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Executive Team

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Elise Buik

President and Chief Executive Officer In March 2005, Elise Buik made history by becoming the first female president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

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Maria Wiest

Chief Administrative Officer
[Bio coming soon]

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Mario Marin

Vice President of Development 
Mario Marin leads the Development Department’s fundraising efforts to help support the goals and objectives of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Alicia Lara

Alicia Lara

Vice President of Community Investment Alicia Lara is currently responsible for the development and management of United Way’s grant making and initiatives.

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Mae Tuck

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Currently the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Mae brings nearly 20 years of for-profit and non-profit marketing and management experience.