CHC welcomes the following staff that have joined us since April 2018:

Michelle Burton
Director of Development & Communication
Michelle studied at LA City College, has a BA in Pan African Studies from California State University, Los Angeles, an MBA, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from

Brandman University, and is completing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change through Antioch University. She has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally. Michelle joins CHC with over 27 years of nonprofit experience, with a focus on development and communications. Michelle has raised over $50 million for social justice organizations, successfully organized events for thousands of individuals, and has never given up hope. Working in the fields of HIV/AIDS, Equality, Youth Empowerment, Healthcare, Sexual Assault, and Homelessness, she has always understood how to effectively listen and work across differences.


Christina Garza
Director of Social Change Institute
Christina has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit organizational development, program evaluation, youth workforce development, fundraising, and strategic partnerships. Having dedicated her career to strengthening the nonprofit sector to deliver transformative, high impact services that improve people’s daily lives, Christina is especially passionate about developing non-profit professionals to carry out mission and vision. The Chicago native holds a master’s degree in political science, and is a licensed minister. Christina is also an adoptive mother and an active foster grandparent. When she’s not capacity building, she enjoys salsa dancing, antiquing and traveling.


Raymond Diaz
Community Liasion
Throughout his career, Raymond has worked toward creating more livable and healthy communities through participatory planning and advocating for social, economic, and spatial justice in the built environment. For the past 5 years, he has worked with youth in South LA under various projects including the Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention grant and was involved in school cafeteria makeover and food waste reduction. Raymond then created a civic engagement program for youth 3rd-12th grade at A Place Called Home. In his spare time, Raymond enjoys researching for his fantasy football league and attending food festivals around Downtown LA.



Danilo Diluvio
Staff Accountant
Danny holds degrees in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting and Bachelor of Law. He migrated to continental USA with his family in 2005 after working in Guam, USA since 1994. He has a wealth of experience having worked as Auditor, Principal Accountant and Budget Analyst, General Manager and as Vice President with Petrophil Corporation (Exxon), Johnson & Johnson (Phils), Inc., Royal Saudi Naval Forces (Saudi Arabia), Clipper Cargo Corporation and AVT Inc., respectively. Prior to joining CHC, he worked since 2006 with American Ironworks Manufacturing, Inc. in Pacoima, CA as a Senior Accountant. Danny is a Rotary Club Past President and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.