Los Angeles Education Corps Board of Directors
Lori Barr is the Vice-President of Raise The Barr, a nonprofit founded in 2016 with her son and current NFL athlete, Anthony Barr. Raise The Barr focuses on a twogenerational, holistic approach to transforming the lives of single mothers and their children. Lori is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, while also engaging with leaders in the field to help shape policy nationwide. She also manages fundraising efforts. Before working in the nonprofit sector, Lori was a career educator as a Special Education teacher, Special Education Coordinator, Counselor, and high school Principal. Lori worked for the LAUSD, Los Angeles Catholic Schools, and YouthBuild Charter Schools before she partnered with Noel Rauda-Trout to open CBA Inglewood. She spent three years in various roles supporting the education program. Lori is passionate about ensuring equity and opportunity for traditionally disenfranchised communities, and believes strongly in providing "second chances."
DR. MARILYN E INGRAM
Dr. Marilyn E. Ingram has dedicated over 20 years to serving students and families from low socioeconomic households. She has experience in both non-profit programs as well as in grant-funded programs. In addition, Dr. Ingram has worked as an adjunct Instructor in the non-credit program at a local community college. Dr. Ingram currently serves as the program director of a federally-funded student access program in the Los Angeles Community College District. Dr. Ingram received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Dominguez Hills. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Public Administration from California State University Los Angeles. She was awarded a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.
A pioneer in the conservation movement, Bruce Saito began his career at the Cali-fornia Conservation Corps in 1977 as a training academy instructor. In 1986, he co-founded the LA Conservation Corps and devoted 30 years of service there before returning to the CCC as its director. In 2014, the LAEC’s flagship South LA campus – which he established – was renamed in honor of Bruce, as Saito High School. Bruce has served as president of the national Corps Network’s board of directors and was honored with Corps Legacy Achievement Award in 2014. He has served as vice-president of the CA Association of Local Conservation Corps (CALCC). Bruce is currently a board member of LA County Beaches Commission, River LA, the Friends of Manzanar, the Little Tokyo Senior Nutrition Center, the Corps Network and the Durfee Foundation.
A professor, Nick Salerno earned his B.S. Degree and teaching credential from Cal Poly Pomona and his M.A. and Administrative/ Pupil Personnel Services credentials from Azusa Pacific University. He has been teaching in CPP's Educational Administration Credential Program for the past three years, plus eight years prior to that as an adjunct. He is also currently coordinating CPP’s Teacher Intern and Single Subject Credential Programs. Nick has received numerous awards, including the Milken Educator Award and CPP’s Alumni of the Year Award for CEIS. Prior to coming to CPP, Nick served in many different capacities as a teacher, coach, counselor, principal, and district administrator for the El Monte Union High School District. The District was recognized by The College Board as the mid-size National Advanced Placement District of the Year prior to his leaving in 2014.