Our Team


Executive Office

Andrew Jimenez, Co-Founder, and President,

A veteran who served in the Army Forces of the United States and graduated from Eagle Rock High School.

Amanda Matti, Co-Founder, and Vice President

A business owner in Northeast Los Angeles

Board of Directors

Ghaz B, Program Director

Owner/Chef Dave’s Chillin N Grillin & Wicked Food Inc.

Board member-for Kid’s Movement,  and countless volunteer hours with other organizations.

Janet Ennis,  Secretary

Senior Administrative Coordinator for Bouchard Communication, Inc

Countless volunteer hours and donations towards Pediatric Cancer, families in need, toy-drive, & backpack giveaways. 

Shandra Aguiar, Treasure

Office manager for an optometrist.

Former Assistant Director for the Glendale Bears, Volunteers in the community.

Karen Staron, Health Director

Stakeholder in Eagle Rock

Registered Nurse for Adults & Adolescents

Bachelor’s in Business Management from Pepperdine University & Associate Degree in Health Science.

Vice President of Delevan Drive PTA, & Alumni/neighborhood watch captain.

Ken Walsh, Research Director

Stakeholders, and volunteers in the community.

Annette Gladstone, Bussiness Safety Director

A business owner in Eagle Rock

NELA Youth Program

Staff – Programs

Amanda Matti, Youth Director

Yvonne Chavez, Caseworker

Stakeholder in El Sereno. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology.

Clinical case supervisor & Behavioral therapist with special needs children for LAUSD. Volunteers in Northeast and donates towards Youth.

Zev Cambre, Youth Manager 

Administrative Assistant for Temple Sinai of Glendale

Volunteers for Councilman Kevin De Leon as a special Intern, part-time student body commissioner for Eagle Rock High School, Freshman class officer treasure, Sophomore class officer vice president, dual enrollment student, and part-time Dean’s Honor List at Los Angeles City College.

Cecily Rose,  Fundraising Coordinator for the Youth

Leadership for Eagle Rock High School, Freshman class officer, Associated student body commissioner, Secretary for Eagle High School. Honors, Magnet, AP student, and part of the Drill Team.

Volunteers at Grandview Preschool, and taking classes at Los Angeles City College in Political Science.