Vision Statement

Grounding our work is the fundamental belief that every youth deserves a chance to succeed in life, and at WE LIFT LA INC., we envision every youth not just deserving the chance, but becoming the success story.

The Work of Angels Group was founded in December 2006. WE LIFT LA, Inc. is picking up where The Work of Angels Group has left off to make a difference for these transitional aged foster youth who are often neglected by the system. At the present time, WE LIFT LA operates in the Southern California area only.


Board of Directors

Joyce Harmon, President & Founder

Helaine Cohen, BA & MBA
CPA Sobelman, Cohen & Associate LLP
Chief Financial Officer for WE LIFT LA.

Scott Heiss
Warner Brothers, Retired Former Executive
Volunteer in WE LIFT LA mentoring/coaching programs
Noah Warren
Roots Through Recovery Inc., Chief Program Officer
Shaun Carris
WE LIFT LA Development Director
Private, Non Profit Consultant
Stephanie DuCaine
Retired Social Worker
Department of Children and Family Services of Los Angeles County
Volunteer in WE LFIT LA mentoring/coaching programs
Simon Simonyan
Northridge Businessman
Owner – All Cars Auto Body
Magic Car Rental Agency

Advisory Board

Jeffery Galpin, MD, Diplomat
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Infectious Disease

Mike Descher
Partner Media Group Consulting
Woodland Hills, CA

Norma Fritsche, MSN
Former Director of Quality Assurance
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health



Anthony De Felicis
Mentor & Life Coach

Myra Benford, Housing Director
Master’s in Psychology

Former Foster Youth Advisory Board

Suamhirs Piraiano Guzman, San Diego, CA
Program Specialist for WE LIFT LA
Angel Alvarengo
Rancho San Antonio Boys Home
Client of WE LIFT LA in mentoring/coaching programs
Orlando Phillips
Rancho San Antonio Boys Home
Client of WE LIFT LA in mentoring/coaching programs
Serena Skinner 
Client of WE LIFT LA housing, & mentoring/coaching programs
California  State University Northridge