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About Young Professionals Los Angeles (YPLA)

Young Professionals Los Angeles (YPLA) is a group of young professionals dedicated to advancing the mission of Children’s Bureau through modest monthly donations and providing opportunities for networking, professional development and community service. YPLA provides a meaningful way for young professionals to come together and expand their networks while also giving back to the community. YPLA events help cultivate relationships among motivated and intelligent professionals. The network also activates professional growth via a speaker series featuring successful, high-ranking individuals in business.

The core of YPLA aims to evolve and progress alongside its members. We hope you want to join us in making a difference in the community and growing as future leaders. To get involved, please contact us at ypla@all4kids.org or 213.342.0144.

While YPLA Members contribute through committee participation and $10/month donations, new guests are always welcome to attend YPLA Mixers. 

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YPLA Leadership Board

MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS! >

Eugene Bang

Eugene Bang, President

“I joined YPLA because I felt really connected to the mission of Children’s Bureau, and having the ability to support their cause through YPLA with other awesome people was a natural fit. We’re working to build a strong coalition of future leaders who care about supporting children in need, and I hope you can get to interact with us. As for my day job, I’m currently an associate at Oaktree Capital in the Global Principal Group.”
Elizabeth Brossy

Elizabeth Brossy, Vice President

Elizabeth Brossy  is currently an investor relations associate at Financial Profiles. In addition to Children’s Bureau YPLA, she also volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is a member of the Junior League of Los Angeles. Elizabeth is passionate about giving back to the community, specifically to underprivileged and at-risk children.
Stephanie Chappa

Stephanie Chapa, Secretary

Stephanie Chapa is currently Vice President of Finance at City National Bank where she manages all financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting for the Specialty Banking Division. Stephanie previously volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, but the demands on her scheduled changed after starting a family of her own. Looking for other ways to help children in the community, she is so grateful to have found YPLA and the loving, dynamic community at Children’s Bureau!
Ace Apinchapong

Ace Apinchapong, Membership Chair

Ace Apinchapong is a consultant with EY Advisory’s Performance Improvement practice. Ace has always been interested in expanding his professional network all the while giving back to the community. YPLA, backed by Children’s Bureau, provided the perfect platform for him to pursue both of his interests – Ace was excited to join this amazing group as its Membership Chair.
Leslie Ann

Leslie Ann Siy, Social Co-Chair

Leslie Ann Siy is the owner of LA & Co., an event planning and management firm specializing in nonprofit and corporate gatherings. She is the former Director of Donor Relations for Children’s Bureau, and her continued passion for the cause has led her to become a founding board member of YPLA.
Tyler Bibbins

Tyler Bibbins, Social Co-Chair

Tyler Bibbins is currently an associate in acquisitions at Colony Capital. Tyler joined YPLA because the organization provides the perfect opportunity to have a meaningful impact on children and families within the local community through hands-on involvement and to work closely with highly motivated individuals who share similar interests.
Dean Paily

Dean Paily, Community Chair

Dean is currently a Sr. Marketing Associate with Capital Group. He is a big believer in giving back to the community and hence a huge proponent of Children’s Bureau. He wants to assist in raising awareness for it’s mission through YPLA within the young professionals space. At the same he also looks forward to collaborate and network with many like minded professionals in Los Angeles.
CJ Gray

CJ Gray, Fundraising Chair

 CJ Gray joined YPLA as the Fundraising Chair in the Spring of 2016. He is originally from New York and moved to Los Angeles in August of 2015 to pursue a job with an investment firm in Century City. He got involved with YPLA to give back to his new community while helping to provide a means for young professionals to collaborate in doing so as well.
Charlene Bustos

Charlene Bustos, Communications Co-Chair

Charlene Bustos oversees the data department and assists in operations for an insurance broker/agency called JSB Insurance Services.  The efforts of YPLA and the Children’s Bureau are close to her heart because these two networks define her character as a whole. “I am a young , confused, first generation immigrant, single mom from Bahrain, who at some point needed help  that Children’s Bureau provides but was not aware of the services that were available when I needed it. Being able to have surpassed that, I have grown since, becoming a young professional just looking to inspire others to give back in little ways they can.”

Events

YPLA Angels In the OutfieledSpring forward with Children’s Bureau YPLA at our Spring mixer on Wednesday, March 8th at Angel City Brewery, featuring an open bar.

Meet other young professionals interested in the cause and learn more about the amazing work that Children’s Bureau is doing in the local community.
Admission:
Non-Members: $10 or FREE with donation of a children’s book | Members: FREE

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On Friday, August 12th, Children Bureau’s Young Professionals of Los Angeles group held a Luau themed event for over 40 Children Bureau families at the Magnolia Place Family Center. Thank you to our wonderful members for putting on a great event!


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Become a Contributing Member of YPLA

Your contribution of $10 each month helps sustain the life-changing services offered to families in need through Children’s Bureau Family Resource Centers and community programming.

Your YPLA Monthly Donation includes the following benefits:

  • Access to YPLA Monthly Mixers & Professional Development Presentations
  • Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities
  • Committee Membership & Leadership
  • The opportunity to be part of a passionate group of LA change-makers