Ramona Merchan
Ramona Merchan (she/her/ella)
Executive Director
2020 – present
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Christina Marquez (she/her)
Co-Program Director
2021 – present
 
 
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Chisato Hotta (she/her)
Co-Program Director
2021 – present
Wendy Martinez
Wendy Martinez (she/her)
Assistant Director
2021 – present

Internal Advisory Committee

Trauma Informed LA’s Internal Advisory Committee is a group of passionate individuals representing various fields, sectors, and communities of Los Angeles, dedicated to promoting the mission and vision of Trauma Informed LA (TILA). The purpose of the Internal Advisory Committee is to create a strategic plan that outlines the goals and objectives of TILA, and to create an operating plan to ensure that the goals can be met in a given timeline and within the capacity of the Internal Advisory Committee.

Susan Hess
Susan Hess (she/her)
Co-Founder
2014 – present
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee (she/her)
2021 – present
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Maya DeNola (she/her)
2021 – present
Delaney
Delaney Runyon (she/her)
2022 – present

Bachelor and Master of Social Work Interns

We are honored to facilitate undergraduate and graduate student internships from colleges and universities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Devon Williams
Devon Williams (he/him)
MSW Intern
2022 – present
 
 

External Advisory Committee

Our Advisors provide support to the Internal Advisory Committee by providing education and presentations on trauma informed care, facilitating retreats, coaching through participatory decision making, and providing guidance.

Elizabeth Eastlund
Elizabeth Eastlund (she/her)
Advisor
Gladis
Gladis Molina (she/her)
Advisor
Jennifer Parga
Jennifer Parga (she/her)
Advisor
 
 
Nkem Ndefo
Nkem Ndefo
Advisor

Volunteers

Larissa
Larissa Avalos(she/her)
Volunteer
2022 – present
Lorenzo
Lorenzo Contreras (he/him)
Volunteer
2022 – present
Sarandon
Sarandon Gilbert(she/her)
Volunteer
2022 – present
 
 

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