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

Eleazar has been a long-time lover of public libraries and a strong believer on all the services they provide to enrich and grow the minds of their communities. As a resident of Long Beach, he comes to the foundation with great enthusiasm and 18 years of Accounting and Management experience.
During the weekend you can catch him walking his dog BellaNova along with his partner Ricardo all around the city. His interest includes the Arts and exploring vegetarian menu items in restaurants.

Caitlin Yoshioka, Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Cait has lived in Long Beach since 2007 and brings more than 10 years of experience across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors to her role as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs. In addition to her work leading these efforts for The Foundation, she is a past alum, Executive Board Member, and committee member of Leadership Long Beach, Long Beach RotarAct, local community initiatives such as Long Beach G.R.I.P., and is currently raising two young library lovers.

Staff photos by Nick Miano Photography