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Ninette Ayala

Chief Development Director

Ninette currently serves as the Chief Development Director and is responsible for designing and executing the overall fund development strategy for LAFLA, including the annual fund, major gifts, and special events. She also oversees grants and contracts as well as communication strategies including social media.

With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, her education and professional experience reflect her commitment to improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Her passion for this work has resulted in the development of several mental health programs and youth development projects that create safe spaces for foster youth, transitional age youth, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and refugees.

Ninette has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She has over 15 years of fundraising experience and was awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation from CFRE International in 2021.