TRISTAN BLAINE, PRESIDENT

Tristan is a lawyer with his own practice, focusing on helping people start and grow small businesses of all kinds, including freelancing, social enterprise/B corporations, and more. His mission is to help people access justice, and he created LawSoup.org to provide some basic information about the laws that most affect us. He lives in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.


VICTOR XU, VICE PRESIDENT

Pivoting from his experience in the entertainment industry, Victor realigned his focus on creating sustainable cause-marketing models and social impact through business strategy and marketing. His background consist of management consulting, entrepreneurship, stock investment and investigative journalism. As an avid adventurer, Victor has been to over 15+ countries and is working on his sailing and motorcycle license. 

Feel free to connect with him over a cup of coffee.

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NORA MORAN, MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Nora Moran is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at California State University, Northridge. Prior to working in academia, she spent several years in program development and marketing positions in the education and nonprofit sector. A recent transplant to LA, Nora currently lives in North Hollywood CA.


LINDSAY THOMAS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Lindsay has worked in strategic partnerships and fundraising in support of many national and international causes, including entrepreneurship education and international humanitarian aid. She moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 2016 and currently works with the Mar Vista Family Center, leading its fundraising strategy and grant writing. In addition to Net Impact, she belongs to the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club and the Leadership Committee for GenR, the International Rescue Committee's young professionals group. Lindsay lives in Venice, CA in a traditional bungalow, just like The Dude. She always pays for her milk at Ralphs though.

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DONNA KWOK, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR

Donna is a design strategist who is passionate about finding innovative and sustainable solutions to problems. She is currently pursuing a MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts. Prior to her creative career, she worked in the accounting and marketing industries and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Donna is a California native, certified yogi, and proud corgi mom.

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Justin YEH, Marketing Director

Justin is a recent graduate and is currently creating a lifestyle apparel brand and a social media marketing agency: WALI (Work, Achieve, Live, Inspire) and LYL (Leave Your Legacy). With hopes to create a sustainable movement in both industries, his passion is to provide sustainable housing for countries in need, create a business that can help millions of people develop their own businesses, and travel the world to inspire others to do the same!

Feel free to connect with him over a cup of coffee.


Eileen Ung, Impact investing committee member

A California native, Eileen Ung was born and raised in Long Beach, studied Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, and now is back in Los Angeles following global stints in Beijing, Taiwan, and Seoul. She works at MUFG as a Public Finance Analyst.  Eileen serves as Fundraising Director for the Los Angeles chapter of Project by Project (PbP), a 100% volunteer-run 501c3 dedicated to empowering young leaders in the Asian American community through innovative platforms. Her dedication to community service is exemplified through her involvement with Ready to Learn, a program that helps students from underserved LAUSD schools improve their reading skills to prepare them for academic success.  As part of the Riordan Fellows program at the UCLA Anderson, Eileen mentors high school students from diverse backgrounds in the college application process.


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TAYLOR THOMPSON, , Impact investing committee member

Taylor believes inservice provider-guided, bottom-up impact metrics, and enjoys working with nonprofits and social enterprises to fund those efforts and scale their revenue models. He works at UBS as a portfolio optimizer on the Thompson Katzaroff Group, retail wealth management team and chairs the board of the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies, a STEM oriented college- and career-readiness initiative in Santa Ana, CA. He loves microgreens in smoothies, new album releases, and impact investing debates.


CHRIS HUANG, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Chris Huang is passionate about transforming great ideas into projects or enterprises that improve the lives of others at scale. He works at Opportunity Fund leveraging tax credit financing to fund non-profit community facility projects and is a consultant for social enterprises.


PREVIOUS LEADERSHIP

We are grateful for the leadership and efforts of the prior members of the leadership team, many of whom continue to help Net Impact LA further its goals.

To mention a few: Ross Richmond, Emily Griswold, Jen Simmons, and Garrett Schneider.