OFFICE NUMBER: (310) 552-4139
Liz Lin, President
Liz oversees the Foundation's day-to-day operations to ensure that the organization's mission is aligned with the needs of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Additionally, she works with the board and staff to ensure that the organization's short- and long-term strategic objectives are being met.
Cindy Lucido, Finance Director
Cindy manages all financial matters from bookkeeping to purchasing, and manages the Adopt-A-Fire-Station (AAFS) program. . As the HR representative, Cindy ensures proper set-up and distribution of pay, benefits, and resources for day-to-day functionality.
Tara Gurlides, Development Director
Tara oversees the organization’s fundraising efforts from events, annual fund campaign, donor cultivation, and other campaigns as needed. She develops and identifies additional giving opportunities such as matching gifts, legacy gifts, sponsorship, and major gifts.
Nick Samaniego, Communications Manager
Nick leads communication efforts to increase awareness of the organization and its needs through social media, e-newsletters, and coordinating with local news agencies. As needed, he also writes the press releases, and creates media strategies, talking points, and other collateral and general communication materials.
Robin Blau, Administrative Coordinator
Robin assists with managing the AAFS program and the documentation of donations in the data management system. She also serves as the project manager for silent auctions and other event-related fundraising efforts.