|NFTE Greater Los Angeles Advisory Board|
Jeff Green, Chair
NFTE Greater Los Angeles E-Council
Elliott Schwartz, Chair
NFTE Greater Los Angeles Staff
Estelle Reyes, Executive Director, joined in 2006 as Program Director, and in 2010 was named Executive Director. Estelle manages staff, operations, fund development and major partnerships. Prior to NFTE, Estelle worked as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. as well as a First Grade Teacher. Estelle holds a Sc.B. from Brown University, and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Betsy Blanchard, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, joined in 2008 as Program Director, after joining NFTE Bay Area in 2006. Betsy focuses on fund development and cultivating strategic partnerships. Prior to NFTE, Betsy led urban girls’ leadership programs. Betsy earned a B.A. from Amherst College and an MSW from Columbia University, School of Social Work.
Nadia Shahin, Program Director, joined NFTE Greater LA in November 2011 as Volunteer Coordinator, took on the Program Manager role in September 2012 and was named Program Director July 2014. Nadia provides support to our teacher cadre, is building our volunteer engagement system and strengthening our alumni programs. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business from USC with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.