Executive Leadership

Scott Budnick

Founder

Shaka Senghor

Executive Director

Bikila Ochoa

Deputy Director

Casie Casanova

Executive Assistant

Communications

Nicholas Reiner

Director of Communications

Member Services

Blair James

Director of Programs

Zeara Alvarez-Verdugo

Member Services Program Manager

Chloe Cheney-Rice

Therapist

Norma Cumpian

Life Coach

Harvey Knight

Life Coach

Melissa Shumsky

Member Engagement Coordinator

Jarret Keith

Life Coach

Adrian Vasquez

Intake Specialist and Job Developer

Development

Patrick Sirois

Director of Development

Rachel Chung

Grants and Contracts Manager

Finance

Laura Minzenberg

Director of Finance

Gladis Pantoja

Operations Manager

Housing

John McClelland

Director of Housing

Michelle Garcia

Ventura Training Center (VTC) Program Coordinator

Chris Wachniuk

Life Coach - VTC

Bromont Housing

Joel Aguilar

Resident Advisor

Darlene Frontuto

Life Coach

Lili Herrera

Program Coordinator

Memo Romero

Part-Time Resident Advisor

Dion Thompson

Life Coach

Magnolia Housing

Michael Hawk

Resident Advisor

William Lopez

Life Coach/ Driver

Donnie McCleary

Program Coordinator

Inside Programs

Sam Lewis

Director of Inside Programs

Joseph Osorio

Hope and Redemption Team

David Amaya

Hope and Redemption Team

Jacob Brevard

Hope and Redemption Team

J’Mel Carter

Hope and Redemption Team

David Garnica

Hope and Redemption Team

Cesar Zuniga

Hope and Redemption Team

Matthew Conant

Hope and Redemption Team

Mark Taylor

Hope and Redemption Team

Policy Advocacy

Michael Mendoza

Policy Director

Kent Mendoza

Policy Coordinator

Esteban Nuńez

Policy Coordinator

Celina Chapin

Policy Associate

Josh Pynoos

Policy Associate

Sacramento

April Grayson

Life Coach

Josef Gray

Sacramento Director

Aldo Romero

Life Coach

Ellen Goldwasser

Therapist

Board of Directors

Charity Chandler

Chairman

Director of Contracts Administration, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Jerome Dixon

Vice-Chairman

Project Manager, Raw Development Construction

Adam Gunther

Vice-Chairman

Philanthropist

Esché L. Jackson

Treasurer

Public Policy Advocate

Scott Budnick

Officer

Founder and President, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Carol Biondi

Commissioner, Los Angeles County Commission for Children & Families

Paul Blavin

Philanthropist and Investor

Brent Bolthouse

Bolthouse Productions/The Bungalow

Elizabeth Calvin

Senior Advocate, Children's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Matthew Cate

Executive Director, California State Association of Counties

Robert Downey Jr.

Actor & Activist

Dede Gardner

President, Plan B Entertainment

Michael Goldstein

Attorney, Goldstein Law Group; Past President, Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association

Ron Kaye

Attorney, Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP

David Muhammad

National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

Jason Post

Founder and President, Post Investment Group

Mike Romano

Director, Stanford Law School Three Strikes Project

Todd Rubenstein

Lawyer, Morris Yorn

Javier Stauring

Director, Healing Justice Coalition

Tim Storey

Speaker, Author, Life Coach

Advisory Board

James Anderson

Hacedor, The Yerba Mate Co.

Aaron Bergman

Director of Corporate Sponsorships, Communities in Schools Los Angeles

Kafi Blumenfield

Executive Director, Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Mike Brady

President/CEO, Professional Training Institute, Inc.

Rep. Tony Cardenas

United States Congressman for California’s 29th District

Common

Recording Artist

Zach Galifianakis

Actor & Comedian

Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor & Activist

Hon. Eric Harmon

Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Hill Harper

Actor, Author & Philanthropist

Jonah Hill

Actor & Comedian

B. Wayne Hughes Jr.

Founder, Serving California

Nasir “Nas” Jones

Recording Artist

Bruce Karatz

Owner, BK Capital LLC

Eric Kessler

Arabella Advisors

Ben Lear

Filmmaker

Greg Propper

Co-Founder, Propper Daley

Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D.

United States Congressman for California’s 36th District

Mike Tollin

Film & Television Producer

Anthony Williams

Director of Government Relations

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