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Join date: May 25, 2021


I have had more than two decades of professional experience working with Los Angeles–based nonprofit organizations, population-based initiatives, and community and neighborhood groups.

In March 2018, I took on the exciting role of Executive Director of the Karsh Center, and am responsible for leading the implementation of the Center’s overall vision and strategy. Before joining the Karsh Center, I started the first-ever Office of the Young Child for the City of Pasadena.

Prior to that, I was the Founding Director of Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI) for eight years. In this role, I helped to mobilize community organizations and residents to take effective actions that improved health and developmental outcomes, using network theory and change-management strategies designed to transform working relationships, care pathways, and population outcomes.

I am a native of Pasadena and currently live here. Over the pandemic I have developed a LOVE for watercolor painting and can spend hours learning new techniques - a little bit of a current obsession!

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Lila Guirguis

Lila Guirguis

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