Our Staff

While most mentally ill people do not require constant hospitalization, many cannot manage to live entirely on their own. Because the lack of permanent and affordable housing is a main obstacle for these individuals, the staff members at Homes for Life Foundation dedicate themselves to providing solutions to the problem.

Carol M. Liess |
Executive Director
Deborah Gibson |
Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager
Victor Regla |
Accounting Manager
Julie Takata |
Payroll / HR II
Thomas Nguyen |
Payroll / HR I
Jeff Henson |
Director Resource Development
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Housing Development Manager
Donald Liess |
Construction Manager
Jim Withrow |
Repair & Maintenance Manager
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Head of Services
Carlene Kerker, RN |
Nurse Manager
Natalie Stepp, MA, MFTI |
Program Manager, Athena Homes
David Fallon, LMFT |
Program Head of Services, Cedar Street
Vida Andrade, BS |
Facility Administrator, Cedar Street
Nicholas Novella, BSAF |
Facility Manager, Cedar Street
Nina Gray, MA |
Supportive Services Coordinator, Encanto Court
Robert Simon, MSW |
Program Manager, Norwalk
Lipton Ellner, LCSW |
Program Manager, Pasadena
Anahita Saadatifard, MA, MHRS |
Program Manager, Torrance
Stan Plucinik, LMFT |
Program Manager, North Hollywood
Steve Tuffey, MHRS |
Program Manager, Van Nuys