creating a resilient life, and contributing to the leveling up of human consciousness.
Jennifer is also a successful conscious business owner for the past 10-years; as the founder of Whole Life Marketing (WLM), her company supports natural health and wellness brands grow their business on the internet.

Juliette Derbyshire
Chapter Coordinator
Juliette Derbyshire

Chapter Coordinator

Juliette's CCLA journey began with an internship where she learned firsthand the ins and out of growing this impactful movement in Los Angeles. Recognizing Juliette's efforts to help strengthen the chapter, she was brought on as CCLA's official Chapter Coordinator, a role she currently holds. Juliette is passionate about leadership, is inspired by how conscious businesses can help elevate humanity and loves being able to connect our community via CCLA events, and other chapter efforts. Juliette graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Azusa Pacific University.

Lisa Schenk
President, Schenk Communications
Lisa Schenk

President, Schenk Communications

Lisa Schenk, Ph.D. has over 20 years experience helping leaders, their teams, and their companies thrive. With a mission to make work work, Lisa helps teams build alignment, improve critical interpersonal dynamics, and create and sustain the behaviors that get results. A Ph.D. in Communication and five years at McKinsey & Company, led Lisa to build her consulting business on a foundation of data-driven diagnoses paired with deep understanding of human dynamics and complex systems. She has spent her entire career helping organizations work for people and holds firmly to the belief that by doing business well, we can make the world better.

Maureen McComsey
Executive Director, CCLA
Maureen McComsey

Executive Director, CCLA

A film production veteran, cause-related event producer, and long-time devotee to the Conscious Capitalism Movement, Maureen has always been inspired by the power of business to do good in the world. With a background in financial services management and communications, most recently as the former COO of McComsey Asset Management, she brings a strong business acumen with passion for social enterprise and entrepreneurship. She also knows with complete certainty that dogs make the world a better place.

Rafik Riad
Strategic Alliances Chair
Rafik Riad

Strategic Alliances Chair

After 10 years in the field of international development working on policy design and project implementation, including projects with the UK Department for International Development and the Canadian International Development Agency, Rafik had developed an insider’s view of sustainable development and the fight against poverty. Rafik’s appreciation for social enterprise as a business model that circumvents both the volatility of traditional development frameworks and the shortcomings of conventional corporate models led him to found Buy Good. Feel Good., a platform for promoting and supporting businesses as a force for good. Rafik holds an MA in Tourism, Environment and Development from King's College London.

Sebastian Naum
Marketing & Communications Co-Chair
Sebastian Naum

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair

Sebastian Naum is serving on CCLA's leadership team because his personal and professional missions are perfectly aligned with those of CCLA's. As an agency owner, he’s worked with well over 100 brands and products over the past decade and what he’s learned was that purpose-driven brands and movements were the ones that really light up his heart and fueled his work. This inspired him to create and host a conscious business podcast that promotes conscious leadership and culture. CCLA is home to his inspiration.

Rocio Villalobos
Marketing & Communications Co-Chair
Rocio Villalobos

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair

Rocio is the Founder and Creative Director of Gracely, a purpose-driven creative consultancy that has been serving Los Angeles and international clients for over 18 years. With a focus on Strategy and Conscious Business, Rocio is passionate about working with companies and organizations that are changing the way we do business and are contributing positively to the world, all the while creating win-win situations for themselves, their communities and the planet.

Steve Phillips
Founder & Principal, Phillips Associates
Steve Phillips

Founder & Principal, Phillips Associates

In his relentless effort to deliver uncommon results, Steven L. Phillips has built an enviable reputation for his senior team consulting focusing on senior leadership off-sites that get results, strategic planning, and executive leadership. He is a sought-after speaker for conferences and organizations worldwide.  Dr. Phillips has helped thousands of individuals and organizations establish new levels of teamwork, transformation, and performance, all specifically targeted toward bottom line results. 

Dr. Phillips has extensive experience as a Senior Executive and Organization Development professional. For many years, he served as the SVP Chief Talent Officer for a privately held 1B company with 10,000 employees where he implemented a full suite of human capital management programs designed to ensure a highly skilled and productive workforce. As a consultant, Dr. Phillips has worked with Sr. Executives at such well-known companies as Microsoft, PepsiCo, Viacom, Mattel, Boeing, and many others, helping individuals, teams, and entire organizations successfully implement change. Steve is also well known for his “behind the scenes” executive coaching.  Steve works one-on-one with presidents & CEOs helping them strategize for powerful and successful leadership.  

In addition to his executive and consulting activities, Dr. Phillips is a professional speaker.  Steve has been invited to make keynote presentations to many of the world’s most famous companies.  Steve always brings to his audience humor, passion and genuine concern for making positive changes through people at work.  He is a content rich, powerfully charismatic speaker. 

Dr. Phillips has also served on the faculties of Purdue University, San Diego State University and the University of Southern California.  He has published numerous articles on a variety of topics within the human resources / organization development field, and has presented his research at regional, national and international conventions.  Dr. Phillips has been presented with two prestigious awards from the American Society for Training and Development; one for his outstanding contribution to HRD theory and practice, the second for his multi-year contribution to the cause of customer service within the field.

Dr. Phillips' best-selling books, The Team-Building Source Book, Teaming Up: Achieving Organizational Transformation, Team-Building for the Future: Beyond the Basics, Team Training: From Start Up to High Performance, and Managing Change:  A Practical Guide For Transforming an Organization are used in corporations throughout the world.  

Dr. Phillips currently serves on the Board of Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles. He has also recently completed a rigorous application and certification process and has become a Certified Forum Facilitator for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Dr. Phillips has also served as the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and was the 1994 President for The American Society of Training and Development of Los Angeles.  Dr. Phillips received his Master's degree in Organizational Communication from Purdue University and his Doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Tehya Kopp
Board Member, Vice President
Tehya Kopp

Board Member, Vice President

Tehya Kopp is a global leader of strategy, operations and marketing with extensive experience in the entertainment industry and a passion for driving social impact. Having lived in four countries, taught English to Czech journalists, created profitable programs for the American Film Institute, and led cross-functional teams at WarnerMedia for 20+ years, Tehya enjoys solving complex, uncharted problems to bring more truth, growth and equity into the world.

Tehya holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Program for Leadership Development.

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