Board of Directors

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Members of Break the Cycle Board of Directors can access the board contact list, policies, meeting minutes and more.

Michelle Armoni

Michelle Armoni is an HR Consultant who holds more than 20 years of business management and human resources experience. In her practice, she partners with clients on employment issues and policies, training and strategic human capital initiatives. Michelle earned a Masters of Science in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University, a certificate in Human Resources from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Syracuse University. Michelle also holds a certification as a mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Michelle has worked in a consulting capacity for more than seven years and served as an internal HR practitioner handling a wide-variety of critical business issues in multiple arenas, including multiple start-up operations for 15 years. She worked for a worldwide, nonprofit organization as an HR Director for three years. Michelle specializes in HR strategy, employee relations and change management. She works closely with her clients to develop effective strategies for maturing organizational effectiveness. Her focus is to drive strategy to help maximize operational efficiency and human capital productivity.

Rachel Barchie

Rachel Barchie is an associate with the law firm Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, where she handles litigation in a variety of subject areas, including employment, entertainment, intellectual property, real estate and general business litigation. Rachel is a regular contributor to Greenberg Glusker’s entertainment law blog, Law Law Land, and in Spring 2010 co-taught a “Deposition Strategies and Techniques” course at USC Gould School of Law. In September 2008, she was honored by the State Bar of California with the “Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award” for her work representing a transgender, HIV-positive asylum seeker from Mexico. Rachel’s involvement with Break the Cycle began in the summer of 2003, when she was a law intern in BTC’s Los Angeles office. Rachel subsequently helped start the Break the Cycle Young Professionals group. Rachel is a fluent Spanish speaker and relishes any opportunity to use the language. She received her B.A. from Scripps College and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

Jennifer Kuhn

Jennifer Kuhn is an innovative attorney with twenty years of experience developing collaborative solutions to help individuals and organizations meet their goals. Currently, Jennifer is the Senior Corporate Relations Manager for Allstate Financial where she provides strategic communication counsel to Allstate Financial senior leaders to drive the company’s operating strategy, enhance employee engagement and lead holistic communication efforts across the company. Jennifer created The Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence Program which focuses on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors and has reached over 100,000 survivors. In 1991, Jennifer obtained her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Working as an Assistant States Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, Jennifer specialized in domestic violence prosecutions and assisted in the creation and development of the first-ever Domestic Violence Division. In 1999, she served as staff to the President Clinton’s National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women in the creation of a comprehensive manual detailing the accomplishments of the violence against women movement and making recommendations for future action. Returning to Illinois, Jennifer served as Chief of the Crime Victim Services Division for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for four years before joining Allstate. Jennifer is a single mother of an energetic 14-year-old son, Connor.

Kyle P. Schneberg

Kyle P. Schneberg is a civil litigator who represents individuals from all manner of social, cultural and financial backgrounds. He focuses his practice on the areas of Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and Personal Injury. Kyle received his Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Southern California. He joined the Board of Directors for Break the Cycle in 2013. His relevant experience includes serving indigent victims of domestic violence for several years through the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project.

Brian Singer

Brian is the Controller at jetAVIVA, a private firm that specializes in providing personalized sales, brokerage, customer acceptance, delivery, and pilot services specifically tailored to those in the market for light, single-pilot turboprops and jets. jetAVIVA has completed more than 600 aircraft sales around the world, and the company, with a half-billion dollars’ worth of sales, calls itself the number-one light jet sales organization in the world—and one of the top five brokerage firms. As Controller, Brian manages all aspects of jetAVIVA’s financial, accounting, legal, and human resource affairs. Specializing in both accounting and finance, Brian relies daily on his technical experience in the fields of budgeting, financial modeling and analysis, reporting, statistical analysis, cash-flow forecasting and GAAP compliance. Prior to joining jetAVIVA, Brian served many years as Controller for Western Golf Properties, a golf course management company overseeing properties from coast-to-coast. Brian graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law and Game Theory.