our team

Who oversees and manages the Center?

An experienced team of six professionals make up our executive staff, and we have a board of 18 directors with expertise in many different fields as well as nine honorary board members. The Guidance Center team comprises nearly 200 mental health professionals, support staff, administrators and interns.

Executive Team

Patricia Costales, LCSW

Patricia Costales, LCSW

Chief Executive Officer

Amanda MacLennan, MPA

Amanda MacLennan, MPA

Chief Operations Officer

Lorraine Lyou

Lorraine Lyou

Chief Development Officer

Shelley L. Reed, PHR, SHRM-CP

Shelley L. Reed, PHR, SHRM-CP

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dawn Vo-Jutabha, Ph.D.

Dawn Vo-Jutabha, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer

Board of Directors

Kris Allen


Frank Baker

Tiffany Brown, EdD

J. Brent Dunn

Ana Perez


Joanna Exacoustos

Nancy Foster

Luis Maimoni


Susan Cooper

Elaine Marks

Steve Neal

Timothy Sailor

Mike Nelson

Vice Chairman

Betsy Snare

Zig Tekeste

Jim Walsh

Jerry Wilson

Honorary Board Members

Kelly Colopy

Director, Long Beach Health and Human Services Department

Jane Close Conoley, PhD

President, California State University, Long Beach

Bob Foster

Former Mayor, City of Long Beach

Robert Garcia, EdD

Mayor, City of Long Beach

Lena Gonzalez

Councilwoman, City of Long Beach

Samuel “Skip” Keesal, Jr.

Partner, Keesal, Young & Logan

Robert Luna

Chief, Long Beach Police Department


Jim McDonnell

Sheriff, Los Angeles County

Beverly O’Neill

Former Mayor, City of Long Beach

Chris Steinhauser

Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District

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