Gayle oversees the legal and risk functions of Community Partners, its programs and its fiscally sponsored projects. Gayle has more than 15 years of legal experience and management in both nonprofits and for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Community Partners, Gayle spent 10 years at Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) where she helped develop and manage the legal and compliance departments and oversee fiscal and compliance on federal and state grants. She holds a J.D. from University of Southern California Law Center and has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.