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Photograph of ERt Board Member Yolanda Arias.

Yolanda Arias

Managing Attorney, East Office, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Gary Blasi

Professor of Law Emeritus at UCLA, active public interest lawyer and advocate

Jan Breidenbach

Board Secretary-Treasurer

Adjunct Associate Professor, Housing & Community Development, Occidental College

Juan De Lara

Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Daniel Flaming


Dan has been with the Roundtable since 1991. Before that he worked for Los Angeles County, coordinating delinquency prevention, managing community development and affordable housing programs, and administering job training and research programs. He has a Ph.D. in urban studies and has led more than 50 research projects at the Roundtable.

Fernando Gaytan

Senior Attorney, Earthjustice, Los Angeles Office. Litigation and advocacy aimed at ending dependency on fossil fuels and creating equitable zero-emissions solutions in California and beyond.

Photograph of ERt Board Member Ruthie Gilmore.

Ruthie Gilmore

Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Associate Director, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Critical Resistance Organizer, California Prison Moratorium Project

Photograph of ERt Board Member Jennifer Ito.

Jennifer Ito

Board Chair

Research Director, USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute (ERI)

Yasmin Tong

Board Vice Chair

Principal of CTY Housing, committed to creating and preserving livable communities that enable people to stabilize and grow

Abel Valenzuela

UCLA Professor of Labor Studies, Urban Planning, and Chicana/o and Central American studies; Interim Dean of Social Sciences

ERt Board Member Mary Jane Wagle

Mary-Jane Wagle

Co-Executive Director and Board Chair, Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge & Services (W.O.R.K.S.)