ABOUT

Midtown Coalition Board Members

Emily Uyeda Kantrim

Board President

Emily Uyeda Kantrim is an associate director for Safe Parking LA, creating programs that harness underutilized parking lots around the city to address the needs of Angelenos who are experiencing homelessness and sleeping in their vehicles at night. A career project manager, Uyeda Kantrim has previously worked as a program manager for the Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, administering field projects in physical space, as well as coordinating research and conferences with scholars from around the world. She has previously served as a publicly elected member of the Board of Directors of the Mid City West Community Council.

Scott Epstein

Co-founder

Board Member

After leading the Homeless Count for the Mid City West area in 2015, Scott Epstein was inspired to found the Midtown Coalition to increase local engagement around homelessness and advocate for resources for the service poor Midtown region of Central Los Angeles. Scott is proud to now be serving as a board member, as the Coalition expands its mission to directly serve our homeless neighbors in Midtown. Scott has served as a board member on the Mid City West Community Council since 2012, and as its Chair since 2014. Under his leadership, Mid City West has twice won the EmpowerLA award. Scott has Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University, and works as a Research Associate at UCLA's Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).

Tammy Rosato

Secretary

Tammy has lived in Greater Wilshire since 1998, and began volunteering in 2015 with various neighborhood and community organizations.  She is the current GWNC board member for Area 6 and the Homelessness Liaison, and also serves as the La Brea Hancock Homeowners’ Association President and Neighborhood Watch & Safety Co-Chair.  She’s an active member of the LAPD Wilshire Community Police Advisory Board. She is a stedfast advocate participating in regular community events and outreach meetings with local government officials and service providers.  She is actively engaged and always ready to listen, learn and support efforts to protect and improve the quality of life for all residents in our community.

Paul Sobel 

Treasurer

Kara Corwin

Board Member

Elan Sobel

Board Member

Barbara Flaumer

Board Member

Tamara Sobel

Board Member

Francis Juni

Board Member

Sheila Irani

Board Member

David Sobel

Board Member

Emily Uyeda Kantrim is an associate director for Safe Parking LA, creating programs that harness underutilized parking lots around the city to address the needs of Angelenos who are experiencing homelessness and sleeping in their vehicles at night. A career project manager, Uyeda Kantrim has previously worked as a program manager for the Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, administering field projects in physical space, as well as coordinating research and conferences with scholars from around the world. She has previously served as a publicly elected member of the Board of Directors of the Mid City West Community Council.