About Us


The Committee For Greater LA

The Committee for Greater LA assembled civic leaders at the start of the COVID pandemic to prioritize the recovery of LA County’s most marginalized communities. 

 We are a cross-sectoral group of Angelenos who share a vision that our region’s response to the COVID pandemic can advance systems change and dismantle the institutions and policies that have perpetuated institutional racism.

In September 2020, we released a comprehensive, landmark report, in partnership with UCLA and USC, No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive Los Angeles.

No Going Back LA evolved from this report into an ongoing agenda for systems change powered by the Committee for Greater LA. 

Our goal is sweeping systems change to ensure vulnerable and marginalized communities will be better off than they were before the crisis – there is #NoGoingBackLA.

The Commitee For Greater LA Includes:

Steering Committee:


Miguel Santana, Chair, Committee for Greater LA

Fred Ali, Committee for Greater LA

Raul A. Anaya, President, Greater Los Angeles Bank of America

Monica Banken, Deputy, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Charisse Bremond-Weaver, President and CEO, Brotherhood Crusade

Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center

Lian Cheun, Executive Director, Khmer Girls in Action

Debra Duardo, Superintendent, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

Sarah Dusseault, Immediate Past Board Chair, Los Angeles Homeless Services
Authority Commission

Anna Hovasapian, Legislative Director, LA City Council President Nury Martinez

Dr. Andrea Garcia, Board Chair, United American Indian Involvement

Michael Kelly, Executive Director, The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs

Gita Murthy CEO, Gita Murthy Consulting

Evan Spiegel, CEO, Snap, Inc.

Matt Szabo, Deputy Chief of Staff, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

Judith Vasquez, Senior Advisor, LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

April Verrett, President, SEIU Local 2015

Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners

No Going Back LA Report Academic Partners:

Gary Segura, Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Manuel Pastor, Director, USC Equity Research Institute

Rhonda Ortiz, Managing Director, USC Equity Research Institute