OUR TEAM

Project Youth OCBF offers programs and services that have been proven to make a positive impact on youth, their families, and our community.

Negative peer pressure, gangs, drugs, lack of parental support, economic disadvantage, and lack of resources are just a few risk factors that can mislead youth. Project Youth OCBF programs fill a gap in our community for much needed intervention and services that can increase resiliency for youth to overcome challenges and move forward with accomplishment. We have dozens of incredible stories that demonstrate the effectiveness of our work.

Project Youth OCBF staff is the heart and soul of our programs. We are committed to carrying out the vision of Project Youth OCBF and ensuring that every child and parent who receives our services has the ability to feel a sense of achievement. As we look forward to the next 50 years, we hope Project Youth OCBF continues to grow into an outstanding charitable organization that changes the quality of life for so many youth and families.

By learning about and supporting our organization, we hope you will come to appreciate the mission of Project Youth OCBF.

KAREN RUAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rocio Aceves Health Educator & Coordinator

Daniel CachoCase Manager

STOP SHORT of Addiction & SHORTSTOP

Alejandra DiazCoordinator

Higher Education Mentoring Program

Nancy GarciaAssociate Director

Fund Development & Project SELF

Manny Gutierrez Health Educator & Coordinator

¡Cuídate! & SHORTSTOP

Michelle Hammond Research & Development

Maricruz Hernandez Case Manager & Health Educator

SHORTSTOP & ¡Cuídate!

Silvestre LopezCase Manager

STOP SHORT of Addiction & SHORTSTOP

Martha Madrid Associate Director

Diversion, Education & Health Programs

Marisol ParandDirector of Development

Nazly Restrepo Associate Director

Clinical Services

Gabriel RuanCase Manager

STOP SHORT of Addiction & SHORTSTOP

Karen Ruan Executive Director

Natalie Sanchez Health Educator

¡Cuídate!

Kathleen Scatton Controller

Frances TorresHealth Educator

¡Cuídate! & Madres Unidas

Sujei Vasquez Assistant

Martha Veliz Coordinator

STOP SHORT of Addiction

Rosa VictorHealth Educator & Coordinator

Youth Making Proud Choices & Higher Education Mentoring Program