Our work is only as powerful as
the individuals behind it.

Get Involved

For more than a century, compassionate people like you have been a part of the Vista Family. No matter how big or small, your involvement makes a huge difference in ensuring a brighter future for our children.


Donations fuel the work we do to positively impact the lives of the children and families. Your generosity helps us continue to make a difference in their lives.


Our volunteer opportunities allow you to share your unique skills by filling important roles like mentor, tutor, or activity/skill based volunteer in our residential program.


We hold events all year long that range from conferences and seminars to monthly workshops and fundraisers. Come be a part of it!

Corporate Sponsorship

Vista offers a robust corporate sponsorship program and tailored corporate volunteer opportunities on a select basis. Please contact Ashley Powell at (310) 836-1223 ext 247

Leadership Programs

Leadership at Vista Del Mar offers exciting groups and programs for seasoned and emerging leaders to enrich lives, hone their leadership skills, learn more about Vista services, and become involved with the most vulnerable children in Los Angeles.

Advisory Board


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Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)

This multi-faceted program offers professionals from diverse backgrounds intriguing opportunities to gain essential tools, positioning them to become strong leaders in the Vista community and beyond. In the first year, nominated members, ages 25-40, participate in a 12-month comprehensive program where they learn from highly revered experts about philanthropy, fundraising, children's mental health as well as leadership skills such as public speaking and media training. Each member has unique opportunities to create dynamic activities with our youth, maximizing their own interests and passions. After the first year, members have the opportunity to further their involvement and utilize their leadership skills in various capacities as they continue in the Leadership Advisory Board.

For more information, please contact:
Naomi Salamon
(310) 836-1223 ext 322

LAB Members

Michael Polier (Chair)
Richard Acosta
Sam Augé
Brian Blake
Virginia Bulacio
Caroline Cameron
Rick Castaneda
JR Davidson
Bob DeBelina
Adam Epstein
Elana Feldman
Stefanie Feldman
Charlie Fenning
Jessica Flesh

Viranda Tantula (Vice Chair)
Jasdeep Kaur Garcha, MD
Denise Gertmenian
Ravi Gill
Emily Hakim
Giles Hayward
Gabé Hirschowitz
Lawrence Jones
Matt Kornberg
Abby Lauren
Laura Leavitt
Erick Martell
James Perry

Boomer Welles (Vice Chair)
Julie Polier
Robert Roig
David Russell
Jason Sangerman
Oren Segal
Sam Siegel
Marcus Sikors
Mena Suvari
Steven Taylor
Michael Toveg
AnnaMarie Van Hoesen
Jerren Wright
Alexander Yi

Leadership Council

Leadership Council (LC)

The Leadership Council is for couples who are looking for ways to get involved together but have limited time due to busy lives with their own children. LC members raise funds and awareness for Vista focusing on our annual fall event as well as engage in activities with our youth.

Craig and Kira Cooper
Amy and Stuart Graiwer
Ryan and Ariela Herman

David and Autumn Konheim
Jon and Amy Konheim
Dan and Melissa Rozansky

Friends of Vista Del Mar

The Friends of Vista Del Mar (FVDM)

FVDM is our core volunteer group who are passionate about enriching the lives of Vista’s youth. Members support activities and events for our youth throughout the year where they can all experience joy and connection.

Jill Friedman - Co-President
Carolyn J. Siegel - Co-President
Barry Berkowitz
Janis Black Warner
Alyce Botwinick
Jane Boubelik
Barbara Card
Renee Cohen
Terri Konheim Cooper
Susan Corwin
Jackie Dubin
Nancy Epstein
Sari Eshman

Helene Feuerstein
Inez Gelfand
Jeanne K. Gerson
Jill Goldstein
Audrey Gronsky
Michelle Gruber
Lois Harwin
Gail Hershowitz
Marla Kantor
Ellen Kruger
Jean G. Leserman
Robert Lurie
Carol Mann

Joanne Mogy
Ruthe Newmann
Deedy Oberman
Pamela Pacht
Pam Popelka
Gayle S. Rodgers
Peekie Schaefer
Betty Sigoloff
Dana Sigoloff
Candice Susnow
Janis Susskind
Freda K. Teller
Rosalie Tenenbaum

For more information on Leadership Opportunities
Contact Naomi Salamon

Email or call

(310) 836-1223 ext 322