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211 LA County Adds Two New Board Members
Cora Jackson Fossett and Denise Menchaca add important skills and expertise to board of nation’s leading information and referral agency, which provides hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles County residents with the information and connections necessary to obtain needed services
January 8, 2016 (LOS ANGELES) – 211 LA County, the official human service information source for Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents, announced today it has added two new members to its governing board. Cora Jackson Fossett has served as the religion editor for the Los Angeles Sentinel since 2010 and has a distinguished career in journalism and public relations. The Hon. Denise Menchaca, a former two-term elected member of the San Gabriel Unified School District, has 25 years of accounting and financial management experience.
“Cora and Denise have already shown that their experience and perspective will provide great benefits to 211 LA County as we move into a critical time of service delivery and budget discussions with the County of Los Angeles,” said Maribel Marin, executive director of 211 LA County. “Their addition makes our strong board even better, and I look forward to working with them to help 211 LA County achieve our mission of connecting the people of LA County to the services they need.”
“As someone who lives right here in San Gabriel near 211 LA County’s headquarters, I’ve been able to see the benefits that the organization provides every day,” said Menchaca. “I’m looking forward to helping Maribel and her senior staff make 211 LA County even better.”
“Thanks to my day job at the Sentinel, I’ve seen the good that 211 LA County does, especially in connecting the African-American community to the services that are out there, but sometimes hard to find,” said Fossett. “I’m looking forward to using my media expertise and also helping 211 LA County connect to faith communities to spread the word about what the organization can do for their congregations.”
About 211 LA County
211 LA provides easy-to-use, caring, professional guidance, advocacy, and 24/7 access to a comprehensive range of human services and resources to more than half a million people annually. It serves a key disaster relief role as the County’s official public information source. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 211 LA operates primarily through fee for service contracts and public sector grants. Created in 1981 through a joint effort of the County of Los Angeles and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, 211 LA is an internationally recognized leader in the field of Information and Referral.
Download the press release here: LAC211 Fossett Menchaca Release