Team Members

Sandra McNeill, Executive Director

Sandra@trustsouthla.org

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... More info>>

Malcolm Harris, Director of Programs & Organizing

Malcolm@trustsouthla.org

Malcolm Harris is the newest member of T.R.U.S.T. South LA’s team, joining as our Director of Programs  & Organizing in May 2014.  Malcolm came to T.R.U.S.T... More info>>

Blanca Rivera, Membership Development Manager

Blanca@trustsouthla.org

Blanca Rivera joined the staff in April 2007, and has been responsible for building the organization’s Membership base from the ground up and developing a vibrant group of... More info>>

Eileen Forbes, Community Organizing and Education Specialist

Eileen joined the T.R.U.S.T. South LA team in March 2013 as the Community Organizing Education Specialist. As a native of South Los Angeles, she has always had a passion for and committed herself to improving the life of South Los Angeles residents. She... More info>>

Joyous Joiner, Program Associate

joyous@trustsouthla.org

As a native of East-Knoxville, Tennessee, Joyous witnessed the steady dis-investment of communities historically inhabited by low income residents while other areas of the city benefited from developmental projects.... More info>>

Board of Directors

Benjamin Torres, Chair
Organizational Representative (CD Tech Center)
Approved by Membership 4/15/11 (3 year term), after serving on Founding Board

Georgina Serrano, Vice Chair
General Representative, elected 6/19/09 (2 year term)
Re-elected to 2nd term on 4/15/11 (3 year term)

Joy Elliot, Treasurer 
Public Seat, selected 12/19/12

Maritza López,
General Representative, elected 7/12/13 (3 year term)

Rosa de la Cruz
General Representative, elected 4/20/12 (3 year term)

Juana Calel
General Representative, elected 6/19/09 (2 year term)
Re-elected to 2nd term on 4/15/11 (3 year term)

Maribel Campos
General Representative, elected 2012 (3 year term)

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim
Organizational Representative (Esperanza Community Housing Corporation)
Approved by Membership 4/15/11 (3 year term), after serving on Founding Board

Brent Blair
Public Seat, selected 12/19/12