Our Team



Executive Director
Barbara Kappos, LCSW

Director of Administrative Services
Diane Alarcon Romero, BA

Human Resources Specialist 
Jennifer Martinez

Fiscal Manager
Kristen McCall

Fiscal Assistant
Ada Roberts

Development Manager 
Heidy Rodriguez

Director of Services at the Wellness Center 
Rebeca Melendez, MA

Director of Sexual Assault Services
Sonia Rivera, BS

SA Clinical Supervisor
Michelle Pereira-Henriquez, LCSW 

Director of Promotora Institute 
Genoveva Lopez, BA

Clinical Coordinator
Daniela Gonzalez, MSW

Wellness Clinical Supervisor
Elena Gonzalez, MSW

Administrative Assistant
Lucy Vega
Yesenia Moya

Data Entry Specialist
Martha Gonzalez

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Therapists
Brittany Martinez, MSW                                                                                                            Debbie Suaste-Servin, MA                                                                                                        Paola Cervantes, MSW                                                   
Madelin Melara, MSW                                                                                                                                                     

Domestic Violence/Underserved Victims

Domestic Violence/CALWORKS Case Managers/Counselors
Stephanie Ortiz, BS                                                                                                             
Maria Sanchez 
Melissa De Leon                                                                                                                     

Volunteer and Hotline Coordinator
Vanessa Marroquin, BS

SART Advocate Coordinator
Carmen Lorenz

SA Administrative Specialist                                                                                                    Kimberly Zarate

Promotora Education Specialists
Sandra Ibarra
Annette Torres, BA

Staff Promotoras
Olivia Macias Flores
Maria Brizuela

Director of HIV Services
Thelma Garcia

HIV Health Educators
Alejandra Aguilar 
Karla Morales
Lizette Villanueva
Daniela Herrera

Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist
Lisa Vargas

Wellness Center Administrator 
Ruth Rivera

Wellness Center Community Engagement Coordinator                                                           
Maria Jose Oliva

Boyle Heights Project and Youth Empowerment Project 
Claudia Villanueva


Adult Engagement Specialist                                                                                                               
Juan Escobedo

Engaging Men Project
Osvaldo Cruz
Luis Mendoza

Hope & Heart Project Coordinator
Elizabeth Peraza

Housing Specialists
Fernanda Ramirez, BS
Laura Gallegos Sanchez, BSW


Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Martha Cerna (Weekend Supervisor)
Carinna Gomez, BSW
Titi Schwartz ( Transitional House)

Project Heal
Debbie Miranda, MSW


Child & Family Specialist
Alejandra Gonzalez, MA

Medical Campus Advocate                                                                                                               

KI Program
Nayeli Hernandez-Perez
Karla Jimenez Teran
Zulibeth Inda - Lara 

College Program Advocate
Gabby Orozco

Victims of Crime Advocate                                                                                                                          Priscella Mayo

Nurturing Program
Rosemarie Mollinedo, MA 

 

 

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