About Us

About The Committee
For Greater LA

The Committee for Greater LA is a diverse group of Angelenos who share a vision that our region’s response to the COVID pandemic can catalyze system change and dismantle the institutions and policies that have perpetuated institutional racism.

The goal of the Committee for Greater LA is to prepare a roadmap that civic and philanthropic leaders can use to inform specific actions they can implement to ensure that the populations and communities in Los Angeles County most impacted by COVID-19 are at the center of a recovery.

The report, a collaboration between the University of Southern California and the University of California-Los Angeles, will be released in early September. The report will recommend a data-driven advocacy agenda to address L.A.’s structural challenges that reinforce disparities. Led by researchers Manuel Pastor of USC and Gary Segura of UCLA, the report will use data to define L.A.’s structural breakdowns and offer a set of solutions to advance racial equity, increase accountability, and spark a broad civic conversation about L.A.’s future.

Ultimately, the Committee wants to ensure vulnerable and marginalized communities will be better off than they were before the crisis – there is no going back LA.

Frequently-Asked Questions


Steering Committee

Miguel Santana, Chair, Committee for Greater LA
Fred Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation
Raul A. Anaya, President, Greater Los Angeles Bank of America
Monica Banken, Deputy, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Charisse Bremond Weaver, President and CEO, Brotherhood Crusade
Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center
Lian Cheun, Executive Director, Khmer Girls in Action
Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
Sarah Dusseault, Immediate Past Board Chair, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission
Anna Hovasapian, Legislative Director, LA Council President Nury Martinez
Gita Murthy, CEO, Gita Murthy Consulting
Matt Szabo, Deputy Chief of Staff, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
Judith Vasquez, Senior Advisor, LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis
April Verrett, President, SEIU Local 2015
Jacqueline Waggoner, VP and Southern CA Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners

Academic Partners

Gary Segura, Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA
Manuel Pastor, Director, USC Equity Research Institute
Rhonda Ortiz, Managing Director, USC Equity Research Institute

Media Relations

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