Bridge to Home Leadership
Silvia Monica Gutierrez
Ms. Gutierrez has worked in the social service field for over fifteen years in a variety of capacities. Her experience includes working with victims of domestic violence, burn survivors and within the homeless community; she has worked with homeless single men, women and families.
As the Area Director for PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) she oversaw the Regional Homeless Center of Los Angeles that included the PATH Mall. As Associate Director of Good Shepherd Center, Ms. Gutierrez supervised all of the programs, which included one emergency shelter, an outreach program, two transitional programs, the development department and a culinary arts program.
Previously she worked as the Executive Director of The Immaculate Heart Community where she managed a $5.2 million budget and a regional staff of 80. Her strength lies in managing programs and developing systems that work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Union Institute and University and Master’s in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California.
Director of Operations
DiNesha Jackson has a Bachelor’s in Human Services and a Masters in Business Administration.
DiNesha has been working in low income/homeless services for the last 13 years. Her work started with affordable housing as a Compliance Officer for Parwood Property in Long Beach California.
She has worked at Project Achieve a year round emergency shelter in Long Beach, Covenant House, a shelter program for youth experiencing homelessness in Oakland and Los Angeles , California and also was the Shelter Manager of Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children.
Her last employer was the Immaculate Heart Community where she was hired by the board of directors as the Director of the Residence for their senior community members. She ensured that the agency was in compliance with fair housing and revamped their infrastructure and programs.
She has supervised up to 20 people and has led shelter programs and case management services. She has overseen contract compliance and led administration, including human resources.
She is happy to be with us at Bridge to Home and is excited to be leading the programs and operations of the work.
Manager of Client Services
Marguerite Berg joined Bridge to Home in January 2016 and has dedicated over 20 years of her career in the social services’ field in various capacities. She most recently worked with the North Los Angeles County Regional Center serving the developmentally disabled population prior to coming coming onboard to Bridge to Home, Marguerite received her Masters in Education and a Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy from Pepperdine University.
Marguerite oversees client services and is responsible for leading a team of four case managers that provide support to people in the community that are homeless and at risk for homelessness. The case management team of Bridge to Home see clients throughout the programs of Bridge to Home: Feeding it Forward, Healthy Lives Medical and Dental, The Bridge Access Center and the Winter Shelter.