Our Team


In 2012, Sr. Teresa Groth DMJ, was named executive director of The Francisco Homes. Sister Teresa is a member of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph.  She has a diverse background of professional experiences, parish ministry, as well as spiritual direction and pastoral counseling.


    • Ben Lambert – CFO, works at Berkhemmer Clayton, Vice President
    • Sister Teresa Groth, DMJ, CEO, Board Secretary
    • John Oder – Board President, Attorney, Law Office of John Oder
    • Jimmie Thompson – Fair Chance Project, Director, Board Member
    • Scott Wood – Retired Director, Loyola Law School Center for Restorative Justice, Professor at LMU
    • David BenSoussan – Real Estate Investor, Social Activist
    • Audrey M. Holmes – Program Manager, County of Los Angeles Office of Diversion and Reentry
    • Reggie Miller, MSW – President of the Veterans Prison Project, retired Federal Law enforcement


    • Sister Teresa Groth, DMJ, Executive Director
    • David G. Smith, Program/Business Manager
    • Jessica Porter, Organizational Development/Public Relations Manager
    • Nicole Sela, Dir. of Resident Services & Resident Counselor
    • Alicia Brown – Community Health Worker
    • Larah  B. Fuentes – Community Health Worker
    • L. Cleon Breatlove – Community Health Worker
    • Sister Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ, Case Management/Pastoral Counseling
    • Sister Linda Peters, DMJ, Faith-inspired administration and Pastoral Counseling
    • Many dedicated volunteers
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