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.


Rebecca Hamburg

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. 


Sylvie Lerner

Operations Manager

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.


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 (CourageScore.org). Tim has also worked at Brave New Films as their Outreach Director and MoveOn.org 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

Deputy Director

Molly Watson (she/her) is the Deputy Director for the California Donor Table Fund. She 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 CSU 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 now the Deputy Director at the California Donor Table.

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

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