Who We Are

Our Founder, Sister Diane:

Working with the community, Sister Diane created Esperanza so that low-income residents would have decent housing and the ability to shape the future of their neighborhood.

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Our Staff:

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim, Executive Director
Nancy Halpern Ibrahim joined Esperanza Community Housing Corporation in 1995 as the founding Director of Health Programs. Ms. Ibrahim went on to design Esperanza’s model Community Health Promoters Program, which generated pioneering community health collaboratives in the community.



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Our Board:

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim

Pastor Brian Eklund

Penne Hasson

Takao Suzuki

Rudy Espinoza

Nicole Vick

Mireya Romero

Michelle O’Grady

Read Our Board’s bios

Our Sponsors & Supporters:

California Endowment

Parsons Family Foundation

Worker Education Resource Center (WERC)

Deutsch Family Foundation

Ahmanson Family Foundation

Los Angeles Housing Department

LA Care

S. Mark Taper Foundation


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