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.

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.”

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
Ignacio Andrade
Barbara Baum, MS
Ira Harrison
Beth Lasky
Ethel Swanson
David Uranga
Adam Yorkshire
Ralph Andrade
John Gutierrez
Linda Crisostomo

Advisory Board

Dr. Donna Lane
LaRae Robin Littlefield