Staff


Jeff Norman

Project Director & Founder

Jeff Norman is a former TV actor-writer-producer and standup comedian. Nowadays he collaborates with veterans on community development, arts and media projects.

Melvin I. Johnson

Project Coordinator

Marine veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson is a playwright, director and community organizer. He created a 10-week program that trains veterans in the theater arts and conflict resolution.

Donna Janosik, LMFT, LCPC

Mental Health Consultant

Donna focuses on homeless issues and music/art therapy. She is a former Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago, where she taught Clinical Psychology.

Don Hammond

Director of Legal Services

Don Hammond specializes in DUI defense, criminal defense, administrative law, litigation, parole representation, writs of habeas corpus, business formation, criminal law and aviation law.

Todd Grove

Director of Special Events

Todd is a highly-experienced live event producer and facilities manager. He is the former Director of Operations for Live Nation's Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and Production Manager for Holland America Lines.

Carmelo Alvarez

Project Coordinator

Carmelo Alvarez is a writer-director-actor-dancer and activist. He opens cultural spaces, trains youths and organizes community improvement projects for underserved poplulations.

Cebu Funk

Chief Strategy Officer

Keyboardist Cebu Funk has worked in project management and land use planning in the wireless telecommunication industry since 1999. He is in charge of business development for HomeFront Rising.

Roger Stebbins

Music Ambassador

U.S. Army veteran Roger Stebbins is a singer-songwriter-guitarist and founder of the Creative Sharing Meeting, a 12-step recovery music group in Huntington Beach, CA, now in its 25th year.