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Inland Empire

Serving Los Angeles and Riverside Counties "Transitional Housing" needs
(877) 421-0659 to Ask about our award winning Transitional Housing


Service Area:  

Long Beach  Los Angeles  Lakewood  Corona and surrounding areas

 "A holistic approach to transitional housing"



Starting Over Inc. Board of Directors

Brenda Mabin, Board Chair, (VonRose Consulting, HR) Brenda Mabin, Board Chair, (VonRose Consulting, HR)
Brenda Mabin, Founder of Von Rose Consulting is a Human Resource professional experienced in organizational and leadership development. Mrs. Mabin has decades of human resource experience. She understands the value of human potential and creates and puts into place the governance tools that minimize risk and maximize performance. Mrs. Mabin has served on the Starting Over, Inc. Board for  2 years and maintains community involvement through her volunteer commitments to Starting Over, Inc. and other organizations.

Rick Aldridge, BA Economics, Chief Financial Officer Rick Aldridge, BA Economics, Chief Financial Officer
UCLA Alumni, BA in Economics, Boeing Corporation Financial Management. Active community member and board member for two community organizations, volunteer for the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and the Brotherhood Crusade.  Participates in a mentoring program for young men in the local community and with the LA Sheriff department youth academy.

Lenora Butcher Member Lenora Butcher, Board Secretary
Probation office administrator, Trainer and Presentation development.

Charles Johnson Co-Founder Charles Johnson, Co-Founder & Member
Starting Over, Inc. co-founder, co-developer of the Inland Empire Sankofa Project, Beacon House Alumni, homeless champion, entrepreneur, coach and mentor.

Charles Lee-Johnson BA, MSW, DM Member, (Pastor & Community Leader) Charles Lee-Johnson BA, MSW, DM, Member, (Pastor & Community Leader)
CEO of National Family Life & Education Center, a pastor, and adjunct professor. Winner of the 2010 Social Worker of the Year award. Has received recognition at the national level for his work and community service.

Gil Cargill Gil Cargill, Member, (Cargill Consulting Group, Owner)
Business owner and CEO for 30 years – Executive Sales Coaching and Marketing Training Consultant. BA in Business, IBM
Regional Sales Manager.

Gwendolyn Elzy Member, (BP America) Gwendolyn Elzy, Member, (BP America)
BP Environmental Consultant, mentor, and women’s support services specialist. A certified mentor, fund developer, and life skill coach,and member of several women’s circles working to reduce child poverty.

Rory O’Sullivan, Freelance Journalist
Rory O’Sullivan, Member, Freelance Journalist
Rory O’Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of California State University, Northridge. He is a writer for several publications in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties including the Voice News, Redlands Daily Facts, and San Bernardino Sun. Rory is also a member of the California Army National Guard and enjoys serving his country. He is the newest board member and is excited to put his skills to use, putting an end to chronic homelessness and recidivism. He is active in his church and civically engaged in his community.



Starting Over Inc. Staff

Vonya Quarles Esq. BS/BM JD Co-Founder & Executive Director Vonya Quarles Esq., BS, BM, JD, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Starting Over Inc. co-founder, , Women Organizing for Justice Fellow 2010, Women’s Policy Institute fellow 2012/2013, J. Irwin Award recipient 2013, advocate, and attorney.

Charles Johnson Co-Founder

Charles Johnson, Operations Manager
(562) 676-3784

Charles supports site managers, maintains housing integrity, and is the volunteer coordinator.

Rory O’Sullivan, Freelance Journalist

Rory O’Sullivan, Community Organizer
(818) 808-9935

Rory does community organizing, is our community communications organizer, and most importantly engages in community building.