LAUL Executive Staff
Nolan V. Rollins, President & CEO
Rollins, an attorney, becomes the seventh President and CEO in the 91-year-old history of the Los Angeles Urban League, one of the most respected and influential nonprofit organizations in the State of California. Rollins will report to LA Urban League Board Chair, Noel Massie and the Board of Directors, leading a more than 100-strong League staff and volunteer team focused in the areas of workforce development, early childhood education and neighborhood transformation models in health, housing, safety, education, and employment. Rollins has relocated to Los Angeles and has assumed his new leadership role in February 2013.
Angela Reddock, Interim Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Reddock is a distinguished attorney, with a specialty in human resources and employment and labor law. While the bulk of her practice has included employment and labor law litigation on behalf of employers, her greatest joy is in working with clients to grow and enhance their human capital and their human resources infrastructure. To this extent, she has joined the Los Angeles Urban League to provide leadership in implementing its “Good to Great” employee enhancement and human resources program.
In addition to her work with the Los Angeles Urban League, Reddock maintains her private law practice where she represents public, private and non-profit sector employers in all aspects of employment and labor law litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination. Reddock also provides preventative training on such topics as “Managing within the Law: The Do’s & Don’ts of Managing for Supervisors” and “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”.
Patricia A. Phipps, Ed.D, Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer
Dr. Phipps has had a long and distinguished career in the field of early education that began when she owned and operated two successful child development centers in Houston, Texas. From that start, she became a highly respected leader who has served as a nationally elected officer (Vice President) and board member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She has held local and statewide offices in AEYC affiliates and was the first Executive Director of the largest AEYC affiliate organization, the California AEYC.
When Dr. Phipps assumed leadership of CAEYC, she ushered in a period of unprecedented innovation, change, and growth for the organization. She was instrumental in helping CAEYC gain significant visibility and impact in the field of early care and education, particularly in the state public policy arena. Her expertise in early childhood education, her keen grasps of organizational and policy issues, and her articulate spokesmanship were invaluable in helping to position CAEYC as a strong leader in the state.