The Board of Directors
Dr. Julie Gould, OB/GYN, MD
Julie has worked as an Ob-Gyn physician in the West LA area for the past 6 years. It is her passion for women and children which led her to get involved in Harvest Home, first as a volunteer and then as a board member. Currently in her second year on the board, Julie serves as the Co-Chair and head of the Board Development committee. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her 2 teenage children and walking her dog.
Heidi C. Larson
After 15 years in full-time church ministry, Bob transitioned to Marketing in 2011, promoting feature films and nationally recognized books. He is also a certified Executive & Corporate Leadership Coach practicing under Illustris Group.
Bob has held many Board Chairs in various non-profit endeavors from homeless youth to inner-city Catholic schools. Bob also volunteers every Wednesday morning serving breakfast at St. Francis Food Pantry. He is married to Cameo Wallace.
Johnny Minassian is an audit partner at NSBN LLP, a full service CPA firm with approximately 100 employees located in Century City.
He is married and raising their wonderful eight year old daughter. Johnny is passionate about the homelessness cause and has previously volunteered at Union and LA Missions downtown, currently serve on the audit committee of LA Mission.
Leigh Flisher is a mother of 3 girls, a previous Head Start teacher, and a mentor at Harvest Home for several years. She is currently receiving her Master of Social Work from USC which will enable her to further support and empower families that are homeless. She is passionate about helping the mothers at Harvest Home become the best mothers they can be, achieving success in their lives.
Her background in the entertainment industry as a talent agent for twenty one years, as well as in real estate working for her and her husband’s company, Cole Commercial, has given Pamela a unique set of organizational, administrative and communication skills which she brings to Harvest Home. Pamela aligns her faith with her daily purpose. She believes investing in people, education and unconditional love are key components to help implement change. Pamela is honored to be a part of the transformative hope Harvest Home inspires.
The Advisory Board
Ciera’s passion is working with Foster Youth and families that have exited out of homelessness. Having gone through the Foster system herself, she knows all too well about the disadvantages and setbacks being in the Foster system can bring. Sharing her experiences and what she’s overcome to be where she is today gives her great joy and excitement knowing that she can be a living testimony to others. Ciera is also an Alum of Harvest Home and was blessed to have given birth to her young son around such loving and caring individuals.
Marty Trupiano – Principal Attorney
Law office of Martin J. Trupiano
Sharon Trupiano – Former Board member
Sandy Bredberg – Former Board member/Facilities manager
Glynn Coleman, Employment Skills Specialist
Union Rescue Mission
Randy Hess, Outreach Director | Board Treasurer
Bel Air Presbyterian Church | LA Mission
Zach James, CEO
Becky Leonard, CLEC, CD (DONA)
Laura Taylor, Director – Customer & Market Intelligence
RAPP | Core Dialog
Candice Nulsen, PhD, Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Affairs – Strategic Science Communications
Vaniam Group, LLC