Gala is Director of Human Resources. Prior to this Gala was the HR Manager. She has over fourteen years of experience in human resources, nearly eight of which have been at First 5 LA.

Prior to joining First 5 LA, Gala worked in various positions with the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, working in various capacities in supportive services and case management, before being named the Assistant Director for the Department of Human Resources, a position she filled for seven years.

Most recently Gala was the HR Department lead on the compensation study and analysis, which established the first ever job and salary classification system for First 5 LA. This new classification system was adopted by First 5 LA’s Board of Commissioners in October 2014.

Gala has a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in social welfare from California State University, Northridge.

She enjoys traveling, good food, and spending time with her husband and her two dogs.