South Bay Cares Founders

After the presidential election of 2016, Courtney Lingle and Kamala Horwitz saw the vast political divide in their South Bay community. They came together to form a new organization called South Bay Cares. Their vision was to create a group of like-minded individuals that builds connections, and takes positive action on a variety of issues rooted in social and political causes. These causes include immigration, women’s rights, education, health care and other important issues on the national political stage that profoundly affect peoples’ day-to-day lives. 

South Bay Cares quickly grew from a gathering of like-minded friends to a grassroots network of over 1,000 people that are politically active and action oriented. It is an organization that offers members a platform to be heard, a means to take action and a community from which to draw support, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.


Courtney Lingle

Courtney is a third generation South Bay native.  She works as a real estate specialist with The Agency, here in the South Bay. 

Courtney attended Marymount College and San Diego State University. In addition to being the co-founder of South Bay Cares, Courtney is a member of Giveback Homes, an organization that helps build homes for deserving families around the globe.

Courtney is a wife and mother of five, a marathon runner who is passionate about sports, the beach, her community and giving back.

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Kamala Horwitz

Kamala is a Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Hermosa Beach and Beverly Hills.  She has recently served on the Board of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and volunteered as a high school speaker for Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles.
Kamala spent the first 15 years of her professional life working in sales and management within the pharmaceutical industry. 

Kamala graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of California Irvine, an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Marketing and Healthcare Management from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Kamala and her husband, Gary, live in Manhattan Beach and have two daughters who have grown up in Manhattan Beach. 

board members

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Kamala Horwitz,  Courtney Lingle,  Jennifer Jenkins Dohner,  Kelly Oram,  Dolly Gamble,  Grettel Fournell,  Madeline Sharples,  Jennifer Salem,  Tara Owen,  Christine Daviduk,  Danielle Anderson,  Rachel Reisig,  Lisa Watanabe