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Office Information

Phone: (818) 947-2976
Fax: (818) 947-2975
Location: Bungalow 14

Hours *
Mon 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:30am - 4:00pm
Wed 8:30am - 4:00pm
Thur 8:30am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:30am - 12:00pm

* Hours subject to change without notice.




Meet the Staff



Ellie Rabani, Director

Phone: (818) 947-2976

Your dreams and goals are important to us. We’re here to assist you in reaching them.

Ellie has worked with the Los Angeles Valley College CalWORKs program since 1989.  She received her M.S. in College Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University (CLU) and her M.A. in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. She is an LAVC Alumni. As a CalWORKs' Director, Ellie is responsible for CalWORKs State, City, and County grants. She works closely with domestic violence shelters and community partners.  Ellie is a part-time instructor for Los Angeles Valley College and taught career counseling courses at CLU.

Ellie is fluent in Farsi.

Alicen Vera

Alicen Vera, CalWORKs Coordinator 

Phone: (818) 947-2976

It’s never too late to start a career, to obtain your dream, to be what you’ve always wanted to be, to set a firm foundation for education. A strong foundation in education will set you for life.

Alicen is the CalWORKs Coordinator since 2002, and has been with the CalWORKs program since 1998.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from CSU Northridge and has completed coursework in Graduate studies for a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology.  

As an LAVC Alumni, she believes that education is the most valuable gift that anyone can achieve. 

Alicen speaks fluent Thai.  

Kristine Aslanyan

Kristine Aslanyan, Counselor


Phone: (818) 947-2976

Kristine is CalWORKs Counselor, Vocational Assesor, and Learning Disability Evaluator.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services and M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and is fluent in Armenian and Russian.

Liliana Fanelli

Liliana Fanelli, Counselor


Phone: (818) 947-2976

Liliana is a CalWORKs Counselor.

She received her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies and M.S. in Educational Counseling from California State University, Northridge.

She is fluent in Spanish.

Paz Neri

Paz Neri, Case Manager/Trainer-Presenter


Phone: (818) 947-2976

“Every road leads you somewhere. Where you end up isn’t the most important thing.

It’s the road you take to get there. The road you take is what you’ll look back on and call your life.”    ~Tim Wiley

Paz Neri has been employed at Los Angeles Valley College CalWORKs/GAIN program since 2004.

She is a LAVC Alumni and received two Associate of Arts Degrees; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Computer Applications and Office Technology.  Paz is a CalWORKs Trainer/Presenter for new student orientation. She speaks fluent Spanish.

Anna Gevorgian

Anna Gevorgian, CGCA


Phone: (818) 947-2976

Anna is Career Guidance Counselor Assistant and currently attends CSU - Northridge majoring in Psychology. 

She is a LAVC Alumni and received her Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology. 

Anna speaks fluent Armenian.

Vivien Sargsyan

Vivien Sargsyan, CGCA


Phone: (818) 947-2976

Vivien is a Career Guidance Counselor Assistant and currently attends CSU - Northridge majoring in English.

She is a LAVC Alumni and speaks fluent Armenian.