Leadership

Megan 2023
Rev. Megan Katerjian

Chief Executive Officer
megank@doorofhope.us

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Carmella France

Chief Development Officer
carmella@doorofhope.us

Jim Howe
Jim Howe

Chief Operating
& Financial Officer
jim@doorofhope.us

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Regina Dupree, MSW

Chief Program Officer
regina@doorofhope.us

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Melissa Yee

Human Resources Manager
melissa@doorofhope.us

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Almaz N.

Spiritual Director
almaz@doorofhope.us

Staff Directory

Administration

  • Barbara Pettit
    Executive Assistant
  • Griffin Hatlestad
    Director of Program Operations

Development

  • Alli Burnison
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Carla Marr
    Marketing Associate
  • Carolyn Shankwiler
    Development Associate
  • Emily Abbott
    Associate Director of Development

Facilities – In Kind

  • Larry Battin
    Facilities & In-Kind Manager

Programs – Bravo Home

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

Programs – Casa Home

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

Programs – Pasadena Homes

  • Denise Metoyer
    Night & Weekend Manager
  • Erin Miller
    Case Manager
    Transitional Housing
  • Hannah Pohlad
    Programs Assistant
  • Tiare Ulloa
    Night Manager

Programs – Youth & Children

  • Marcos Contreras
    Children’s Manager

Programs – Housing Prevention

  • Eugenah Chou
    Case Manager
    Homelessness Prevention

  • Kathy Park
    Program Director of
    Housing & Homelessness
    Prevention
  • Troy Simpson
    Housing Navigator
  • Virginia Perez
    Case Manager
    Homelessness Prevention

Alumni Support

  • Peggy Bedevian 
    Americorp Intern
    Job Development/Career Coaching 
  • Wendi Gaines
    Alumni Case Manager

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

    Principal 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
    Founder, Million Dollar Baby
  • David Bunn
    Attorney, Bunn & Bunn 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