Staff and Leadership

Alexandra Canalos-Castillo HeadshotAlexis Canalos-Castillo, Director of Programs and Strategy: Alexandra (Alexis) is the Director of Programs and Strategy 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 Director of Community Engagement
Escobar, Peter Employment Coach
Gonzalez-Crussi, Juliana Executive Director
Johnson, Aaron Evaluation and Impact Coordinator
Kneeland, Darice Administration and Operations Specialist
Lewis, Chanel Digital Literacy Coach
Michelson, Joanna Career Advancement Coach
Rahravan, Leila Manager of Workforce Development
Rodriguez, Imelda Housing and Financial Coach
Solis, Cassandra Strategic Partnership Coordinator
Vaquerano, Vanessa Americorps VISTA
Villalobos, Kayla Manager of Financial Capability
Zayas, Natalie Housing and Financial Coach