PABLO ALVARADO co-founded the National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON) in 2001 and is the Co-Executive Director. He has been awarded multiple honors and recognitions including receiving the Next Generation Leadership Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation and in August 2005 was recognized as being among the 25 most influential Hispanics in the U.S. by TIME Magazine.
FLORENCE ANNANG is the founder of Thrive Learning Lab NW Pasadena, an After- School and Summer Camp in northwest Pasadena. She is a former graduate of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, and Executive Member of NAACP Pasadena Branch.
JULIETA ARAGON is the Minimum Wage Coordinator for the City of Pasadena. Julieta was previously the Organizer for CCEJAM and has been instrumental in recovering unpaid wages for Pasadena employees.
KIMBERLY DOUGLAS is a Research Librarian (Retired) and a Northwest Commissioner.
PETER DREIER is professor of politics and founding chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College. He writes articles and op-ed columns for the Los Angeles Times, American Prospect, Huffington Post, The Nation, and other publications. He is the author or coauthor of four books, three of them about urban policy. He also serves on the board of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and for more than a decade served on the board of the Pasadena Educational Foundation.
DALE GRONEMEIER is a long time Civil Rights Attorney who is involved in progressive grass-roots political action and is active in the Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of the Pasadena Police and in ACT.
RABBI MARVIN GROSS has over 40 years of successful experience as a nonprofit executive, congregational rabbi, community and political organizer, fundraiser and social justice advocate. Past CEO of Union Station Homeless Services.
SKIP HICKAMBOTTOM Civil Rights Attorney and activist, also active in the NAACP, Pasadena Branch.
MARK MAIER is a thirty-year Pasadena resident and professor of economics at Glendale Community College specializing in labor economics and statistics.
KRIS OCKERSHAUSER comes to POP from CICOPP (Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police) which she helped organize in. She is retired from work in social justice and social services nonprofits in the Los Angeles area, with a master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and concentration in low-income community organizing.
REV. HANNAH PETRIE is the clergy founder of capacity- building NPO Jericho Road Pasadena and has organized her community to speak out against neighborhood violence. Hannah serves the UU Church of Studio City full-time as Minister and lives in Altadena.
JULIANA SERRANO is the Senior Associate for Peace & Justice and the Office for Creative Connections at All Saints Church in Pasadena and is on the Pasadena Police Chief’s Community Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley and the Learning Works Charter School. Prior to joining the staff at All Saints, Juliana Serrano was the Director of Operations at ENCOMPASS, a non-profit youth development organization.
ED WASHATKA, a founding member of POP! is retired from a 35-year career in information technology in the entertainment Industry. Ed has made economic and social justice his new passion. He is an almost 40-year member of ACT Pasadena, 46-year member of ACLU and a member of the Arroyo Democratic Club.