USC Price School of Public Policy

USC Price Alumni Association


Membership to the USC Price Alumni Association is open to all alumni of the USC Price School and its affiliated programs. All alumni are automatically considered members upon graduation, and there are no dues required to be a member.

The purpose of this organization is to:

  • To serve as a partner with the Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • To support the academic excellence and professional relevance of USC Price’s degree programs
  • To nurture a strong community of alumni, faculty, administration and students
  • To foster the lifelong professional development of USC Price community
  • To expand USC Price’s influence in the local community and beyond

The USC Price Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors.

Board of Directors: Current Members

Shane Swerdlow BS ’10 (Chair)
Assistant Project Manager, Craig Lawson & Co., LLC

Ryan Aeh, BS ‘03
VP Land Acquisition, City Ventures

Marissa Aho, AICP, MPL ’06
Chief Resilience Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Aggie Afarinesh (Nesh) BS ’03, MPA ’05
Recruiter, City of Irvine

Julayne Austin Virgil MPA ’07
Vice President, Sector Impact, Education Pioneers

Jennifer Bravo, MPP ’06
Senior Manager, Prize Development, XPRIZE Foundation

Billy Brockway, Jr., EML ’11
Sergeant/Detective, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

Peter Castro, MPA ’11
Senior Management Analyst, City of La Cañada Flintridge

Jennifer Fairfield Frisk, BS ‘06
Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Karl Fielding, MPL ‘15
Senior Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Michael Gazzano BS ’07, MRED ’12
Vice President of Development, Caruso Affiliated

Everett Allen Greer MRED ’04
Managing Member, Greer Advisors, LLC

Sevada Hemelians MPL/MPA ‘98
President, SIH Ventures

Yoko Igawa MPA ’09
Procurement Coordinator, Foothill Transit

Pernell Jones MHA ‘10
COO, Arch Health Partners

Michael Yoshio Kawada BS ’99, MHA ’02
Service Area Director, Support Services, Kaiser Permanente

Nathaniel Lacasse, MHA ‘13
Quality Manager, UCLA Health

Tessa Mazler MPA ‘08
Regional Director, Major Gifts, UCLA

Alex McClain MPA ‘08
Policy Analyst, U.S Department of Homeland Security

Stacy Rose Mungo MPA ’05
City Councilmember, City of Long Beach; Project Management, Office of the Assessor,
Los Angeles County

Laura Peralta, MPA ‘10
Director, Local Government Relations, California Grocers Association

Luz Reyes-Martin MPA/MPL ’09
Management Analyst, City of Goleta

Christopher Roche, BS ‘10
Development Manager, California Landmark

Jesse Saucedo Jr., MPA ‘08
Housing Investigator & Policy Advisor, City of Los Angeles

Yvette Shahinian MPP ‘10
Deputy District Director, Office of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Abel Sun MPA ’08
Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Douglas Tripp MPP ’06
Chief Legislative Deputy, Office of Councilmember Mitchell Englander, City of Los Angeles

Mark Van Dellen, BS ’08, MPA ‘09
Sales Director, CALCAP Financial

Wendy Wang MPP ’01
Corporate Director of Community Education Outreach and Public Policy, Pacific Clinics

Board of Directors: Emeritus Members

Carl Alameda MPA ’05, MPL ’06
Senior Management Analyst, City of La Canada Flintridge

Eric Alegria MPA ’05
Regional Director of Operations, HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Eric Batch MPP ’00
Vice President, Advocacy, American Heart Association

Karin Berger Stellar MPA ’00
Partner, Morris and Berger

Heidi Brandl MRED/MBA ’03
Vice President, IHP Capital Partners

E. Felicia Brannon MPA ’95
Executive Director of Community & Local Government Relations, UCLA Government & Community Relations

Nancy Burke MPDS ’03
Senior Land Use/ Entitlements Manager, Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Services

Kirk Cartozian MRED/MBA ’05
Owner, Cartozian Associates Real Estate, Inc.

Elsa Chagolla MPP ’00
Education Program Director, Roll Global

Timothy Collins FACHE, BS ’90, MHA ’95
Chief Operating Officer, Scripps Green Hospital

Brittany DeBeikes, BS ’05
Regional Marketing Director, Steadfast Capital Markets Group

Debra DuRoff FACHE, MPA ’87
Regional Sales Director-Southern California, US Healthworks

Darren Fancher MRED ’03
Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers Holdings

Mary Beth Formby MHA ‘09
Chief Financial Officer, Lakewood Regional Medical Center/Tenet Healthcare Group

Max Frank BS ’05
Division President, Watt Communities

Lauren Gregor MPA ’08
Program and Policy Development Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District

Kristine Guerrero MPA ’00
Regional Public Affairs Manager, League of California Cities

Shubharoop Ghosh MPL ’02
Vice President, ImageCat, Inc.

Stephen Guine MPP ’96
Lead Systems Engineer, Northrup Grumman

Kimberly Hoffman MPA ’91

John Keisler MPA ’05
Bureau Manager, City of Long Beach Animal Care Services

Derek Larsen MPA ’06
Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Brian League MPL ’89
Executive Director of Real Estate and Asset Management, University of Southern California Real Estate and Asset Management

Michael K. Low MPA ’80
Vice President, Business Development, Healthcare Partners

Lori Meloch BS ’88, JD ’91
Senior Counsel, State Bar of California

Jessica Morog BS ’05

Susan O’Carroll MPL ’81, Ph.D. ’89
President/Founder, Pareto Planning and Environmental Services

Lucy Okumu MPP ’04
Policy and Communications Strategist, Strategic Counsel PLC

Mark Persico AICP, MPL ’91
President, Persico Planning Partners

Nancy Pfeffer MPP ’99
President, Network Public Affairs

Josh Rohmer MPL ’06

Jeff Schaffer MPA ’87
Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners

Art Simonian MRED ’99
Principal, Metro Investments

Renata Simril MRED ’99
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Los Angeles Times

Krista Sloniowski MPL ’03
President, Connective Issue, Inc.

Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Smith EML ’08

Mott Smith MRED ’99
Principal, Civic Enterprise Associates

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas MPP ’06
Manager, External Affairs, Tesoro Refining and Marketing

Erroll Southers MPA ’98
Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection, TAL Global;
Research Area Leader for Countering Violent Extremism, USC CREATE Center;
Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy, USC Price School

Anthony Taylor BS ’97, JD ’00
Attorney, Aleshire & Wynders, LLP

Lupe Valdez BS Psyc ’83, MPA ’85
Director, Public Policy & Community Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad

Jeff Van Hoy BS ’94, MHA ’97
Associate Administrator, Business and Strategic Development, JFK Memorial Hospital

Michael Vanderbeek MPL ’05
Director of Business Development, Broward County

Grace Weltman BS ’97, MPP ’99
Program Director, Community Partners

Carolyn Williams MPA ’82
Senior Manager, Community Partnerships, Sempra Energy

Suzanne Wang MHA ’06
Project Manager, Phoenix Children’s Hospital