Executive Leadership

Sam Lewis

Executive Director

Bikila Ochoa

Deputy Director


Nicholas Reiner

Director of Communications


Communications Associate

Member Services

Angelica Martin

Associate Director of Workforce and Education

Norma Cumpian

Associate Director of Women and Non-Binary Services

Zeara Alvarez

Member Services Program Manager

Chloe Thomas

Applied Researcher

Harvey Knight

Senior Life Coach

Pamela Thompson

Life Coach

Robert Chavez

Life Coach

Donnie McCleary

Pre-Apprentice Life Coach


Rachel Chung

Director of Development

Celine Nehme

Major Gifts Officer

Clara Keane

Grants Coordinator

Jose Norrington

Development Coordinator

Finance and Operations

Charlie Cho

Finance Specialist

Laura Minzenberg

Director of Finance

Gladis Pantoja

Associate Director of Operations

Deborah Koosed

Office Coordinator

Rose Brown

Executive Assistant

Human Resources

Aliyah Farard

Director of Human Resources


John McClelland

Director of Housing

Christopher Espinoza

Associate Director of Housing

Elizabeth Bay

Interim Program Coordinator

Jose Olmedo

Life Coach - VTC

Jon Cesario

Life Coach - VTC

Jose Perez

Life Coach - VTC

Lorena Housing

Michael Hawk

Program Coordinator

Francisco Hernandez

Life Coach

Taylor Quinn

Life Coach

Mike Caputo

Resident Advisor

Magnolia Housing

Dion Coleman

Life Coach

William Lopez

Life Coach

Kenzo Sohoue

Resident Advisor

Chris Bingley

Life Coach

Inside Programs

Jacob Brevard

Director of Inside Programs

Carlos Cervantes

Ride Home Program Manager

Cesar Zuniga

Lead Hope and Redemption Team

David Amaya

Hope and Redemption Team

J’Mel Carter

Hope and Redemption Team

Joseph Osorio

Hope and Redemption Team

Mark Taylor

Hope and Redemption Team

Dominique Tanks

Hope and Redemption Team

Policy Advocacy

Esteban Nunez

Chief Strategy Consultant & Lobbyist

Michael Mendoza

Director of Advocacy

Kent Mendoza

Advocacy & Community Organizing Manager

Miguel Garcia

Advocacy Coordinator

Celina Chapin

Public Policy Associate

Josh Pynoos

Public Policy Associate


Carlos Simpson

DJJ Life Coach

Josef Gray

Sacramento Director

Tommy DeLuna

Life Coach

Raeshone Robinson-Holmes

Life Coach

Rodney Bryant

DJJ Hope and Redemption Team

Efrain Padilla

DJJ Hope and Redemption Team

Ricardo London

Yolo Life Coach

Board of Directors

Brad Slater

Board Chair

Senior Talent Partner, Agent, WME

Jerome Dixon

Vice Chair

Project Manager, Raw Development Construction

George Wells


Chairman, Wells Group of New York

Christine Mammolito


Vice President of Operations, One Community LLC

Paul Blavin

Social Entrepreneur

Scott Budnick

Founder, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, CEO, 1Community

Dede Gardner

President, Plan B Entertainment

Michael Goldstein

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

Adam Gunther


Kristen Renee Ingram

CEO & Executive Producer

PLUS ONE Society

Esché L. Jackson

Public Policy Advocate

Ron Kaye

Former Civil Rights Attorney

Jason Post

Founder and President, Post Investment Group

Mara Burros Sandler

Founder, Be Forward Productions

Tim Storey

Speaker, Author, Life Coach

Prophet Walker

Co-Founder and CEO


Toni Michelle White


LA Traveler Space LLC & House of PR Realty LLC

Brandon Williams

Vice President HR & Head of Talent Management (Universal Filmed Entertainment Group); NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Advisory Board

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