TASC Administrators

Kenneth E. Lane

Kenneth E. Lane, M.Ed., Executive Director

In 1987, with the aid of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, Ken created The Adult Skills Center (TASC). As the Executive Director, he has been responsible for the development of the TASC programs. TASC began as a small Day Services Program with 12 participants and 4 staff members. As a result of adding an ILS program, an SLS program, an Older Adults Successful Aging Program, a Behavioral Day Program and a Transportation component, TASC now has over 120 staff members and serves nearly 200 participants each year. Ken ensures that TASC remains financially strong by working closely with the administrators to assure that the programs are successful. Ken represents TASC at Regional Center meetings, with community legislators and other influential members of the community.
klane@taschq.com

Ken says, “I am proud of the fact that TASC has grown to make it possible for over 120 staff members to be employed, providing professional and compassionate services to the men and women we serve. I am especially proud to have made a real difference in the lives of over 2500 consumers and their families over the past 30 years.”

dennis rutnam

Dennis Rutnam, Deputy Executive Director

Dennis has worked in nearly every position during his nearly 20 years at TASC. He began as a Day Services Instructor, progressed to ILS Coordinator, Day Services Director, ILS/SLS Program Director and is now the Deputy Executive Director of TASC. Dennis provides direct oversight to the ILS and SLS programs as well as Day Services. With his remarkable insights and experience Dennis ensures that the consumers in all of the TASC programs receive the most personalized services that they require. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing the services provided to the consumers, he is the lead team supervisor for all administrative responsibilities including human resources, payroll, and billing; which supports nearly 100 TASC employees. drutnam@taschq.com

Dennis says, “I have really enjoyed being a part of TASC s growth and development these many years. I have appreciated working so closely with consumers, their families and the TASC staff to make sure that the consumers are receiving everything they need to live as independently and successfully as they possibly can.”

Ziba Behan

Ziba Behan, Operations Manager

Ziba Behan is the Operations Manager at TASC. Ziba is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Business Management. She started her career in Human Resources which led her to work in the Employee Benefits Industry managing large group clients. She quickly realized she had an affinity for office management and office operations. At TASC her position reports to the Deputy Executive Director overseeing all office operations which includes human resources, payroll, purchasing, facility maintenance, events, etc. Ziba was also “Recognized for Her Tremendous Impact of the Success of TASC” recently – “pretty cool” in her words! On a personal note, you can often find Ziba and her husband, Steve on the weekends at the Cal Poly Pomona soccer fields cheering for their daughter, Alana. zbehan@taschq.com

Alona Yorkshire

Alona Yorkshire, MEd, BCBA, Day Services Clinical Director

Alona Yorkshire is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s in Special Education. She came to TASC as a Day Services Instructor and worked her way up to her current position as Director of Day Services. Her passion is providing services to those individuals who need it most, especially in her behavioral services division. On a personal note, she has adopted 5 animals from the shelter where the day program volunteers! ayorkshire@taschq.com

Board of Directors

Nick Leone, Board President
Retired Magnet School Coordinator (San Fernando Valley)
Parent of an individual with developmental disabilities
n1leone@aol.com

Adam Yorkshire, Board Treasurer
CPA / Partner Richmond Yorkshire Management
ayorkshire@richyork.com

Barbara Baum, MS
Former La Unified School District Administrator
barbara0648@att.net

Ethel Swanson
Ms Board President Retired High School Teacher And Special Education Counselor
Active Member At Christ The King Lutheran Church (site Of Day Program)
swanphileth@yahoo.com

Stephany Yablow, Esq.
Attorney specializing in real estate law
esqsy@aol.com

David Uranga
Professor of political science at LA Pierce College & Pasadena City College
duranga2012@gmail.com

Advisory Board

Dr. Donna Lane
Supervising Psychologist, WISE and Healthy Aging & private practice
dlane@taschq.com

LaRae Robin Littlefield
Account Executive, HealthNet
Family member of an individual with developmental disabilities
agentlarae@yahoo.com

Andrew Martinez
Business Financial Consultant, Elite Manage Solutions & former Manager at the local office of J.P. Morgan Chase
drew0414@gmail.com