Ludovic Blain

Executive Director

Ludovic is the Executive Director of the California Donor Table. He was hired as its first full time staff-person in 2009. Previously, Ludovic was a leader in building people of color-centered movements around closing the racial wealth gap, environmental justice, media justice, campaign finance and voting rights. Ludovic has also led capacity-building work in Haiti, Canada, Denmark and The Gambia.

Ludovic is a graduate of the City College of NY, as well as leadership programs including the Rockwood Leadership Institute. He serves on several boards, including the Proteus Fund.

Tim Molina

Senior Political Strategist

Tim is the Senior Political Strategist for the California Donor Table. Before joining CDT, Tim was the Political Director for Courage Campaign where he oversaw their statewide policy and electoral campaigns and co-founded the first-ever multi-issue California legislative score card ( Tim has also worked at Brave New Films as their Outreach Director and as a National Field Organizer where he worked on a variety of national progressive campaigns. Tim started his political career organizing Bay Area public service employees with SEIU. Originally from Los Angeles, Tim is currently based out of Sacramento.
Tim is an elected Assembly District Delegate with the California Democratic Party, graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and serves on the boards of Web of Change and the Harry S Truman Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento.

Irene Kao


Irene is a racial equity consultant with over fifteen years of experience working in immigrant and refugee support services, public housing, early childhood education, media and philanthropy.  She has advised funders and donor collaboratives, developed racial equity evaluation systems, piloted and launched new programs, managed organizational transitions, led marketing and communications campaigns and raised millions in grant funding and new business revenue for equity-focused enterprises.  Irene lives in Oakland, where she reads speculative fiction in the vein of Octavia Butler, listens to music and enjoys time with her family.

Sylvie Lerner

Senior Executive Assistant

Sylvie has experience organizing around issues of housing, education and labor. She has directed large-scale canvasses and political campaigns and has developed worker organizers to lead a major union win and contract ratification process. She has also worked with young people to develop their political framework and recognize their organizing and leadership capacity. Sylvie is passionate about connecting people and ideas. She uses her experience to cultivate spaces in which community- developed solutions are support and explored. When not working, Sylvie spends her time outdoors and boxing.