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Meet the CNM Board of Directors

The CNM board is comprised of seasoned leaders from a variety of backgrounds and skills. Together they are responsible for making sure CNM is the indispensable resource for strengthening and transforming the nonprofit sector.

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David is Managing Director and West Region leader for Deloitte’s Human Capital Organization Transformation and Talent practice. He has more than 16 years’ experience helping clients integrate talent strategies with process, information, and technology to drive business impact.

David has advised clients and led many global talent strategy engagements encompassing workforce of the future, learning transformation, organization design, career development, and performance management.  David is recognized for providing business and management advice to senior executives within the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry. David holds an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and completed the Executive Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

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Trevor Ware is the current Chief Operating Officer of FCI Management Consultants, a $20M comprehensive energy services company operating in Long Beach, CA; Atlanta, GA; and Queens, NY. Trevor provides leadership related to policies and practices governing FCI’s operation. Many of FCI’s legal, operational, and fiscal functions report to him.

Prior to FCI, Trevor spent 5 years as the LA Urban League’s (LAUL) Senior VP and COO. He supervised the operations of LAUL’s 3 publically funded employment centers and its Head Start and State Preschool facilities. He was responsible for all program related contracts and under his leadership, all policies and practices governing LAUL were established and maintained.

Trevor chairs the Finance Committee on the board for CNM and he’s also the former President of The World Stage Performance Gallery Board of Directors.

He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from USC and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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Ryan joined Bolton in 2005, following a successful HR career in the public and private sectors. His main responsibilities include consulting with finance and HR professionals to reduce to cost of health insurance, enhance benefits, and improve compliance. For eight of the past nine years, Ryan has been honored as Bolton’s top consultant, an achievement that promoted him to Executive Vice President in 2009.

Ryan often speaks at industry events focusing on health insurance and employee benefits. He volunteers as Immediate Past Chair for the Professionals in Human Resources Association in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Region. In 2007, he was presented with the “Outstanding Volunteer-of-the-year” award.

Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and a B.A. in Communication from Azusa Pacific University. He is recognized as a Senior Professional in HR and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of HR Management.

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Fran Inman directs all government relations and community affairs activity for Majestic Realty, one of the nation’s largest private real estate companies. Majestic Realty has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bethlehem, Dallas, Denver, and Las Vegas.

Fran is the past chair of the board of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. She also serves on the board of governors for the LA County Economic Development Corporation and as Vice Chair for the California Business Properties Association. She is a founding board member of FuturePorts and a member of Inland Action. A longtime member of the Coalition of America’s Gateway Trade Corridors and So Cal’s Council of Governments, Fran was recently honored as the 2013 Business Leader of the Year.

Fran is passionate about her role in the nonprofit sector. She is the founding president of the Majestic Realty Foundation, providing grants to community partners that work the areas of youth, family, health, and violence prevention. Her leadership efforts demonstrate her commitment to active community engagement. She is also recognized as an outspoken leader in the push to improve the nation’s failing transportation infrastructure, with specifics to the Los Angeles region.

She holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Finance from California State University, Fullerton and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Woodbury University in 2010.

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Serving as the Senior VP and Investment Counselor for Capital Group, Joseph Lumarda is a proven leader in investment management and financial planning. Prior to joining Capital Group, a company dedicated to offering financial planning services to individuals, families, trusts, foundations, and nonprofits, Joseph spent 16 years at the California Community Foundation as a program officer, VP for development, Executive VP, and Chief Operating Officer.

Joseph also has 3 years of active duty and 5 years of reserve duty with the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant and naval flight officer. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Saint John’s Seminary College and an EMBA from Claremont Graduate University. Along with CNM, he is a board member for the Asian American and Pacific Island Legal Center, California Wellness Foundation, Give2Asia, Drucker Institute, Pasadena Child Health Foundation, and Saint Joseph Healthcare Foundation.

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Blanche Callahan is a results oriented manager with over 15 years of experience in account management with an emphasis on managed care and employee benefits. Currently, Blanche is responsible for establishing and managing strategic relationships to generate business opportunities with Kaiser Permanente. She is also responsible for analyzing quantitative data to see emerging trends to ensure the company plan is performing as expected. Her experience in the implementation of project management and creating sales & marketing presentations makes her a highly accomplished leader with demonstrated skills to problem solve, build a team, and control expense.
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For the past 18 years, Angela has been with the NALEO Educational Fund, a national nonprofit with a mission to facilitate full Latino participation in the American political process. Presently, she serves as the National Director of Human Resources and Administration and oversees legal compliance, benefits, coaching/remedial processes, work-force planning, and management of employee growth and engagement. As a Development professional as well, she previously supervised all special events for NALEO, including the largest gathering of Latino elected and appointed officials in the country.

In 2008, she concurrently served for a couple of years as the Executive Director of East L.A. Classic Theatre (ECT). ECT partners with schools in underserved communities to develop literacy skills in English Language Learners. Angela has also served as Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for The National Conference of Christians and Jews in L.A. and as the Director of Special Events for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Angela has been active in the community for more than 30 years. She has served as a Commissioner with the Housing and Community Development Committee for the City of Alhambra, Vice President of the LA County Commission for Women, and a member on the Boards of Directors for the ACLU Southern California, The Latino Fund, Weingart/East Los Angeles YMCA, Cornerstone Theater Company, and many other nonprofits.

She holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and is a proud parent of two daughters, Sonia and Paloma. Together with her husband Nick, Angela is an avid Salsa dancer. They share their home with two loveable Chihuahuas and a Tabby cat in the San Gabriel Valley.

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Carolyn Williams is Principal at Southern California Consulting Associates and a Certified Life Coach.  An active member in the community, Carolyn serves in a variety of boards including CNM.  These organizations include the USC Black Alumni Association, Towne Street Theatre and board member emeritus of the USC Price School of Policy Alumni Association.

Carolyn earned a B.A. in psychology from Louisiana Tech University, an MPA from USC, and completed all coursework for USC’s Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Sciences.  She holds professional certificates from Boston College Carroll School of Management, USC, and the Association for Talent Development.  Carolyn is also a fellow of California Connections, Leadership California, Leadership Southern California, and the Ambassadors Within programs.

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A career-long dedication to Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the diverse communities it serves has been a career defining principle of Fred Abdelnour’s 29 year professional career. Fred demonstrates a strong commitment to reaching out to people of all backgrounds. He has worked tirelessly to advance the company’s diversity goals, community relations initiatives, and governmental affairs. As Director of Community & Government Affairs, Fred oversees community relations, public policy, and public relations for nearly 4,000 employees, 400 locations, and 100,000 vehicles in Southern California.

Today, Abdelnour serves as Executive Board Member of the LA Urban League and is a member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Investment Board, Biz Fed Board member and Long Beach Chamber Board Member. He is also co-founder of LA Community Leaders group focused on increasing corporate social responsibility throughout Southern California.

Fred resides in Long Beach with his wife, Michelle, and two boys, Matthew 18 and Andrew 15.