Gina Zapanta has been an advocate for employees and injured people her entire career. As an appointed trustee on the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association’s Board of Retirement (LACERA), she has adjudicated injured worker’s claims and made our community a better place. She has expertise in contracting, healthcare management, and personal-injury strategic partnership development between physicians and attorneys. Gina currently serves on the board of trustees at Loyola Law School, White Memorial Hospital and Monterey Park Hospital and is a co-founder of ZAGives, a 501(c)(3) charity devoted to community outreach. Last, but certainly not least, Gina is a mom to three young children.
Honors & Awards
- Coming soon
- JD, Loyola Law School
- Bachelor’s Degree, University of Southern California, double major in Psychology and International Relations, minor in Spanish
Gina Zapanta has been recognized for her professional and philanthropic accomplishments and a few of her many successes include:
- Judicial externship with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic, Gina and her partner/husband contributed over $90,000 supporting local restaurants, healthcare staff and grocery store employees. Additionally, they became the first private citizens to host a ‘day of giving’ at the Weingart East LA YMCA which provided over 12,000 meals, 10,000 toys and 8,000 home-deliveries.
- In 2020, Gina co-created a partnership with world-renowned author and educator Stedman Graham to deliver his Identity Leadership program to inner-city students. She continues to develop strategic alliances between Stedman Graham Enterprises and the Latinx community.
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association (LACERA)- January 2018- present. A political appointment by L.A. County Board of Supervisor Janice Hahn. She continues to serve as Board Secretary (with her signature on every LA County employee paycheck)
Monterey Park Hospital – 2019 – present
USC Latino Alumni Association, Corporate Advisory Council – January 2020 – present
White Memorial Medical Center – September 2020 – present
Loyola Law School- September 2020 – present. Gina and Mike established a $100,000 endowment to be awarded to a first-generation Latina to attend law school.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – January 2021 – present
Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce – December 2020 – present