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

Fred J. Ruopp Jr.

Treasurer

Chariman, Chelsea Management

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

Jason Horstman

Market Executive

JP Morgan Chase

David Jones

Shareholder

Lewitt Hackman, Employment Practice Group

Manoj K. Mathew, MD

Chief Executive Officer

ACE Medical Associates

Gabriela Perez

VP Branch Manager

Home Street Bank

Margo Messina

SVP, Consumer Banking Region Executive

West Community Region     Bank of America

 
 

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

Caroline Menjivar

Director of New Program Initiatives

(818) 686-7373  
Caroline @mendpoverty.org

 
Ben Delgado

Strategic Partnership Specialist

(818) 686-7305   
Ben @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

Marcella Jackson

Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator

(818) 686-7327 
Marcella @mendpoverty.org

 
Majid Shakouri

Accountant

(818) 686-7361 
Majid @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

Jose De Santiago

Strategic Partnership Associate

(818) 686-7338 
Jose @mendpoverty.org

 
Gabriela Olea

Client Services Coordinator

(818) 686-7301 
Gabriela @mendpoverty.org

Elisa Manzo

Welcome Center Coordinator

(818) 686-7324 
Elisa @mendpoverty.org

Nancy Camacho

Program Coordinator -Pathways to Wellness

(818) 686-7311   
nancy @mendpoverty.org

Brenda Morales

Program Manager

(818) 686-7312  
Brenda @mendpoverty.org

David Hernandez

Program Manager Community Nourishment Programs

(818) 686-7334 
David @mendpoverty.org

Richard Torrez

Foodbank Warehouse Manager

(818) 686-7302 
Richardt @mendpoverty.org

Aaron Cortez

Food Packing Coordinator

(818) 686-77347 
Aaron @mendpoverty.org

 
Kenneth Doyle

Facilities/Maintenance

(818) 686-7349 
Kenny @mendpoverty.org

 
 
Tanya Kahvejian 

Program Coordinator Gateways Employment Services

(818) 686-7354   
tanya @mendpoverty.org

 
Sandra Tarango

Program Specialist Gateways Employment Services

(818) 686-7323   
sandra @mendpoverty.org