Jimmy Urizar
Director of Family Preservation

croppedIMG_3503Jimmy joined PLN in May of 2011 as the Clinical Program Manager of Family Preservation.  His responsibility included managing the daily functions of the Metro North and Wateridge contracts and providing clinical supervision to the Family Preservation staff.

Prior to working with PLN, Jimmy worked at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, where he provided clinical services in the CalWORKs program to individuals and families receiving financial assistance through DPSS.  Clinical services were aimed at reducing symptoms in order to increase employment readiness.  In addition to carrying a caseload, Jimmy was responsible for implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy interventions in order to increase clinical capacity as well as to increase client engagement.  Jimmy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, at Irvine and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.  Jimmy is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) as well as the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Yamileth Villanueva
Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

YamiYamileth Villanueva joined Para Los Niños in February 2013 as Director of Foundation Relations. In this role, she is responsible for the strategy, cultivation and stewardship of foundation giving for Para Los Niños.

Yamileth has an impressive background in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Para Los Niños, Yamileth was a program officer with the California Community Foundation for five years, where she oversaw the foundation’s affordable housing portfolio and initiatives designed to ensure that low-income families and individuals have safe, affordable places to live. Earlier, Yamileth served as the Director of Homeownership Programs at the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) for five years. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing five distinct programs, including homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, and financial literacy. Before working at ELACC, Yamileth was a researcher, parent organizer and program coordinator at the Community Coalition in South Los Angeles, where she organized parents to advocate for their children and improve the conditions in their schools.

Yamileth earned a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Education and Latin American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.