Our Team

President’s Message

I am honored to serve as the 64th President of the Ebell of Los Angeles. Founded in 1894, we’ve been part of the Los Angeles for a very long. Today, The Ebell of Los Angeles operates a club for women that combines tradition and modernity with members from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, experiences and interests.

As I write this message, our beautiful, historic building on Wilshire Boulevard is shuttered due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic but our members are still engaging with one another, learning from each other and working together to support our philanthropies, programs and projects virtually wherever possible. I invite you to explore this website and learn more about us until we can re-open our doors for an in-person visit.

If you like what you see, I invite you to contact us and consider joining a community of more than 600 dynamic women (and some men, yes gentlemen are welcome to join) who are committed to education, culture and philanthropy with a large dose of fun and camaraderie included.

We are operating differently in this extraordinary time but our values remain the same — service and community. Check out our online programs, sign up for our emails and please contact me if you have any questions.

Patty Lombard

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Laurie Schechter, Vice-President

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Stacy Brightman, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Patty Lombard
President

Laurie Schechter
Vice-President

Donna Russell
Treasurer

Elizabeth Yeo
Secretary

Madelyn Murray
Director of Finance

Phyllis Hansen
Director of Programs

Lizzie Blatt
Director of Publications

Denise Parga
Director of Historic Collections

Christy McAvoy
Director of House, Theatre & Grounds

Stephanie Kaiser
Director of Rest Cottage Association

Anne Lynch
Director of Scholarship

Aretha Green
Director of Membership

Liza Ameen
Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Janis Barquist
Director of Governance

Lorraine Spector
Director of Development

Staff

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Tommy Bellissimo
Executive Chef
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 Anessa Birkemeier
Director of Special Events
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Duane Davidson
Banquet Manager
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Meredyth Deighton
Director of Membership and Programming
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 Lindsay Liu
Accounting Manager
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Brady Miller
Director of Human Resources
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 Virginia Murray
Theatre Rental Manager
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Michael O’Connor
Theatre Manager 
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Julia Soto
Director of Graphics & Web Content
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Lance Brozovich
Production Stage Manager
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Special Events Assistant
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Clubhouse Production & Filming Coordinator

Kevin Mayer
Senior Special Events Coordinator
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Accounting / Membership
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Marsha Rosales
Senior Graphic Designer
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Jenny Young
Special Events Manager
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Yulita Zavada
Special Events Coordinator

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Housemen: Arnulfo Mejia, Sal Mejia-Contreras, Marvin Perez, Edgar Reyes and Manuel Morales