Who are We?
Malibu Foundation is a non-profit organization that is working to help Southern California rebuild and recover after the Woolsey Fire. Our internal programs and partner organizations are doing everything they can to serve the full scope of the community’s needs: housing, job placement, rebuilding, wellness, legal assistance, advocacy, and finance. We are also working to serve our environment and the beautiful flora and fauna that were also affected by the fires to create resilient communities.
RELIEF. REBUILD. RESILIENCE
Malibu Foundation is committed to the long-term rebuilding of areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. Our goal is to ensure a climate resilient community that is sustainable. To achieve this, we coordinate with organizations in the public sector that provide economic development, emotional support, and advocacy to help us leverage our impact.
PHASE I: RELIEF
Provide immediate financial support to those most desperately in need.
PHASE II: REBUILD
Work toward strategically integrating fire prevention and building towards a greener, more resilient community.
PHASE III: RESILIENCE
Advocate on local, state, and federal levels for more meaningful spending on behalf of the Woolsey victims and Malibu.
Evelin Weber is our Executive Director. She is also the founder of Narra.life, an A.I. company that brings financial access to the poor. She oversees and is the founder of The Philippines Foundation. Prior to that, Evelin worked in Investment banking in New York, London, Africa, and Latin America. She serves as a Patron to two UK based charities: A World At School and Faces Charity. A native of the Philippines, Evelin currently lives in Malibu with her husband, son, dog, and chickens.
Conor O’Sullivan serves as our technology, infrastructure, and media specialist. He has worked as a freelance content producer for a wide array of companies, artists, and new media ventures. His work has spanned from being an in-house editor for a 3-million-subscriber Youtube channel to producing video for a VR project in northern India. His passions include filmmaking, hiking, virtual reality development, and taking care of his scrappy little dog.
Barbara Treviño Cantú fulfills the role of managing and developing connections with the Malibu community, especially with the Latino community. Barbara is currently double majoring in Political Science and Global Studies at CSU Channel Island. She’s a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha honor society as an Alumni Chair. She is originally from Mexico, and moved to Malibu when she was 19. She is interested in traveling, improving the world, and contributing to her community. Malibu has become her home.
Laura Rosenthal, Ph.D., is a former Malibu City Council member and two term Mayor. She is a Clinical Psychologist and currently works in public affairs, specializing in energy and environmental programs in California. A long time Malibu resident, Laura has been an education, environment, and recreation advocate and loves her adopted city. She is on the Board of the LA County Library Foundation. Laura has two sons and lives with her husband and energetic golden retriever.
Madelyne Bailey evaluates and assesses the needs of those affected by the Woolsey Fire and develops and facilitates programs that address these needs. Her background includes working for 40 years as a private practice psychotherapist. She has also worked for NYU Mental Health Clinic, and as a consultant for the Graduate School of Business. She was a Chief Social Work Investigator at Columbia University on a NIMH Research Grant. Madelyne follows her passions: family, travel, theater, books, and her beloved dog Molly.
Board of Directors
Mark Bailey has written and produced a variety of award-winning documentaries. He has been nominated for four Emmy Awards, as well as a WGA Award, and he won the Humanitas Prize for Documentary Writing. In addition to his documentary work, Bailey has authored four books.
Joe Flanigan has raised his three boys in Malibu and is a longtime resident of the community. Joe lost his home in the Woolsey fire. After graduating from University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in history, he worked in the White House for George Bush Sr. Eventually, Joe found his way to Los Angeles and has been fortunate enough to work as an actor & writer for the last 20 years.
Susan Jordan is the founder and Executive Director of CCPN. A 14-year career as a corporate researcher and strategy advisor for the political and commercial consulting firm, Dresner-Sykes, Jordan and Townsend, allows Susan to bring a strong and unique skill set to her work in the arena of non-profit coastal protection advocacy in CA.
Rory Kennedy is one of America’s most prolific documentary filmmakers. An Academy Award-nominated, Primetime Emmy Award-winning director/producer, Kennedy’s work deals with some of the world’s most pressing issues — poverty, political corruption, domestic abuse, drug addiction, human rights, and mental illness. She is also a Governor of the Board of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Steven O'Neill joined the State Bar of California in 1989. As a deputy district attorney, Steven lectured on the Corporate Criminality Liability Act (“CCLA”). More recently, he was a speaker at the Attorneys Conference on Prosecuting Water Pollution Cases for the Association of California Water Agencies (“ACWA”), of which he is a member.