Board of Directors
Jeff Soref, Board Chair
Jeff Soref joined the ONE Archives Foundation, Inc. Board in the fall of 2016. Before permanently moving to Los Angeles with his husband Paul Lombardi in 2015, Jeff was the president of the New York-based consulting firm Soref Associates, Inc., which provided public relations, strategic planning, fundraising and crisis management services to for-profit and not-for-profit clients as well as to political candidates, labor unions and advocacy groups. Read more about Jeff here.
Greg Williams, Board Vice Chair
Director, Archives and Special Collections, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Greg Williams has been an archivist and curator for thirty-one years, working in archives in Oregon, Virginia, South Carolina, New Jersey and California. He holds degrees from the University of Oregon and Michigan State University. He has written funded grants from NHPRC, NEH, LSTA, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Film Preservation Foundation, and has curated several exhibitions and published numerous collection guides, collection related articles and served as photo editor for three coffee table books. Read more about Greg here.
Scott Davenport, Board Treasurer
Scott Davenport was the Chief Operating Officer at Freedom to Marry and has a background both as a corporate executive and as an activist for LGBT rights. He joined Freedom to Marry in early 2008 and helped Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry transform the organization into the multi-faceted campaign that won marriage nationwide in 2015. Read more about Scott here.
James Waller, Board Secretary
Vice President of Secondary Student Achievement, ICEF Public Schools
A native Angelino and graduate of LAUSD’s El Camino High School, USC, and Cal State Dominguez Hills, James Waller has spent more than 20 years working to improve K-12 education in inner-city Los Angeles. He spent the first ten years of his career on the front lines of education, both teaching (history and ESL) and coaching fellow teachers. Read more about James here.
Neal Baer, Board Member
Neal Baer is a pediatrician and writer/executive producer who combines his passion for medicine and storytelling to challenge audiences’ views on a broad spectrum of social and political topics that push expectations and spur national conversations. He has been in the forefront of writing and producing programs on such topics as gun violence, obesity, HIV prevention, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, and LGBTQ rights. Read more about Neal here.
Chiedu Egbuniwe, Board Member
Information Technology Manager, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Chiedu Egbuniwe has worked in software applications for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in technology support, training and management, as well as cyber security and maintenance, and is also passionate about the arts, having written, produced and directed short films which have screened around the world. Read more about Chiedu here.
David Farneth, Board Member
Associate Research Director, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (Retired)
David Farneth has built and led library and archives programs for private foundations including the Dia Art Foundation (New York), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music (New York), and most recently as Assistant Director of the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles). Read more about David here.
Jacky Guerrero, Board Member
Budget Analyst, The Advancement Project
Jacky Guerrero serves as a Budget Analyst for Advancement Project where she works in partnership with community-based organizations to build power and support advocacy campaigns by monitoring school district, city and county budgets with a particular focus in the Central Valley. Read more about Jacky here.
Tracy Moore, Board Member
With a BA and MA in English, Tracy’s career began as high school teacher, with sidelines as tax preparer and painting contractor. After earning an MBA (1990, USC), she became a nonprofit management and fundraising professional, working at NYU Law School, UCLA, Lambda Legal, and 89.3KPCC. Read more about Tracy here.
Roland Palencia, Board Member
Roland Palencia is an LGBTQ activist pioneer, and founded a number of Queer Latinx organizations in the 1980s, including Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos and VIVA!, an arts organization. Currently, he is the Community Benefits Director and a leadership trainer at L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest public health plan in the nation. Read more about Roland here.
Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, including entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and emerging companies, as well as domestic and international public companies. Read more about Jennifer here.
Joseph Hawkins, Archives Advisor
Director, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
Lecturer, Anthology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
Joseph Hawkins, Ph.D., currently teaches anthropology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. His anthropological research focuses on homosexuality and identity in the postwar period of Japan. Read more about Joseph here.