Leadership

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Rev. Megan Katerjian

Executive Director
megank@doorofhope.us

N. Almaz

Spiritual Director
almaz@doorofhope.us

Carmella France

Director of Development
carmella@doorofhope.us

Griffin Hatlestad

Operations Director
griffin@doorofhope.us

Melissa Yee

Human Resources Manager
melissa@doorofhope.us

Regina Dupree, MSW

Programs Director
regina@doorofhope.us

Staff Directory

Administration

  • Barbara Pettit
    Executive Assistant

Development

  • Alli Burnison
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Carla Marr
    Marketing Associate
  • Emily Abbott
    Associate Director of Development
  • Talar Afsharian
    Development Associate

Operations

  • Audrey Lee
    Accounting Manager
  • Jessica Delazari
    Human Resources Assistant
  • Tiona Thompson
    Bookkeeping Intern

Operations – In Kind

  • Brandon Garrett
    Facilities & In-Kind Assistant
  • Brian Wheeler
    Facilities & In-Kind Assistant
  • Larry Battin
    Facilities & In-Kind Manager

Programs – Bravo Home

  • Arnita Moore
    Night & Weekend Manager
  • Beatrice Martinez, ASW
    Therapist
  • Lareka Killebrew
    Night & Weekend Manager
  • Natalie Smith, MSW
    Program Manager
    Transitional Housing
  • Rosa Santiesteban
    Weekend Manager
  • Tania Palacios
    Case Manager
    Transitional Housing

Programs – Casa Home

  • Mariana Bravo
    Night & Weekend Manager
  • Tatiana Reyes
    Case Manager
    Transitional Housing

Programs – Pasadena Homes

  • Brittany Scott
    Program Assistant
    Transitional Housing
  • Denise Metoyer
    Night & Weekend Manager
  • Erin Miller
    Case Manager
    Transitional Housing
  • Francisco Guerrero
    Program Manager
    Transitional Housing 
  • Shelby Sallade, LPCC, ATR-BC
    Therapist

Programs – Youth & Children

  • Gerardo Salazar
    Youth Coordinator
  • Marcos Contreras
    Children’s Manager
  • Megan Doherty
    Children’s Advocate
  • Robbin Owens
    Children’s Advocate

Programs – Housing Retention

  • Kathy Park
    Program Manager
    Housing Retention

  • Kristin Heuer, MSW Intern
    Homelessness Preventiion 
  • Peggy Bedevian 
    Americorp Intern
    Job Development/Career Coaching 
  • Reyna Mendoza
    Case Manager
    Homelessness Prevention
  • Troy Simpson
    Housing Navigator
  • Wendi Gaines
    Alumni Case Manager
  • Thania Davalos
    Transitional Housing Intern

Board Members

Robert Lagace
Chair
Managing Director for Los Angeles
Middle Market Banking, JP Morgan Chase
(Retired)

Lisa Sommers
Vice Chair
Adjunct Professor,
Azusa Pacific University

Carl Clauson
Treasurer
Controller, J.H. Snyder Co.

Dick Kleinert
Secretary & Chair of Board
Governance Committee
Principal Deloitte Consulting, LLP
(Retired)

Jen Argue
Chair of the Development
Committee
Life Coach & Business Coach,
Life Collective Coaching

Brian Kim
Portfolio Manager, Northern Trust

Charlie Plowman
Publisher, Outlook Newspaper

Daniel Fong
Teacher, Million Dollar Baby

David Bunn
Attorney, Bun & Bun Attorneys at Law

Joseph Montes
Attorney, Burke, Williams, & Sorenson, LLP

Kay Wolking
Managing Director for Pasadena Private Banking, Wells Fargo
(Retired)

Kimberly Kirui
Community Engagement Associate, Imagine LA

Tyler Lazarian
Field Superintendent, Electric Service & Supply Co.

Advisory Board

Rev. Andy Bales
CEO, Union Rescue Mission

Bob Joe
Council Member, City of South Pasadena

Keith Jespersen
Russ Reid Co. (Retired)

Kerwin L. Manning
Senior Pastor & Head Coach, Pasadena Church

Stephen Lazarian, Jr.
CEO CityWorks Management, LLC