Meet the Long Beach Forward team

Elsa Mei Tung

Land Use Program Manager

Meet Elsa

Jose Beltran

Early Childhood Program Manager

Meet Jose

Kei Ferrer

Organizing Fellow

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Mailea Seronio Ang

Melissa Morgan

Communications Director

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Ravi Ahmad

Children & Families Program Director

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Nereyda Soto

Lead Organizing Fellow

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Sokha Ny

Antonio Hernandez

Ariel Halstead, MPH

Operations Manager

Meet Ariel

Diana Martinez

Communications Coordinator

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James Suazo

Executive Director

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Joanna Diaz

Civic Engagement Program Manager

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Lidia Flores

Lead Organizing Fellow

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Marlene Montañez

Nubia Flores Cedeño

Lead Parent Organizer

Meet Nubia

Valentina Flores

Carla Alvarado

Cindy Guardado


Race and income do not determine one's future in Long Beach—it's a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.


To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.


425 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802


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