OUR TEAM

  • KATHY CHAO ROTHBERG

    Chief Executive Officer

    Kathy Chao Rothberg is the current Chief Executive Officer of Lao Family Community Development. Previously, Kathy served as Executive Director of Lao Family from 2006 to... Read more

  • MAI QUACH

    Director of Programs

    Mai Quach oversees all of the Lao Family programs, across three counties. She has had over 20 years of service in Employment, Individual Development Account (IDA)... Read more

  • DIANA LYONS

    Global Career Development Facilitator

    Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Diana Lyons is part Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese and German. She obtained her degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and... Read more

  • BRAD MEYER

    Resource and Partnership Development Manager

    Brad brings over 20 years of professional experience in education and community development to Lao Family. Initially trained as an engineer at the University of... Read more

  • BRADLEY WARD

    Director of Finance

    Bradley Ward is a Certified Public Accountant with over 35 years of experience. Bradley joined Lao Family in 2016 as the agency’s Controller and later transitioned to... Read more

  • KHANMALEE RATTANASITH

    Accounting Manager

    Khanmalee is the longest-serving staff member at Lao Family.  In 1983, she came to the United States from Thailand, as a Lao refugee. Upon graduation from Richmond High... Read more

  • EVELYN PEÑA-TOLEDO

    Program Manager

    Evelyn Peña-Toledo has been working at Lao Family for over 12 years. Her work involves outreach and developing relationships with potential employers to hire... Read more

  • THAO PHAM

    Operations, IT Manager

    Thao arrived in the United States from South Vietnam when he was 9 years old. After many years of living in the Bay Area, he is still able to speak Vietnamese fluently.... Read more

  • BALLAV POUDYEL

    Program Coordinator

    Ballav has over 9 years of experience working with newly arrived immigrants, refugees and asylees. He finds working in the nonprofit sector very rewarding and enjoys... Read more

  • MEEMEE KHINE

    Program Coordinator

    Meemee has been with Lao Family for over 10 years. She came to the United States as a refugee from Burma and started with our agency as an Employment Counselor. She... Read more

  • SAM MORA

    CARE Site Supervisor

    Sam Mora has worked with Lao Family for the past ten years. He started working in the employment department as a Workforce Development Specialist. He strengthened many... Read more

  • KAZOUA HEU

    Program Manager

    Kazoua joined Lao Family as a Case Manager in the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program in October 2014. Before working in employment service, she worked with low-income... Read more

  • NAIMATULLAH SULTANI

    Expanded Subsidized Employment Program Coordinator

    Naimatullah joined Lao Family in 2014. As the Program Coordinator for the Expanded Subsidized Employment Program, his team has helped many participants achieve long-term... Read more

  • SU DUNG

    Program Coordinator

    Su Dung immigrated from Myanmar many years ago, and started working with Lao Family as a volunteer. Her commitment and passion for working with the community have been... Read more

  • SHAFIULLAH HOTAK

    Program Manager | R&P

    Shafiullah has been working for Lao Family for several years. As a Program Manager with the R&P Program for three years, serving our newly arrived refugee and... Read more

  • RANGINA TOTAKHAL

    Program Coordinator

    Rangina has been with Lao Family since May 2018. She is an immigrant from Afghanistan and is fluent in four languages—English, Farsi/Dari, Pashto and Urdu. Rangina... Read more

  • WATHONE OO

    Program Coordinator

    Wathone Oo joined the Sacramento, CA office of Lao Family in January 2011, as a Workforce Specialist. Her tireless efforts supporting the immigrant and refugee community... Read more

  • Jessica Cárdenas-Montañez

    Site Supervisor | Victim Services

    After attending UC Davis, Jessica knew she wanted to give back with her education. She began working in the non-profit sector serving survivors of domestic violence,... Read more

  • Adiba Hadi

    Site Supervisor

    Adiba is the Site Supervisor for the Health and Well-Being Program. She started working with Lao Family in 2018 as a multilingual Victim Advocate. Adiba was encouraged... Read more

  • Rawash Yar

    Site Coordinator

    Rawash Yar is a Site Coordinator for the Employment programs in Sacramento and brings over five years of experience working in the Employment Sector.  She started at... Read more

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