Dr. Cynthia A. Telles Named Chair of the California Community Foundation Board
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --California Community
Foundation (CCF), the first foundation created to foster charitable giving in
Los Angeles, announced that UCLA School of Medicine clinic director Dr.
Cynthia A. Telles has been named chair of the board of directors.
Dr. Telles assumed the role of chair effective January 1, 2013, replacing
Sheldon M. Stone, a founding member and principal of Oaktree Capital
Management LLC. She has chaired various committees since joining the CCF
board in 2004. Mr. Stone continues to serve on the executive and investment
committees of the CCF board.
"I consider it a great privilege to be of service to the community, and I am
deeply honored to lead this venerable organization, which has served Los
Angeles for almost 100 years," said Dr. Telles. "CCF has undergone a
significant transformation in recent years, becoming a visible catalyst for
positive social change and a leader in strengthening communities through
effective philanthropy and civic engagement."
Dr. Telles is director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Spanish Speaking
Psychosocial Clinic at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Her extensive
experience in philanthropy includes serving as past Board Chair of The
California Endowment, the largest health foundation in California, and
currently serving as the chair of the Community Benefit Committee of the Board
of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc. (Kaiser Permanente). Her
dedication to public service includes serving on the National Advisory Council
on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services under the Clinton
Administration, and on the Mental Health Task Force of the Carter Center in
Atlanta. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to The White House
Commission on Presidential Scholars. Dr. Telles also served as a Commissioner
of the City of Los Angeles for 13 years as President of the Women's
Commission, Vice President of the Ethics Commission and Vice President of the
Library Commission. Telles currently serves on the Board of Directors of
General Motors Co.
"Cynthia is a highly regarded professional in public health care at the
national and local levels and a dedicated public servant through and through,"
said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the California Community
Foundation. "We are truly lucky to have her experience, knowledge, commitment
and personality to lead us at this time in the foundation's
California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization
serving Los Angeles County in multiple capacities since 1915. It encourages
philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves
as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies. It makes grants to and
builds the capacity of nonprofits in the arts, education, health care, housing
and neighborhoods, human development, and civic engagement. It actively
engages in community problem solving with local, regional and national
partners in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. For more information,
Media Contact: Raul Garza
Phone: (213) 452-6229
SOURCE California Community Foundation
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