11/15/12 Two New Directors Join Para Los Niņos Board
For Immediate Release
Nov. 15, 2012
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Henry E Scott
Two New Directors Join Para Los Niños Board
(Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2012) Cathy Hession, president of the Carol and James Collins Foundation, and Edward Nahmias, former senior vice president at Capital Research Company, have joined the board of directors of Para Los Niños.
Hession, a native of Los Angeles, worked as a YMCA director, in operations and management for Sizzler Restaurants and as a restaurant owner and operator with her husband before taking the helm in 1998 at the Collins Foundation, which her parents founded.
Nahmias recently retired as a senior vice president and fixed-income analyst for Capital Research Company with responsibilities for municipal securities. He also was a portfolio counselor for several of the tax exempt bond funds offered by the American Funds. Prior to joining Capital in 1996, Nahmias was a vice president of fixed-income research with Prudential Mutual Funds Investment Management in Newark, N.J.
"We're delighted to welcome Cathy and Ed to the Para Los Niños board," said R. Christine Hershey, board chairperson. "Each of them has a very impressive record of public service. Each has been involved with organizations that work with children, and both are committed the Para Los Niños approach, which combines education with coordinated mental health and family support services."
Hession has been co-chair of the Para Los Niños Charter School advisory board since 2009, and is a trustee of Marlborough School. Her other community involvement includes the Guild of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and the Sustainers of the Junior League of Los Angeles. She also is on the board of Southern California Grantmakers and the board of advisors for the USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy. In addition to her foundation work, she is past chair and a 20-year board member at the Westside Family YMCA and served 12 years on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Venice.
Nahmias is a trustee of Milken Community High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple, where is a member of the executive committee. He is a director of Center Theatre Group, the largest not for profit theatre company in the United States. CTG operates the Ahmanson, Mark Taper and Kirk Douglas theatres. He is currently the co-chair of CTG's education and community outreach committee and is a member of the executive committee. He also is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the New York State Bar Association, and the Society of Municipal Analysts.