Meet Our Leadership Team

Albert Hernandez

Executive Director

Vanessa Tachiquin

Director of Finance

Carrie Prado

Program Manager

Christina Ellixson

Executive Assistant

Janice Casazza-Piatak

Volunteer Coordinator

Alden Robinson

Communications  Coordinator

Krystal Lee

Housing Navigator

Lewis Kim

Housing Stabilizer

Chaquitta Boyce

Intake Specialist

Eric Ira

Case Manager, ESG

Candiece Hope

Case Manager, ESG

Carlos Flores

Case Manager, Burbank CARES

Lisa Partida

Case Manager, Communitas

Byron Prado

Street Outreach Coordinator

Cameron Chairez

Intake Specialist, Housing Is Key

Ellen Santos

Housing Locator

Board Officers

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Kathy Sessinghaus, Board Chair
Burbank Unified School District

Jessa Freemyer, Chair-Elect
Cusumano Real Estate Group

Patrick Garney, Vice-Chair
Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Darrin Borders, Board Treasurer
City of Burbank: Library Services

Jodi Reneaud, Secretary
Foster All

Kenny Pawlek, Past Chair
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Dawn Greenwood
The Walt Disney Company

Pastor Todd Leonard
Glendale City Church

Diana Moreno
CPA

Carol Nunez
Hilton Garden Inn

 

Christine Rumfola
City of Burbank: Parks & Recreation

Dan Soderstrom
Dilbeck Real Estate

Joylene Wagner
Retired

Dr. William Wang
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center

Jane Winter
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Romik Yaghoobimishi
TPX Communications

David A. Zuckerman
The Law Office of David A. Zuckerman

Toni Beck-Espinoza
Morgan Stanley

Michael Cusumano
Cusumano Real Estate Group

Paula Devine
City of Glendale Councilmember

Sam Jr. and Kathryn Engel

Laura Friedman
43rd Assembly District 

*Jenny Smith Greene 
Founding President – Family Promise of the Verdugos

Debbie Kukta
Burbank Unified School District

Lynn Kronzek

 

Barbara Lazar

Elizabeth Manasserian

 

Zizette Mullins

City Clerk – City of Burbank

Pat and Laurie Patterson

Patterson Graphics

**Anthony Portantino
Senator – 5th Senate District, State of California

 

Dr. Rev. Ross Purdy
First Presbyterian Church of Burbank

*Marsha Ramos
GeoSystems, LLC & Former City of Burbank Mayor

Jess and Sandy Talamantes
Councilmember – City of Burbank 

*Sandra Thompson
Past President, Family Promise of the Verdugos

Ending Homelessness

One Family at a Time

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P.O. Box 7151 

Burbank, CA 91510

Admin: 818.562.7778 

Shelter: 818.847.1547

Glendale Site: 818.396.5555 

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