Susan Eckert

Susan Eckert joined IILA in 2008 as the Director of Administration. She was responsible for handling employee relations, recruitment, safety, training & development, payroll and benefits for the agency. She received a promotion to Vice President in November 2012, became the Senior Vice President in June 2019 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Susan is a native [...]

Susan Eckert2024-07-10T20:14:21+00:00

Valerie Herrera

Valerie Herrera joined IILA in January 2017. Valerie provides direct legal representation to Unaccompanied Minors in removal proceedings. She also supervises the Immigration Legal Services Division attorneys and support staff and manages grant applications and their reporting requirements. Valerie was always interested in public interest law, but was inspired to become an immigration attorney after she joined the [...]

Valerie Herrera2024-06-16T21:53:57+00:00

Edith Sanchez

Edith Sanchez holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has over 22 years of experience in subsidized child care programs and 24 years in the field of child development. Prior to IILA, Edith began her career as a teacher assistant while she was an undergraduate student, working with infants to preschool-aged children. [...]

Edith Sanchez2024-06-16T21:54:05+00:00

Dianna Wong

Dianna Wong joined IILA in 2013 to oversee the Nutrition Division and all food preparation and delivery logistics. After several years of working in accounting and being a stay-at-home mom to her 2 children, Dianna decided to pursue her passion for food and enroll in culinary school. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in 2010 with [...]

Dianna Wong2024-06-16T21:54:11+00:00

Erika Lopez

Erika Lopez moved to the United States late in 2013 and joined IILA as a volunteer early in 2015. Erika holds a Master’s Degree in Management from her home country El Salvador. Her experience as a consultant helped to connect with clients in need of services specifically with the refugee program Central American Minor Program (CAMP). Her role [...]

Erika Lopez2024-06-16T21:54:31+00:00

Hasmik Ktoian

Hasmik Ktoian joined IILA in 2008 as a supervisor of Refugee Employment Program. The last 10 years she has been supervising Refugee Resettlement Program.  Hasmik started her employment career in the United States from Catholic Charities of LA. She was hired as a case manager for Refugee Employment Program, then was promoted to a supervisor position. Being an [...]

Hasmik Ktoian2024-06-16T21:54:40+00:00
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