Since 2012, Anna Conti has made tremendous contribution in her role as the Manager of the Emergency Crisis Shelter. She now holds the position of Executive Director. Ms. Conti began her professional career by obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Biology with intentions of applying to medical school. However, after being introduced to the field of psychology, she felt she had found her passion. Her professional experience includes working with co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, family violence, human trafficking, trauma, and PTSD. Ms. Conti has successfully obtained her Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology. Her goal is to continue to grow in this field, expand her knowledge, and help survivors in order to make a positive impact.
Director of Fund Development
Christina has been part of the Su Casa family since 1996. Starting as a volunteer, she was soon hired as a Counselor-Advocate for our Transitional Shelter. Taking a hiatus in 1998 to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from California State University, Long Beach, she returned to Su Casa in 2002. She provides outreach education to the community on understanding the dynamics of domestic violence and how to help someone you may know who is in an abusive situation. She also coordinates all of Su Casa’s item and gift donation efforts including toy drives, food drives, and the Adopt-A-Family program. She is a member of the Long Beach Police Department’s Women’s Advisory Group, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s Community Resource Collaborative, and Cal State Long Beach’s Coordinated Community Response Team addressing Sexual Assaults on Campus. Her efforts have been recognized by Soroptimist International Artesia-Cerritos and Desert Region in 2007 and by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell who honored her as one of California’s Women of Distinction in 2015.
Director of Finance
Rosalie has been the Director of Finance for Su Casa for over six years. She is responsible for all of the financial reporting for Su Casa, as well as overseeing the accounting, purchasing, payroll and human resource activities. She has dramatically improved the financial position of the agency in her time here, including excellent Annual Audits and Single Audits with no findings and closing out the year with a surplus that was not budgeted or expected! Rosalie has over 30 years of non-profit financial leadership. She started her career as the Director of Billing at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She was a senior auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co, and became a Certified Public Accountant. She was the Vice President of Finance for Hospital Home Health Care of California and the Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties, as well as the Vice President of Operations for the Association of Woodworking & Finishing. Additionally, Rosalie has been an officer for Soroptimist International of Long Beach, serving as treasurer for several years before becoming the president in 2014.
Emergency Shelter Manager
Lilly Lopez is the new Emergency Shelter Manager for Su Casa. Lilly has worked for Su Casa since 2014 and started as a Counselor Advocate and quickly promoted to Lead Case Manager and eventually became our Shelter Operations Coordinator. During her work at Su Casa her purpose has been to create a safe environment for both the residents and staff. Lilly truly believes in the philosophy that every individual has the right to live free from violence or the threat of violence. Lilly holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Psychology and is very passionate about the work she does with survivors of Domestic Violence and is committed to serving those who have been affected by it.
Interim Transitional Manager
Maria began her journey assisting families experiencing domestic violence in 2014. She joined Su Casa as a Counselor Advocate in early December of 2015, where she continued providing services for families healing from the effects of domestic violence. During her first year, Maria has demonstrated her drive and passion to develop her natural and effective abilities for the families she helps. Maria is now the interim Transitional Shelter Manager for Su Casa and is eager to explore new services to assist families in need. She has obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and is currently working on achieving her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Maria adapts her approach and techniques to the capabilities of her staff and families residing in the transitional shelter program. She hopes to lead the transitional shelter program through new collaborations and expand the vision of Su Casa Ending Domestic Violence.