Staff

Executive Director - Lissa Mozur Zanville

Lissa Mozur Zanville

Lissa Mozur Zanville Executive Director

Lissa Mozur Zanville has more than 30 years of experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors, including government affairs, media relations, crisis management, community relations, strategic planning, spokesperson training and stakeholder management.

A graduate of UCLA, Zanville has worked for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., the California Democratic Party, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, the California State Assembly, and Pacific Bell (now AT&T).

She became Pacific Bell's Director of Media Relations in 1986. In addition to supervising the company's Southern California corporate communications department, Zanville was the company's spokesperson on such diverse topics as earthquake preparedness, 976 services ("dial-a-porn") and telecommuting, appearing on local and national television programs.

She started LMZ Communications in 1990. The company provides spokesperson training to corporate, sports, entertainment and political clients such as Toyota, Microsoft, City of Los Angeles, Knott's Berry Farm, IBM, Claritin, Ultimate Fighting Championship, the San Diego Chargers and the United States Equestrian Federation.

In addition to her communications work, Zanville has been with the PHASE ONE Foundation, a non-profit that supports early cancer research and clinical trials. For nine years she has served as the sole staff and Executive Director of this $16 million foundation.

Zanville lives in Los Angeles with her husband Stuart.

Director of Operations - Sarah Popelka

Sarah Popelka

Sarah Popelka Director of
Operations

Sarah has been actively involved in the inner workings of LATLC, working behind the scenes to help ensure that everything runs smoothly, since 2014. She specializes in data science, and thoroughly enjoys managing and maintaining LATLC's database, including overseeing volunteer registration, processing monetary and in kind donations, ensuring proper recognition of gifts, and expanding LATLC's reach.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, with a minor in Geographic Information Systems & Technologies, at UCLA.

Sarah has also been very active with the Miracle Project since 2009, teaching art and musical therapy for kids with Autism, and helping to develop their art therapy curriculum. She led a workshop at the 2013 Progressive Education Network National Conference on the importance of community service leadership in high school education.

Recently, Sarah has coordinated the UCLA Global Siblings program, which pairs domestic students with international students on campus, facilitating cross-cultural exchange. She is also a co-founder of the 85 member UCLA Climbing Team, and enjoys being outdoors when she's not helping LATLC.