Meet the Long Beach Forward team

Christine E. Petit, PhD

Executive Director

Ravi Ahmad

Children & Families Program Director

Andrew Mandujano

Community Organizer

Nubia Flores Cedeño

Lead Parent Organizer

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Ariel Halstead, MPH

Operations Manager

Elsa Mei Tung

Land Use Program Manager

Jose Beltran

Early Childhood Program Manager

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James Suazo

Associate Director

Melissa Morgan

Communications Director

Diana Martinez

Communications Assistant

Michael Dixon

Program Assistant

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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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