Leadership 2017-03-27T13:59:02+00:00

Letter from the CEO and Board Chair

Dear Friends,

Easterseals Southern California provides important, life-changing services that promote independence, self-determination and inclusion in all aspects of community life.

In 2016 we impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and families throughout Southern California; some of whom have shared their exceptional stories of growth in this report.  This year we also rebranded our organization to reintroduce the work we do to a new generation and to highlight the complex challenges facing the disability community.

We could not have achieved all that we have accomplished this year without your generous support.  Easterseals continues to join together diverse communities, businesses, organizations and individuals to address the barriers people with disabilities still face and to make a profound and a positive difference in people’s lives every day.

With appreciation,

Our Board of Directors


Molly Ingraham, Chair

Andre Filip, First Vice Chair

Phillip Gomez, Second Vice Chair

Hans Getty, Secretary

Doug Palmieri, Treasurer


Mark Bertrand

Jodi Huston

Paul Kott

Kim Michel

Mike Murtaugh


Mary Platt

David Ritblatt

Lewis Shiro

David Wolf