Encino, California 91316, United States

SIHLA Board of Directors

 "We have an incredible group of people assisting us and the numbers keep growing. I'm grateful to have so much support. I wanted to acknowledge those who have been involved and highlight all those who see the need for helping single moms and their children. Thank you!" Tisha Janigian

Our Board of Directors, Officers & Members

Tisha Janigian President and Founder, is a single mother of 2 boys and an entrepreneur with 30+ years of sales experience. She is the Owner and Broker of SHE IS HOPE Realty where 0.5% of all transactions will go back to the nonprofit and she and her team will strive to help find affordable homes for the single mothers in the program . She has a passion for giving back and volunteering.  

Karen Sarrow Vice President/Marketing, is a business owner of Sarrow Studio Painting Commissions, artHYPE.net and Imagi.Life Shop LA. She is a Visual Artist, Gallery Director, and Graphic Designer. Karen has a passion for helping others and volunteering.

Ilene Woolf  Vice President/Secretary, is currently in a retail sales management position and has a very entrepreneurial spirit. She managed her family business for 26 years and loves to help children and adults with special challenges. Her passion is for volunteering and helping underprivileged women and children, animals, mentally ill and sick children.  

Stacy Gooden Treasurer, is currently in retail sales management and started a line of hand dyed clothing called Brighten Clothing. She has a passion for helping others and volunteering with animals. 

Jonathan Sarrow  Development Officer, lives in Los Angeles with his wife Karen and their two sons; in addition to his current work in the media industry, Jonathan is an executive producer and Co-Founder of artHYPE.net.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing guitar, volunteering and giving back, debating current events and writing. 

Reggie Gooden Finance Officer, is Co- Founder of 818 Talent, a Business Management firm that provides financial and business support for entertainment and sports professionals. Reggie has been an accounting professional for 20 years, helping small business owners in multiple industries and switching to Business Management for entertainment professionals since his relocation from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA. He devotes most of his efforts to advocating for his clients and friends making sure that they have the most successful careers possible. 

Our wonderful advisors and friends

  • Pamela Mozer, Real Estate Attorney and single mother
  • Lori Hutchison, Photographer/Entrepreneur and single mother
  • Melinda Mattox, Video/Computer Graphics Coordinator and mother
  • Jon Mattox, Composer/Sound Designer and Creative Musician
  • Sandy Chukhadarian, Producer and mother
  • Linda Kasian, Photographer/Business Owner and single mother
  • Lori Meltzer, Real Estate Agent and single mother
  • Karine Hovsepian, Graphic Designer/Entrepreneur and single mother
  • Alexandra Swarens, Video Producer/Photographer
  • Laetitia Nelson, Real Estate Agent and mother
  • Jewlya Samaniego, Owner Jewel Clean and single mother
  • Brooke Catalfamo, Sign Language Interpreter
  • Ruth Harshaw, Caretaker and single mother
  • Laurie Urquhart Bianchi, Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Victoria Gillett, Independent Insurance Agent and single mother
  • Grace Leos, Pet Groomer, Entrepreneur
  • Emily Noro, Caregiver and mother
  • Susie Goldberg, Square Dance Extraordinaire and Sales
  • Joan Leider, Sales and Music Afficianado
  • Gayane Khachatryan, Educator and mother
  • Janet Frnzyan, Educator
  • Vanessa Frnzyan, Educator and mother
  • Linda Morgan, Jazz Musician, Entrepreneur
  • Jennifer Hendrix, HR Operations Manager and single mother
  • Tammy Dugger, Educator
  • Parveen Duncan, Contract Manager and mother 


SHE IS HOPE + New York Life

In January, Board members and single mothers benefitted from an excellent New York Life Insurance Presentation for LA Families