Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles Chapter is your local branch of the global movement. We are dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism through events, presentations, and publications. We support the local community and serve as a resource on your journey to a more conscious business.
CCLA CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
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.
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.
Founder, Amplify Productions
Heather is the creator of Amplify Productions, a creative experience design + event production company that provides creative conceptualization, design and execution of a range of experiences for organizations and companies that prioritize making a positive social-impact.
Deeply committed to the idea and real-time evolution of business as a force for good, Heather brings nearly 15 years of in-the-trenches experience in the social enterprise and impact space.
From 2005-2006 she led economic development projects in Guatemala that forged relationships between US-based companies and local artisans and farmers. In 2007, she founded the NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund, which gave angel funding and support to early stage social entrepreneurs. In 2011, she joined Roadmonkey as Director of Operations where she curated a portfolio of innovative adventure philanthropy expeditions for individuals and corporate teams.
Today, Heather combines a deep understanding of the social impact landscape, business and marketing know-how, and the creative and logistical production skills to artfully create experiences for audiences that are both engaging and beautiful while catalyzing positive change in the world.
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.
Founder & Creative Director, VidroMedia
Rocio is the Founder and Creative director of VidroMedia, a purpose-driven creative agency that has been serving Los Angeles and international clients for over 15 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.
Having grown up in South America, and lived in Europe and the U.S., Rocio is culturally diverse and passionate about bringing cultural insights and perspectives into strategies both for her clients as well as for the programming and events for CCLA.
Founder, Clean Beauty PR
Belinda Tung is the founder of Clean Beauty PR. Her company supports beauty and wellness brands that are raising the consciousness around clean beauty and holistic wellness. What she has discovered in working with small-batch wellness brands is that they often have a higher purpose – whether it is supporting the planet and people or raising consumer consciousness around bettering our world – it is never just about the product, or the profits. This has shifted her perspective as a conscious consumer and she avidly seeks out brands that adhere to a higher purpose. Belinda is also an advocate of Waldorf education and believes Waldorf education is a force of good for our children. She would like to reimagine the future of public education in Los Angeles.
Founder and CEO, ChuckJoe
CJ Bruce is the Founder and CEO of ChuckJoe, a conscious digital agency focused on helping brands and organizations with a purpose build automated digital marketing systems that reach, engage and convert new customers. CJ has worked with brands, agencies, media companies, influencers, and small businesses for more than ten years and lives by the motto that without social good baked into companies’ business models, the work is not fulfilling. CJ received his B.A. in Communication and Media Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona. He is also a trained vegan chef and posts regularly as @VegetarianDude.
President and Founder, In Good Company
President and Founder of IN GOOD CO, a culture-conscious brand consultancy that aligns people and organizations around a purpose, creates connections and inspires action. A global collective of creatives, strategists, designers, thinkers and makers. They work with startups, Fortune 500s and nonprofits to create and align internal and external cultures and build visionary brands.
A creative and lifestyle marketer with 20 years of experience, Kirsten has transformed agencies, created brands, pioneered experiences, led teams and much more. Uniqlo, Anthropologie, Ralph Lauren, Google, Nike and Starbucks are just a few Kirsten has inspired. When not traveling between coasts she can be found checking out the latest culinary spots or styling a witty photoshoot of her children, Hudson and Sailor.
Vice President of Strategy & Social Impact, Pledgeling
Cassandra (Cassie) Fowler is a mission-driven entrepreneur committed to turning big ideas into reality. As Vice President of Strategy & Social Impact at Pledgeling, Cassie leads a team to enable companies of all sizes to grow through giving. Pledgeling powers corporate impact partnerships in today's purpose-driven economy by delivering ROI through impact for companies while also measuring impact through their platform. Pledgeling powers 1,000+ CSR and corporate impact programs, which have raised $11M+ for thousands of nonprofits and processed donations in 80+ countries, to date. Prior to Pledgeling, Cassie spent 15 years building global programs at scale for the Green Belt Movement International & other organizations, including media properties with Bloomberg and Al Jazeera English. Working hand-in-hand with 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya, she helped launch the Nobel Women's Initiative and Plant for the Planet Campaign, in partnership with the United Nations, which has planted 15B+ trees globally. Cassie pioneered the first CSR relationships for several nonprofits, and is passionate about architecting innovative models for public-private partnerships to thrive.
Director Of Strategic Partnerships, Kind Traveler
Lisa Ullmann is an experienced television producer and executive who recently made a career pivot to work in Business Development with purpose-driven companies. This is in no small part due to her involvement with the CCLA movement, which she credits for the inspiration! She is Director of Strategic Partnerships with Kind Traveler, the first “give and get” hotel booking platform that promotes travel as a force for good. Lisa spent three years as Head of Television Development for the renowned theatrical comedy company, Upright Citizens Brigade. She was also the Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated animated series, The Ricky Gervais Show, which ran for three seasons on HBO. Lisa is a graduate of Northwestern University. She is an avid traveler, and in 2018 spent 6 months abroad absorbing world culture in countries including Ireland, France, Italy, Morocco and Israel. Some of the non-profit organizations she has worked with include The Jewish Federation, A Purposeful Rescue, Friends of Yemin Orde, Claire’s Place Foundation, Taproot Foundation, Homeboy Industries, Aviva Child Services, and Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Founder, Purpose+Profit Strategic Partners
Kathy’s professional passions include bringing innovative and collaborative solutions to building and sustaining mutually-vibrant community partnerships, cause marketing, and helping businesses bring their community values to life.
Through her consulting practice, she helps businesses strategically align their social impact activities that bring shared value for all stakeholders, in addition to helping nonprofits strengthen their capacity building and operations for optimal impact.
Her background is deeply steeped in corporate social responsible, volunteer management, cause-marketing, strategic planning, process improvement and nonprofit consulting. She enjoyed a 20-year career managing Toyota’s national CSR activities, including leading the strategic team that redirected the brand to embracing an enterprise-wide mobility mindset, ‘Mobility for All,’ leading the company’s first-ever enterprise-wide philanthropic sponsorship with 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, and spearheading the company’s first crowd-sourced philanthropic program, the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program.
She currently serves on the boards of the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative, CaliforniaVolunteers, Musicians at Play Foundation, Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles, and the Braintrust strategic committee of the Center for Nonprofit Management.
CCLA Advisory Council
Founder & CEO, We Are HAH
President, The Giving Keys
Founder & CEO, WeFirst
Founder & CEO, BrandStorm Inc. (Natierra Superfoods)
Founder & Principal, Phillips Associates
In his relentless effort to deliver uncommon results, Dr. Steve Phillips has built an enviable reputation for his consulting services focusing on senior leadership off-sites that get results, strategic planning, designing and building high performance cultures, and executive leadership.
Steve has not only consulted for some of the most well-known companies in the world including Microsoft, PepsiCo, Viacom, Mattel, Boeing, and the LA Clippers, but also has extensive experience as a Senior Executive serving as the SVP Chief Talent Officer for a privately held 1B company with 10,000 employees. Additionally, Dr. Phillips has served on the faculties of Purdue, San Diego State, Pepperdine and USC, has written 7 highly informative books including the bestselling, The Team-Building Source Book and served as the President of both the Entrepreneurs Organization and the American Society of Training and Development. Steve received his Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Purdue and his Masters of Science and Ph.D. from USC.