Diana Lopez, M.A., BCBA
Psychology Clinical Trainee

Ms. Lopez is currently a clinical psychology student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA.  She is passionate about working with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Down syndrome, etc.).  Additionally, Ms. Lopez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Her interest is to empower the community to be more receptive to mental health services through psychoeducation.


Sassha Bellairs, MBA (chair)​

​Sheree Brown, Sandra Cortes, B.A., Karen Goland, Psy.D., Barbara Rhodes, Ph.D.

Pastel Dunn (Director of Fundraising & Development)

Sandra Cortes, B.A.

Editor of Newsletter & Family and Community Care Specialist​​
Mrs. Cortes has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology.  

She is a certified Infant Massage Instructor by WINC without Borders and MPAP Parent Educator.  Mrs. Cortes is fluent in English and Spanish, is culturally aware, able to effectively communicate and connect well with our children and families, and is actively engaged with the community in need.  In addition to the above, she is a registered behavioral technician and has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Her professional interests include providing both direct and indirect clinical services to families in need.

Welcome to Children and Families, Inc.! Our​ ​Mission is to empower young children and families in overcoming adversities while promoting emotional well-being, health and family cohesion. We are also committed to the Vision of Empowering our future with confident and capable individuals. Together, we can make a difference! 

About Us

Maribel Magaña, B.A.
Psychology Clinical Trainee

Ms. Magaña has a Bachelor's degree in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Riverside.  She is currently earning her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Latino Family studies from Pacific Oaks College.  Ms. Magaña is very passionate about helping the inner city and low-income communities, as she too grew up in the inner city.  She is bilingual in English and Spanish, is a strong advocate for change and bringing mental health services both directly and indirectly to her community.

La Faune Gordon, Ph.D., M.S.

Executive Director
Dr. Gordon is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing culturally-sensitive, specialized intervention to infants, young children and families who are at risk and/or have
experienced trauma.  She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Psychology and in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Gordon is a California-endorsed Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor by World Institute for Nurturing Communication (WINC) without borders, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, Certified Effective Black Parenting Instructor, Certified Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) Parent Educator, and Advanced level provider of Developmental Individual Relationship (DIR) Floortime.  Dr. Gordon has over 20 years of clinical supervision and consultation experience in both the public and private sector and has conducted numerous presentations, trainings, and workshops.

At Children and Families, Inc. we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world.

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