Long Beach Public Library Foundation


Kate Azar, Executive Director/CEO

Kate brings more than 10 years of nonprofit sector experience to the Foundation, including program and fundraising management, social cause campaign strategy, and co-founding the Olive Tree Initiative, an award-winning, educational nonprofit organization with chapters throughout California. A graduate of UC Irvine, Kate also holds a master’s degree from USC.

Erica Bradley, Director of Development

Erica, a graduate of UC San Diego, has been a development professional for 13 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.

Kimberly Caballero, Communications Manager

Originally from Long Beach, Kimberly has extensive experience supporting nonprofit organizations in elevating their brand and storytelling. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University with experience in integrated marketing campaigns for national brands, Kimberly is dedicated to promoting social works and accomplishments.

Uriel González, Accounting & Operations Specialist

A graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, Uriel brings his extensive experience working in financial and cost accounting to the Library Foundation. His professional career has been an exciting journey because he has met incredible people, learned a variety of systems and procedures, and evolved in great company cultures.