Staff

323.938.3379

Management Team

Heather Cooper Ortner
President & CEO
323.930.6224 p

Debra Cherry, PhD
Executive Vice President
323.930.6225 p

Renita Tyson
Senior Vice PresidentDevelopment
323.930.6208 p

Bret Schaefer
Vice President, Finance
323.930.6237 p

Cathy Ladd, MSW
Vice President, Programs
323.930.6213 p

Kara Bonela
Vice President, Marketing
323.930.6265 p

Sergio Calderón, MPH
Associate Vice President, Regions
951.241.7870 p

Programs & Services

Ricky Ayala
Administrative Assistant, Programs

Tori Boyer
Care Counselor

Terry Garay
Director, Regional Community Relations

Kimiko Kelly
Manager, Community Education

Cathy Ladd
Vice President, Programs

Marie Mayen-Cho
Director, Education & Latino Services

Sara Mikael
Administrative Assistant, Helpline & Care Consultation

Petra Niles
Senior Manager, African American Services,
Education & Dementia Care Networks

Anne Oh
Manager, Support Groups and Activity Programs

Zina Paris
Director, Clinical Services

Nora Rahimian
Coordinator, Helpline

Juan Saavedra
Care Counselor

Dinora Toj
Care Counselor

Gabriela Torres
Administrative Support

Alicia Villegas
Director, Early Stage Services

Judy Wunsch
Volunteer, Library/Helpline

Angie Yeh
Manager, API Services

Regional Service Centers

East Los Angeles | 323.881.0574

Leticia Meza
Specialist, Community Education & Outreach

Angie Moran
Manager, Family Services

Efren Moreno
Senior Manager, Education & Outreach

San Fernando Valley | 818.830.8590
Adrianna Guadarrama
Manager, Education & Outreach

Inland Empire | 951.241.7878
Danielle Johansen, MSG
Care Counselor

Public Policy

Barbra McLendon
Director, Public Policy

Kelly Takasu
Manager, Public Policy

Finance & Administration

Albert Avalos
Manager, IT Systems

Ricardo Ayala
Controller

Martha Chavez
Junior Accountant

Kristi Holmblad
Executive Administrator & Facilities Manager

Bret Schaefer
Vice President, Finance

Mona Strehler
Human Resources

Professional Training
& Grant Management

Margarita Bermudez
Manager, Professional Training & Healthcare Services

Debra Cherry
Executive Vice President

Veronica Matos
Grant Writer

Jennifer Schlesinger
Director, Professional Training & Healthcare Services

Caitlin Silber
Coordinator, Contracts & Grants

Development

Jackie Alm
Assistant Director, Development

Patricia Berni
Director, Events

Melissa Goldman
Senior Director, Development

Jennifer Holloway
Manager, Donor Services

Lawrence Silveira
Development Assistant

Renita Tyson
Senior Vice President, Development

Marketing & Communications

Ginger Baker
Senior Manager, Digital Communications

Kara Bonela
Vice President, Marketing

Angela Landis
Manager, Program Content/Social Media

Nikki Stover
Manager, Marketing and Graphic Design

Board of Directors

Jacqueline Macias, Chair
Tina Pukonen, Secretary
Lisa Chalfin, Treasurer

Mark S. Liberman,
Immediate Past Co-Chair
Matthew Reid,
Immediate Past Co-Chair

John Barnes
Niloo Bedrood
Kenneth Chiate
Helena Chui
Gary Ferrell
Leonor Gaviña-Valls
Jeffrey Glassman
Ingrid Graham
Winston Greene
Robert Hirsch
Randi Jones
Susan Lord
Kyle Mabry
Anne Martinez
Susan Reynolds
Elliot Sainer
Karl Schulze
John & Cynthia Tiedeman
Judy Wunsch
Val Zavala

Medical & Scientific Advisory Council
Helena Chui, MD, Chair

Maria Aranda, PhD
William Bondareff, PhD, MD
Soo Borson, MD
Greg Cole, PhD
Margaret Gatz, PhD
Wolff Kirsch, MD, FACS
Sarah Kremen MD
Aaron McMurtray, MD, PhD
John Ringman, MD, MS
Lon S. Schneider, MD
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD
Dean Sherzai MD, PhD
Gary W. Small, MD
Terrance Town, PhD
David B. Teplow, PhD