A COMMITMENT to best practices in governance, accountability and transparency.

Our Executive Team

Hened Ayala


Hened Ayala joined Phoenix House California in January 2005 and has worked as Controller since 2016. She has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience and is skilled in strategic planning, audits, budgets, general accounting, internal controls, and has years of leadership experience. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Ms. Ayala was with the Girls Scouts for seven years and spent six years in public accounting. 

Ms. Ayala received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from California State University Northridge.