The Partnership Team embodies the values of collaboration, respect, learning, empowerment and striving towards excellence with each other and the clients that we serve. Teamwork, innovation and flexibility are key elements of this nimble and dynamic team.


Linda Alexander | 562.888.6530 ext. 101

Linda_Alexander_2Over the course of her career, Linda Alexander has cultivated partnerships and built coalitions with regional and statewide leaders to bring about positive change. She has spent the past 20 years working with and for nonprofits in the fields of vulnerable populations and violence prevention, social justice, early childhood issues, and organizational capacity building.

Linda is committed to build strong relationships and develop strategic partnerships that truly benefit all. She actively works to support the development of collaborative leadership by empowering others to reach their highest potential. Linda has a background in policy and legislation, sitting on numerous boards and commission at the local and state levels. She has an expert coach, facilitator, and consensus builder. Her time in grant making allowed her to see how successful philanthropy and policy making can support positive long-term change for communities.


Michelle Byerly | 562.888.6530 ext. 102

Michelle PhotoMichelle Byerly, Director of Programs for The Nonprofit Partnership, has been working in the non-profit sector for over 14 years. Her experience began as a Social Sciences undergraduate student at UC Irvine, where she started her career with the YMCA of Orange County. She has served in various roles in her career, providing direction and supervision in the areas of social services, education, fundraising and recreation. From these experiences she grew to have a passion for working in collaboration with the nonprofit community. She continued her education at CSUF and received a Master’s in Public Administration. Michelle has joined TNP to use her talents in the nonprofit sector to build the capacity of nonprofits so they can make positive change in their communities.


Esther Mealy | 562.888.6530 ext. 103

ESTEREsther Mealy is dedicated to supporting a thriving nonprofit community through project management and innovative workflow solutions. Her background includes volunteer management and civic engagement at CalPIRG, and project coordination, writing and editing for cross-sector regional advocates Breakthrough Communities. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Irvine with a focus in Gender Studies.

Esther’s current favorite things include bird watching, biking, and Hamilton.


Nicole Scott | 562.888.6530 ext. 104

Nicole’s love affair with the nonprofit sector has been developed through her many roles as a volunteer, program director, fundraiser and board member.  After a successful career in the Health & Wellness Industry in program and department management, events, sales and more; Nicole has rededicated her talents and experiences to helping the nonprofit sector grow in sustainability, impact and inspired leadership capacity.

She is currently attending Graduate School at Pepperdine where she is completing her Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship and Change (May 2017). She can also be found with her toes in the sand, on a yoga mat, walking her dog or enjoying mindful moments over coffee with friends in the community.


Connor Thompson | 562.888.6530 ext. 105

Connor Thompson is passionate about the roles of writing and technology fluency in the nonprofit sector. He previously worked as a college counselor for underserved high school students with Young Eisner Scholars, and as a service year intern with the Episcopal Urban Intern Program in Los Angeles he has been exposed to change-making agencies across Southern California. Originally from Arkansas, he studied philosophy at Hendrix College and at the University of Hyderabad in India.