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Hope Street Family Center Staff

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Multi-disciplinary, Diverse Staff


Hope Street Family Center employs a diverse team-focused multi-disciplinary staff of social workers, home visitors, mental health and healthcare professionals, and child development experts. Hope Street’s staff is one of the core strengths of its program. Hope Street’s staff is credentialed, with a high percentage of staff holding advanced degrees, and 90% are bi-cultural and bilingual. This extraordinary team has been gathered and developed over the years and has a high retention rate.  


Vickie Kropenske, MSN, PHN



Sylvia Aguilar Center Director, CDC Contact
Judith Alton, RN, MA Health/Nurse  Contact
Gina Avila After-School Education  Contact
Maria Avila, PsyD Behavioral Health Contact
Tania Benacerraf, LCSW Family Preservation Contact
Alejandra Berrio, MA Outreach  Contact
Maricela Coronel Center Director, ECEC Contact
Ana Gallegos Center Director, ECC Contact
Juan Carlos Ledezma Fatherhood Contact
Veronica Medrano, MA Program Specialist  Contact
Marta Schmidt-Mendez, MA Child Development  Contact
Sid Oxford After-School Recreation  Contact
Judy Ramos, MA Family Literacy Contact
Sherrie Segovia, PsyD

Mental Health


Geny Zapata, PsyD Social Services Contact
Chrissy Vazquez Grants & Contracts Contact
Cindy Ramirez Data Management


Amy Costello, MA, CFRE

CHMC Foundation - PR, Website, Grants & Gifts Contact

Rachel Zupa, MSW 

CHMC Foundation - Contracts


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Hope Street Family Center
California Hospital Medical Center
1401 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-6385