About Us


Great Public Schools Now envisions a great public school for every student in Los Angeles. Guided by this vision, our mission is to invest in schools, organizations and initiatives that catalyze excellence in public education, convene leaders and uplift public understanding to advocate for great public schools.

Our Board

Maria Casillas

Board Chair

Lindsey Kozberg


Virgil Roberts


Robert Abeles

Audit Committee Chair

Brian Bauer

Board Member

Yolie Flores

Board Member

Ana Ponce

Executive Director

Ana Teresa Dahan

Senior Director, Policy, Advocacy and Communications.

Cynthia Kanagui

Senior Manager of Grants and Programs

Isabel Acosta

Director of Operations

Jacqueline Paneque

Executive Assistant

Jasmine Ako

Senior Manager, Strategy and New Initiatives

Josh Kinoshita

Director of Common Enrollment

Marshall Tuck

Head of Recovery and New Initiatives

Nathan Mechtel

Education Pioneer Fellow

Ray López-Chang

Senior Manager of Collective Action

Tommy Chang

Senior Advisor for Strategy & Programs