Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors & Staff

OFFICERS

Bob Rawitch

Chair

Retired, L.A. Times and Winner & Associates

 
Janice Boafo

Vice Chair

Child Welfare Practice Consultant, San Diego State University Academy of Professional Excellence

Sally Turner

Secretary

Retired Journalist, Journalism Professor California State University Northridge 

 

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Ron Villafana

Retired Executive

State Comp. Insurance Fund

Steve Brown

Retired

Real Estate Investment & Finance

Alex Hemmelgarn

Attorney

Lewitt Hackman

Margo Messina

SVP, Consumer Banking Region Executive

West Community Region     Bank of America

 
Paula Bahamon

Vice President/Community Development Officer

Mission Valley Bank

 
 
 
 

OUR STAFF

Janet Marinaccio

President and CEO

(818) 686-7321
Janet @mendpoverty.org

Jenny Gutierrez

Chief Operating Officer

(818) 686-7322  
Jenny @mendpoverty.org

Chanya Blumenkrantz

Chief Development Officer

(818) 686-7320
Chanya @mendpoverty.org

Scott Mikels

Chief Financial Officer

(818) 686-7353
Scott @mendpoverty.org

Maria Jimenez

Managing Director of Program Strategy

(818) 686-7325
Maria @mendpoverty.org

Maggie Gregor

Program Director

(818) 686-7350
Maggie @mendpoverty.org

Cristina Coronel

Administrative & Special Projects Coordinator

(818) 686-7360
Cristina @mendpoverty.org

 
Rubicela Ochoa

Development Assistant & Database Coordinator

(818) 686-7332 
Rubi @mendpoverty.org

Majid Shakouri

Accountant

(818) 686-7361
Majid @mendpoverty.org

Rubicela Ochoa

Development Assistant & Database Coordinator

(818) 686-7332 
Rubi @mendpoverty.org

Brenda Morales

Program Manager

(818) 686-7312  
Brenda @mendpoverty.org

 
Shaylee Papadakis

Manger of Data & Outcomes

(818) 686-7364  
Shaylee @mendpoverty.org

Marielena Rivas

Program Manager -Here We Thrive

(818) 686-7319   
Mrivas @mendpoverty.org

 
Nancy Camacho

Program Coordinator -Pathways to Wellness

(818) 686-7311   
nancy @mendpoverty.org

Cristina Mendieta

Program Coordinator Gateways Employment Services

(818) 686-7354  
Cmendieta @mendpoverty.org

 
 
Gabriela Olea

Client Services Coordinator

(818) 686-7301 
Gabriela @mendpoverty.org

Elisa Manzo

Welcome Center Coordinator

(818) 686-7324 
Elisa @mendpoverty.org

Cristian Montoya

Facilities/Maintenance

(818) 686-7349 
cristian @mendpoverty.org

Jacqueline Barajas

Volunteer Engagement & Admin Support Specialist

(818) 686-7327 
Jacqueline @mendpoverty.org 

Marcella Jackson

Program Manager Community Nourishment Programs

(818) 686-7334 
Marcella @mendpoverty.org

Richard Torrez

Foodbank Warehouse Manager

(818) 686-7302 
Richardt @mendpoverty.org

April Cerrato

Community Partnerships & Engagement Coordinator

(818) 686-77347 
April @mendpoverty.org