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Our team is made up of passionate, hardworking people committed to overcoming our greatest challenges through common purpose and uncommon resolve.

Aditi Shakkarwar

She/Her/Hers Housing Advocacy Manager
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 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 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 David Tran with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I can watch The Office on repeat"

David Tran

Director, Finance
Dayana

Dayana Delgado

She/Her/Hers Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships
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 Ed Braxton with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I've rollerbladed for 23 years"

Ed Braxton

Program Officer, Strategic Investments

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 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

Estefanny Aybar

She/Her/Hers Director, Community Fundraising

Hazel Lopez

She/Her/Hers Director, Crisis Solutions
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
Kristene Garcia

Kristene Garcia

She/Her/Hers Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

Lilliana Olivares

She/They Homelessness Initiatives Coordinator
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LiNing Recendez

She/Her/Hers Vice President, Finance
Mariana Celestino

Mariana Celestino

She/Her/Hers Director, Fundraising Operations
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 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 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

Oxana Ermolova

She/Her/Hers Director of Strategic Partnerships
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

Rudy Melendez

He/Him/His Community Prosperity Network Manager
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 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)
Portrait of Tommy Newman with a colorful tag displaying their fun fact "I love to make risotto"

Tommy Newman

He/Him/His Vice President, Public Affairs & 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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