Meet the Team

Administrative Team

Lisa A. Lemons

Executive Director

Prior to their position as Executive Director for Option House, Inc., Lisa served as the Administrative Services Director for Green Opportunities, Inc. (GO), in Asheville, NC. They have more than 25 years’ experience in the public sector serving in multiple roles in municipal government and non-profit organizations.

They graduated in 1996 from the University of North Texas with a B.A.A.S. in Interpersonal Communications with minors in Social Work and Sociology.

Jessica Barajas-Miranda

Program Director

Jessica is a ardent advocate for men and women that have experienced hardships in life. She is a leader. She enjoys leading others to a life where they may thrive after the effects of domestic violence. She is passionate about helping her community by working actively and daily with domestic violence survivors and batterers.

Katrina Warfield

Shelter Director

Katrina has been working at Option House for over 10 years. She has held multiple positions within the agency that include, advocate, lead advocate, shelter manager, case manager, and she is currently the Shelter Outreach Specialist.

She has specialized training in the following areas: sex trafficking, sexual assault, trauma informed care, field supervisor training, and domestic violence advocate training. In additon to being the Shelter Director, Katrina is a group facilitator for parenting and support groups once a week.

Tory Rozzi

Finance & Admin Assistant

Tory started out as a volunteer with Option House and quickly transitioned into being an employee. She feels fortunate to be a member of the such a dedicated team. As Tory has stated, "It is my heartfelt belief that everyone should have the chance to secure a safe and stable future. Especially those experiencing and who are survivors of domestic violence." She is very proud to be serving in the Inland Empire and is very much looking forward to seeing progress here.

Programs Team

Veronica Ramirez

Legal Services Supervisor

Veronica is a 20-year employee with Option House and has served in multiple roles during her tenure. She has 15 years' experience as an advocate for people needing legal support with domestic violence situations. She is very passionate about her work. For Veronica, each person is an opportunity to make someone’s life and family safe and better than before.

Helene Cortez

CalWorks Lead Coordinator

Helene is a domestic violence survivor. She was born and raised in Germany and Belgium and speaks 4 languages. She has a B.A. in Human Service Management. She was on the organizing committee for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in L.A. She has 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 1 cat. She loves teaching victims/survivors about domestic violence and how to break free from abuse.

Joanna Perez

CFS Advocate

Joanna is very family oriented and has been married for 20 years. Along with her wonderful husband, she has been blessed with three beautiful children. She is a very passionate and dedicated domestic violence advocate and loves teaching individuals tools to develop and maintain a healthy relationship.

Aracelia Solis

CalWorks & Legal Advocate

Celly works as a DV Advocate assisting with CalWorks and Legal services for our clients. She initially started college later in life with the goal of becoming a nurse. After completing a short internship she realized that was not her true path. She started working in the non-profit world about four years ago and found her calling. She is excited and thankful for the opportunity each day to use her skills and training to help families and individuals in my community.

William Long

Prevention & Outreach Supervisor

William is a 10-year employee with Option House. Prior to his employment, he served for 10 years as board member for Option House.

LaTeara Barnes

Prevention & Outreach Specialist

LaTeara has 6 years of foundation in Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking, along with a background of mental health and personal development. Mrs. Barnes is an alumni of Victor Valley Community College and CSUSB and plans to obtain her Masters in Public Administration. When she is not working to strengthen the community through her outreach and prevention work, she is out with her husband, daughters, and dog enjoying each others company through activities like hiking, picnics, random beach trips or star gazing.

Marjorie Stein, LCSW

Clinician

Marjorie has been with Option House for over 6 years, providing Individual and Group Therapy to clients (both shelter and community) and training Social Work students. She has more than 40 years of experience working with trauma survivors in both Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol settings.

Emergency Shelter Team

Alma

Domestic Violence Advocate

Alma holds an AA/AS in Human Services & Social & Behavioral Sciences along with my Case Management certificate. Alma chose this path because she, like so many others, is a survivor of Domestic Violence. Being able to give back brings her immense joy. Although there are many sad stories, being a good listener and support system for survivors and connecting with people and helping them through their hard times brings Alma great joy.

Anie

Domestic Violence Advocate

Anie is a former client of Option House and wanted an opportunity to give back the community for the help she received. She works closely with the survivors and their children to help them recover and restart their lives.

Christina

Childcare DV Advocate

Christina started as a volunteer with the agency and enjoyed working with the children at the shelter. She oversees the childcare program at the shelter. She finds I a great sense of fulfillment offering security and structure to the children during a traumatic time in their lives.

Rebecca

Domestic Violence Advocate

Rebecca graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a BA in Criminal Justice. She had always wanted to help others in every aspect of life, being a Domestic Violence Advocate allows her to help so many. She feels that she grows and learns daily and she pledges to continue to make herself available to helping as many people as possible.

Lamenthia

Domestic Violence Advocate

Lamenthia is a DV advocate that brings her many years of experience in social services working with mentally challenged adults. She enjoys cooking and sharing her cooking skills and colorful flair for life with those at the shelter.

Janeth

Domestic Violence Advocate

Janeth is an aspiring forensic psychologist who has a heart for others. Working with Option House, she is looking forward to growing as an individual and professional. She firmly believes there is great joy in positively impacting the lives of others.

Board of Directors

Board Officers:

Tricia Sandlin, President

Judy Walsh, Secretary

Leslie Bischoff, Treasurer

Vanessa Hunter, Parliamentarian

Board Members:

Joyce Kim