Board of Directors
Eric Leocadio - Board President
Long Beach, CA
Catalyst Network of Communities, Founder
American Pinoy, Owner/Creator
Underdog Support Services, Owner
Kingdom Causes, Past Co-Founder
Jennifer Hutchinson, Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Laguna Beach, CA
Living Your Gifts, Co-Founder
Sharon Moiseiff, Board Secretary, Governance Committee
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Jata Properties, Partner/Manager
Catalyst Free Stores, Founder/Director
James Davis - Board Member, Risk Management Committee Chair
Greater Properties, Partner
Ryan Blanc - Board Member, Governance Committee Chair
Greater People Inc, Founder/President
The Greater Company, LLC., Owner
Catalyst founder Eric Leocadio has served as the Executive Director as a volunteer for the past 13 years. He also serves as Catalyst Board President/Chair. Eric has over 25 years of experience in event planning and program development. He has over 16 years of experience in nonprofit management. He has over 26 years of leadership experience in a variety of fields. In his lifetime, he has planned, organized, and implemented over 350 events, projects, activities, workshops, training courses, programs, and organizations.
In 2018, he launched Underdog Support Services to provide non-profit management and small business consulting and services. In 2017, he started a small private catering business American Pinoy cooking Filipino-fusion food.
In 2002, he co-founded a 501(c)3 faith-based non-profit organization called Kingdom Causes serving as its Operations Director for four years. In 2005, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems at DeVry University, Long Beach. In 2006, he founded Catalyst as a 501(c)3 non-profit social impact organization. In 2012, he earned a Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. In 2017, he established American Pinoy, a sole proprietorship/social enterprise cooking filipino-fusion food.
He worked at the Teachers Association of Long Beach for 11 years (2006-2017) as a Programs Specialist for Member Engagement, Community Outreach, and Digital Media. He has been awarded several California Teachers Association Communications Awards including the Ralph J. Flynn Digital Media Award for Web Sites five times (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15, and 2015-16), the Special Membership Communications Award (2015-16), and the Jose Colmenares Memorial Award recognizing overall contributions to communications with members and the community (2015-16). He was also recognized by the Teachers Association of Long Beach with the Human Rights Award in 2011. He was recently awarded the LBSNA Hero Award by the Long Beach School Nurses Association in 2017. In academics, he maintained a 4.0 GPA for both his bachelors and masters programs. As an undergrad in 2005, he was awarded the Valedictorian Award and had the honor of being the tri-campus student graduation speaker. He was also recognized by the Long Beach Post with a 40 under 40 award in 2013.
As a web and community developer, he translates the concepts of technical networks into relational networks effectively utilizing online tools to catalyze offline connections between individuals, groups and organizations to create a kind of relational infrastructure. He has successfully developed several collaborative initiatives and numerous collaborative projects involving the coordination of different organizations coming together.
His strengths include event planning, strategic planning, program design, project management, personal and professional vision development, organizational development, vision casting, developing innovative ideas, life coaching/counseling, web development, marketing, digital media, public speaking, and professional writing.