Megan Chernin founded and served as CEO of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, which joined with LA’s Promise in the summer of 2016 to become the LA Promise Fund. Previously, she was Chair of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of LA’s Promise (formerly MLA Partner Schools) from 2006-2011.
She joined the Getty’s Board of Trustees in January 2017 and has also served as Chair of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (LAMP), a coalition of mentoring agencies serving greater Los Angeles. Prior to LAMP, she served on the Board of the Fulfillment Fund and was a mentor to high school students. Chernin has worked in the California Office of the Attorney General, as well as the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
Chernin has a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and earned a B.A. in English from Manhattanville College. She and her husband, Peter Chernin, have three grown children.