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

Juan Rivas, CMA |

Accounting/Asset Manager

Julie Takata |

HR Specialist

Open |

Payroll / HR I

Jose Martin Baluyut-Hand |

HR Assistant

Open |

Housing Development Manager

Jim Withrow |

Repair & Maintenance Manager

Andrea Sanserino, LCSW |

Supervising Clinician

Nadine Moreno-Fimbres, LCSW |

Head of Services

Carlene Kerker, RN |

Nurse Manager

Tara Farazian, LMFT |

Program Manager, Athena Homes

Caroline Yoon, LCSW |

Program Head of Services, Cedar Street

Vida Andrade, BS |

Facility Administrator, Cedar Street

Nicholas Novella, BSAF |

Facility Manager, Cedar Street

Rudy Soto, MHRS |

Supportive Services Coordinator, Encanto Court

Robert Simon, MSW |

Program Manager, Norwalk

Lipton Ellner, LCSW |

Program Manager, Pasadena

Anahita Saadatifard, MSW |

Program Manager, Torrance

Stan Plucinik, LMFT |

Program Manager, North Hollywood

Steve Tuffey, MHRS |

Program Manager, Van Nuys