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.

Leadership Programs

Leadership at Vista Del Mar offers exciting opportunities 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

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Leadership Advisory Board Fellows!

LAB Fellowship Curriculum Summary

We will be accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 LAB Fellowship in May 2019!
More information to come.

Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)

This executive level advisory board for high level, diverse professionals ages 25-45 begins with a comprehensive 10-month program designed to engage and build future philanthropists in our community and beyond. In the first year, nominated members will learn from highly revered experts about philanthropy, fundraising, children's mental health as well as leadership skills such as public speaking and media training. After the first year, each member will then have unique opportunities to create dynamic activities with our youth as well as utilize their leadership skills in various capacities to include fundraising, advocacy and outreach.

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

LAB Fellows

Bryan Anderson
Tamika Burrus, MD
Mark Gonzalez
Derek McKee
Spencer Paysinger
Susan Roberts
Jillian Share

Amber Beasley
Vidya Chokkalingham
Perry Hollowell
Daniel Mense
Max Reisbaum
Massiel Rodriguez
Dario Svidler

Alina Beruff
Jonathan Friedman
Kimberly Kantor-Pitson
Stella Padilla
Justin Roberts
Jessica Schneider, PsyD

LAB Members

Michael Polier (Chair)
Richard Acosta
Sam Augé
Brian Blake
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

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 - 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
Gail Hershowitz
Marla Kantor
Ellen Kruger
Jean G. Leserman
Robert Lurie
Carol Mann

Joanne Mogy
Ruthe Newmann
Deedy Oberman
Pamela Pacht
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