Staff

Susan Silbert

Founder and Executive Director

Susan holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in criminology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before founding One Voice, Dr. Silbert taught university-level sociology for more than 18 years. In 1982, Dr. Silbert founded One Voice with students from her sociology class at California State University, Northridge, and has served as the agency’s Executive Director ever since.

Kathy Momii

Chief Financial Officer

Kathy is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and has been affiliated with One Voice since its inception.  She has worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years, while devoting time to One Voice as a board member and its financial officer.  She is responsible for financial management, including but not limited to monitoring and tracking expenses and reconciling accounts.

Kelli Young

Assistant Director

Kelli is a Los Angeles native and has worked with One Voice for more than twenty-five years. In her role, Kelli has helped create and shape many aspects of One Voice’s programs. Currently, Kelli helps oversee the College Scholars Program and the Holiday Food Program.

Rosie Clark

Family Services Administrator

Rosie received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Redlands.  She worked as the family life specialist at the Training and Research Foundation Head Start State Preschool for 13 years before joining One Voice 14 years ago.  She is responsible for administering all aspects of One Voice’s social work services, including the Family Assistance Program.  She serves One Voice’s liaison with the Head Start social workers and the families in need.  She also enlists and coordinates volunteers to assist with data management for the program, which includes tracking the number of vouchers issued and filing and tracking receipts.

Sharmon Goodman

Director of the College Scholars Program

Sharmon has been with One Voice since 2001. She has helped our program grow stronger and more accountable during her tenure.  She has also served as a founding and steering committee member of Southern California College Access Network (SoCal Can, an alliance of nearly seventy community based, college access organizations) since its inception.  Sharmon previously worked in genetics research and advertising.  She holds a BA in English and theatre arts from Franklin & Marshall College, and is a graduate of the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Scripps College.

Irma Breakfield

College Advisor and Therapist

Irma has worked at One Voice since 1987.  She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a master’s degree from Phillips Graduate Institute and a BA in psychology from California State University, Northridge.  Irma is a noted expert on low-income families and has worked extensively with foster youth.

Carolina Kishfy-Delgado

College Advisor

Carolina has been a counselor with One Voice since 2011. She holds a master’s degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Latino studies with a minor in political science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2004, she studied Spanish, Culture, and Literature at The University of Havana, Cuba. Before joining One Voice, Carolina worked as a college prep instructor and an outreach/retention coordinator in Los Angeles and Bay area schools.

Tania Cook

College Advisor

Tania has been a counselor with One Voice since 2014.  She holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School, an M.A. in English Literature from California State, Long Beach, and a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California.  Before joining One Voice, she worked for 10 years as a licensed trial attorney in the Juvenile Dependency court, working with abused and neglected children.  Tania taught English composition and SAT preparation to ELD students and conversational English classes for adults as well as working at the Writing Center at CSULB.

Karina Arias

College Advisor

Karina is a One Voice Alum who attended UCLA and graduated with a BA in Sociology and a minor Education Studies. Her dream was always to work in education as a college access counselor or a teacher. While at UCLA she volunteered with Mentors Empowering and Nurturing Through Education (MENTE) and mentored a high school student at Locke High School through their college application process. She is now a college access counselor with One Voice and is helping Scholars realize their dreams.

Daniel Katz

Fund Development

Ruth Finkel

College Liaison

After a decade of teaching European History – primarily at Cal State U at Northridge – and more than a decade of law firm administrative work, Ruth happened upon One Voice just as she decided to retire. What started as a volunteer stint in essay writing in 1995 soon became a full- time job as a college advisor. So much for retiring. As time went on and the program grew, she carved out a specialty for herself: liaison with the colleges that would provide the kind of financial aid our students required. Ruth has visited many of the colleges that provide the best opportunities to our scholars.
Ruth has finally cut back to half-time and is concentrating on helping with student essays and searching for best match colleges that can afford and support our scholars. Now as our college liaison consultant Ruth is in charge of our college communication and recruiting schedule. Even with this limited scope she still says “that this is the best career I’ve ever enjoyed.”

Ann Colburn

Special College Advisor

Jeannie Tyson

Administrative Assistant