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.
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.