Leadership Team

Terry Goddard II
Executive Director
Terry Goddard II, a member of the LAC Commission on HIV and the co-chair of its Housing Task Force, has over 26 years in housing services and management. After 15 years at Aid For AIDS he was tapped in 2006 to head up Serra Ancillary Care Corporation as its Executive Director. It was Mr. Goddard’s vision that first brought AFA and Serra together, identifying the core competencies in each that, on a shared basis, could strengthen the safety net for all persons living with HIV, increase the housing continuum of-care services and moreover be cost-effective. In 2009, after full endorsement from both boards, with no reduction in program personnel and at a cost savings of $282,743, AFA and Serra merged their highly complementary programs and funding streams into one organization. Since then, we have steadily diversified and expanded to become a sector leader in the “housing first” model of healthcare. In 2013 he received the Center for Nonprofit Management Leadership Impact Award in recognition of the successful merging of AFA and Serra. Terry has a BA and MA in Psychology and in 2017 he successfully completed the Health Care Executive Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
✉ tgoddard@alliancehh.org | ☎ 323-344-4899

Jack Lorenz
Director of Development and Communications
Jack joined Alliance in 2015, overseeing all fundraising and communications activities at the agency. Immediately prior to his time at Alliance, Jack spent four years as Director of Programs and Development at Equality California. Working in the fields of immigration, social justice, health care, LGBT issues and now housing, Mr. Lorenz has spent 18 years in the non-profit sector. For 12 years, he was Executive Director of the Gatekeeper Foundation. Education: MA, Humanities. California State University, Northridge.
✉ jlorenz@alliancehh.org | ☎  323-344-4880

Warren Guinane
Chief Financial Officer
Warren joined Alliance in March 2020 and is responsible for managing the financial operations, compliance and operational management at the agency. Mr. Guinane has spent over 33 years in Commercial Banking beginning with Allied Irish Bank, JP Morgan Chase and most recently, in the role of Regional Manager of the Higher Education and Not-For Profit practice at Wells Fargo. He has significant experience with Not-For Profits having served on a number of Boards including Santa Marta Hospital Foundation, Loyola Marymount University Business Advisory Council and Incarnation Church and Parish Finance Council, Glendale. He has served as Chair of the Cardinal’s Awards Committee and in 2017 was President of the Society of the Friendly Sons in Los Angeles. Education: MBA from DePaul University, Chicago.
wguinane@alliancehh.org | ☎  323-344-4885

Darién Acevedo
Senior Director of Housing Support Services
Darien joined Alliance for Housing and Healing in November 2016 and has 10 years of management experience in the fields of mental health and housing. Prior to working for Alliance, Darien spent 5 years as Program Supervisor for a children’s mental health facility in Brooklyn, NY and over 4 years as Permanent Housing Program Manager for Project New Hope, a non-profit housing provider for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. In her current position, , she is responsible for the oversight and management of the South Bay Regional Office HOPWA contract, the Long Beach CoC Project Mainstream contract, all programs and contracts in the West Hollywood office, the DHS Intensive Case Management Programs and the supervision of the Integration Systems Manager. Education: BA in Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico, MA in Drama Therapy from New York University.
✉ dacevedo@alliancehh.org | ☎ 323-344-4865

Jessica Johnson
Director of Permanent Supportive Housing
Jessica joined Alliance in 2018 as a Program Manager and currently oversees permanent supportive housing. Prior to joining Alliance, Jessica worked as a case manager and job developer at Volunteers of America and also worked as a case manager, intake specialist, and data specialist at Mental Health America of Los Angeles serving veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. Jessica has 5 years of social service experience in the realm of homelessness, mental health, and housing. She has a BA in Political Science and a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.
✉ jjohnson@alliancehh.org | ☎  323-344-4861

Vicki Freda
CCA Program Manager
Vicki joined Alliance (at that time Aid for Aids) in 2001 as a Housing Specialist for the Long Beach Region. Vicki has a background in property management, accounting and the Los Angeles County housing market.
✉ vfreda@alliancehh.org | ☎  323-344-4890

Christina Mancilla
Director of Group Homes

Yesenia Akers
Regional Director, South Bay Housing Services
Beginning as a Program Assistant with Aid for AIDS, Yesenia has spent 10 years with Alliance for Housing and Healing, of which 7 years were in direct service with clients. As the former South Bay Program Supervisor, she assisted with the recruitment and training of staff for the South Bay Regional Office which opened in 2017. In her current position, Yesenia is responsible for the overall management of the South Bay Regional Office by identifying and evaluating the housing needs of the people served, managing the housing providers, and overseeing programmatic procedures. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Counseling and Interviewing from California State University, Northridge.
✉ yakers@alliancehh.org | ☎  562-294-5506
 

Gabriel De La Mora
Program Manager, DHS Intensive Case Management Program
Gabriel joined the Alliance in 2012 as a Housing Specialist. He currently oversees delivery of intensive case management services to participants of DHS’s Housing for Health program. Prior to joining Alliance for Housing and Healing Gabriel worked with at risk youth in the East Los Angeles and South Los Angeles areas through Boys and Girls Clubs and charter schools. He also worked with homeless youth in the Hollywood area at Covenant House California and was in charge of the emergency shelter program. Gabriel has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles in Sociology with a minor in Chicano Studies and an Associate of Arts from East Los Angeles College in Liberal Arts.
✉ gdelamora@alliancehh.org | ☎  323-344-4898

Ella Noflin
Program Manager, Intensive Case Management Program
Ella recently joined Alliance and oversees our program that provides direct care and services for clients who are chronically homeless with physical and mental disabilities Ella joins us from RE Daycare here in Los Angeles where she oversaw all programs and administration, prior to her time at RE, Ella was a housing specialist at SHARE in Culver City. She has been in the social service field since 2003 and has both a bachelors and master degree from the University of San Francisco.
✉ enoflin@alliancehh.org | ☎  323-274-3342
 

Adam Rycroft
Dynamic Solutions Manager
Adam joined the Development team in July 2012 and has over a decade of experience working in nonprofit and government agencies. Mr. Rycroft is a Certified Salesforce Administrator and oversees the organization’s client, operational, and donor databases. Education: BA in Classical Humanities from the George Washington University.
✉ arycroft@alliancehh.org | ☎ 323-344-4897

Linda Ortiz
Grants Manager
Linda joined Alliance in early 2018, served as a Housing Manager and joined the Development Team in August 2019. Linda manages the proposal submission processes, along grant compliance and management. Linda has worked in the real-estate and property management industry for over 30 years, coupled with the last 10 years in homeless services, serving as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, case management and housing coordination. Linda has a solid understanding of philanthropy and fundraising practices, having worked with over 30 non-profits in various capacities; administration, fundraising, event planning, volunteer coordination, board development and management.
✉ lortiz@alliancehh.org | ☎ 323-344-4881
 

Caroline McKiernan
Human Resources Manager
Beginning at Alliance for Housing and Healing as an Executive Assistant/Human Resources Coordinator in 2010, Caroline has spent 9 years with Alliance for Housing and Healing. Previous to her employment with Alliance, she worked in the field of for profit low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndication and development in administrative positions, in human resources, and in due diligence coordination. In her current position as the Human Resources Manager, Caroline sources new talent, on boards employees, implements benefits, coordinates leaves of absences, and ensures effective employee relations. Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in English Literature and a certificate in Human Resources Management from UCLA Extension.
✉ cmckiernan@alliancehh.org | ☎ 323-344-4883

Staff Directory

Irene Amador, Receptionist | ☎ 323-344-4873
Diane Bolanos, IT Coordinator and Accounting Associate | ☎ 323-344-4887
Annie Diem Diep, Senior Accountant | ☎ 323-344-4886
Linda Ortiz, Grants Manager | ☎ 323-344-4881
Tacarra Logan, Executive Assistant | ☎ 323-274-3346
Caroline McKiernan, Human Resources Manager | ☎ 323-344-4883
Rina Oktarinah, Financial Analyst | ☎ 323-344-4882

Michelle Demus, Supportive Services Coordinator | ☎ Direct: 323-344-4876
Antonio Jimenez, Supportive Service Coordinator | ☎ 323-344-4863
Natalie Marquez, Supportive Service Coordinator | ☎ 323-344-4877
Cynthia Martinez, Permanent Supportive Housing Supervisor | ☎ 323-344-4875
Regina Nungaray, Program Assistant | ☎ 323-344-4875
Alma Ramos, Supportive Service Coordinator | ☎ 323-344-4875
Maria Walton, Supportive Service Coordinator | ☎ 323-376-7029Tom Wukawitz, Supportive Service Coordinator | ☎ 323-344-4871
Ada Aleman, Program Assistant | ☎ 562-294-5500 x201
Mireya Amador, Program Supervisor | ☎ 562-294-5500
Yesenia Akers, South Bay Regional Director of Housing Services | ☎ 562-294-5500 x217
Tabithia Banando, Housing Locator | ☎ 562-294-5500
Kelly Bravo, Housing Specialist |☎ 562-294-5500 x206
Brittany Brumfield, Homeless Case Manager MSC |☎ 562-983-2088
Kimishia Campbell, Housing Specialist |☎ 562-294-5500 x212
Elizabeth Gunnoe, Housing Specialist |☎ 562-294-5500 x219
Christopher Jimenez, Case Manager | ☎ 562-294-5500 x208
Lanika Manning, Case Manager | ☎ 562-294-5500 x203
Norma Montes, Housing Specialist |☎ 562-294-5500 x210
Angie Rubio, Housing Specialist | ☎ 562-294-5500 x206
David Sigala, Housing Specialist |☎ 562-294-5500 x209

Maria Aceves, Metro West Regional Director of Housing Services | ☎ 323-656-1107 x209
Michelle Camacho, Program Supervisor | ☎ 323-656-1107x202
Linda Cifuentes, Housing Specialist | ☎ 323-656-1107x207
Valeria De La Torre, Housing Specialist | ☎ 323-656-1107x204
Jordan Hillman, Housing Specialist | ☎ 323-656-1107x207
Maricor Lopez, Program Assistant | ☎ 323-656-1107x200
Rosey Martinez, Housing Specialist | ☎ 323-656-1107x204
Ingrid Rivera, Housing Specialist | ☎ 323-656-1107 x207

Jessica Carrete, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-274-3347
Alejandra Cruz, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-344-4860
Aliza De Leon, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-344-4872
Edgar Guevara, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-344-4868
Chris Murillo, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-274-3344
Ashley Reyes, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-344-4870
John Rezende-Shalom, Intensive Case Manager | ☎  323-344-4878
Jeffred Armas, HOPWA  CCA Senior Monitor | ☎  323-344-4891
Cynthia Corral, TBRA/PSH Coordinator | ☎  323-344-4893
Ka'Daar Hazelton, HOPWA CCA Monitor | ☎  323-344-4892
Leanna Rongavilla, CCA Monitor | ☎  323-344-4896
Cesar Villa, TBRA/PSH Coordinator | ☎  323-344-4874
• Ernestina Anaya, C.N.A., Casa Madona | ☎  323-342-0705
• Margaret Deacy, LCSW, Itinerant
• Thania Garcia, On Call C.N.A., Casa de Corazon | ☎  323-342-0705
• Shelley Harvey, C.N.A., Casa Los Angeles | ☎  323-342-0705
• Maria Hernandez, C.N.A., Casa Madona | ☎  323-342-0705
• Yesenia Macias, C.N.A., Casa Madona | ☎  323-342-0705
• Christina Mancilla, C.N.A., Casa Los Angeles | ☎  323-342-0705
• Fabiola Mancilla, C.N.A., Casa Madona | ☎  323-342-0705
• Yessenia Martinez, C.N.A., Casa Madona | ☎  323-342-0705
• Maya Peters, M.S.W. | ☎  323-383-7243
• Joaquin Quiroz, R.N. Case Manager, Casa Madona and Casa Los Angeles | ☎  323-342-0705
• Elizabeth Reyes, C.N.A., Casa Madona | ☎  323-342-0705
• Zoila Rivera, C.N.A., Casa Soldano | ☎  562-595-4877
• Isabel Sandoval, C.N.A., Casa Los Angeles | ☎  323-737-7661
• Sokha Sea, Group Home Manager, Casa Soldano | ☎  562-595-4877
• Sherry Small, C.N.A., Casa Soldano | ☎  562-595-4877
• Burna Stewart, C.N.A., Casa Soldano | ☎  562-595-4877
• Rocio Torres, C.N.A., Casa Los Angeles | ☎  323-737-7661
• Alonso Vargas, C.N.A., Casa de Corazon | ☎  562-951-3869
• Cindy Velis, Group Home Manager, Casa Los Angeles | ☎  323-737-7661
• Frank Wilson, Assistant Group Home Manager, Casa Soldano | ☎  562-595-4877