Heal LA Announces New Leadership & Board Member

Co-Founder & President – John Muto

Exciting changes are on the horizon for the Heal Los Angeles Foundation as it embarks on a new chapter of growth and development with the appointment of John Muto as Co-Founder and President, and the addition of Nikki Garcia as the Foundation’s first female board member. With this new leadership in place, the Foundation is poised to make an even greater impact on the lives of young people in Greater Los Angeles.

After co-founding the organization with Prince in 2016 as a student service organization at Loyola Marymount University, John Muto is joining the Foundation as full-time staff and will serve as Co-Founder and President, bringing a wealth of experience and passion to the role. In addition, John is excited to continue the philanthropic legacy of Michael Jackson.

“I never take it for granted the opportunity that Prince gave me back then, and at times, it still amazes me how this all came together,” said John. “What I am most excited about in this new phase is to see the impactful programs we will be offering to our youth and families in Los Angeles! This is going to be a special ride, and I am excited to bring along some amazing relationships over in this new role.”

Board Member – Nikki Garcia

Joining John on the team is Nikki Garcia, the Foundation’s first female board member. Her diverse background and experience will bring a fresh perspective and valuable insights to the organization.

Nikki Garcia is a Talent Director at Robert Half, specializing in placing accounting and finance professionals. Prior to joining Robert Half, Nikki was a noteworthy figure in the nonprofit development space. Serving as a Development leader for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), Nikki was an integral part of the team that created the multi-million-dollar 50/50 Raffle program, benefit gala, and increased fundraising by 1,000%. She remains a champion for the Los Angeles community and made vital contributions which led to LADF being awarded the 2020 ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year. Most recently, she was named the 2021 NextGen Collective 30 Under 30 honoree.

“I am excited to add another all-star to the team! I have known Nikki for the past 8 years, and I can’t explain in words how wonderful of a person she is. She’s going to take the Foundation to another level,” said John.

With the new leadership and board member in place, The Heal Los Angeles Foundation is well-positioned to achieve its mission of improving the lives of young people in Greater Los Angeles by creating impactful programs that will help them pursue their dreams while building fundamental life skills. The Foundation’s commitment to empowering the youth in the community is now stronger than ever, and they are ready to make a positive impact for years to come.

Donation Information

If you would like to make a donation to Heal Los Angeles Foundation, please note that checks can be mailed to the following address:

The Heal Los Angeles Foundation

C/O John Muto

1621 West 25th Street #125

San Pedro, CA 90732

We greatly appreciate your support in helping us further our mission of providing programs that help them pursue their dreams while building fundamental life skills. Thank you for your generosity!