Talitha was originally introduced to Claris Health as a client who witnessed the organization’s life-changing work firsthand. She has now served as the CEO of Claris for sixteen years and is in charge of vision casting, leadership, organizational development and fundraising. Talitha holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Organizational Communication from Pepperdine University and is a certified labor & postpartum doula.
Emily oversees the personnel, human resources, and overall operations of Claris’ clinics and support programs. Emily also created Claris’ sexual and relational health education program and continues to play an instrumental role in that program today. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in Theater Education from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Dr. Janzen’s passions have always centered on global women’s health, which motivated her to specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology and then later Maternal Fetal Medicine. After peripheral involvement with Claris for many years, she formally became the Medical Director in 2016. As Medical Director, Dr. Janzen oversees the patient experience, including reviewing all medical records and services and mentoring medical staff. After attending City College of New York, Dr. Janzen decided to pursue a career in medicine, first at Dartmouth, then at Brown University.
Nancy is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the emotional and practical ongoing support for all clients at Claris Health West LA. Nancy has intentionally chosen to work in environments that change women’s lives for the better, which has led to many years of non-profit service. In addition to her service at Claris, she is a volunteer counselor at Cornerstone Counseling Clinic. Nancy received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Southern California University, and holds a master’s degree in Temperament Therapy.
Cristina is responsible for the on-going emotional and practical support of clients at Claris Health Inglewood. Once a former client, Cristina was so inspired by the services she received at Claris, she chose to become a full time employee in order to guide clients through the same process. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA and a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Niki oversees the Parenting Support Program and volunteer recruitment as well as training. She’s been a passionate researcher of positive parenting techniques for the past decade and continues to research and use her extensive background to educate, encourage, and support Claris’ new parents. Niki is a Certified Breakthrough Parenting instructor and received her bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Sacramento.
Stacy oversees Claris’ community partner relationships and assists with case management. Her priority is to create formal partnerships with community organizations and to explore ways to work together to better serve clients and communities. Stacy has a Bachelor’s of Arts in sociology and a master’s degree in journalism and communications, both from Ohio State University. Stacy brings a professional background as a counselor, personal assistant, billing coordinator, author, and public speaking instructor.
Lisa supervises Claris’ Marriage and Family Therapy trainees and interns. A licensed therapist since 2001, Lisa practices in West LA and counts it a great privilege to journey with her clients as they seek comprehensive healing. Her areas of specialization include grief and loss, couples counseling and anxiety/depression/stress related to family of origin issues and dysfunctional relational patterns. Lisa earned her degree from Fuller’s School of Psychology in 1995.
Chris assists with marketing strategy and oversees various campaign executions. His primary responsibility is twofold: 1) to help collect and analyze relevant customer data, and 2) to make data-driven decisions to help Claris reach more people in need of its services. Chris has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture and Design from UC Berkeley and is also a freelance visual designer.
Peter Kingston, President Talitha Phillips, CEO Brian Lee, Treasurer Anna Park Esq., Secretary Amen Bains, Board Member Dr. Olivia Crookes, Board Member Laura Dufour, R.N, Board Member Jennifer Shen, Board Member
Bill & Theresa Armour Dr. Bob & Leslie Hamilton Patricia Heaton Robert & JoAnn Klein Marc & Tegra Little Christine Martinez Christine Metzler Seth Mitchell Chris & Tracie Shepard Craig Tschudi Christa Workman, Esq.