Jónathan Guido-Ávila


Director of People & Operations

Jónathan Guido-Ávila serves as LA Promise Fund’s Director of People & Operations. In this role, he manages all of the organization’s human resources functions and various operational initiatives at both Headquarters and Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy.

Guido-Ávila joined LA Promise Fund in September of 2014 as Office Manager before serving as Associate Director of Operations for several years. Prior to joining LAPF, he worked in different industries, from retail to real estate to finance. His commitment to underserved communities led him to LAPF where he hopes to help increase educational equity for marginalized youth in LA.

Guido-Ávila’s favorite books are Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel García Márquez and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.  Guido-Ávila loves to explore everything the great outdoors has to offer with his partner and their three dogs.

“Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.” – Marianne Williamson