Young & Healthy Welcomes Rochelle Howard as Associate Director and Marie Mayen-Cho as Program Director
Los Angeles, CA – Pasadena based nonprofit, Young & Healthy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rochelle Howard as its new Associate Director and Marie Mayen-Cho as Program Director. Young & Healthy is a leader in trauma-informed care and the go-to partner for in public health in and around Pasadena, connecting underserved children with free medical, dental and mental health services from volunteer doctors and helping families with insurance enrollment and navigation.
Howard brings over 15 years of experience managing programs and projects serving underserved youth. Her roles have spanned administrative, fund development and programs, where she has managed program budgets, outcomes and staff, and has worked directly with children and families from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. Howard most recently served as Senior Program Manager for Workforce and Career Development for Goodwill Industries of Southern California.
“It is a great honor and privilege to be the next Associate Director at Young & Healthy. Young & Healthy is a staple in the greater Pasadena community, serving families faced with health insecurities. I first learned of the organization when my daughter received a handout about the importance of dental hygiene with an actual toothbrush and a daily schedule to brush her teeth. My first grader was excited and even posted it onto the bathroom door for safekeeping,” said Howard. “Overall, I am delighted and eager to contribute to a mission-driven organization right in my backyard with an impressive track record of serving under-resourced families to improve the health and wellness of their children.”
Young & Healthy’s new Program Director, Marie Mayen-Cho, most recently served as Director of Community Education & Outreach at Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, as well as Director of Community Health Access & Promotion for the Center for Community Health Improvement at Providence Health & Services. She brings vast experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs serving culturally and linguistically diverse communities, improving health outcomes for vulnerable communities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rochelle and Marie to our management team at Young & Healthy. Their breadth of experience and proven leadership made them the clear choice for these important roles, as we pride ourselves on our ability to respond to the changing and increasing needs of children and families in and around Pasadena,” said Executive Director, Mary Donnelly-Crocker.
The appointment of Howard and Mayen-Cho follows a thorough recruitment process overseen by Young & Healthy in partnership with Envision Consulting—a minority-owned firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in executive search, organizational strategy, merger exploration and executive leadership transitions.