Louise Godbold

Louise Godbold

Executive Director

Louise Godbold, Executive Director. In 2010, Louise joined Echo as the director of grant development after a 20-year career as a nonprofit consultant. She has worked for funders (the California Endowment and Los Angeles County Health & Human Services), for UC Berkeley as a technical assistance provider to California county administrations, and for many nonprofit agencies requiring strategic planning and evaluation consultation. In 2013, Louise and longtime staff member, Diana Ayala, took over as co-executive directors after the departure of Echo’s founder. Since April 2017, Louise has been the sole executive director. Louise is the developer and lead trainer for Echo’s professional development curriculum on trauma- and resilience-informed practice.