Our Team

Executive Director
Barbara Kappos, LCSW

Office Administrator/Fiscal Department
Diane Alarcon Romero, BA

Fiscal Manager
Kristen McCall

Fiscal Assistant
Ada Roberts

Development Associate
Heidy Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant
Lucy Vega

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
Alice Ovando-Lopez, MSW
Michelle Pereira, MSW
Debbie Suaste-Servin, MA
Madelin Melara, MSW
Gio Holguin, MSW

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselors
Claudia Ruvalcaba, BS
Maricruz Ruiz

Domestic Violence/CALWORKS Case Managers/Counselors
Carol Marron
Margaret Jaimes

Volunteer and Hotline Coordinator
Claudia Arevalo

SART Coordinator
Carmen Lorenz

Director of Promotora Institute 
Genoveva Lopez, BA

Promotora Education Specialists
Sandra Ibarra
Angelica Licea, 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 LAC+USC Wellness Center 
Rebeca Melendez, MA

Boyle Heights Project and Youth Empowerment Project
Hilda Franco, MS
Karla Ortiz

GRYD Case Managers

Engaging Men Project
Osvaldo Cruz
Luis Mendoza

Hope & Heart Project Supervisor 

Housing Specialists
Adelaida Ibarra
Christine Rodriguez

Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter Staff
Betzabeth Salinas Navarro
Guadalupe Arellanes Castro
Martha Cerna ( Weekend Supervisor)
Roxanna Figueroa 
Monica Moreno
Meliza Gandara, BS

2018-2019 Student Interns
Monica Lerma ( CSULA)
Carina Gomez (CSULA)
Vanessa Diaz (USC)
Anel Parra ( Walden)
Deborah Miranda ( CSULB)
Elizabeth Menendez ( CSULB)

 

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