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Board of Directors

The Board meets quarterly, and the officers make up an Executive Committee that meets monthly. Other Board committees include the Advocacy Committee, the Development Committee, and the Finance Committee, each chaired by a Vice President.

Board of Directors 2020-21

Chair of the Board

Mike Deasy
Chief Executive Officer, deasy penner podley


Eric Needleman
Managing Partner, Pouring with Heart


David Cocke, S.E.
President, Structural Focus

Chair of the Advocacy Committee

Linda Brettler 
Principal, Linda Brettler: Architect

Chair of the Development Committee

Joy Forbes
Vice President of Planning & Development, NBCUniversal


Barbara Bestor, FAIA – Founding Principal, Bestor Architecture

Jared Franz, PhD – Economist, Capital Group
Luis Hoyos – Professor of Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design
Roella Hsieh Louie – City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission (former)
Anna Jacobson – Senior Preconstruction Manager, Morley Builders
Diane Keaton – Academy Award-winning Actor, Director, Producer, and Author
David Kopple – Motion Picture Literary Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Galina Krivitsky – Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Kevin Lane – Creative entrepreneur
Jingbo Lou – President, Env Construction, Inc.; President, J Lou Architects
Steven McCall  – Longtime Conservancy volunteer
Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA  – Principal, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc.
Sophia Nardin – Writer
Tyler Ohanian – Shareholder, Buchalter
Raymond Rindone – Senior Vice President of Financial Management, City National Bank
Michiko Shepherd – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Warner Bros.