The Advisory Board supports our staff of psychologists, child development specialists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, psychotherapists, teachers, and parents.
Advisory Board Members
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Jordan Friedman, Vice Chair
Managing Director L & S Advisors, Inc.
Jeannette K. Epman
Jeannette Epman is senior counsel at Netzel Grigsby Associates – a premier fund development consultant firm in the nonprofit sector. Jeannette brings many years of fundraising and resource development knowledge and expertise to ECPC. She served as the Executive Director of the LA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has also worked as a social worker for the LA County Department of Social Services. This blend of deep fundraising knowledge and understanding of the needs of children is a perfect match for ECPC to help bring us to the next stage of our growth and development.
Lisa Lainer, Ph.D.
Lisa is a psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles, CA. She served on the board of her children’s elementary school for three years, and remains actively involved in the school’s working committees. Dr. Lainer is also involved with her synagogue.
Agnes Thaler, M.A., M.F.T.
A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Agnes spent several years working with AADAP (Asian American Drug Abuse Program), the Asian Pacific Mental Health Clinic and Shanti (Aids counseling) before coming to ECPC in 1995 for training in early childhood development. Soon after she began co-leading toddler parenting groups and has continued to do so over the years. A mother of two sons, Agnes believes strongly in the importance of good parent/child relationships. An important goal for her is ‘to help parents feel confident in their parenting’.
Gregory J. Zelenay, CPA Manager
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