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Executive

Founder/Ambassador
Kim Carter is the Founder and Executive Director of Time for Change Foundation. Certified in accounting with an emphasis on not-for-profits, Kim was inspired to leave the corporate world in 2002 to start Time for Change Foundation. Motivated by her own experiences as a formerly incarcerated woman, Kim made it her mission to help women and children make the transition from homelessness and recidivism to self-sufficiency. Today she is a powerful voice for women who bear the scars of poverty, homelessness, and incarceration. It is Kim’s belief that by providing these women with training and the opportunity to develop life skills, in a nurturing and supportive environment, they will become independent, active, participants in their communities. She aspires to the work of her idol, Harriet Tubman, by lighting a path and leading others to freedom from addiction and incarceration. Her motto is that “a lit candle loses nothing when it lights another.” Alongside her role as an executive director at Time for Change, she is also a motivational speaker, an advocate, an author and more recently a developer.

 

Director
Vanessa Perez is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and is an active volunteer in her community. Vanessa began working at Time for Change Foundation as an intern under the Communications Department and has worked her way up to Time for Change Foundation’s Director. In this position, her focus is to support the implementation of the Foundation's strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and management to the TFCF and other technical staff in the areas of planning, programming, fund development, marketing and administration. Vanessa seeks to be an agent for change in her community promoting equity for all individuals. Through her work at Time for Change Foundation and involvement in her local church, The Way World Outreach, she is living out her passion of empowering women to become the voice of change. In 2014, she completed the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute which equipped her with skills to navigate the California legislative process and influence decision makers to create policies that better the quality of life in her local community and for all Californians.

 

Director of Operations
Phyllis Scott has been in the field of counseling for over thirteen years. She attended William Reed Academy where she obtained her Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate where she began working as a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Forever Free Program in the California Institution for Women. Phyllis came to Time for Change Foundation in October 2012 as a Case Manager and today she leads as the Director of Operations.

Housing and Re-entry Services

Case Specialist II

 

 

 

 

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AOD/Compliance Officer CATC II
With his Level II Certification in alcohol and drug counseling. Dwayne Robinson is also an empowering facilitator of 12-Step Education, Relapse Prevention, and evidence based Life Skills to varied audiences. Working in the field for the past decade and having coordinated veterans aftercare phase programs for six of those years, Dwayne brings his addiction and trauma training and degree in Human Services to Time for Change Foundation as our Alcohol or Drug Counselor/ Compliance Officer. Seeing how addiction has devastated so many families, including his own, Dwayne has a passion to help women and children forge a path to sobriety and self-sufficiency.

 

 

Transportation Specialist
Diane Sapp worked as a Water Damage Technician for years, prior to coming to Time for Change Foundation in 2009. She came to Time for Change Foundation wanting a chance to change her lifestyle. After graduating from the program in 2011, Diane became employed with us as a Transportation Specialist. She also attends San Bernardino Valley College in the Human Services Department. Her goal is to complete the necessary coursework in the field of Case Management.

Accounting

Senior Accountant
Amelia A. Toledo is the Senior Accountant for Time for Change Foundation. She graduated cum laude from Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant license holder from the Philippines. With over 15 years of management and accounting experience in the local municipal and non-profit agencies, Amelia brings a wealth of knowledge to the agency. Her passion to help those in need fuels her desire to make a difference in the lives of homeless women.

 

 

Accountant
David Howe graduated from Palo Verde Valley Community College in 1995 with an Associates Arts Degree in Business Administration. In 1999, he graduated from California State University San Bernardino, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. David is an active member of the San Bernardino Sunset Rotary Club where he served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors 2005 – 2008, and currently as Program Co-Chair and the Volunteer Chair Person for the 24th Annual Tin Man Triathlon.

Administration

Data Entry Specialist/Resource Coordinator
Aimee Durante came to Time for Change Foundation as Data Entry Specialist/Resource Coordinator after working at Loma Linda Heart and Surgical Hospital for four and a half years. Overcoming years of abuse, addiction, and homelessness she has successfully reached self-sufficiency after coming to our program in 2012. Aimee’s personal experiences inspire other women and give them hope that they too can change the course of their lives no matter their background.

Advocacy

Policy Advocate
Sereeta Reid came to Time for Change Foundation with natural leadership abilities. Overcoming a history of homelessness and addiction Sereeta came on board as Policy Advocate where she leads our advocacy and civic engagement activities. As a leader she empowers her community to use their voices to create positive change.

 

 

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