About Us & Meeting Dates


Meeting of the Executive Roundtable

Meeting of the Executive Roundtable


The Pasadena Executive Roundtable is an informal consortium of local nonprofit executive directors who meet to discuss leadership and management issues of common concern and hear presentations by speakers of interest.

The focus of the round table is decided each year by a steering committee led by a chairperson. The group normally meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 8:30 to 10am with the exception of July and Aug. Electronic invitations are sent to our mailing list before each of our meetings and events. Please contact us if you would like to be put on our mailing list. Please contact Elizabeth Dever at edever@rmhcsc.org to be added to the email list.


Meeting Dates 2017 – 2018

*Unless specified, all meetings are from 8:30am-10:00am

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Host: Akila Gibbs

Speaker: Mary Donnely-Crocker

Topic: The Agony and Ecstasy of Collaboration: Practical Tips on How to Achieve More For Our Mission

Address: Pasadena Senior Center

85 East Holly Street

Pasadena, CA 91103-3907

Parking: Validated parking in lot on south side of Holly or free 90-minute in Marriott lot

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Host: Cynthia Bengtson Budzyn, Executive Director of Leadership Pasadena

Topic: Holiday Party

Address: DusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena

928 E Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91106

Parking: Free street parking on Green or $5.00 valet parking

Details: Complementary

– Soft drinks

– Appetizers

– No host bar

– Music

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Host: Judy Chirlin

Speaker: Linda Fowells

Topic: Collaboration: Best Practices – What does it look like?

Address: Western Justice Center

55 S. Grand Ave.

Parking: Free street parking

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Host: Meg Symes

Speaker: Nancy Berlin

Topic: Advocacy and Systems Change

Address: Cancer Support Community Pasadena

76 E Del Mar Blvd #215

Pasadena, CA 91105

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Host: Lisa J. Cavelier

Speakers: Allen Edson (NAACP), Jorge Camarena (Journey House), Brenda Castillo-Nogales (Nat. Hispanic Media Coalition) and LaWayne Williams (Tournament of Roses)

Topic: Diversity/Inclusion/Equity Panel – Ask Questions, Framework

Address: Collaborate Pasadena

236 W. Mountain Street, Suite 108C

Pasadena, CA 91103

Parking: in the back area which is Banbury Alley

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Host: Connie Aguilar

Topic: Diversity/Inclusion/Equity at the Board and Leadership Level

Address: Options for Learning

2465 E. Walnut Street

Pasadena, CA 91107

Tel: (626) 204-3526 |Fax: (626) 449-1601


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Host: Kathleen Ruddy

Topic: General Discussion and Planning For Next Year

Address: St. Baldrick’s Foundation | Conquer Childhood Cancers


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Host: Marchelle

Speaker: Sheri Bonner, Planned Parenthood

Topic: Energy Management vs. Time Management

Location: Charity on Top


We are looking for organizations and leaders willing to speak at upcoming meetings. Please contact Elizabeth Dever at edever@rmhcsc.org if you have an idea for a speaker.

Journey House serves as the fiscal sponsor for this group. This year the group decided to rotate the monthly meetings to different nonprofits so that we can learn from one another from seeing their offices, meeting space or program.

* This website was created by Cameron Summers (http://www.cameronsummers.com) and our logo was created by Juka Imai, both volunteers with Jericho Road Pasadena: jrpasadena.org.

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