We are proud to officially announce new staff members who have joined our team in the last few months.

Ali Forman joined our team in June 4 as the senior development manager. Ali comes most recently from Inspire Entertainment where she was a talent manager and before that she was special projects editor for InStyle Magazine where she oversaw the core of the magazine’s events, built strategic partnerships and was the liaison to the entertainment community. Ali comes with a vision that builds on her strong background in the entertainment industry, large scale event production and management, public relations, branding and many years of relationship management, in support of our critical mission. Ali holds a BA in Speech Communications from Syracuse University.

Rosa Cabrera joined the CDF-CA office in September as legislative and advocacy director where she will lead the policy team statewide. Previously, Rosa worked with PolicyLink where she co-managed the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and led their criminal justice and police accountability work. Prior to that she was the legislative director at PICO California where she worked closely with Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office as part of a statewide grassroots coalition during the national housing mortgage settlement, walked over 250 miles to urge Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, and successfully co-led the passage of AB 953, a historic piece of legislation that requires law enforcement officials to collect data on racial and identity profiling. Rosa holds a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis.

Meghan Best became an official staff member in October after spending a year with us as a Loyola Law School Public Interest Post-Graduate legal fellow. As policy associate and associate staff attorney, Meghan will continue to work on the Juvenile Justice team supporting both county- and state-wide initiatives. During law school, Meghan was a law clerk at the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, at the Inner City Law Center and at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. Prior to law school, Meghan was a high school teacher and administrator for the New York City Department of Education and for New Roads School in Santa Monica. She holds a BA in English from CUNY Hunter College in New York City, an MS in Urban Education from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx and a JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.