Our Team
Our Team

Yorleni Sapp 

Executive Director 

Yorleni Sapp is passionate about work with meaning. She brings to the job a passion for serving individuals believing
all people have the right to live with dignity.

She grew up in a developing country (Costa Rica), which shaped her personal values and beliefs. Her life experiences, along with living in different countries, created a strong desire within her to be part of something bigger than herself. She is fascinated about diversity and being sensitive to all cultures. Growing up in a home with both parents deeply involved in nonprofit work, she understands firsthand the impact and the rewarding experience of giving back, and affecting change. She has chosen to respond by being in a field where she can play an active part in developing solutions on behalf of social issues.

Executive Director of Single Mothers Outreach serving the Santa Clarita area since May 2016. Yorleni is a graduate from UACA-Universidad Autónoma de Centro America, where she received a License in Law. She also attended Georgetown University and Costa Rica University, where she received a BA in Political Science.

Yorleni practiced law in Costa Rica with a specialization in family services. A new opportunity in California began her journey with a non-profit organization. Here she expanded her expertise in program development and community services. Her life and work experience has prepared her to lead Single Mothers Outreach. She looks forward to further growth and development as the organization serves the community.

She is married to her loving husband, Matt. In their spare time they enjoy walks with Bella their beautiful golden retriever.

 

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Our Team

Maria Clemens

Programs and Services Director

All programs of Single Mothers Outreach are managed by Maria Clemens, who is bilingual
and has a Masters in Social Work degree from California State University Northridge. She has nearly a decade of experience in evaluating
non-profit, social service programs.

She has an extensive clinical background
working with families.

Our Team

Kimberly Esquivel 

Administrative Assistant

Kimberly was born and raised in Upland, California and moved to the San Fernando Valley at age 5. She grew up bilingual in English and Spanish. She has a passion for traveling and getting to know new cultures.

She served over 5 years in a non-profit organization, starting as a volunteer and was ultimately hired as a camp director working with children between the ages of 4 and 15, the majority of whom came from dysfunctional homes.

Our Team

Darlene Mercado 

Director of Operations 

Darlene is a recent graduate from California Baptist University with a B.A. in public relations. She is bilingual and previously interned at SMO and has joined the staff as the Director of Operations.

She has a passion for mission work and has traveled abroad for several service projects. She seeks a career in the non-profit sector in hopes of making a positive impact in the lives of others. 

 

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Our Team

Kristin Drucker 

Financial Training Coach

Kristin has been a single mom since her daughter was a year old. Both mother and daughter have faced immense challenges, and are both poised to help others to overcome life’s challenges. As a single mom, Kristin knew the most important job she would ever do was raising her daughter and that she had to be intentional. She educated herself in parenting skills that she later shared with other single parents at her church and at Single Mothers Outreach.

In 2008, Kristin started SMO’s first FPU class and since that time has helped more than 170 single parents pay off more than $163,000 in non-mortgage debt and save more than $148,000. She is also providing one-on-one help to parents struggling to make sense of their financial challenges. Kristin has a passion for helping parents teach their children how to handle money. With the help of her daughter, she implemented a program that teaches these concepts as part of SMO’s FPU childcare and in 2015 launched a new class at SMO to equip parents to teach their kids about money and character.

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