Staff

Laura Congdon

Director of Partnerships

Laura has had a dynamic 20-year career in the non-profit world leading, operating and growing social purpose enterprises and programs that focus on youth and other marginalized populations. Over the years she has worked at many youth and workforce development organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco where she was Director … Continue reading Laura Congdon

Joe Griffin

Director of Research

  Joe Griffin, Director of Research | Public Health Connector.  Joe is a PhD student in public health at UC Berkeley, who was born and raised in the heart of Richmond's central core neighborhoods. Joe leads the research collaboration between the Iron Triangle community and researchers at UC Berkeley for Pogo Park. He also advises … Continue reading Joe Griffin

Lupe Pulido

Community Connector

lupe@pogopark.org As Community Connector, Lupe leads collaborative efforts with schools, local organizations, and community members, to be a ‘listening’ partner and assist residents with obtaining community autonomy. Enthusiastic about helping youth, Lupe has worked as a Service Coordinator with Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center, providing case management and advocacy for families with developmental needs children. … Continue reading Lupe Pulido

Toody Maher

Executive Director

Toody is an artist, inventor, and entrepreneur. Born in Canada to British parents, Toody's family emigrated to Los Angeles in the late '60's where she grew up on the beach surfing and playing volleyball. She followed her brother Adrian into sports, becoming one of the first girls in LA to play on a boys little … Continue reading Toody Maher