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NextUp Southern California leadership

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Hee-Sook Nelson

Executive Co-Chair

Elizabeth Alvarez-Sell

Executive Co-Chair

Melanie Bauman

Region Executive Advisor

Cynthia Weifenbach

Region Executive Advisor

Andrea Pereira

Operations Officer

Sona Samvelian

Finance Officer

Sylvia Maddock

Growth & Development Officer

Christy Bywell

Programming Officer

Kathy Smith

Programming Officer

Donna Alba

Communications Officer

Mandy Loh

Communications Officer

Karlee Hancock

Region Alliances Officer

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