• Renée LaBran Chairs Hathaway Sycamores Board


    PASADENA – Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, the largest provider of children’s mental-health services in Los Angeles County, has appointed longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident Renée LaBran to chair its board of directors.

    LaBran has served on Hathaway-Sycamores’ Board since 2003, most recently as vice chair. Over the course of her affiliation with the agency she has chaired various committees and has overseen the annual “Dinners from the Heart” fundraiser. In addition to chairing Hathaway-Sycamores’ Board, LaBran also will serve on the organization’s Administration & Finance Committee.

    “Renée has been such a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone, “and we are extremely fortunate that she will now be helming our Board. Renee brings with her such a breadth of experience, including operating, strategic and financial expertise. The current economic downturn presents numerous challenges for nonprofits,” he added, “and Renée has the skill set needed to help us navigate through these tough times.”

    LaBran currently serves as a partner with the Pasadena based, growth capital fund Rustic Canyon/ Fontis Partners. Prior to this, she helped form Rustic Canyon Partners, a venture capital fund focused on early stage technology companies. LaBran’s extensive resume additionally extends to holding a variety of executive positions with the Los Angeles Times/Times Mirror Corp., as well as to serving as chief executive officer and a co-founder of CareerPath.com(now CareerBuilder). LaBran came to Times Mirror from Monitor Company, an international strategy consulting firm. Prior to launching her professional career, she received an A.B. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

    LaBran is very active in her La Cañada Flintridge community, where she lives with her husband—Malcolm Boyd, and their two sons.

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