Staff

Alondra Corona, Parent Program Coordinator

Alondra, an Azusa native, joined NHH in 2018 upon graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development, and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. She has developed a passion for helping others and serving organizations that support children and families and empower underrepresented individuals through educational resources. Alondra's previous work experience includes time with Jumpstart, a national early education organization, and City Youth Now, a nonprofit in the San Francisco foster care and juvenile justice systems. Alondra is excited to give back to her own community.

alondra@onhh.org

Javier Covarrubias, Early Childhood & Parent Program Coordinator

Javier, an Azusa native, has been a valued member of the NHH team since he began as a volunteer tutor in 2013. He will graduate from Azusa Pacific University this year with a degree in Liberal Studies and a focus on Special Education. Javier is an active volunteer in Azusa. Driven by a passion for community and education, Javier has helped create bridges between diverse communities and empowered students in his hometown. Previously, he served as a school librarian in Azusa, a special-ed paraeducator, a community service organizer, as well as a variety of volunteer leadership roles at NHH. Along with the NHH team, Javier seeks to continue fostering spaces to learn in diverse cross-cultural environments with a focus on equitable, ethical, and sustainable community building. 

javier@onhh.org

Stephanie D'Avirro, Director of Programs

Stephanie, from neighboring Glendora, has been with NHH since 2015 as Director of Programs. Previously, she served for several years in a nonprofit for low-income and at-risk children in South Los Angeles. Stephanie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2008 with a degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in elementary education. She brings strong teaching skills both at the elementary and middle school levels and has experience in relating to others in a cross-cultural setting. In addition, Stephanie’s experience in urban ministry has equipped her well to support the families of Azusa and to help them thrive. 

stephanie@onhh.org

Elizabeth Guardado, Bookeeper

Elizabeth, from the City of Whittier, joined NHH in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant during her four year college journey earning her B.A. in Business Management in 2018. At NHH, she was able to relate with at-risk students and families who were also wrestling to thrive for a better future. She saw the importance of the difficult “behind-the scenes” work that would help NHH mission continue to flourish. Her devotion to NHH and the need for a passionate human calculator lead her to take her place on the team as bookkeeper. Elizabeth has stayed connected after graduation and continues to make a difference by doing the books for NHH.

bookkeeper@onhh.org

Jennifer Hicks, Executive Director

​Jennifer, originally from Hacienda Heights, joined the NHH team in July of 2014. She has worked in after-school programs since 2002, primarily serving at-risk children and their families. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Arizona and a M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously the Director of Programs for a faith-based nonprofit in LA's skid row, Jennifer is enthusiastic about engaging churches in the needs of local under-resourced communities for the common good of both groups. She loves NHH's commitment to parent empowerment and development as a distinctive piece of empowering Azusa's families.

jennifer@onhh.org

Carlos Miranda, Teen and Alumni Coordinator

​Carlos was born and raised in Boyle Heights/East LA area, by a single mother. A proud Guatemalan/Mexican-American, he joined NHH in 2019 and loves playing basketball, eating tacos and hanging out with  his friends. Most of all, Carlos likes to give back to his community, volunteering at his local high school and working in his local community center and church. Carlos attended East Los Angeles College where he earned an AA in social behaviors in Science. He transferred to Azusa Pacific University and obtained a BA in Sociology in 2015. He also fulfilled a lifelong goal of overcoming significant life obstacles. Now he has the privilege to serve the Azusa Community alongside his wonderful peers.

carlos@onhh.org

Troy Ortiz, Office Manager

Troy, a native of La Verne, joined NHH in 2018. Previously, he worked in the Azusa Unified School District 1-on-1 with special-needs students. Troy graduated from Cal State Channel Islands in 2016, where he majored in Communication with an emphasis in Business and a minor in Psychology. While in college, he worked in the IT department as a help-desk technician assistant.

Troy is no stranger to the NHH campus, which it shares with Foothill Community Church, where he has been an active member since he was an infant. In his free time, he likes to volunteer with nonprofits in the local community, where he mentors teenagers. He was drawn to the mission of NHH and the opportunity to serve youth and families in need, while stressing the importance of education.

troy@onnh.org

Kasey Rossi, Elementary Program Coordinator

​Kasey, who is from San Dimas, started with NHH in 2014 as an intern. Kasey graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 with a B.A. in Christian Ministries. She has worked as a middle school and high school youth leader at her church and at NHH as an intern for the Teen Program. Because of her experiences at NHH, and at her local church, Kasey has developed a love and passion for the academic, spiritual, and emotional growth of students of all ages.

kasey@onhh.org

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