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

Kevin Cunanan, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Kevin Cunanan, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Chief Operating Officer

Lorraine Lyou

Lorraine Lyou

Chief Development Officer

Angelina Palma-Williams, LCSW

Angelina Palma-Williams, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Board of Directors

Ana Perez


Mike Nelson


Luis Maimoni


Jerry Wilson


Kris Allen

J. Brent Dunn

Nancy Foster

Holly Henderson

Heather Peterson

Jennifer Rabin

Tim Sailor

Claudia Sosa-Valderrama

Betsy Snare

Zig Tekeste

Hilda Tourians

Jim Walsh

Honorary Board Members

Eric Adler, Esq.

Partner, Magee & Adler, APC

Tiffany Brown

Deputy Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District

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

Congressman Robert Garcia

U.S. House of Representatives, California

Senator Lena Gonzalez

California State Senate District 33

Samuel “Skip” Keesal, Jr.

Founding Partner, Keesal, Young & Logan

Sheriff Robert Luna

Sheriff, Los Angeles County

Jim McDonnell

Former Sheriff, Los Angeles County

Beverly O’Neill

Former Mayor, City of Long Beach

Chris Steinhauser

Former Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District