Los Angeles Advisory Council

Elevating humanity through business

Kabira Stokes


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Kabira is the CEO of Homeboy Electronics Recycling, after her years as Founder and CEO of Isidore Electronics Recycling, both full service e-waste recycling and IT Asset Disposition social enterprises that provide permanent employment opportunities for people who face systemic barriers to employment. Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of […]

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Sam Polk


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In 2013 Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader, founded a nonprofit called Feast (originally called Groceryships) to address food-related health problems in South LA, where the average income is $13,000 a year, life expectancy is 10 years lower than more affluent areas, and diseases like obesity and diabetes are alarmingly high. Feast began helping […]

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Thierry Ollivier


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In 2002, Ollivier launched BrandStorm, Inc., pioneering the U.S superfood category introduction of sacred pink salt from the Himalayas and goji berries that quickly evolved into beloved household brands known around the world. As Ollivier’s search for superfoods not commonly known in the US took him around the world, he was drawn to the people, […]

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Simon Mainwaring


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Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of We First, a creative consultancy that builds purpose- driven brands. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Conscious Capitalism LA, the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for the Future and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He contributes to The […]

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Brit Gilmore


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Experienced social impact leader & fashion industry professional with 10+ years of experience. Brit, a native of Detroit, is President of The Giving Keys, a company that exists to employ people transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles to make inspirational jewelry and accessories. The Giving Keys has created 120+ jobs for people transitioning out […]

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Sharleen Ernster


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Sharleen Ernster is a visionary fashion executive with 20+ years of expertise leading global brands. Most recently as the Founder CEO of We Are HAH, a brand she launched in 2015 that is pioneering sustainable fashion. Prior to launching her passion and purpose @ HAH. She held leadership roles as the Chief Design Officer for […]

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James Citron


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James Citron is the Chief Executive Officer of Pledgeling and leads the strategic vision and organizational growth across the company. James is a serial mobile and social entrepreneur committed to harnessing the power of mobile technology to create a more connected, healthy and sustainable planet. Prior to Pledgeling, James led Mogreet and Outspoken, two of […]

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Victor Cho


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Thirty years of experience in software and Internet technology focused on business model and product reinvention—with hands-on experience from start-up to scale.  Prior to joining Evite, Victor spent over four years as the president and CEO of Kodak Gallery, where he led a holistic, multi-year turn-around of Kodak’s global photo-sharing network. Before Kodak, he headed […]

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Steve Phillips


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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 […]

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