Akila Gibbs

akilaExecutive Director

akilag@pasadenaseniorcenter.org
(626) 685-6703

Akila Gibbs is a seasoned professional who has devoted herself to the issues associated with our aging population. Before diving headfirst into the non-profit sector, Akila worked in television news for 16 years and was an award winning journalist. As director of public relations for the Alzheimer's Association, she raised public awareness of Alzheimer's disease in Southern California and was instrumental in garnering funds to support Alzheimer's research.

In November 2011, Akila presented at the Statewide Senior Center Forum sponsored by the California Commission on Aging and the Congress of California Seniors. She was the 2011-2013 Chair of the Pasadena Executive Roundtable, a consortium of local nonprofit executive directors. Akila joined the City of Pasadena's Senior Commission in 2014, where she currently serves as its vice president, to gauge and address the needs of our ever changing population of aging adults. That same year, she participated in Senator Carol Liu’s 2014 Pathways Statewide Bus Tour: Innovations in Aging and LTSS, the mission of which was to develop a comprehensive strategy to create an effective and efficient Aging and Long-Term Care system for our state. The Pasadena Senior Center was one of five California sites chosen as a model for best practices in senior care services, and as the leader of the one community in the San Gabriel Valley resource that provides the most services to seniors, she was asked to tour with the group and share her perspective.

Most recently, Akila was presented with the Junior League of Pasadena’s 2016 Community Impact Award.

Since joining the Pasadena Senior Center in 2008, Akila continues to lead the organization with passion and spirit, and is fully committed to meet the growing needs of seniors in the years ahead. In addition to her responsibilities at the Center and as a Pasadena Senior Commission member, she is an active member of the Pasadena Rotary and sits on Villa Esperanza’s Community Council for Excellence.

Alan Barasorda

Staff-Alan-BarasordaDirector of Finance and Human Resources

alanb@pasadenaseniorcenter.org
(626) 685-6723

Alan Barasorda joined the Center’s management team as the Director of Finance and Human Resources in May 2007. Alan is a born Angelino. Since graduating from UCLA, he has remained active in the Alumni Association, presently serving on the Board of a local chapter. He is also an active volunteer at Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Church in San Marino.

Lisa Manning-Pratt

Staff Lisa Manning PrattLisa Manning-Pratt
Director of Development

lisam@pasadenaseniorcenter.org
(626) 685-6728

Lisa Manning-Pratt joined the Pasadena Senior Center in August 2015 as its Director of Development and brings with her 20+ years of experience in the non-profit arena. She is a graduate of UCLA and holds dual Bachelor's degrees in History and Political Science. Prior to joining the Pasadena Senior Center, Lisa was the Director of Events & Marketing at the UCLA School Management Program and then the Director of Development & Alumnae Relations at St. Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora. Lisa currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Linda Vista-Annandale Association (LVAA) and the UCLA Rose Bowl Bruins. She is also a member of the Pasadena chapter of the National Charity League.

Raul Martinez

raulDirector of Classes, Rentals and Operations

raulm@pasadenaseniorcenter.org

Raúl graduated in Business Administration and acquired a higher degree in Productivity and Quality Control from the Technological University of Mexico. He was born in Mexico City where he had a successful career in the hotel industry for over 10 years. He moved to Pasadena with his wife and two sons. After moving to the United States, he decided to continue doing what he loves most: SERVING PEOPLE. He entered the world of nonprofit organizations working in different capacities at Pasadena's AIDS Service Center before coming to the Pasadena Senior Center.

 

Annie Laskey

Staff Annie LaskeyAnnie Laskey
Director of Special Events

anniel@pasadenaseniorcenter.org
(626) 685-6702

Annie Laskey joined the Pasadena Senior Center as the Director of Events in April 2017. She has been involved with nonprofits as an employee, board member, and volunteer for all of her adult life. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Theater, with an emphasis in directing and ran a summer theatre festival in Culver City in the 1990s. Prior to the Pasadena Senior Center, she managed the Los Angeles Conservancy’s award-winning Walking Tour program. Annie is currently on the board of the Art Deco Society Los Angeles, and is active in the vintage dance community.

Staff

Social Services

Carmen Macias
Social Services Manager

Development

Lisa Manning- Pratt, Director

Marie Cantor
Associate Director of Foundation Relations

Pam Kaye
Associate Director of Development

Charmaine Nelson
Associate Director of Marketing, Communications and Database Mangement

Events and Senior Games

Annie Laskey
Director of Special Events

Renee Uriarte
Volunteer and Enrichment Program Coordinator

Finance & Human Resources

Alan Barasorda, Director

Nancy De León Meeker
Associate Director of Finance and Human Resources

Classes, Rentals & Operations

Raul Martinez, Director

Judy Starlight
Rentals & Programs Coordinator

Alicia Saras
Welcome Desk

Volunteer Program

Looking for something to do? Volunteer at PSC!

We always need help, especially at the Welcome Desk, serving up a cup at the Coffee Bar, or helping to set up lunch every day. If you like being around people, this is just the thing for you!
Please contact Renee Uriarte at (626) 685- 6724 or reneeu@pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  Click Here for More information.

Our Volunteer Leaders include:

Leonor Diaz
Library

Brajendra Singh
Sy Graff Fitness Center

Glen Constantino
Billiards Room

Mark Manz
Computer Lab

Single Day Tours & More

Single-Day-Tours

Spend an exciting day with us on one of our Single Day Tours, or select from one of our new Multi-Day Tours.

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Where is PSC?

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Contact Us

Phone: (626) 795-4331
Fax: (626) 577-4235
Email: info@pasadenaseniorcenter.org

Pasadena Senior Center
85 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103