Meet Our Team
Our staff are committed to providing the highest quality services to the individuals and families served by Las Trampas. All direct-care staff receive special training. Some trainings are provided annually and require annual recertification while other inservices occur monthly. Weekly staff meetings are conducted to review principles of teaching methods and trainings as well as review and update specific individual information and service plans to ensure these plans are relevant and effective.
Executive Director, is responsible for creating a strategic vision for programs/services, fiscal management and viability, staff recruitment and training, and overall organizational operations. He ensures that policies and procedures are in compliance with state regulations, that they support optimal quality program/services delivery, and that they ensure a positive, sustainable work environment.
Dan has 14 years and a breadth of experience working with developmentally disabled people of all ages. He has designed and implemented independent and supported living programs, and has managed large-scale and start-up programs/budgets/facilities for individuals with developmental and behavioral disabilities. He continues to build strong regional alliances with government, nonprofit and funding entities.
Dan has a B.A. in psychology (magna cum laude) and M.S. in rehabilitation counseling (with distinction).
Joe Cashel has been at Las Trampas since 2013. Joe started with Las Trampas as a licensed residential facility administrator. He’s currently the Director of Residential Services and acting Director of Day Program Services. In addition to Joe’s normal responsibilities he also coordinates and gives trainings to all Las Trampas staff. He is a certified trainer of First aid/CPR/AED, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, and Person Centered Thinking.
Joe has a BA from SUNY Potsdam and is originally from upstate New York. Shortly after moving to California he found Las Trampas and quickly grew a passion for the Las Trampas mission, a fondness for the people throughout the agency, and he’s still excited about the potential Las Trampas has and how the agency is growing and improving services.
Sandra Cockrell began her role at Las Trampas as Director of Philanthropy in mid-2019. Her passion for serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is what lead Sandra to join Las Trampas.
Growing up, Sandra was close with her cousin who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through the many years of helping to care for her cousin, Sandra realized the challenges families face in providing daily care. It is this experience in her life, which made Las Trampas a natural fit.
In her professional career, Sandra has served in leadership roles in sales, fundraising, and building and developing teams. In the non-profit sector, Sandra held Chief Development Officer Roles with the March of Dimes and the United Way. Her many skills in these roles include developing campaigns, fundraising, grant writing, developing protocols, board recruitment, and volunteer development.
Sandra also spent many years at KPMG where she led a team of 50 staff as a National Business Director to develop National Campaigns for the tax partners. The opportunity to work at KPMG allowed Sandra to travel all over the country and work with so many different individuals. Although this was a challenging and exciting role, it is the non-profit sector where she prefers to share her talents. Las Trampas being near and dear to her heart.
Outside of work, Sandra enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also loves traveling, cooking, and hopes to someday take a vacation to Italy and do a cooking tour.
Is responsible for administering a $6 million budget. Drawing on her 29 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience, Patti manages all accounting phases: financial and cash flow statements, Accounts Payable/Receivable, workmen’s comp, and bank general ledger reconciliation. She also oversees the Payroll Department.
Patti works with the auditors and the Executive Director to develop the agency’s Annual Report. Patti has a degree in accounting from Heald Business College.
Judy Hunter is the Director of Supported and Independent Living Services. Her passion for Las Trampas’ mission to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their homes, at work, and in the community is what drives her.
Judy manages both departments and supervises 54 staff members; she is dedicated to enriching the lives of developmentally disabled adults and is enthusiastic and committed to innovate and deliver services that will expand and impact possibilities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Pinky joined Las Trampas in mid 2019 as their first HR Director. Pinky transitioned to the non-profit world as she strongly believes in the cause of Las Trampas and the greater good it brings to the community. With an MBA and dual specialization in HR and Finance, she brings to the table her diverse national and international experience of more than 10 years in education, hospitality and IT industry and is currently leading HR initiatives at Las Trampas.
Pinky is PHR and SHRM-CP certified HR professional and wears many hats running the HR department with administrative as well as strategic insight. With skills ranging from HRIS implementation and management, talent acquisition, benefit management, performance management, payroll, coaching, investigations, grievance management etc., Pinky is extremely passionate about HR and provides all possible support to her LT team to be successful. Outside of work, Pinky enjoys spending her time with her husband, two kids and a fun loving Labrador Retriever. When not exploring the Bay Area, she loves to get creative with baking and cooking.
Angie has been a dedicated fundraising professional for over 30 years, working with children, youth, and families. In the earlier ’90s, she started a successful special events business (celebrity golf tournaments), working directly with NFL athletes. She has volunteered her time with; Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular, Magic Johnson’s Midsummers Night Gala, L.A. Free Clinic Gala, which provides resources for runaway youth living on the streets of L.A. and Hollywood. In 2010, Angie organized a fundraiser and collected medical supplies for Haiti’s children and families after the devastating earthquake.
She was a co-founding member of the Los Angeles Raiders’ Wives, under Head Coach wife, Janice Shell (Art Shell). Co-founding member of the Multi-Cultural Alliance Cohort (Mission- increase diversity among fundraising professionals) Golden Gate Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals, and mentor to young fundraising professionals of color. She has received awards and certificates for her non-profit work and years of being a dedicated volunteer.
Angie has a certificate in fundraising from UCLA’s extension program, completed the competitive Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program (second class). Angie enjoys traveling, spending a year living abroad in Europe and two years living in Toronto. You can find Angie on the weekends Abstract painting, participating in local art exhibits in the TriValley, or FaceTiming with her son.