638 S. Beacon St., Suite 700
San Pedro CA, 90731

Phone: 310.626.8106
Fax: 310.325.1467



Chad Mayer
Executive Director
(310) 626.8106 ext.101

Brenda Chance
Associate Director
(310) 626.8106 ext.102

Kyle Aube
Partnerships Manager
(310) 626.8106 ext.103

Quartney Cervantes
Continuation Schools Program Manager
(310) 626.8106 ext.104

Susan Yamashiro
Community Relations
(310) 626.8106 ext.105

Valerie Mayer
Operations & Program Manager
(310) 626.8106 ext.106

Betsy Chou
Accounting Manager
(310) 626.8106 ext.107



linda braden.

Linda studied Business Administration at Mt. San Antonio College in Los Angeles County, after which she worked with the President of Wells Fargo Realty Advisors, Property Management Division. In 1985, she co-founded Cornerstone Construction Group, Inc. where her business and project management skills were a perfect foil to the entrepreneurial skills of her husband. Her attention to and understanding of the needs of their clients are legendary, and she has developed over the past 30 years an innate ability to turn their clients’ dreams into firm reality. Linda is a conduit of energy; she often speaks of her faith. Her optimistic and visionary approach to both the business and her family life maintains an infectious support mechanism, which keeps the team spirit and momentum going. She is a most gracious and observant individual who is very sensitive to Client needs.

antoinette brown-leon.

Antoinette Brown-Leon is the Executive Director of the Asomugha Foundation, Inc. a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, formally established in 2010 and chaired by NFL defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha. The Foundation serves disadvantaged youth in the U.S. and underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa through education and empowerment. She is a strong advocate of education and focuses on the foundation's mission to ensure that those with less means are given the opportunity to obtain a quality education, and thereby transform themselves, their families, and communities.

ana dragin.

Ana Dragin joined the City of Los Angeles workforce in 2005 and has been with Council District 15 ever since, proudly serving its constituency. Most recently, as Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino’s Port Affairs Director, Ana Dragin advises the Councilman on all Port related matters. She previously served as Deputy District Director and Small Business Liason and as San Pedro Field Deputy under then Councilwoman Janice Hahn. She holds a BA in Political Science and Masters in Public Policy and Administration.

chad mayer.

Chad Mayer has years of leadership experience building community relationships, acting as a networking catalyst to mobilize citizens, the faith community, community-based organizations and businesses to get involved in community service and youth development. Chad is the founding director of Sharefest Community Development and is a selfless leader who does what it takes to make programs work. He forges ahead to solve community problems and delights in the successes of the youth who engage Sharefest programs. His love for youth and for improving their lives and their communities, one person-at a time, is inspiring. Chad’s achievements and awards are numerous. Recently, he was awarded The Daily Breeze’s People of Distinction Award in the Volunteer Category.

joe mcmahon.

A marketing professional by trade and a salesman at heart, Joe serves as the Secretary of the Board, Church Relations Director and is also an integral part of the further development of the Sharefest programs and services. When he’s not snowboarding in Tahoe, wakeboarding in San Diego or editing videos at Comm-Insights, Joe is at the Sharefest office working hard.

frank schulz. (Board of Directors Chair)

Frank is a born leader who spends his days serving his corporate clients at The Klabin Company and helping them solve their commercial real estate needs. Frank has served his professional association SIOR (Society of Industrial & Office Realtors) in Los Angeles as its Chapter President and at a national level as Leader of its Young Professional Group. Collaboration, hard work, and building relationships are what make Frank tick. His leadership extends to Sharefest in serving as the Chairman to the Fundraiser Dinner Committee. Frank's hobbies include swimming, tennis, and chasing his young twins.

jamal shofani.

Jamal Shofani is Vice President and District Manager for Wells Fargo’s South Bay market for the South Coast Community Bank. Shofani oversees more than 150 team members at 10 banking stores. His district includes the communities of El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance. Shofani, a 21-year financial services veteran, assumed his current role in 2007. He was previously a Wells Fargo banking store manager in Torrance. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was a branch manager at Washington Mutual Bank for branches in downtown Long Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. He also worked as an assistant financial center manager at Washington Mutual and was a personal financial representative at Great Western Bank before Washington Mutual acquired the company. Shofani is a graduate of California State University Long Beach, where he majored in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal and Organizational development. He also served as a reserve for the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. Shofani resides in Redondo Beach with his wife and four young children and is active on the board for the South Bay Center for community counseling. He also was a Board Member for the San Fernando Award from 2007-2010.

Dan Simon.

Dan is the Director of Finance at Wedbush Inc., where he is responsible for establishing strategy and vision, as well as oversight of the daily operations. Dan also holds the titles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Wedbush Asset Management. Dan joined Wedbush in 2006 as the CFO of Wedbush Capital Partners, where he oversees the funds administration, interacts with portfolio companies, and supports the financial due diligence process. Prior to joining Wedbush, Dan was the CFO of DynaFund Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Dan began his career in the attestation group of Ernst & Young LLP. An avid ice hockey and University of Washington Huskies fan, Dan often can be found yelling at the television during football season. He spends the rest of his free time with his family, coaching Little League baseball, enjoying sports and traveling.

janie thompson.

Janie Thompson recently retired after 30 years of being president of a successful marketing consulting firm located in Torrance. As a savvy businesswoman with an engaging personality, who has developed professional relationships internationally, Janie serves the Sharefest organization through developing strategic partnerships to diversify funding streams and increase total funding. In addition to Sharefest, Janie serves several other local charities and non-profits. Janie lives in Torrance with her husband of almost 37 years, Rick.