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Astrid Heppenstall Heger, MD

Executive Director of the Violence Intervention Program at LAC + USC, Founder and CEO of VIP Community Mental Health

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Jorge Fuentes, MD

Medical Director, Community-Based Assessment and Treatment Center

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Lyn Laboriel, MD

Director, VIP Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic

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Bin Li

Chief Financial Officer, VIP Community Mental Health Center

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Maribel Mejía

Chief Operating Officer, VIP Community Mental Health Center

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Dustin Schiada, LMFT

Clinical Director, Administrative Birth to Five and Outpatient Services, VIP Community Mental Health Center

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Víctor Hernández

Director of Human Resources, VIP CMHC

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Erik Surwill

Director of Information and Communications Technology, VIP CMHC

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Robin Sax, JD & MSW

LGBTQ+ The Alexis Project Program Manager and Clinical Therapist

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Maggie Cortés

Executive Assistant, VIP CMHC

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Anna Sarti

Executive Assistant, VIP CMHC

Board of Directors


Linda Berstein Rubin


Andrew Batiz

Cornelia Funke

Eve Somer Gerber

Birgitta Granberg

Astrid Heppenstall Heger, MD

Alison Petrocelli, Esq.

Charon D’Aiello Sandoval

Deborah Santana

Lyne Scott, MD

Richard Leweke

Jennifer Mele 

Jorge Fuentes, MD

Professor Stephen A. Nuno

  • VIP Welcome

  • VIP Welcome is an initiative aimed at the safe entry of Afghani refugees into the United States of America in the midst of a global crisis. We aim to empower local communities to provide families with everything from housing, food, medical care, and clothing to immigration support, assistance seeking employment, and enrolling in school. Our goal is to equip every family with all of the resources they need in order to begin a new life in the US.


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