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Leadership and Staff

Lori Pendroff, MS

Lori Pendroff, for over 35 years, has demonstrated unwavering commitment to mental health, homeless services, substance abuse, and non-profit leadership.  Lori joined BRIDGES, Inc. in 2007 as executive director, and continues to serve the agency in the capacity of president and executive director.  She has been a driving force to positive change in the delivery of services and organizational development. Lori’s long-standing career includes serving various, underserved populations throughout nationally recognized agencies in Los Angeles County. Her management and previous direct service experiences expand across all treatment modalities including outpatient, day rehabilitation and treatment, long term and transitional residential, and homeless services and she has a true passion for psychosocial rehabilitation and the delivery of community-based services. Lori earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Management, and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Medical Records, Billing and Quality Assurance

  • Cindy Luna

    QA Assistant

  • Davis Truong

    QA Assistant

  • Paulina Rojas

    Medical Billing and Records Coordinator

Executive Management and Programs Support Team

  • Nicole Smith

    Executive Administrative Assistant

  • Ashley Jara

    Accounting/HR Assistant

  • Guadalupe Perez

    Trustart/FSP Program Assistant

  • Lizbeth Gonzalez

    Residential/Program Assistant


Our team includes many valuable professional and direct service staff working in our homes and programs everyday providing support and treatment for our clients.

These staff members include:

  • Mental Health Workers
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Peer Support Staff
  • Volunteers/Interns

BRIDGES welcomes help from community volunteers, students and interns from various educational institutions. Students, interns and volunteers are provided with an opportunity to develop their therapeutic skills and gain a deeper knowledge of mental health while assisting clients in learning to manage their symptoms of mental health and providing treatment strategies for helping clients to achieve their individual goals.

All of our staff, volunteers, students, and interns are invaluable to our agency and importantly to the clients we serve.