Staff and Leadership


 AcanalosAlexis Canalos-Castillo, Program Director: Alexandra (Alexis) is the Director of Programs at Center for Changing Lives, leading the organization’s economic opportunity services designed to increase client access to resource and financial opportunities. Alexis has overseen CCL’s expansion of financial resources and products available to clients and developed new programs to meet client need. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Community Development, and spent her six years prior to her current positions in labor and community organizing and issue-based advocacy work.



Castaneda, Lissette Community Engagement Manager
Escobar, Peter Employment Coach
Gonzalez-Crussi, Juliana Executive Director
Johnson, Aaron Data Impact Specialist
Kneeland, Darice Administration and Operations Specialist
Lewis, Chanel Digital Literacy Coach
Michelson, Joanna Career Advancement Coach
Rahravan, Leila Employment Coach
Rodriguez, Imelda Housing and Financial Coach
Solis, Cassandra Strategic Partnership Coordinator
Vaquerano, Vanessa Americorps VISTA
Villalobos, Kayla Resource and Connection Coordinator
Zayas, Natalie Housing and Financial Coach