With over 56 years of experience working in the community, The People Concern is proud to be among Los Angeles’ most trusted service providers.


The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives.

One of Los Angeles County’s largest social services agencies, The People Concern was formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations based in Los Angeles County, OPCC and Lamp Community. Informed by more than fifty eight years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence.

With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a fully integrated system of care – including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, lifeskills & wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing – tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn.

The People Concern’s model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities.

Executive Leadership Team

John Maceri, Chief Executive Officer, The People Concern

John Maceri

Chief Executive Officer

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Julie DeRose, LMFT

Julie DeRose, LMFT

Chief Program Officer, Permanent Housing Services

Brooke Slusser, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Mental Health, The People Concern

Jonathon Harris

Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie Loch, LCSW, Chief Compliance Officer, The People Concern

Angie Loch, LCSW

Chief Compliance Officer

Patricia Lopez, Chief Administration Officer, The People Concern

Patricia Lopez

Chief Administrative Officer

Donna Mille

Donna Miller

Senior Director of Operations

TuLynn Smylie, Chief Program Officer, Services, The People Concern

Terry Morello

Chief Development Officer

Rafe Pery, Chief Financial Officer, The People Concern

Rafe Pery

Chief Financial Officer

Kait Peters, MBA, Chief Strategy & Integration Officer, The People Concern

Kait Peters, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Brooke Slusser, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Mental Health, The People Concern

Brooke Slusser, LCSW

Chief Program Officer, Mental Health

TuLynn Smylie, Chief Program Officer, Services, The People Concern

TuLynn Smylie

Chief Program Officer, Services

Board of Directors

Rae W. Archibald
Retired Chief Financial Officer,
RAND Corp.

Jeremy Barber
Partner, United Talent Agency

Matt Baxter
Senior Vice President, Platinum Equity

Jonathan M. Brenner, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Gary Foster (Chair)
Gary Foster Productions

Greg Germann

Julie Guest
Community Volunteer

Stephen Gunther
Principal, NUWI

Richard G. Hirsch, Esq.
Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Khero

Sarah Jessup
Chief Financial Officer, FlyawayHomes

Laura Kaiser (Chair)
MBK Quality Homes

Sarah Knauer
Sales Partner, AMALFI Estates

Mary Clare Lingel

Aaron Mitchell
Director, Netflix

Michael Parks
President & CEO, FlyawayHomes

Gary A. Richwald, MD, MPH
Public Health & Communicable Disease Consultant

Bart F. Zitnitsky
Managing Director
First Republic Investment Management


We are working to ensure all of our neighbors are housed, healthy and safe. Join our team!


Headquarters/General Inquiries:
2116 Arlington Ave. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 334-9000

Media Inquiries:
For all media inquiries, please contact Terry Morello tmorello@thepeopleconcern.org
(323) 627-8102

Event Inquiries:
For all event inquiries, please contact events@thepeopleconcern.org

Volunteer Inquiries:
For all volunteer inquiries, please contact volunteer@thepeopleconcern.org

Speaker Requests:
Looking for a representative from The People Concern to speak at your next event or meeting? Complete this form to submit your request.

Internship Inquiries:
If you are a student interested in an internship with The People Concern, please contact Chanel Taylor at ctaylor@thepeopleconcern.org.