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Executive

Founder/Ambassador
Kim Carter is the Founder and Ambassador of Time for Change Foundation. Certified in Accounting with an emphasis on not-for-profits, Kim was inspired to leave the corporate world in 2002 to start Time for Change Foundation. Motivated by her own experiences as a formerly incarcerated woman, Kim made it her mission to help women and children make the transition from homelessness and recidivism to self-sufficiency. Today she is a powerful voice for women who bear the scars of poverty, homelessness, and incarceration. It is Kim’s belief that by providing these women with training and the opportunity to develop life skills, in a nurturing and supportive environment, they will become independent, active, participants in their communities. She aspires to the work of her idol, Harriet Tubman, by lighting a path and leading others to freedom from addiction and incarceration. Her motto is that “a lit candle loses nothing when it lights another.” Alongside her role as an executive director at Time for Change, she is also a motivational speaker, an advocate, an author and more recently a developer of affordable housing.

 

Director
Vanessa Perez is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and is an active volunteer in her community. Vanessa began working at Time for Change Foundation as an intern under the Communications Department and has worked her way up to Time for Change Foundation’s Director. In this position, her focus is to support the implementation of the Foundation's strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and management to the TFCF and other technical staff in the areas of planning, programming, fund development, marketing and administration. Vanessa seeks to be an agent for change in her community promoting equity for all individuals. Through her work at Time for Change Foundation and involvement in her local church, The Way World Outreach, she is living out her passion of empowering women to become the voice of change. In 2014, she completed the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute which equipped her with skills to navigate the California legislative process and influence decision makers to create policies that better the quality of life in her local community and for all Californians.

 

Director of Operations
Phyllis Scott - As Director of Operations, Phyllis Scott provides oversight of agency housing programs and projects, work with Director to support development needs in developing and updating content to support marketing efforts. Certified as a Train the Trainer in 4 Evidence Based Practices, Supervises and trains 15 employees and ensures staff development and program performance. Qualifications: AA in Business Management, certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor via CAADE, and Certificated in: Therapeutic Community Treatment, Global Appraisal of Individual Needs, Government Performance and Results Act, Seeking Safety, Gender Responsive Strategies, Trauma Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing. Experience with: Twenty years of experience working with disenfranchised populations in particular homeless and formerly incarcerated women. Expertise includes Case Management, Drug and Alcohol Education, 12 Step Facilitation Therapy and Trauma Informed Care. Recipient of the League of Women's Voters Citizen of Achievement Award and the Black Culture Foundation " Black Rose Award".

Housing and Re-entry Services

Case Manager
Shiniqua Green is a Case Manager at Time for Change Foundation. Shiniqua helps single women and women with children pick up the pieces and put them back together, so they know that they are at peace, complete and whole. When women experience trauma or severe life issues, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and become unmanageable. Shiniqua’s life passion is to bring healing to those women who have experienced misfortune and adversity. With an MA, Ed. from California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA and BA in Liberal Studies also from California State University, Dominguez Hills, Shiniqua brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the families we serve.

 

 

Case Manager
Porsha is a Case Manager at Time for Change Foundation. She has excelled in development and leadership positions in the nonprofit sector for nearly eight years. She attended University of California Riverside and earned a degree in Sociology focus in law and society. She developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector an advocate and is committed to embracing positive development, trauma informed care and harm reduction practices. She has a strong passion for helping to empower others. She believes that everyone is capable of contributing something special to their community regardless of where they come from or what obstacles they face.

 

 

Case Manager
Leslie Vega is a Case Manager at Time for Change Foundation. She attended Inter American University of Puerto Rico focusing on Psychology and has received her certification as a Domestic Violence counselor. Leslie is dedicated to improving the lives of her clients through a holistic approach to case management. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector working with homeless females at low barrier emergency shelters, applying trauma informed care and empowerment. Leslie believes in being a positive influence in every professional engagement and relationship, always looking for an opportunity to turn something negative into something positive. As a Case Manager, Leslie’s life mission is committed to assisting disenfranchised individuals gain a better quality of life and increase self-esteem by providing caring, empathic and emotional support to her clients.

 

 

Case Manager
Sharon Fennix is a Case Manager at A Time for Change Foundation’s Northern California emergency shelter, Brighter Futures. In April of 2017, Sharon was released from prison after serving 35 years. Sharon studied at Feather River College where she achieved her AA Degree in Behavioral Science, and a Degree in Business Entrepreneurship. Sharon is a registered AOD Counselor (CAAP), trained in 12-step education, Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and is an advanced facilitator trainer. Sharon believes each one can reach one, and no one is beyond change. With over twenty years of experience working with trauma informed individuals, she is dedicated to serving the homeless and mental health community. Sharon has a real passion for helping young women re-build their lives assuring them they have a chance at living a productive life.

 

 

AOD/Compliance Officer CATC II
With his Level II Certification in alcohol and drug counseling. Dwayne Robinson is also an empowering facilitator of 12-Step Education, Relapse Prevention, and evidence based Life Skills to varied audiences. Working in the field for the past decade and having coordinated veterans aftercare phase programs for six of those years, Dwayne brings his addiction and trauma training and degree in Human Services to Time for Change Foundation as our Alcohol or Drug Counselor/ Compliance Officer. Seeing how addiction has devastated so many families, including his own, Dwayne has a passion to help women and children forge a path to sobriety and self-sufficiency.

 

 

Employment Developer
With a wide range of management experience, developmental expertise and facilitation skills, Michael Eugene Dolphin joined the ranks of Time for Change Foundation as Employee Developer, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge. Retired from a career as a Culinary Arts professional, Mr. Dolphin, exceled in the positions of Executive Chef, Food and Nutrition Director, Support Services Director and business owner. Graduating from El Camino College, in Torrance, California, with an Associate of Science Degree and honors at the top of his class, Mike D. has displayed and has emulated a life of evolution and consistent growth. A recovered heroin addict with thirty-one years clean time, he has taken his people skills and invested in yet another career, the treatment and recovery arena. Mr. Dolphin is a Licensed Minister, treatment and recovery counselor and a prolific speaker and workshop facilitator worldwide. His life surrounds his assignment and purpose of “helping others.” He indulges in the daily activities of TFCF with a passion as opposed to it being a job. As a result of the amazing life he has, he lives to plant seeds in others and watch the growth.

 

 

Accounting

Senior Accountant
Jacquelyn Guest is the Senior Accountant of Time for Change Foundation. She holds an MBA and EMBA Certification in Management from the Claremont Graduate University, and has over 25 years of management and accounting experience, originating with an Air Force commission and continuing in the local municipal and non-profit sectors. Jacquelyn actively strives to apply her skills and knowledge toward a higher good. Her expertise in grant and fund management helps Time for Change fulfill its core goals in empowering women and children.
Accountant
David Howe graduated from Palo Verde Valley Community College in 1995 with an Associates Arts Degree in Business Administration. In 1999, he graduated from California State University San Bernardino, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. David is an active member of the San Bernardino Sunset Rotary Club where he served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors 2005 – 2008, and currently as Program Co-Chair and the Volunteer Chair Person for the 24th Annual Tin Man Triathlon.

Administration

Data Entry Specialist/Resource Coordinator
Aimee Durante came to Time for Change Foundation as Data Entry Specialist/Resource Coordinator after working at Loma Linda Heart and Surgical Hospital for four and a half years. Overcoming years of abuse, addiction, and homelessness she has successfully reached self-sufficiency after coming to our program in 2012. Aimee’s personal experiences inspire other women and give them hope that they too can change the course of their lives no matter their background.

Advocacy

Policy Advocate
Sereeta Reid came to Time for Change Foundation with natural leadership abilities. Overcoming a history of homelessness and addiction Sereeta came on board as Policy Advocate where she leads our advocacy and civic engagement activities. As a leader she empowers her community to use their voices to create positive change.
Civic Engagement Specialist
Tawna Whitfield came to Time for Change Foundation in 2019 as our Civic Engagement Specialist. Overcoming hurdles of homelessness and obtaining stable housing and employment, Tawna relates first-hand to the community and uses her experiences to lead people to engage in solutions. With many years of experience with community engagement, she has a strong passion to help decrease barriers for formerly incarcerated women and increase access to housing and economic mobility. She is highly adaptable to relating to the needs of the community, which makes her passionate about the work she does at Time for Change Foundation.

Maintenance

Maintenance Specialist
Ronald Terranella came to Time for Change Foundation in November 2018 as Maintenance Specialist. With over 30 years of experience in electrical, plumbing, auto mechanics, construction, grounds keeping, and carpentry, Ron brings a wealth of expertise that enhances the maintenance of all TFCF properties to the highest standard. Ron says he learned everything he knows from holding the flashlight for his father when he would fix things as a child. His love to fix anything shows in the quality of his work and his pride to produce high quality work.
Transportation Specialist
Rosemary Mendez joined the Time for Change Foundation team in July 2019 after graduating from our housing program. Since May 2018 Rosemary has been driven for change, fighting to get her kids out of the system and overcoming her fears. She quickly overcame the obstacles from her past and showed strength and determination when she gained custody of her youngest son, gained employment, her own apartment and now got full custody of her daughter. Rosemary’s leadership and commitment to helping other women overcome the same trials she has faced are what motivate her each day.

 

 

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