Leadership

CEO & Rev. Megan Katerjian has a 20-year career in fundraising, policy advocacy, program development, and volunteer engagement, working for nonprofits in Los Angeles, Chicago and South Africa, as well as churches in California. Katerjian holds two master’s degrees from Fuller Seminary, a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and a certificate in nonprofit management. She lives with her husband, Harout, 9-year-old son David, and 6-year-old daughter Lucine in Altadena, CA.  

Jim Howe

Regina Williams

Griffin Hatlestad

Carmella France

Almaz N. 

Program Leadership

Natalie Smith Associate Director of Transitional Housing Program

Kathy Park Program Director of Housing & Homelessness Prevention 

Tatiana Alvarado Casa Manager of Transitional Housing 

Tania Palacios Program Manager of Transitional Housing 

Marcos Contreras Program Manager of Children & Youth 

Board Members

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

Tyler Lazarian – Vice Chair
Chief Operating Officer,
Electric Service & Supply Co.

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

Dick Kleinert – Secretary & Chair of Board
Governance Committee

Principle Deloitte Consulting, LLP (Retired)

Jen Argue – Chair of the Development
Committee

Life Coach & Business Coach,
Life Collective Coaching

Charlie Plowman
Publisher, Outlook Newspaper

Daniel Fong
Teacher, Million Dollar Baby

David Bun
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

Brian Kim
Portfolio Manager, Northern Trust

Sarah Silk
Community Volunteer

David Lee
Chairman & CEO, Hing Wa Lee Group

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