Ludovic Blain (he/him)

Executive Director

Ludovic (he/him) 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.

Rebecca M. Hamburg (she/her)

Chief Network Officer

Rebecca M. Hamburg is the Chief Network Officer for the California Donor Table. Rebecca leads individual donor network strengthening and expansion as well as foundation engagement and alignment work for CDT/F.

Previously, she was the founder and principal consultant for Rebecca Hamburg Consulting, where she empowered organizations with the tools and knowledge to achieve their vision for a better world. She provided guidance to assist grantmakers in understanding how they can support and engage in advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to engage their communities in public policy efforts through an understanding of federal tax and election law. Prior to starting her consulting firm, Rebecca served as the West Coast Director for Alliance for Justice and Program Director of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She also spent several years litigating cases on behalf of public and private employees around the country, as well as victims of civil and human rights abuses in the U.S. and around the world. 

Rebecca is a native Californian of Mexican and Jewish descent. She is mom to two boys, Rowen and Killian. Rebecca received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in political science (with honors) from the University of California, San Diego. She is an active member of the State Bar of California. 

Tim Molina (he/him)

Senior Political Strategist

Tim (he/him) 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.

Molly Watson (she/her/queen)

Deputy Director

Molly is the Deputy Director for the California Donor Table.

Molly was raised in a political household in Southern California as the daughter of a Haitian immigrant and a hippie from the South. Molly earned her Bachelors in Afro-Ethnic Studies from California State University, Fullerton and studied Urban Affairs at CUNY Hunter in Manhattan, NY. While in New York, Molly worked as an Advocate and Academic Coordinator at Harlem Children’s Zone and spent years fundraising for a safety net hospital in Downtown Brooklyn. In 2017, Molly returned to SoCal with her Brooklyn-born husband and son to work in fundraising and partnership for the progressive accountability organization Courage California.

Molly is an Alumna of Emerge California, a Board member for the Black Women’s Democratic Club of Los Angeles County, and is a Scout for Close the Gap California.

Molly’s favorite things include her family + friends, justice, laughter, and natural hair.

Kinear Young (she/her)

Operations Manager

Kinear Young is the Operations Manager for the California Donor Table.  

The product of a multicultural upbringing in New York shaped by a Chinese-Malaysian maternal side and Chinese Jamaican paternal side, Kinear studied Government with a concentration in International Relations at Smith  College and pursued an M.A. in French with a concentration in Civilization, Culture & Society and an emphasis on  French politics at Middlebury College. She prizes the unique experience of her regional government graduate internship in the political party of the first woman who got the closest to becoming France’s president while researching for her master’s thesis on France’s readiness for its first female president in the months leading up to the historic 2007 French presidential election. 

Kinear began in nonprofits as a Consultant at the French-American Aid for Children where she managed special event fundraising, new donor relationships, and communications activities. She then joined the World Trade Centers Association, a network of international trade and investment organizations, to coordinate the execution of the Asia-Pacific regional strategy with an initial focus on China and global marketing communications programs. Kinear later took on the management of member services followed by member operations and systems.  

Kinear deeply appreciates museums, urban parks & gardens and food history & culture.