Small’s work with the city focused on excellence in urban planning, sustainable design and mobility, including initiating and leading the Transit Oriented District Visioning process. He led efforts to win grants from the Mayor’s Innovation Project, the Harvard Behavioral Insight Group, and the National Institute for Civil Discourse, for programs to enhance public outreach for neighborhood planning and alternative modes of transportation. He represented the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the League of California Cities on their Housing and Economic Development Policy Committee. At a national level, he has participated in the US Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, the New American Leaders and Local Progress, all based in Washington, D.C.
He has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, NPR and the Washington Post, and on CNBC. He is often invited to speak internationally, including recent keynotes at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure with the American Society of Civil Engineers, and for the RAND Corporation at the international conference on Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty. As an architectural writer and consultant, he worked on projects in urban and sustainable design and planning, development and historic preservation in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He moderated design award juries in New York and Copenhagen, and taught Sustainability for Organizational Change at UCLA. He studied at Yale, the University of Paris, and the Columbia School of Journalism, and speaks four languages. He lives with his wife Joanna Brody, and their two children and two giant sheep dogs, in the sustainably designed, often published Culver City home that they built in 2007.
Previously, Dr. Gorman was president and CEO of Phillips Graduate University, a graduate school of professional psychology and management. She is a two-time Regent Emerita for the University of California, Board of Regents, and the first African American woman to chair the board of the UCLA Alumni Association. Dr. Gorman is a three-time graduate from UCLA with a B.A. in psychology, an MBA and a Ph.D. in educational psychology.
Hackman Capital Partners has invested in Culver City for more than 15 years and is actively engaged philanthropically throughout the community. Since inception, Hackman Capital Partners has invested more than $4 billion and has established one of the world’s foremost studio and media real estate portfolios. The Culver Studios, which is part of the firm’s studio and media portfolio, is CCF’s initial funder and serves as a founding member of the organization.
Raised in Columbus, Ohio and a graduate of The Ohio State University, Michael has built his 40-year real estate career on his core Midwestern beliefs in value, ethics, hard work and results.
A Los Angeles native, Jampol studied at UCLA, completing a BA in history and an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies, before earning his doctoral degree in Modern History from Oxford. The curator of several exhibitions, Jampol has produced two documentary films on the Cold War, as well as urban art programs including The Wall Project. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and the Times of London. He is the author of Beyond the Wall: Art and Artifacts from the GDR, published by TASCHEN in 2014.
Since she completed her PhD in the molecular mechanisms of stroke recovery in 2011, Kelly has been supporting the future generations of cognitive
science enthusiasts. While pursuing her post-graduate work in autism at the University of Southern California, she was simultaneously teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Kelly taught psychology undergraduate students at Moorpark College in Simi Valley and currently teaches psychotherapy graduate students at Antioch University Los Angeles.
The application of neuroscience to everyday life became her primary focus when Kelly co-founded adaptEd Consultants. Through adaptED, Kelly has grown a company that uses neuroscience to provide tools to drive individual and organizational growth. This is accomplished by aligning corporate work cultures with how the brain functions optimally, training leaders to manage with the brain in mind and helping organizations determine their own "brain-based" best practices.
In November of 2015, Kelly Kent was the top vote-getter elected to the Culver City Unified School District Governing Board and since joining the board has tapped into her expertise in education and organizational culture to enhance the outcomes of all students.
Dr. Limbaugh also views student success as a community goal—not only for West, but for the surrounding region. To this end, Dr. Limbaugh focuses on community outreach to both establish new partnerships and re-invigorate former collaborations. Prior to assuming the presidency of West Los Angeles College, Dr. Limbaugh served as the interim president of Oxnard College and as Chancellor of Montana State University-Northern (MSUN)—a dual-mission university in north-central Montana. His focus on student success led to receiving the honor of 2013 “Student Advocate of the Year,” by the Montana Student Association, which represents all Montana institutions.
Dr. Limbaugh holds a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, and a Masters’ degree in counseling and guidance from Texas A & M University. Additionally, he holds undergraduate degrees in English and business from Texas A&M, and history from Frostburg State University, in Maryland. He and his wife, Trish, have three children and five grandchildren.