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Our Staff

“We have high expectations for our students. We want them to have the best we can provide in every way possible. One of the best ways we can do this is by listening to them and partnering with parents
to understand and address the needs at hand.” 


Naomi McSwain, Wooten Executive Director (ret.)

There are a lot of caring souls at the Wooten Center. All of our staff members are committed to helping our students achieve their best. They are also great at working together like family, being patient and instructive with our kids, always striving for that safe and nurturing environment our mission calls for. We appreciate everyone for their dedication for our students.


All Wooten staff members are college graduates or students engaging in continuing education and networking opportunities provided by agencies including the California School-Age Consortium/National Afterschool Association, LA County Office of Education, Center for Nonprofit Management, Compass Point, Southern California College Access Network, Grantmanship Center, LA County Public Health and others. 

To contact a staff member below, call our office at (323) 756-7203.


Jose Alfaro, recreation director

Victor Casey, program manager/math teacher

Marissa Castor, program specialist

Corey Dantzler, executive director

Jason Love, program specialist/math teacher

Angelica Martinez, program administrator

Beverly Matthews, education director

Rosie Nyenke, parent outreach specialist

Fontae Smith, program specialist

Christelle Telesford, associate director

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