Meet Our Los Angeles Team

Nicholas Arquette

Founder and CEO

Spending the last twenty years in Los Angeles working as an entrepreneur in the film, senior care and non-profit industries, my most rewarding experiences have come from my work leading Walk With Sally into the future. I have had the privilege of mentoring 3 boys since I started the program and look forward to matching children worldwide who have been impacted by cancer.

Fun Fact 101
I got my SAG card doing a scene with Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump.”

Julie Cegelski

Program Director

Walk With Sally has impacted my life tremendously. I lost my father Jim to cancer in 2010 and my heart is able to heal through the work that we do at Walk With Sally. With every new match, friendship activity we plan, and new family we meet I know that we will change their lives forever.

Fun Fact 101
I love to travel and was lucky enough to circumnavigate the world in 2008.

Lucia Gorostiza

Senior Program Coordinator

Raised in Southern California by Mexican parents, I have grown to seamlessly adapt to places and cultures around the world. As a UCSB graduate in Global Studies, I hope to make a difference in our world and leave my mark making a bold start with the families we serve at WWS! Like a good native of California I remember to embrace the surf, savor the diversity of food cultures, and indulge in ever accessible international travel.

Fun Fact 101
Gorostiza – seemingly difficult to pronounce, originates from the Basque Country, Spain.

Kaylee Hage

Administrative Assistant

Early in her life Kaylee belonged to a non-profit dance group that would travel around the world performing in convalescent centers, local festivals, orphanages, etc. Through this, she learned the importance of giving back. A recent graduate from the University of California Berkeley, she has worked on events/marketing while truly developing a love for the philanthropic industry. She is thrilled to be joining the Walk With Sally team which allows her to strengthen this love, and gives her the ability to impact children’s lives on a daily basis.

Fun Fact 101
My name is a unique combination of my great grandmother’s name, Kay, and great grandfather’s name, Lee, so my mom put those two together and got “Kaylee!”

Margo Masi

Program Coordinator

Originally from Vermont, Margo attended Fordham University and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. After freezing through nine New York City winters, she traded concrete sidewalks for the white sand beaches of Sydney, Australia before making sunny Los Angeles home last year. With a varied background in the hospitality and nonprofit industries, Margo joined Walk With Sally as a Program and Volunteer Coordinator. She’s thrilled to be part of a mission that brings hope, love, and empowerment to children and families when they need it the most.

Fun Fact 101
She’s lived in five states, plus Australia.

Michele McRae

Director of Development

Originally from Florida, the other sunshine state, I moved to California to make a difference. Through Walk With Sally, I have found my calling and am so blessed to not only have been a mentor with the organization for 10 years but am now able to put my 17 years of business, marketing, branding and negotiation to use for the growth of Walk With Sally throughout California and beyond.

Fun Fact 101
I played Patsy Cline in a local production of Always Patsy.

Page Sacks

Director of Communications & Special Events

After working in the entertainment industry for 7 years I made the transition to Walk With Sally in 2014 to do something that would leave an impact on children’s lives. Everyday I get to work on fun events with caring and generous volunteers who want to do the same.

Fun Fact 101
I met Justin Timberlake once…ask me about it!

Melanie Slosser

Program Coordinator

Growing up in Orange County, Melanie was always passionate about donating her time back to the community. Currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University she is making her passion a career. She is excited to be working at Walk With Sally to work with families and mentors as the new Program Coordinator.

Fun Fact 101
I have traveled to all seven continents!