Chief Program Officer
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Claudia Bonilla Keller is the Chief Program Officer at LA”s Promise. In this capacity she leads LA’s Promise’s family and community programs and health activities that are coordinated at each school site.
Claudia joined LA’s Promise in September, 2012 after 7 years as Executive Director at the American Heart Association here in Los Angeles. In 2007, she was the Associations’ Executive Director of the Year. More recently her office led the nation in the implementation of the Association's hallmark Childhood Obesity platform - Teaching Gardens, with more gardens in the ground in LA than anywhere else in the county – including 3 at LA’s Promise schools.
Claudia earned her BA in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of California, Irvine in 1987. She spent over 20 years in the Fashion Industry before moving into the non-profit sector.
Claudia is a sports enthusiast, and plays organized soccer at least twice a week. She enjoys reading, traveling and gardeninig. Her son Jackson is a junior at Colorado College. She lives in Orange County.
"Along with good health, I believe a solid education, supported by parents and/or caregivers, is critical to every child's chances for a successful life. LA's Promise provides those opportunities and the chance to join the LA's Promise team was one I could not pass up" –Claudia Keller
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