Our Team

Front Re

Executive Director
Barbara Kappos, LCSW

Director of Administrative Services
Diane Alarcon Romero, BA

Fiscal Manager
Kristen McCall

Fiscal Assistant
Ada Roberts

Development Associate
Heidy Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant
Lucy Vega

Receptionist
Martha Gonzalez

Data Entry Specialist
Arlene Torres

Director of Sexual Assault Services
Sonia Rivera, BS

Clinical Coordinator
Zara Espinoza, MSW

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Therapists
Brittany Martinez, MSW
Elena Gonzalez, MSW
Michelle Pereira-Henriquez, MSW
Debbie Suaste-Servin, MA
Madelin Melara, MSW
Diané Tirado, MFT
Daniela Gonzalez, MSW

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselors
Deborah Miranda,BSW
Betzabeth Salinas Navarro, BSW
Claudia Ruvalcaba, BS

Domestic Violence/CALWORKS Case Managers/Counselors
Stephanie Amezcua, BS
Maria Sanchez

Volunteer and Hotline Coordinator
Claudia Arevalo, BA

Sexual Assault Advocate
Vanessa Marroquin, BS

SART Coordinator
Carmen Lorenz

Director of Promotora Institute 
Genoveva Lopez, BA

Promotora Education Specialists
Sandra Ibarra
Annette Torres, BA

Staff Promotoras
Rosa Romero
Alma Rivera

Director of HIV Services
Thelma Garcia

HIV Health Educators
Alejandra Aguilar Avelino
Karla Morales

Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist
Lisa Vargas

Parenting Coordinator
Sherry Smith Hampton, MSW

Director of Services at the Wellness Center 
Rebeca Melendez, MA

Wellness Center Advocate 
Ruth Rivera

Boyle Heights Project and Youth Empowerment Project
Karla Ortiz- Youth Coordinator 
Claudia Villanueva 
Valeria Castaneda

Engaging Men Project
Osvaldo Cruz
Luis Mendoza

Hope & Heart Project Coordinator
Elizabeth Peraza

Housing Specialists
Adelaida Ibarra, BS
Christine Rodriguez, BS

Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Martha Cerna ( Weekend Supervisor)
Roxanna Figueroa 
Monica Moreno, BSW
Meliza Gandara, BS
Carina Gomez, BSW
Maricruz Ruiz

2019-2020 Student Interns

KI Program
Elizabeth Almanza, BSW
Ann Marie Vasquez, BS
Karla Jimenez Teran
Zulibeth Inda - Lara 

 

 

 

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