SELAH Board of Directors

Cat Kim

Cat Kim

Cat is a native Angeleno. after moving back from New York working in PR and fashion, she wanted to give back to her community. She is on the board of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, Vice President of the East Hollywood Los Feliz Homeless Coalition, and a member of the League of Women Voters. 

Darius Derakshan

Darius Derakshan

Darius, a marketing and advertising professional, working for a major media company in Los Angeles. As a lifelong Angeleno, he was raised in Pasadena and later in Duarte, moving to the Silver Lake in 2012. Active in electoral politics and focused on social equity work, he currently serves as the At-Large Representative on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s Governing Board and is Co-Chair of its Homelessness Committee. He is also a frequent volunteer and supporter of both People Assisting The Homeless and The Midnight Mission.

Dorit Dowler-Guerrero

Dorit Dowler-Guerrero

Dorit is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles County. In her 30 years in social service, she has worked in homeless services, the Los Angeles County welfare system, as Los Angeles County children’s social worker and in adult education. Currently she is the director of Lilly’s Place affordable housing.

Janet Kim

Janet Kim

Janet was born and raised in Los Feliz and is currently serving as the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council District B Representative and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness. She is currently a board member of the East Hollywood Los Feliz Homeless Coalition and an active volunteer with the International Rescue Committee Immigration Department and the League of Women Voters Homeless Action Committee. Her past and current experiences include work in public health, vaccine development, science and security policy, and business development.

Nithya Raman

Nithya Raman

Nithya has a background of leadership in the non-profit sector. Transparent Chennai, a non-profit she founded in India, supported advocacy by and for the urban poor and informed public discourse and decision-making on urban policies. She has also worked on homelessness for City of LA, and continues to be engaged as a regular volunteer on the issue through SELAH and as the Co-chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Homelessness Committee. She lives in Silver Lake with her husband and twin toddlers. 

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Bryan Kramer

Bryan is on the board of the Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council and serves as the Homelessness Liaison & Chair. Inspired by its compassionate neighborhood volunteers, he believes SELAH is a strong voice in the growing chorus of Angelenos advocating on behalf of the homeless.

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