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 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... More info>>

Estuardo Mazariegos, Lead Organizer

estuardo@trustsouthla.org Estuardo David Mazariegos is a committed community organizer with over eight years of experience. Estuardo immigrated to Los Angeles in 1988 and was politically educated on the streets of Los Angeles. In... More info>>

Sheila Nem, Policy Analyst

sheila@trustsouthla.org   As TRUST South LA's Policy Analyst, Sheila Nem supports TRUST’s community organizing by analyzing local, state, and federal policy related to... More info>>

Georgina Serrano, Membership Organizer

georgina@trustsouthla.org Georgina Serrano assumed TRUST South LA’s new position of Membership Organizer on June 1 st .  Gina has been part of TRUST since the organization’s... More info>>

Ashley Hansack, Program Associate

ashley@trustsouthla.org After interning for TRUST as a Community Engagement intern in summer 2014, Ashley completed her bachelor's degree at Whitman College in the state of Washington and... More info>>

Yesenia Morales, Program Associate

yesenia@trustsouthla.org Yesenia first joined TRUST South LA at the age of 9. Her mother Cliceria Velasquez is a founding Member of the organization. Growing up with the organization, she has... More info>>

Board of Directors

Benjamin Torres, Chair
Organizational Representative (CD Tech)
Approved by Membership 4/23/15 (3 year term), after serving on Founding Board

Samuel Bankhead EL, Vice Chair
General Representative, elected 4/23/15 (3 year term)

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

Claudia Monterrosa, Secretary
Public Seat, appointed by the Board 4/15/15

Antonio Arteaga
General Representative, elected 7/12/13 (3 year term)

Brent Blair
Approved by Membership 4/23/15 (3 year term)
Organizational Representative (LACE)

Teresa Castro
General Representative, elected 11/14/14 (3 year term)

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim
Organizational Representative (Esperanza Community Housing Corporation)
Approved by Membership 4/23/15 (3 year term), after serving on Founding Board

John London
General Representative, elected 4/23/15 (3 year term)

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

Emmanuel Louis
General Representative, elected 4/23/15 (3 year term)

Julio Marcial
Public Seat, selected 8/13/14

Imelda Rubio
General Representative, elected 11/14/14 (3 year term)