Sandra McNeill

Sandra McNeill

Sandra McNeill was hired in 2006, and took over as Executive Director in July 2007. Ms. McNeill holds an M.A. in Urban Planning, with a concentration in Community Economic Development, from University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Ms. McNeill has a long history in the neighborhoods where T.R.U.S.T. South LA is based. In 1995, she started […]

Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris joined T.R.U.S.T. South LA’s team as our Director of Programs  & Organizing in May 2014. Malcolm came to T.R.U.S.T after 10 years organizing with the Service Employee’s International Union (SEIU)- International.  As an organizing coordinator with SEIU, he ran strategic union organizing campaigns throughout the US and Canada, bringing thousands of new members into […]

Sheila Nem

Sheila Nem

As TRUST South LA’s Community Development Manager, Sheila Nem supports TRUST’s community land control, advocacy, and leadership development by managing real estate initiatives, writing grant proposals and reports, and providing rapid response research. She is a proud product of Long Beach’s Cambodian community. As a daughter of refugee parents, she understands the importance of building […]

Georgina Serrano

Georgina Serrano assumed TRUST South LA’s new position of Membership Organizer on June 1st.  Gina has been part of TRUST since the organization’s establishment and has a deep understanding of its organizational history. She has had the honor of holding several positions in the organization: Member, and Vice President of the Board of Director for 5 […]

Victor Aquino

Victor A. Aquino-Limeta is an integral part of T.R.U.S.T. South LA’s organizing team. Victor’s work organizing residents around mobility issues supports T.R.U.S.T. South LA’s mission to secure community control over land. Native to Mexico and raised in 1990’s Los Angeles, the pressures of rising rents and high unemployment began manifesting in his youth. It was […]

Emmanuel Beltran

Emmanuel Beltran grew up in the neighborhoods of the Historic South Central Los Angeles. Emmanuel was first introduced to community organizing through his involvement with Key Club International. Emmanuel attended Thomas Jefferson Senior High and organized a body of 50 students. After graduation in 2013. Emmanuel joined the organization T.R.U.S.T South Los Angeles as an […]

Justin Manuel

Justin Manuel is a 23-year- old resident of South Central and a member of T.R.U.S.T. South LA. Growing up in South Los Angeles with his mother and his younger sister, Justin always noticed areas in which people needed assistance in his neighborhood, including his home, and decided it was time to do his part. Working […]

Oscar Monge

Oscar Monge

Oscar Monge is a native Angeleno currently completing his Master of Planning degree at USC. His interests include improving access to opportunities for underserved communities in Los Angeles through sustainable land use development. He aspires to work with community residents to promote civic engagement and collaborative initiatives in order to create longer term solutions for […]

Xochitl Ortiz

As T.R.U.S.T.’s Real Estate Associate, Xochitl is working to assist with the management and implementation of T.R.U.S.T.’s affordable housing development. She is excited to also assist with tenant/tenant-owner capacity building in these developments and engage with residents directly. Xochitl is a Master of Urban and Regional Planning graduate student at UCLA. Her interests include looking […]