Lorraine was raised in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California during the tumultuous 1960s and 70s. Her parents were working class Americans who labored well into their 60s to support the family. Lorraine’s path to higher education was anything but conventional. She was already a teen mother when she graduated from Long Beach Poly High School. She haphazardly became interested in becoming an educator when her two children were attending a parent-participation Preschool. She began her long trek to earning a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential in 1978 and finally finished 16 years later. While attending college, Lorraine worked for LBUSD, having served students as a Custodian, Playground Supervisor, Teacher’s Aide, Classroom Teacher, and Reading Specialist. She later earned her Masters Degree and Administrative Credential in order to serve students in Long Beach as an Assistant Principal, and finally as a School Principal. Lorraine retired from Long Beach Unified School District after 37 years of service.Today, she is an Adjunct Professor at her Alma Mater, California State University Dominguez Hills, teaching in the College of Education’s School Leadership Program. She is proud to continue being, “from the neighborHOOD,” and is blessed with 3 brilliant grandchildren that are pursuing their own high school and college degrees.
Dr. Stefanie Holzman is Secretary and member of the Board of Directors. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills where she teaches in the Education Administration department. Dr. Holzman received her Ed.D from the University of LaVerne in Education Leadership. During her 30+ years in education she has held a variety of positions including Director of Curriculum, Standards, and Instruction for the Orange County Department of Education, principal, curriculum consultant, state and federal program facilitator, Title I resource teacher as well as regular classroom and Special Education teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District in California. Dr. Holzman is an expert in curriculum and instruction. She is a published author and currently works as a national consultant for Thinking Maps.
Anthony H. Normore
Dr. Anthony H. Normore is Chair and member of the Board of Directors. He is a professor of Educational Leadership at California State University Dominguez Hills where he also serves as Chair of Special Education and Co-Chair in Teacher Education Division. He has a Ph. D from the University of Toronto. With 30 years as an educator in school districts and universities within Canada and United States, Dr. Normore brings a myriad of leadership, teaching, research, and publishing experiences from his work on leadership development, diversity, ethics, and issues of social justice. Among his community outreach activities is his work with Education-Based Incarceration Bureau at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where he works with law enforcement personnel, and teaches incarcerated adult male inmates.
Clifford Seymour is a member of the Board of Directors focusing on Program Development. He is a Technology Consultant and a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute. Mr. Seymour has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services field with an emphasis on Technology Project Management (systems conversions and site support). He has a Bachelor in Marketing from Syracuse University. In 2007 he obtained a Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential. He has a Master’s Degree in Education/ Distance Learning from the University of Phoenix. With 15 years’ experience as a volunteer in youth serving organizations, Mr. Seymour is an advocate of students with learning differences. He has volunteered with the Boy Scout of America, Easter Seals, Mychal’s Learning Place and Tree Musketeers. Mr. Seymour brings a myriad of organizational management, research, and technology experiences from his background in the corporate and volunteer world.
Alberto has more than 20 years of experience working in positions of increasing authority at non-profit and government agencies, operating community service and workforce development programs serving youth and adults. Since 2016, Mr. Uribe has served as the Executive Director of Community Career Development, Inc. Throughout his career, Alberto has worked with government entities, elected officials, industry leaders, professional associations, education and vocational training experts, nonprofit boards, and community organizations to design, develop and deliver effective interventions. He has extensive experience in the administration and oversight of Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, Veterans, Probation and Job Corps training and placement programs. A fluent communicator in English and Spanish, Mr. Uribe was raised in Laredo, Texas and Uribe earned his B.A. and M.A in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. As Executive Director of CCD, Alberto is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of CCD’s initiatives which include developing and delivering services targeting the needs of low-income communities, Veterans, Youth, Ex-offenders, Senior Citizens and the Homeless. He is elated to now be a Board member for EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc.