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Services > For Students > CalWORKs
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids

Meet our dedicated staff:



Ellie Rabani, Director

Email:  rabanie@lavc.edu
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. 




Picture of Alicen VeraAlicen Vera, CalWORKs Coordinator 
Email:  veraa@lavc.edu
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.   



KristineKristine Aslanyan, Counselor

Email:  aslanyanyk@lavc.edu 
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.
LilianaLiliana Fanelli, Counselor
Email:  fanelllv@lavc.edu 
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.


Picture of Paz NeriPaz Neri, Case Manager/Trainer-Presenter

Email:  nerip@lavc.edu
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.  


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 Anna Gevorgian, CGCA

 Email:  gevorgiana@lavc.edu
 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. 







VivienVivien Sargsyan, CGCA

Email:  sargsyv@lavc.edu

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. 







CalWORKs Staff

Ellie Rabani, Director

Alicen Vera, SFP Technician

Kristine Aslanyan, Counselor

Liliana Fanelli, Counselor 

Paz Neri, Case Manager

Anna Gevorgian, CGCA

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