people with passion.
Together empowering under-resourced neighborhoods to thrive.
Our amazing team is comprised of not only staff members, but also community members who care enough to act. Each one of us has a personal story that led us to this work.
Monika started LifeLine in 2007 with a vision to empower under-resourced neighborhoods to thrive. Her passion for Asset Based Community Development has her on a journey to discover the gifts, passions, and abilities of our neighbors and work together to make our neighborhoods better, safer, and more resourceful. Monika is married to Jim for 35 years and during their free time, they enjoy camping and kayaking.
Angel joined our team in 2021 to assist Monika with administrative tasks and loves the team she gets to work with. Angel is happily married with 2 adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys time at the beach and super awesome sleepovers with her grandchildren. This feeds her soul.
Marci leads the team in Winton. She came to us in 2016 through the WEX program. Marci has two teenage boys who are a vital part of our work in Winton. Marci's personal story is a great example for others and her passion to help others is contagious. She and her boys got a chance recently to go flying through the EAA Young Eagles program.
Frankie leads our Loughborough team. She has been with us since 2017 through the WEX program and is the mom of Eli and Emma. She loves to read, watch scary movies and bake with her kids. Frankie loves engaging with our kids at the center and ensuring that they are safe and enjoy life.
Destiney came to us through the WEX program and the amazing mom of Eli. Destiney works at the Winton Community Center where her infectious laugh brings joy to everyone. Her gift in gap makes people feel at ease and welcomed.
Robert came to us in the summer of 2021 to volunteer with us. By the fall we saw her giftedness with young people and he has been an amazing asset to our team. Robert is creative and loves to change the color of his hair every month.
Lorayn is our newest member of the team starting in 2022 through the WEX program. Lorayn works in the Winton Community Center and brings tons of administrative and creative talent with her. Her optimism is contagious and she brings so much joy to the center.
LeJanae joined our team in 2020. LJ is a mom of 6 amazing little ones and loves to engage with the community, share her knowledge and help people move forward. When she has time left over she loves to read/rap to her children and come up with creative with to engage.
Community Connector - SerJobs
Martha is part of our SerJobs teams and we love having her help at the Winton Community Center. Her steadfast work and passion for the community is such an asset to our work. She loves to work with our older population and brings so much joy and experiences with her.
Community Connector - SerJobs
Hope is one of our SerJobs partners. Her life experiences and her passion to help people gives her many opportunities to engage with people. She loves to care for the elderly and homeless and knows how difficult the road can be. While Hope shares her gifts we are able to train and equip her with technology skills.
Niecia Barton & Sheila Gill
Niecia and Sheila are both working with us through the SerJobs Program and we are so thankful to have them with us. Both have amazing gifts and long histories of employment and personal stories that bring a new flavor to our work and remind us that everyone has story.
We so enjoy having 3 UC Merced College Corps members with us. They work in our community center and with our Partnership at Rivera Elementary School.
We are also enjoying 3 young people who work us with parttime to learn new skills and use their giftedness in our community centers.