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Emily Bell, LCSW
Director

Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City. She completed her graduate field training with the New York City Department of Education, and the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan. Committed to social justice issues, she has worked in both the non-profit and public sectors internationally and domestically in the areas of mental health, community development, and education.


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Miriam Aviles, BA
Assistant Director

Miriam received her B.A. degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Welfare from California State University, Northridge. Born and raised in South Los Angeles, Miriam has both personal and professional experience working with at risk and inner city populations in community and educational settings. Fluent in English and Spanish, she works to ensure that cultural issues for clients and families are identified and addressed in treatment.


Monroe Cueva, CADC II
Program Supervisor, ODR Programs

Monroe joined Project 180 in 2012 as an Addiction Specialist with over 7 years of experience in the drug and alcohol field. He is now one of the Program Supervisors for the Downtown ICMS team.


Erika Flores, BA
Program Supervisor, AB 109

Erika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Counseling and a Minor in Addiction Treatment from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Since she began working at Project 180, Erika has been part of the AB 109 program, first as a case manager and now as one of the Program Supervisors. Erika is fluent in Spanish. 


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Eton Vogt, BA
Program Supervisor, Whole Person Care, D2, Federal Probation

Eton joined the Project 180 team as a case manager in 2014. He has worked on several Project 180 programs, including AB 109, MIST, and Whole Person Care. He has an extensive case management background with a focus on providing direct services to clients with severe mental health diagnoses. He received his B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Eton is also Project 180’s unofficial tech support around the office.


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Jose Sanchez, Diploma
Program Supervisor

Jose joined Project 180 in 2015. Jose was a former Law Enforcement Instructor and has over 7 years experience with managing staff trainings and implementing safety protocols. He is now one of the Program Supervisors for the South Los Angeles ICMS Team. Jose is fluent in Spanish and French. 


David Ho, ASW
Program Supervisor, AB 109

David received his BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles with an emphasis in forensic social work. In pursuit of his passion to work with the forensic population, David joined Project 180 as a second year MSW intern in September 2014 and was hired on as a therapist the following year. Assigned to AVRC, David provided clinical support for the COIN and EPIC programs before being promoted to a Program Supervisor for the AB109 program.


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Emily Lundberg, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor, FSP Programs (CODC and MIST)

Emily joined the Project 180 team as a therapist in 2013 and holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo. Her professional experience includes advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health treatment with Skid Row's chronically homeless population, specialized sex offender treatment, psycho education for at-risk parents, and international development.


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Anna McClelland, LMFT
Program Supervisor, Project 180 North

Anna is the Lead Clinician and Site Supervisor for Project 180 North. She provides clinical supervision for Project 180 staff at the North office and AVRC. Additionally, she oversees the clinical aspects of the Project 180 North programs including AB 109, Federal Probation and FSP.


Chris Minnick, LCSW
Social Work Supervisor

With Project 180 from the outset, Chris trains and supervises staff and interns in addition to providing individual and group treatment services. Incredibly knowledgeable about the Skid Row area and issues related to mental illness and homelessness, Chris leads the team to provide the best resources for client care.


Lora Molon, LAADC
Site Supervisor, Project 180 AVRC

With over 15 years of experience in the drug and alcohol field, Lora oversees the coordination and implementation of substance abuse treatment at Project 180. Additionally, she provides supervision to the Addiction Specialists on staff and is fluent in Tagalog.


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Joe Lopez, LMFT
Program Supervisor, Project 180 NORTH

Joe received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Cal State Northridge, and Master of Psychology degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. He joined the Project 180 team in March 2016.  At the start of Joe’s journey with Project 180 he provided clinical support for P180 AVRC with the EPIC, MOM, COIN, and CODC programs before being promoted to Program Supervisor at Project 180 North.


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Rebecca Mielczarek, ASW
Program Supervisor, Project 180 NORTH

Rebecca received a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Marlboro College in Marlboro Vermont, a Masters in Psychology from The New School University in New York City and a Masters of Social Work from CUNY Hunter College in New York City. Rebecca has always had a passion for working with the forensic population and joined the Project 180 team in October of 2017 as a therapist. Rebecca is a Program Supervisor at Project 180 North.


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Felicia Megdal, MSW
Program Supervisor, ICMS

Felicia joined the ICMS team as a clinician at the beginning of 2017 with an extensive background in life. She earned masters degrees in social work from University of Southern California and journalism from Columbia University in New York City. Felicia loves working with field-based staff, and supervising and mentoring case managers and new hires. 


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Kiley Carmona, LMFT
Program Supervisor, ICMS 

Kiley received her BA in Psychology from the California State University, Northridge and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College. Kiley was a clinician for the ICMS program before being promoted to a Program Supervisor for the ICMS Team. 


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Maggie Hamilton, CAADC
Program Supervisor, FSP Programs (CODC and MIST)

Maggie was always interested in both social justice and the Arts and began her career as a photographer working as a photo journalist and later forming her own agency representing Artists.  Seeking new challenges and combing the skills of management and counseling Maggie became an addiction counselor and joined the LGBT Center’s team as part of the intensive outpatient CMRU (Crystal Meth Recovery unit).  Maggie joined Project 180 in 2014 as an Addiction Specialist, and is now the Program Supervisor and Court Liaison for the CODC program.


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Elisabeth Espinoza, ASW
Program Supervisor, ICMS

Elisabeth received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. She began her work at Project 180 in 2017 as a clinician on the Downtown LA ICMS team prior to being promoted to ICMS Program Supervisor.


With acknowledgement and appreciation to our Founder and Program Creator, 

Victoria Simon, Ph.D., MFT