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Alexandra Cochran, Executive Director

Alexandra Cochran created an art and recreation department in a supportive living facility for previously homeless adults with chronic illness, coping with mental illness and substance abuse at imPACCt Brooklyn. She is on the leadership team of Urban Street Angels, a nonprofit organization serving homeless youth in San Diego. She has a Masters in Art Education and was named Woman of the Year 2015-2016 by the National Association of Professional Women.

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Bernadette Gerbe, Secretary of the Board

Bernadette Gerbe is a glass artist and small business owner. She is the owner of Gerbe Glass, LLC, a glass studio and storefront shop in Pittsburgh, PA. She has travelled the country learning from the best master glass artists, and teaches others right out of her studio. She is also on the Board of Lawrenceville Corporation.

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Melissa Alcazar, Treasurer of the Board

Born and raised as a Filipina-American in LA, Melissa Alcazar spends most of her time managing her own piano studio, as a professional pianist/singer & self-producing two-piano benefit concerts titled “Il Pianoforte,” to help raise money for typhoon victims in the Philippines. She holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts as a Dumont Foundation Scholar, and has acquired skills that have inspired her to venture into the world of philanthropy in hopes to incorporate her gifts to a bigger and more rewarding purpose.

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Susie Reva, Board Member

Susie attended The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where she received an AA in Merchandise Marketing and BS in Business Management. Susie’s journey of personal growth led her to the non-profit sector in 2015, where she began to volunteer for Heal during monthly “Art in the Park” events. The inspiration she found from these experiences deepened her involvement in community outreach. Susie aims to use her business background to help further philanthropic efforts.

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Britney Martinez, Board Member