Board of Directors

Laura Guiterrez, Counselor for Green Dot Public Schools and El Camino Compton Center College

Paul J. Leaf, Board Member

Paul is an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he practices complex commercial litigation, and has worked on education-related pro bono matters.  He has written articles on foreign policy, veterans' issues, and education policy in several publications, including ForbesReal Clear PoliticsNational Review OnlineStanford Law Review, and the New York Post.  Before law school, Paul was a high school substitute teacher in Phoenix, Arizona.  He graduated from Pomona College and Stanford Law School.   

Betty Jo Coleman, Board Member, Retired educator 
Joanne Zitelli, Board Member 

Ryan Webster, Board Member

Ryan Webster has worked in various roles, including operations, supply chain management, project management, and consulting, for numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Chrysler, Avery Dennison, and Boeing. While pursuing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California, Ryan worked as a fellow for Education Pioneers, a non-profit organization that recruits talented individuals with diverse career backgrounds and prepares them for leadership roles in education. Through Education Pioneers, Ryan streamlined and improved key business processes for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Upon completion of his fellowship, Ryan was brought back to LAUSD as a consultant, where he continued his work to improve efficiency and effectiveness at LAUSD headquarters. Ryan is now in the process of transitioning back into the private sector, but seeks to continue his work toward improving education in Los Angeles through his participation on the Board


Board Member Contact Information:
Board members can be contacted via email at:

Laura Guiterrez:
Betty Jo Coleman:
Paul Leaf:
Ryan Webster:
Joanne Zitelli: