Each of VLI’s employees embody our unique philosophy and strive to promote our commitment to best practices, respectful support and full inclusion.  Our mission is to recognize the unique capacities and fulfill the dreams of those Individuals to whom we provide support.

  • Andrew AltmanExecutive Director
    Andrew has extensive experience in corporate management, having chaired departments in many large financial institutions as well as considerable involvement in non-profit fundraising particularly using the internet.
  • Dr. Penny WiegandChairman of the Board
    Dr. Wiegand holds a PhD in Education, emphasis on individuals with learning problems. She plays a very active role in the management of Valley Light Industries, and is dedicated to our staff and consumers.
  • Ivan CamposDirector of Work Services
    Employment Program of Valley Light, and has two decades of experience managing the work groups. Ivan also is responsible for the client transportation and safety with all stakeholders.
  • Sage NewmanChief of Operations
    Sage is the head of Community Development, working with employers to find the best fit for Valley Light's clients in their work operation. She also carries out promotional responsibilities with civic, governmental, and business connections.
  • Julie GarciaHuman Resource Manager
    Julie oversees compliance of all of Valley Light's programs with the agencies relevant to successful operation, including CARF. Julie has over 17 years of experience of Human Resources. Julie is the point of contact for new hires to assure that all new employees are given VLI's Mission, Core Values and review all policies and procedures.
  • Melissa PerezProgram Manager
    Melissa is in charge of the day to day operations of the Supported Employment Program, monitoring all of the worksites where VLI clients are placed. She has extensive experience in such management and is the first line contact.
  • Johnny CamachoCase Manager
    Johnny began his tenure with VLI in our workshop, and was promoted to Case Manager with our Supported Employment Program based on his vast experience with direct care and penchant for the written word. He “enjoys the clients and likes feeling that I’ve made a difference in their lives.”
  • Raudel DelgadoProduction Manager
    Raudel came to VLI from the “other side”, working as a Production Manager in the private sector for 10 years. Starting as our Workshop Manager, Raudel transitioned into community based services during our workshop conversion. Currently a manager with the Ventures program, Raudel says he “enjoys making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities; our consumers are truly special people.”
  • Guadalupe RomoProgram Manager
    Lupe has truly found her home as the Program Manager for our Adult Development Center. Lupe is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and worked at a skilled nursing facility. As a founding member of our Adult Development Center, Lupe “enjoys finding creative ways to teach simple skills to our program participants.”
  • Paula OnateCase Manager
    Paula works directly with clients and employers in the Supported Employment Program.