Our Staff

IPS’s skilled interdisciplinary team includes subject matter experts in public health, media, policy, advocacy, community organizing, data collection, and community policing. We have diverse backgrounds, represent different cultures, and sometimes have diverging points of view. Together, we strive to disrupt systems of inequity, champion collective responsibility, protect health, and advance equity.

Brenda Simmons

Brenda Simmons

CEO
Terri Howey

Terri Howey

Chief Operations Officer
Sarah Blanch

Sarah Blanch

Chief Strategy Officer
Eric Collins

Eric Collins

Vice President of Programs
Kendall Watanabe

Kendall Watanabe

Regional Director | Los Angeles County
Lupita Martinez

Lupita Martinez

Regional Director | San Bernardino County
Meredith Gibson

Meredith Gibson

Media/GIS Director
Brittany Hunsinger

Brittany Hunsinger

Deputy Director
Breny Aceituno

Breny Aceituno

Program Director
David Shorey

David Shorey

Program Director
Sarah Boyer

Sarah Boyer

Program Manager
Carolina Gabaldon

Carolina Gabaldon

Program Manager
Darwin Rodriguez

Darwin Rodriguez

Program Manager
Michael Jung

Michael Jung

Program Manager
Lisette Muñoz

Lisette Muñoz

Program Manager
Antonio Salang

Antonio Salang

Program Manager

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Seraphina Eberhardt

Seraphina Eberhardt

Program Manager
Diana Villanueva-Tafolla

Diana Villanueva-Tafolla

Program Manager
Gabriel Hill

Gabriel Hill

Program Manager
Michael Pesavento

Michael Pesavento

Program Manager
Paul Levikow

Paul Levikow

Senior Media Specialist
Trevor Gregory

Trevor Gregory

Media Advocacy Specialist
Samuel Borden

Samuel Borden

Digital Media Specialist
Lahiru Kodituwakku

Lahiru Kodituwakku

Program Coordinator
Karol Zhang

Karol Zhang

Program Coordinator
Alexis Lyken

Alexis Lyken

Prevention Specialist
Hannah Cordeiro

Hannah Cordeiro

Prevention Specialist
Frenzelle Marie Apaga

Frenzelle Marie Apaga

Prevention Specialist
Carolina Vicente

Carolina Vicente

Prevention Specialist
Iridian Vazquez

Iridian Vazquez

Community Organizer
Kyra Merryman

Kyra Merryman

Community/Youth Organizer
Sharay Gonzalez

Sharay Gonzalez

Community Organizer
Jennifer Lagunas Garcia

Jennifer Lagunas Garcia

Youth Coordinator
Gabey Rojas

Gabey Rojas

Community Engagement Coordinator
Sebastian Montiel

Sebastian Montiel

Prevention Assistant
Mallory Tyler

Mallory Tyler

Social Media Specialist
Dan Skiles

Dan Skiles

IPS Associate
Marian Novak

Marian Novak

IPS Associate
Cynthia Nickerson

Cynthia Nickerson

IPS Associate
Richard Preuss

Richard Preuss

IPS Associate
Dan Tomsky

Dan Tomsky

IPS Associate