Meet the Team
Center Space is organized by a collaborative team of several organizations working together.
Center Space Coordinator- Eric Leocadio
Center Space is a collaborative project conceived and spearheaded by Eric Leocadio founder/director of the Catalyst Network of Communities. The Catalyst Network of Communities is a 501c3 nonprofit social impact organization that helps people and groups to connect, collaborate, and share resources. With a network of over 100 partner organizations and businesses, Catalyst operates city by city to help others experience a greater sense of community, collaboration, and citizenship through meaningful relationships. Connect and affect! Website: http://www.gocatalyst.org/
Healthy Food Space Lead- Jorge Rivera
Market Manager of The Greener Good, a certified Farmer’s Market comprised of local southern California Farmers. Contact Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Wellness Space Lead- Maria D’Ambrosio
Founder of Leap Frog Yoga that offers Traditional Hatha Yoga to kids and teens to facilitate a positive environment where kids and teens can learn tools for wellness, stress management and empathy. Yoga helps kids and teens to focus, build relationships with others, and support their self-esteem in a non-competitive environment. Kids yoga classes are a mix of animal movements and sounds with Early Childhood Curriculum. Literature, Art, Music, Sensory Work, Math and Science. Yoga games are also incorporated in the class.
Traditional Hatha Yoga combined with Meditation, Movement, Singing, and Journal Writing are taught to teens to build strength, confidence and stress reducing techniques.
Contact Email Address: email@example.com Website: www.leapfrogyoga.com
Set Up & Equipment Lead- Tony Damico
Tony Damico is the Co-founder of the Long Beach Time Exchange. The mission of the Long Beach Time Exchange is to build and strengthen relationships within the city of Long Beach by connecting people’s unmet needs and untapped resources. In a time bank, rather than using money, members use “time dollars” to give and receive services, such as: tutoring, running errands, childcare, massage, gardening, learning new skills and hobbies—just about anything. Each hour is worth one time dollar. It’s not necessarily a one-to-one exchange; the time bank connects the whole community. Contact Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.lbtimeexchange.com
Arts & Entertainment Space Lead- Kimmy Maniquis
Kimmy Maniquis coordinates all arts and entertainment. Co-founder of The Narra Project, a grassroots effort dedicated to strengthening community for Filipinos and Filipino Americans in Long Beach. The Narra Project aims to build a thriving community of Filipinos through the arts, cultural education and advocacy. Contact Email Address: email@example.com
Growth & Learning Space Lead- Tanya Quinn
Tanya Quinn facilitates and schedules all classes and workshops. Director of T’s Space, Our mission is to create a space for our community to love, grow, commune & prosper. Our mission is to create collaborative events, products & services that inspire conscious, simple, sustainable and creative living. From the garden, to your table, from the womb to your arms, from our heart to yours let us serve you and celebrate the full circle of life. We aspire to provide both pleasure & instruction on various topics of body, mind & spirit.
Contact Email Address: Quinn.Tanya@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.CommuneLoveProsper.com
Sports & Fitness Space Lead- Rachel Gunther
Rachel Gunther facilitates all fitness related activities. Founded Team Zumba USA in March, 2010. Team Zumba USA is an open group membership organization and is based on the belief that our members’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. Website: http://teamzumbausa.com/