OUR TEAM

We believe that building a brighter future for youth requires meaningful collaboration and a diverse range of perspectives.

MEET THE TEAM

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINSTRATION

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSION

REENTRY, HOUSING, AND EMPLOYMENT

COORDINATION AND INNOVATION

Learn more about our team whose diverse perspectives and expertise allow us to address complex challenges, adapt to evolving needs, and foster a thriving environment where youth can flourish. Among us, you will find survivors of violence and crime, individuals who have taken accountability for harm they caused through restorative and legal practices, and passionate professionals from fields such as social work, public health, public policy, law enforcement, education, direct services, and community organizing.

Leadership and Administration

David Carroll

Director       

Danielle Butler Vappie

Chief Deputy Director

Vincent Holmes

Special Advisor to the Department

DeJuan Belton

Administrative Services Director

Isamar Bonilla

Staff Assistant

Mirian Gomez

Executive Assistant

Zachery Román

Executive Assistant

Leland Schultz

Administrative Services Manager

Youth Development and Diversion

Jai Phillips

Youth Development Branch Director

Vanessa Petti

Development Program
Director

Refugio Valle

Diversion Program
Director

Eden Aberra

Diversion Program
Manager

Jacob Albert

Diversion Program
Manager

Alexia Cina

Development Program
Analyst

Shinmeka Clark

Diversion Program
Manager

Mia Foreman

Diversion Program
Manager

Gloria Gonzalez

Development Program
Manager

Marjan Goudarzi

Diversion Program
Manager

Jerry Henry

Development Program
Manager

Marianna Hernandez

Development Program
Manager

Raven Huston

Development Program
Manager

Alicia Velasco

Diversion Program    Manager

Ezekiel Nishiyama

Development Program
Analyst

Christian Zurita

Diversion Program
Manager

Terry Robinson

Diversion Program
Manager

Marsheila Randell

Development Program
Analyst

Reentry, Housing, and Employment

Patricia Soung

Reentry, Housing, & Employment Branch Director

La Tasha Matthews

Reentry Program
Director

Sahelit Bahiru

Reentry Program
Director

Raiai Lee

Reentry Program
Manager

Elizabeth Lopez

Reentry Program
Manager

Kisha Parra

Reentry, Housing, & Employment Staff Assistant

Dana Mitchell

Reentry Program
Analyst

Dre Nichols

Reentry & Credible Messenger Program Manager

Ashley Yepez

Reentry Program
Analyst

Coordination and Innovation

Taylor Schooley

Coordination & Innovation
Branch Director

Sahar Moheize

Research, Policy, & Innovation
Program Director

Chelsea Busby

Research, Policy, & Innovation
Program Manager

Kaylyn Canlione

Research, Policy, & Innovation
Program Manager

Lemar Henry

Coordination & Innovation Staff Assistant

Angela Kim

Outreach & Engagement
Program Manager

Eva Levingston

Research, Policy, & Innovation
Program Manager

Vanessa Reyes

Outreach & Engagement
Program Manager

Samantha Ruiz

Research, Policy, & Innovation
Program Manager

Alexia Vartanian

Communications
Manager
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