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Jonathan Lavin
President and Chief Executive Officer

Diane Slezak
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chrystal Brown

Director of Development and Corporate Relations


Carol Mattar
Communications Specialist

Karen Abee
Executive Administrative Assistant

Planning, Grants & Program Development

Kim McCahill
Director of Planning, Grants & Program Development

Kate Bobbitt

Planning & Advocacy Specialist

Paula Bartolozzi
Grants Administrator

Jacob Levinson

Grants Specialist – Data


Deiry Velazquez

Grants specialist - Monitor


Spencer Harstead

Nutrition Specialist

Kristin Leicht
Registered Dietitian (part-time)

Finance & Administration

Mike Giuntoli
Director of Finance and Administration

Anthony Jenkins
Staff Accountant

Ilona Tabernacki
Manager of Human Resources and Administration

Roberta Stroup
Office Coordinator

Gabriela Montoya
Outreach and Information Specialist

Mickey Wright
Office Assistant (part-time)

Program & Community Support

Robert Mapes
Director of Program and Community Support

Yesenia Romo
Manager of Benefits, Information & Education

Elizabeth Lough

Benefits Access Specialist

Elizabeth Steimel
Community Engagement & Benefits Access Specialist

Tramaine Martin
Transition Engagement Specialist Team Leader

Joy Aaronson

Transition Engagement &

Information & Assistance Specialist


Treniece Jackson

Transition Engagement Specialist


Stephanie Balog
Information & Assistance Specialist

Jason Echols
Manager of Health Care Access

Alicia Donegan
Health Care Choices Coordinator

Georgia Gerdes
Health Care Choices Specialist (part-time)

Peggy Tully
Health Care & Fraud Information Specialist

Bailey Huffman
SMP Volunteer & Benefits Access Specialist

Gabriela Montoya

Outreach & Information Specialist

Sarah Stein
Manager of Community Programs

Jon Hofacker

Adult Protective Services Specialist

Chelsea Hawkins

Countywide Caregiver Coordinator

Maria Oquendo-Scharneck
Health Education Program Manager

Nikki Briggs

Health Education Systems Integration Specialist


Sara Caudillo

Health Education Implementation Coordinator


Joan Fox

Health Education Program Assistant


John Brooks

Community Health Worker


Elaine Danner

Community Health Worker


Jaime Pena

Community Health Worker - Spanish

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