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Portrait of Adria Shuford with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "Happiest when hiking"

Adria Shuford

She/Her/Hers Communications & Content Specialist
Portrait of Alex Duncan with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I know how to fly a plane"

Alex Duncan

She/Her/Hers Institutional Gifts & Giving Coordinator
Portrait of Alexa beside a colorful tag that says "I've visited 34 countries."

Alexa Doyle

She/Her/Hers Director, Accounting
Portrait of Andrew Williams with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I watch too much TV"

Andrew Williams

He/Him/His Digital Marketing Manager
Portrait of AndyMike Emata with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I performed at the Hollywood Bowl"

AndyMike Emata

He/Him/His Major Gifts Officer
Portrait of Bridget McFarlin with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I've been a Prince fan since I was 8"

Bridget McFarlin

She/Her/Hers Events Manager
Portrait of Carter Hewgley with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I make a killer hushpuppy."

Carter Hewgley

He/Him/His Director, Homelessness Initiatives
Portrait of Cecile Afable with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "Love home interior decor"

Cecile Afable

She/Her/Hers Administrative Coordinator
Portrait of Chris Ko with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I was bitten by an emu"

Chris Ko

He/Him/His Vice President, Impact & Strategy
Portrait of Claire Kitayama with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I danced ballet for 18 years"

Claire Kitayama

She/Her/Hers Director, Operations & Business Intelligence
Portrait of Cory Copeland with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I performed with the USO"

Cory Copeland

He/Him/His Director, Communications & Content
Portrait of Crissy Yancey with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I have surfed in 6 countries"

Crissy Yancey

She/Her/Hers Director, Marketing & Engagement
Portrait of David Tran with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I can watch The Office on repeat"

David Tran

Director, Finance
Portrait of Denise Ocana with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I love Star Wars and rocks"

Denise Ocana

She/Her/Hers EFSP & Utilities Specialist
Portrait of Donna next to a speech bubble that says, "I've flown airplanes."

Donna Hurley

She/Her/Hers Corporate Relations Specialist
Portrait of Ed Braxton with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I've rollerbladed for 23 years"

Ed Braxton

Program Officer, Strategic Investments
Portrait of Edward Arnold with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I have a dog named Bella"

Edward Arnold

He/Him/His Strategic Operations Manager

Elise Buik

She/Her/Hers President & CEO
Portrait of Elvira Contreras with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "Favorite holiday is Day of the Dead"

Elvira Contreras

She/Her/Hers Content Design Manager
Portrait of Emily Bradley with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I hiked up an active volcano"

Emily Bradley

She/Her/Hers Director, Strategic Investments
Portrait of Eric Ares with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I've never lost Connect Four"

Eric Ares

He/Him/His Senior Manager, Homeless Systems Change
Portrait of Erin A. Morton with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I wanted to be a Disney voice as a kid."

Erin A. Morton

She/Her/Hers Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Portrait of Erin Newman with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I can name every country in the world"

Erin Newman

She/Her/Hers Housing Initiatives Associate
Portrait of Esmeralda Fabian Romero with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I'm a journalism instructor at USC"

Esmeralda Fabian Romero

She/Her/Hers Communications & Content Manager
Portrait of Gabriel Argumaniz with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I like DIY and have many power tools"

Gabriel Argumaniz

He/Him/His Grants Analyst
Portrait of Jennifer Yi with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I skydived in Interlaken"

Jennifer Yi

She/Her/Hers Homeless Initiatives Coordinator
Portrait of John Pang with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I once waited on Joe DiMaggio"

John Pang

He/Him/His Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Portrait of Jordan Wynne with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I have perfect pitch"

Jordan Wynne

They/Them/Theirs Community Activation Specialist
Portrait of Katherine "Kat" Trejo with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I am a published author!"

Katherine "Kat" Trejo

She/Her/Hers Program Officer, Education Programs & Policy
Portrait of Lynley Closson with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I took vocal lessons for 8 years"

Lynley Closson

She/Her/Hers Program Officer, Economic Mobility
Portrait of Martha next to a colorful tag that says, "I have a son named Axel."

Martha Maciel Serratos

She/Her/Hers Program Officer, Education
Portrait of Mayra Cuellar with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I have a dog named Marly"

Mayra Cuellar

She/Her/Hers Homelessness Initiatives Associate
Mayra smiling at the camera beside a speech bubble that says "I've flown a plane"

Mayra Lopez

She/Her/Hers Executive Assistant to President & CEO
Portrait of Michael Nailat with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "Started coding at age 8"

Michael Nailat

He/Him/His Senior Manager, Performance & Evaluation
Portrait of Michelle Reed with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I love to rollerblade at the beach"

Michelle Reed

She/Her/Hers Senior Development Officer
Portrait of Mike Dennis with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I'm a photographer and outdoor enthusiast"

Mike Dennis

He/Him/His Director, Community Activation
Portrait of Monica Strauch with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I'm related to a Salem witch"

Monica Strauch

She/Her/Hers Engagement & Activation Coordinator
Portrait of Morgan Sutton with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I can baton toss and twirl"

Morgan Sutton

She/Her/Hers Homeless Initiatives Coordinator (Seniors)
Portrait of Navin Doré with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "My dog Vincent got his name from Lost"

Navin Doré

He/Him/His Senior Manager, Finance
A portrait of Norma beside a colorful tag that says, "I have a rescue pup named Georgia Mae."

Norma Rodriguez

She/Her/Hers Director, Education Programs & Policy
Portrait of Patricia Castellanos with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I have 3 sisters and love Disneyland"

Patricia Castellanos

She/Her/Hers Staff Accountant
A picture of Salomon looking at the camera with a speech bubble that says, "My favorite holidays are my kids' birthdays."

Salomon Hernandez

Prefer not to include Facilities Manager
Portrait of Sarah Rubinstein with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "My rescue cat is named Fritos"

Sarah Rubinstein

She/Her/Hers Homelessness Initiatives Manager
Shannon smiling at the camera beside a speech bubble that says, "I've snowboarded in New Zealand."

Shannon Biggs

She/Her/Hers Director, Talent & Strategy
Portrait of Tammy Marashlian with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "Big fan of the public library"

Tammy Marashlian

She/Her/Hers Program Officer, Strategic Investments (Homelessness)
Taulene smiling at the camera beside a speech bubble that says, "I held a power lifting record in California"

Taulene Kagan

She/Her/Hers VP, Special Projects & Initiatives
Portrait of Tommy Newman with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I love to make risotto"

Tommy Newman

He/Him/His Vice President, Engagement & Activation
Portrait of Xochitl Flores with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I climbed the Chichen Itza pyramid."

Xochitl Flores

She/Her/Hers Director, People & Culture

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