Our Team



Executive Director
Barbara Kappos, LCSW

Director of Administrative Services
Diane Alarcon Romero, BA

Fiscal Manager
Kristen McCall

Fiscal Assistant
Ada Roberts

Development Manager 
Heidy Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant
Lucy Vega

Data Entry Specialist
Martha Gonzalez

Director of Sexual Assault Services
Sonia Rivera, BS

Clinical Coordinator
Zara Espinoza, MSW

Wellness Clinical Supervisor
Elena Gonzalez, MSW

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Therapists
Brittany Martinez, MSW                                                                                                                        Daniela Gonzalez, MSW                                                                                                                            Donna De Loera, MSW                                                                                                                              Debbie Suaste-Servin, MA                                                                                                                        Elizabeth Almanza, MSW                                                                   
Madelin Melara, MSW
Monica Moreno, MSW

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselors
Alyza Gonzalez                                                                                                                                                         Claudia Arevalo, BA                                                                                                                              Claudia Ruvalcaba, BS

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

Volunteer and Hotline Coordinator
Vanessa Marroquin, BS

College Advocate
Arlene Torres, BSW

SART Coordinator
Carmen Lorenz

Director of Promotora Institute 
Genoveva Lopez, BA

Promotora Education Specialists
Sandra Ibarra
Annette Torres, BA

Staff Promotoras
Rosa Romero
Olivia Macias Flores
Maria Brizuela

Director of HIV Services
Thelma Garcia

HIV Health Educators
Alejandra Aguilar Avelino
Karla Morales
Lizette Villanueva

Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist
Lisa Vargas

Parenting Coordinator
Sherry Smith Hampton, MSW

Director of Services at the Wellness Center 
Rebeca Melendez, MA

Wellness Center Administrator 
Ruth Rivera

Boyle Heights Project and Youth Empowerment Project
Claudia Villanueva 
Valeria Castaneda

Engaging Men Project
Osvaldo Cruz
Luis Mendoza

Hope & Heart Project Coordinator
Elizabeth Peraza

Housing Specialists
Adelaida Ibarra, BS
Maricruz Ruiz

Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Martha Cerna (Weekend Supervisor)
Carina Gomez, BSW
Anna Cano
Jennifer Bermudez
Alondra Plaza
Nefetari Guerra
Carmen Aparicio

2020-2021 Student Interns

 

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

 

 

 

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