Meet the Team:
IMPACT Leadership

Felisa Israel

Founder, Executive Director / CEO & Lead Instructor

With IMPACT, Felisa has combined the expertise & relationships gained throughout her 20+ year career in the NBA & 10+ years of owning her own live event production company with her passion for developing young talent through hands-on training & mentoring. Her unique blend of experience in sports & entertainment, along with teaching summer programs at UCLA Anderson School of Management for the past few years, positions IMPACT to shine as a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind experience.

Lexie King

Founder & Head of Operations

Lexie King recognized the power of IMPACT nearly 8 years ago as a former student and intern at UCLA Anderson MEMES where she first connected with Co-founder Felisa Israel. Throughout her career working with some of the largest entertainment brands, artists and sports properties, King understood as a professional the demand in the industry for hard-working, highly trained interns and as a former intern the need for specialized training and mentorship.

Nathan Leonard

Head of Programming

Starting his professional career as a student intern, Nathan is a first-hand example of how proper training, guidance & opportunity can impact students in an extraordinary way. Nathan uses this background & the experience gained from teaching summer programs with Felisa at UCLA Anderson School of Management to create relatable curriculum that is tailored to maximize the learning potential of ambitious college students.

Global Village, Inc.

Digital Media Partner

Global Village, Inc. is a values-driven, full-service creative marketing agency and production house committed to developing and sharing powerful stories that educate, motivate, inspire, and entertain through visual and digital media.

Our creative and accomplished professional teams specialize in communicating and positioning brands, delivering impactful messages, and articulating specialized concepts with an emphasis on dynamic storytelling and stunning visual imagery. Our work has been viewed by millions around the globe on traditional and emerging media platforms. We continue to push creative imaging boundaries, partnering with some of the world’s most innovative brands including Dolby, Kia, and Blackmagic Design to discover new and imaginative storytelling techniques.

Although Global Village also serves the for-profit community, we have a special passion and a long history of partnering with non-profit organizations, locking arms to help make visions reality and make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals, families, communities, cities, and nations. Think of us as a powerful advocate – a confidante – ready to walk with you through a tangle of technology, across cultural barriers, and into areas of strategic growth so that your organization can effectively share your story, achieve your goals, and step closer to the better world you seek to create.

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