Leadership

Board of Directors

Eric Leocadio - Board President/Founder
Long Beach, CA
Kingdom Causes, Past Co-Founder
Social Entrepreneur

Jennifer Hutchinson, Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Laguna Beach, CA
Living Your Gifts, Co-Founder
Social Entrepreneur

James Davis - Board Member, Risk Management Committee Chair
Los Angeles, CA
Greater Properties, Partner

Ryan Blanc - Board Member, Governance Committee Chair
Los Angeles, CA
The Foundation for Greater People, Founder/President
The Greater Company, LLC., Owner
Social Entrepreneur

Sharon Moiseiff, Board Member, Governance Committee
Santa Fe Springs, CA
HPSWAP, Founder/Director
Jata Properties, Partner/Manager

Founder's Bio

Eric

Catalyst founder Eric Leocadio has served as the Executive Director for the organization for the past 11 years. He has over 20 years of experience in event planning and program development. He has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management. He has over 26 years of leadership experience in a variety of fields.

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.

He has been awarded the California Teachers Association Communications Award for Web Sites four times (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2014-15) and also the Teachers Association of Long Beach Human Rights Award in 2011. 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, vision casting, developing innovative ideas, life coaching/counseling, web development, public speaking, and professional writing.

Eric has been an unpaid volunteer for Catalyst since its establishment for the past 10 years. In addition, he currently works a full-time day job with the Teachers Association of Long Beach as a Programs Specialist for Member Engagement, Community Outreach, and Digital Media. 

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