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    Yvonne Gaines

    Yvonne is an integral participant in our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project, which operates loosely as…

    Nancy Treder

    Nancy is a passionate, compassionate, data-driven and results-oriented communicator. We are so grateful to have…

  • Mary Brown

    Thank you for volunteering, Mary! Mary Brown is a member of and traveler with A-Squared…

  • Diane Ravenscroft, PhD

    Diane, experienced Culture and Talent professional, brings an amazing skillset to the We-Learn LMS shared-cost…

    Désirée Loya

    Thank you for volunteering, Désirée! Désirée Loya is a long-time member and former Board member…

    Friedrich Künzler

    Friedrich Künzler is an expert executive contributor for a large corporation that integrates many sciences…

    SueAnn Freeman, MA, CPCC, PCC, BCC

    SueAnn Freeman is a valuable participant in our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project at A-Squared LAMP…

  • Spencer Ytuarte, The Roland Center

    Spencer is a key member of our We-Learn LMS project. He is the Communications &…

    June Edwards

    Thank you for volunteering, June! June Edwards is a long-time member and former Board member…

    Lynn Pearson, MS, ACC

    Thank you for volunteering, Lynn! Lynn Pearson is a long-time member of A-Squared LAMP Groups…

    Dana B. Parker

    Dana has so many talents and skills, that it is hard to just list them…

    Brian Branagan

    Brian is the official “Member Mentor,” training new participants in our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project.…

    Christina Aragon-Aguilar

    Recently retired and busier than ever! Serving on the board as a founding director with A-Squared LAMP Groups since 2015.

  • Christina Torres, The Roland Center

    Christina Torres is a special member of our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project. She is the…

Yvonne Gaines

Participant, We-Learn LMS project

Yvonne is an integral participant in our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project, which operates loosely as a cooperative. We are grateful to have her working with this team of professionals. She is a Credentialed Coach & Organizational Development Leader, the President, Founder and Senior Coach of Elderberi Coaching Group. Her passion is to support and facilitate awareness, spark insight, and encourage actions that yield sustainable results in her clients personal and professional lives. As a coach, consultant, and facilitator with over eighteen years of experience in learning, leadership development, organizational development, and human resources management she has a deep and nuanced toolkit.  As a certified NeuroLeadership Coach she brings the benefits of a neuroscience-based, emotionally intelligent coaching and consulting approach to transform conversations, improve performance and build leaders. Her certification specialization in team coaching means she is able to facilitate complex issues from a group perspective as well. The results: alignment of vision, mission, goals, execution of strategies, effective leadership, enhanced performance, and improved interpersonal and communication skills. Yvonne has an MS in Applied Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BA in Psychology from the City College of New York.  She is certified to administer a number of instruments, including Leadership Architect®, Learning Agility Architect®, Team Architect®, CPI 260, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®, DiSC® Personal Profile System, and various 360° Assessment tools. Join her here in the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project or at her company, Elderberi Coaching Group, found here: https://elderbericoaching.com.

Nancy Treder

Director, Communications

Nancy is a passionate, compassionate, data-driven and results-oriented communicator. We are so grateful to have her serving with us as our Stop Digging podcast host, leading our podcast planning group, co-directing our Media Advisory Team, and serving on our board of directors at A-Squared LAMP Groups. With a firm belief that all communications; marketing, public relations and business communications focus on clear and concise ideas, Treder’s marketing approach is tested and fine-tuned based on user experience results. Treder is uniquely qualified with vast experience in broadcast journalism, public relations, digital marketing, photojournalism and media relations. She is a passionate storyteller who dives deep into the details of fact-checking, editing stories or creating artwork to meet a deadline. “It’s the thrill of the moment that motivates me.” Nancy is a naturally gifted and highly motivated leader who thrives during communications challenges by “Fostering a positive working environment where team members may grow and excel as communication professionals.”

Mary Brown

Member Volunteer

Thank you for volunteering, Mary! Mary Brown is a member of and traveler with A-Squared LAMP Groups who loves traveling, musicals, theater, mysteries, and museums. She cares for her grown special needs son and loves to have him join her in her many adventures, which he also enjoys a great deal. Her interests converge in our nonprofit and benefit you directly as she and the entire LA-outings team work to create local field trips, learning experiences, and personal connections that are fun.

Diane Ravenscroft, PhD

Participant, We-Learn LMS project

Diane, experienced Culture and Talent professional, brings an amazing skillset to the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project at A-Squared LAMP Groups. She has many years of experience setting up university-level degree programs, teaching and designing courses herself for in-person and online programs, and working with high-level companies and teams to re-align leadership into healthy bastions of great culture at their companies. She has many other interests that keep her creativity flowing, and that she is equally adept at doing. One of her “convergence” activities is an amazing podcast called “The Coach Approach,” where her methodology for developing leaders is shared. You can listen to it by finding it on your preferred podcast platform, or going here: https://thecoachapproach.transistor.fm. We are grateful to have Diane join us here with this team to share her wisdom and insight about how to create engaging courses with solid objectives that impact others well. You can find out more about her work on her company’s website, Discover Coaching VT, found here: https://discovercoachingvt.com.

Désirée Loya

Member Volunteer

Thank you for volunteering, Désirée! Désirée Loya is a long-time member and former Board member of A-Squared LAMP Groups who talented administrator and compassionate leader who has more than 30 years working in property management and HUD. She currently is a manager for care housing facilities with the state of California and also has serves as a caretaker for many of her ill relatives. Her interests converge in our nonprofit and benefit you directly as she and the entire LA-outings team work to create local field trips, learning experiences, and personal connections that are fun.

Friedrich Künzler

Participant, We-Learn LMS project

Friedrich Künzler is an expert executive contributor for a large corporation that integrates many sciences into its product inventions for government and commercial use.  His talent for bringing people together from multiple areas of scientific discover at every level of STEM competency has made him passionate to make sure that neither information and people are lost. One never knows when inspiration might strike from an old out-of-print book or paper or from a person sharing their insight on a particular topic from today. This passion project of his is designed to involve others to connect, create, and learn from each other using his platform. Learn more by visiting his learning portal here: thespectrum.learntogether.space.

SueAnn Freeman, MA, CPCC, PCC, BCC

Participant, We-Learn LMS project

SueAnn Freeman is a valuable participant in our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project at A-Squared LAMP Groups, which operates like a cooperative. We are lucky to have her on the team. She is a Certified Co-active Coach (CPCC – Coaches Training Institute), Board Certified Coach (BCC) and certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She holds a MA in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College. In addition she is a certified mediator with the California Lawyers for the Arts, Leader Effectiveness Trainer (L.E.T.) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Team Coach and EQi2 assessor. She coaches and trains individuals and teams on difficult, sensitive and important conversations and the process by which they make decisions. She works with Leadership/Managers-Executives, Non-Profits, Relationships, Career & Balance, and General Life Coaching. To work with SueAnn, become part of our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project or go to her company, Active Coaching Techniques, found here: https://activecoachingtechniques.com.

Spencer Ytuarte, The Roland Center

Participant, We-Learn LMS project

Spencer is a key member of our We-Learn LMS project. He is the Communications & Development Lead for The Roland Center, and is an integral participant in the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project, which operates like a cooperative. His unique ability to connect and communicate about both the program needs for his organization and community impact has been invaluable in connecting A-Squared LAMP Groups to The Roland Center in its work. You can hear firsthand how well he communicates this by listening to Spencer and his colleagues in episode 2 of A-Squared LAMP Groups’ Stop Digging podcast, found here: https://asquaredlamps.org/podcast.

The Roland Center offers high-quality rehabilitation, vocational training, job placement and work support services to the developmentally disabled. Participation in the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project at A-Squared LAMP Groups is only one part of a larger holistic methodology to put their client-recipients of the center first. Their mission is to provide and promote opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and interact in the community and achieve their personal best. They currently serve nearly 300 adults ranging from age 22 to 80 at our two different locations, and they can be reached on their nonprofit website: therolandcenter.org.

June Edwards

Member Volunteer

Thank you for volunteering, June! June Edwards is a long-time member and former Board member of A-Squared LAMP Groups who is a retired teacher with many additional years of experience working and teaching adults in creative writing. She currently is a member and volunteer with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and is active to support American troops. Her interests converge in our nonprofit and benefit you directly as she and the entire LA-outings team work to create local field trips, learning experiences, and personal connections that are fun.

 

Lynn Pearson, MS, ACC

Member Volunteer

Thank you for volunteering, Lynn! Lynn Pearson is a long-time member of A-Squared LAMP Groups who is a credentialed and certified coach with years of experience working and teaching in higher education, people development, and career discovery. She currently works for a major healthcare corporation as an employee development coach. Her interests converge in our nonprofit and benefit you directly as she and the entire LA-outings team work to create local field trips, learning experiences, and personal connections that are fun.

Dana B. Parker

Director, Wellness & Funding

Dana has so many talents and skills, that it is hard to just list them here. However, she is a highly sought-after pilates & yoga instructor, dance teacher, and painter with a love of all things beautiful and cultural. She is certified as a grant writer, was a successful entrepreneur who sold her business, worked as a paralegal, and holds a PhD in choreography; but her highest passions (apart from dance) are painting, traveling, and showing others how to love both. She has hosted many Paint-n-Sip events and is currently in charge of A-Squared LAMP Groups’ bienniel member trips around the world. She serves to actively supervise and support our membership FUN Teams with local outings, fundraisers, and support events. Integral to our fundraising and wellness focus for our organization, Dana brings a love of culture to everything she does, and we are so very grateful to work with her. In addition to her wellness and funding board role, she also serves as the official secretary for our nonprofit.

Brian Branagan

Member Mentor, We-Learn LMS shared-cost project (cooperative)

Brian is the official “Member Mentor,” training new participants in our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project. He is a Leadership Coach who specializes in Remote Team Development, Increasing Listening Intelligence, and Conversational Intelligence, Retired technical manager who relaunched successfully as a leadership and conversational specialist coach that is in high demand on betterup.com. He has bravely and skillfully taken the lead in onboarding new participants to the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project at A-Squared LAMP Groups, which he adeptly describes as operating like “a cooperative.” His expertise and level of service and skill has been invaluable to us, and we are grateful to be working with him. We encourage other to do so as well, both here at A-Squared LAMP Groups and also in his company, Quality Conversations, found at qualityconversations.com.

Christina Aragon-Aguilar

Director, role TBD

Recently retired & busier than ever! Former Assistant Superintendent with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Customer Service, Staff Development, Educational Leadership, and Leadership Development, she is passionate about helping others and learning. She is active on our local outings group and also herself started a book club under our membership FUN Teams where she is integral in facilitating learning conversations with others in that group. Though she has a strong background an degree in Accounting and Business/Management from California State University-Fullerton, she has been immersed on bettering relationships and exploring her more creative side. She loves watching softball leagues, hiking, mentoring leaders, training others for financial transformation, empowering people to learn and explore their own creativity, traveling, and has many more interests she is just tapping into through her membership and service as a FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER of A-Squared LAMP Groups.

Christina Torres, The Roland Center

Participant, We-Learn LMS project

Christina Torres is a special member of our We-Learn LMS shared-cost project. She is the Director of Community and Vocational Services for The Roland Center, and is an integral participant in the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project, which operates like a cooperative. Her insight and wisdom about how to utilize and engage others in their own LMS portal, as well as sharing how it helps their clients has been wonderful. In fact, you can listen to Christina and her colleagues in episode 2 of A-Squared LAMP Groups’ Stop Digging podcast, found here: https://asquaredlamps.org/podcast.

The Roland Center offers high-quality rehabilitation, vocational training, job placement and work support services to the developmentally disabled. Participation in the We-Learn LMS shared-cost project at A-Squared LAMP Groups is only one part of a larger holistic methodology to put their client-recipients of the center first. Their mission is to provide and promote opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and interact in the community and achieve their personal best. They currently serve nearly 300 adults ranging from age 22 to 80 at our two different locations, and they can be reached on their nonprofit website: therolandcenter.org.

Membership Teams

Leadership Teams

TRIP PLANNING TEAM. 

Criteria to join: Has a travel/trial membership and gone on at least one biennial A-Squared LAMP Groups excursion. Previous trips include Italy, Japan, Alaska. For more information about our trips or to help plan one, email board member Dana at dp*****@as***********.org

FUN TEAMS. 

Criteria to join: Has any level of membership, has previously gone on an outing or attended one of the groups.

— Connect Groups. 
— Impact Groups.
— Interest Groups. 
  • Book/Movie Club – Los Angeles area. Read and watch fictional and nonfictional works, then discuss leadership and personal insights. To co-host this group or to start your own local or virtual group, contact Christina at ca*****@as***********.org. To participate, go to the community calendar at https://asquaredlamps.org/calendar

Criteria to join any of our leadership teams requires at least a Leadership & Teams Skills Development level of membership. You can join the leadership teams below from your profile area on the “member benefits” page, solely based upon your ability and agreement to fulfill the requirements for leading on each team. For additional information or inquiry, contact Susan at sk******@as***********.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

COACHING SCHOLARSHIP CIRCLE.

MEDIA ADVISORY TEAM.

PROGRAM/PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE TEAMS.

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2017 Passport Intl Wine & Food Tasting​

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International dishes hand-prepared by Désirée, board member and volunteer cook. International wines donated by Total Wines & More in Brea. Various display installations and conversation coaching starter activities were conducted. Display of our Nonprofit and its work was also a hit.

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2017 Passport Intl Wine & Food Tasting​

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International dishes hand-prepared by Désirée, board member and volunteer cook. International wines donated by Total Wines & More in Brea. Various display installations and conversation coaching starter activities were conducted. Display of our Nonprofit and its work was also a hit.

2017 Passport Intl Wine & Food Tasting​

Summary

 

International dishes hand-prepared by Désirée, board member and volunteer cook. International wines donated by Total Wines & More in Brea. Various display installations and conversation coaching starter activities were conducted. Display of our Nonprofit and its work was also a hit.

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