Our Staff

CoCo Staff 2012

Executive Management Team

Marqueece Harris-Dawson, President and CEO, ext. 243

Joanne Kim, Chief Operating Officer, ext. 214

Aurea Montes-Rodriguez, Vice President of Organizational Growth, ext. 210

Alberto Retana, Executive Vice President, ext. 206


Hector Sanchez, Director of Finance, ext. 209

Kusema Thomas, Administrative Assistant, ext. 200

Gerri Lawrence, Executive Assistant, ext. 263

Adriana Araujo, Staff Accountant,  ext. 274

Anthony Foster, Coordinator of Special Projects, ext. 243

Prevention Network

Karren Lane, Prevention Network Director, ext. 244

Tyra Goodman, Environmental Prevention Coordinator, ext. 202

De-Angela McVay, Community Organizer, ext. 230

Kinship in Action

Joseph Devall, Director of Kinship in Action, ext. 229

Patricia Thomas, Community Organizer, ext. 305

Enrique Gaspar, Community Organizer, ext. 304

Susana Ochoa, Intake & Referral Specialist, ext. 301

You can reach KIA staff at 323-753-3448

Community Organizing/Civic Engagement

Gabriel Pendas, Lead Organizer, 

Terri Boysaw, Community Organizer, ext. 228

Ansley Jean-Jacques, Community Organizer, ext. 201

Joy Enix, Community Organizer, ext. 201

Gilbert Johnson, Community Organizer, ext. 201



South Central Youth Empowered thru Action

Sandra Hamada, Director of Youth Programs, ext. 222

James Rogers, Academic Advisor, Ext. 246

Alex Stewart, Youth Organizer, ext. 105

Fredy Torres, Youth Organizer, ext. 211

Miguel Dominquez, Youth Organizer, ext. 221

Development Department

Leslie Cooper, Development Director, ext. 250

Laresha Franks, Grants Manager, ext. 254

Elycia Mulholland, Researcher, ext. 272

Clari Montes, Grant Writer, ext. 252

Communications Department

 Jung Hee Choi, Communications Director, ext. 226

Josh Busch, Director of Digital Media, ext. 252

Glauz Diego, Graphic Designer, ext. 262 

Fermin Vasquez, Communications Specialist, ext. 275