MHALA Leadership

Christina Miller, PhD
President and CEO

Monica Davis, MBA
Chief Administrative and Contracts Officer

Lucia Kung
Chief Financial Officer

Kristin Candy, MSHR
Chief People Officer

Deanna Campbell, MPA
Chief Development Officer

Luis Montes, MBA, CPRP
Chief Services Officer,
North County

Luther Richert
Chief Services Officer,
South County

Leslie Bloom, JD
Vice President of Communications

Richard Janes
Vice President of
Real Estate

Rose Lopez, PhD
Vice President of
Curriculum Development

Cutberto Morales
Vice President of
Information Technology

Mark Ruckdaeschel, LCSW
Vice President of
Contracts Administration

Board of Directors

Don Ford (Chair)
Captain, Palmdale Station (retired)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Patti LaPlace (Past Chair)
California State University, Long Beach

Raul E. Godinez (Secretary)
Immigration Attorney
Law Offices of Raul E. Godinez, Inc.

Kimberly Finney, Psy.D. (Treasurer)
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Southern California

Susana González Edmond
Vice President
Actum, LLC

Charles Lew, Esq.
Managing Partner
The Lew Firm APC

Monica Lounsbery, PhD
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
California State University, Long Beach

Silvano Merlo
General Manager
Long Beach Courtyard Marriott Downtown

Mary Ann Takemoto, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs (retired)
California State University,
Long Beach

Donnie Watson, PhD, CCFE, CATC V 
Program Director
Thelma McMillen Recovery Center at Torrance Memorial