Long Beach Public Library Foundation


Veronica Garcia Dávalos, Executive Director/CEO

Veronica has lived in Long Beach since 1994 and brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management to the role of Executive Director/CEO. In addition to her work leading the Library Foundation, Dávalos serves on the Long Beach Citizens Police Complaint Commission, is a past president of Leadership Long Beach, and co-founder of the United Latino Fund and National Latina Alliance. She received the Nuestra Imagen Award from Centro CHA in 2015 and the Go Long Beach Award from Mayor Robert Garcia in 2017.

Erica Bradley, Deputy Executive Director of Development

Erica, a graduate of UC San Diego, has been a development professional for 19 years, most notably serving more than eight years on behalf of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Her career reflects a commitment to children’s causes and education. As a resident of Long Beach, she is eager to improve resources for the diverse families of her community.

Eleazar Salazar, Finance and Operations Manager

Li Yun Alvarado, Development Database and Executive Assistant

Li Yun, a poet and scholar, has called Long Beach home since 2012. She brings 15 years experience working in the literary arts, education, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to her work at the foundation, she is the author of the poetry collection Words or Water and serves on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union.