President & CEO

Karyn Young-Lowe, President & CEO

Karyn Young-Lowe holds a Masters in Social Welfare from UCLA and has substantial experience in the fields of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and homeless services. LightHouse Social Service Centers was founded by Karyn Young-Lowe in an effort to employ creative interventions that address the numerous issues affecting the lives of persons living in homelessness and persons who are striving to recover from addiction.

Ms. Young-Lowe first obtained her substance abuse treatment experience from Prototypes Women’s Center in Los Angeles County, as the manager of the Casa Works for Families Program, a federally-funded grant program, which focused on vocational and employment services for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Ms. Young-Lowe later became the Program Director for Prototypes Women’s Center residential and outpatient services, with responsibility for a licensed 203-bed residential treatment facility and a 150 client outpatient program. Ms. Young-Lowe also worked as a Children’s Social Worker for Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and as a hospital social worker at San Antonio Community Hospital and Inter-Community Hospital.

Ms. Young-Lowe has built a solid and dedicated board of directors, hired enthusiastic staff, developed a professional Community Advisory Committee, and cultivated effective community partnerships. Ms. Young-Lowe also supervises an extremely talented group of interns and volunteers.


Office Manager/Human Resources

Maribel Cano 

Office Manager/Human Resources


Program Managers

Tania Johnson

Transitional Living & Hope for Heroes

Tania Johnson began her career with LightHouse Social Service Centers through PW Enhancement Centers as a Housing Navigator, sub-contracted by Lighthouse for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program in 2014. Tania came to the SSVF Program with over 10 years of property management and social service experience. In June of 2015, Tania, was promoted to Case Manager with the SSVF Program and worked diligently in the eastern region of Riverside County.  Due to Tania’s integrity, motivation, confidence, immense energy and dedication to the company culture she was promoted to Program Manager, in May of 2016 to oversee the Hope for Heroes and the Grant and Per Diem Program Transitional Living Programs.  Tania is truly enjoying her new role and the opportunities it brings.


Vicky Williams 

FSP( Family Stabilization Program ) Program Manager

Sarah Figaro

FSP (Family Stabilization Program -Victorville) Program Manager

Rochelle Lewis

SSVF ( Supportive Services for Veteran Families) Housing Manager

Francine Maltz

HFH1 & HFH 2 (Hope for Heroes) Clinical Director

Karen Acfalle

Health & Housing Program Manager


Clerical Staff

Maxine Gonzales – Program Assistant Coordinator –

Stephen Murmu – Full Charge Bookkeeper –

Heather Burroughs- Taylor  -LightHouse Intake Coordinator –


Supportive Services For Veteran Families (SSVF)

SSVF Case Managers

Sheslyne Colas –

Sheena Wright –

Susan Kershner –

Liz Padilla –

Maria Sanchez –


SSVF Housing Navigators

Nicole Navarro –

Cory Joseph –

Irma Noonchester-


SSVF Outreach Specialist

Darrell Sampson-


SSVF Intake Specialists

Janie Stephens (San Bernardino) –

Ginger Escobedo (Riverside) –

Family Stabilization Program (FSP)

FSP Case Managers

Beverly Kellum-Hall –

Elizabeth Peraza-

Raquel Ulloa –

FSP Housing Navigators

Kaydian Tomlinson-Bennett –

Carina Camarena –

Nakita Breland-

FSP Intake Specialists

Valerie Washington  –


Family Stabilization Program (FSP) -Victorville

FSP Case Managers

Sandra Duran –

Rachele Thorpe –

FSP Housing Navigators

Amber Williams-

FSP Program Assistant

Elizabeth Alonso  –


Riverside Rapid Re-Housing Program (RIV RRH)

RIV RRH Case Managers

Brandee Sparrow  –


RIV RRH Housing Navigators

Vanessa Bastidos –


Hope For Heroes (HFH1/ HFH2)

HFH Case Managers

Darla Lloyd –

Wendy Crawford –


VA Grant Per-Diem Program (GPD)

GPD Facility Monitor

Bill Brueck–


GPD Assistant Case Managers

Kerry Willingham–

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

PSH Case Managers

David Joiner –

Lighthouse Volunteers

Keith Nolan –