Meet the Team

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Executive Director

Angela Reckart

Angela Reckart

Executive Director

Angela Reckart hails from Tucson, Arizona, where she developed a lasting passion for beauty and art.  She is a graduate of Stanford University where she majored in American Studies, as well as the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome where she earned a degree in Theology.  She moved to Los Angeles from New York City where she worked first in TV, and then switched careers to be a consultant for non-profits in the area of education and outreach for women.  Angela is the Executive Director of the Association for Educational Development, which provides Beverly Cultural Center with consulting and grant services.  At Beverly Cultural Center, she develops programs for professional women and also assists in curriculum development for high school and college women which take place in other centers in Los Angeles.

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Chief Financial Officer

Jacqueline Taylor

Jacqueline Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Jacqueline Taylor is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After a brief stint as a journalist in Washington and Virginia, Jackie began her 30+ year career in non-profit management and consulting in a variety of organizations, including the Midtown Educational Foundation, the Corporation for Social and Educational Development in Chicago, and Yuma Study Center, Inc. in Washington, D.C.  She served as the CFO of Rosemoor Foundation, a national grant-making corporation based in New York City, where she continues on the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of American Initiatives for Social Development, which provides consulting and funding for non-profit initiatives in developing countries.  At Beverly Cultural Center, she directs programs that have a statewide and national impact.  Currently, she is the President of the Association for Educational Development and the CEO of Bella Terra Conference Center, Inc., which has been tasked with building a Shrine dedicated to Mary, Mother of Fairest Love in southern California.

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Program Director

Carol Torio

Carol Torio

Program Director

Caroline Torio studied Business with a major in Accounting at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.  As a CPA, she worked for several years as a bank commercial and consumer loan officer. Having moved to Los Angeles, she completed her MBA from California State University, Northridge, and then worked at UCLA for 15 years in various departments as a grants and contracts manager and department administrator. Passionate about promoting the leadership role of women in bringing about positive change in society, in 2010 she the Association for Educational Development, a partner of Beverly Cultural Center,  as the Treasurer. She has since been responsible for various cultural and educational programs in and from Beverly Cultural Center, helping many to discover their sense of identity and purpose in life.

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Operations Director

Angeles Mehrgut

Angeles Mehrgut

Operations Director

Angeles Mehrgut was born in Cuba and grew up in Spain. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After working for eight years in Spain, she came to the United States to work for various non-profits coordinating women's educational programs, including PalmTrail Inc. in Delray Beach, FL; Chestnut Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA; and Murray Hill Place in New York City. She presently works for Beverly Cultural Center as the  Operations Director, developing programs for professional women and mothers.  With a true artist’s eye, she enjoys helping women discover the beauty present in their professional work and family life.

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Program Director

Lisa Limtiaco

Lisa Limtiaco

Program Director

Lisa Limtiaco graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and earned a graduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley as a Doctor of Optometry.  After working in private practice, she took a sabbatical and earned a theology degree through the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. She later became a partner in an optometry practice and taught professional development and management classes. Currently, she is an associate optometrist in a Beverly Hills group practice, where she specializes in vision rehabilitation. She also serves as a program director at Beverly Cultural Center, where she draws from her extensive experience in business management and theology background to focus on helping professional women reach their full potential and to integrate faith, purpose, character, and leadership in and through their daily work. 

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Director of Hospitality

Rosemary Kite

Rosemary Kite

Director of Hospitality

Born and raised in Southern California, Rosemary graduated from California State University, San Francisco with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. With a passion for working in the non-profit sector, she has dedicated her career to furthering women’s opportunities in higher education and the hospitality industry. While a Business Manager of an international student residence, she was responsible for resident recruitment, financial management, and capital improvement planning. She also spearheaded a major Tiffany Restoration and Historic Preservation project during her tenure, including all aspects of board development and fund-raising initiatives.  She was a founding member of Murray Hill Institute in New York, a non-profit professional women’s organization that promotes the dignity of work while educating women to transform culture through their personal and professional lives.  At Beverly Cultural Center, she oversees all aspects of catering, hospitality and event planning and implements programs of professional and spiritual development for married women throughout the Southwest.

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