June 05, 2014
LAWT News Service
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services a nonprofit, private children's mental-health and welfare agency in Los Angeles – recently appointed Robert Lewis to its Board of Directors.
A longtime Los Angeles resident, Lewis currently serves as president and chief executive officer of NEX-Impact, a management consulting group that provides relevant and culturally competent capacity building and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and helps social investors to better engage and support nonprofits. Prior to founding NEX-Impact, Lewis led the California Community Foundation’s landmark BLOOM Initiative – a five-year, $5-million program designed to improve employment and educational opportunities for black male youth involved in Los Angeles County’s probation system. Lewis’ professional experience further extends to serving as a Prototypes project director for a juvenile offender re-entry program and as a senior program manager for The Community College Foundation’s Permanence and Safety-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting training program.
Commenting on Lewis' appointment, Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone said, “We’re extremely pleased that Robert has joined our Governing Board. His many years of experience in the nonprofit and social-services arenas will be a tremendous asset to our agency.”
In addition to his role with Hathaway-Sycamores, Lewis is a member of the KCET Community Advisory Board, the Board of Advisors for Goodwill Southern California, and the Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation’s Advisory Committee. Lewis earned a master’s degree in social work from Howard University and a bachelor’s in sociology from Occidental College.