Event Organizers

Jeanette Yoffe

Jeanette Yoffe

Organizer & Founder of Celia Center

Jeanette Yoffe M.A., M.F.T., is the Executive Director and Founder of Celia Center. Celia Center connects all those will lived experience by Foster Care and Adoption and all those who serve the community of Foster Care and Adoption in Los Angeles and beyond. 

Before dedicating her life as an adoptions and foster care psychotherapist, Yoffe was a dancer and actress. Yoffe’s desire to become a therapist with a special focus on adopted and foster care issues derived from her own experience of being adopted and moving through the foster care system. And now, after founding Celia Center two years ago, Yoffe wants to merge her background in the arts with the mission of Celia Center.

In 2006 she won Los Angeles Foster Care Hero Award for her dedication to children and families in foster Care.

She has appeared on the OWN and TLC Network, as a Psychotherapist teaching about Adoption in the shows Raising Whitley and Long Lost Family. in 1999 she wrote a one-woman play about growing up in foster care and adoption called, “What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?” and was accepted into the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival.

She is also the clinical director and founder of Yoffe Therapy, more info at YoffeTherapy.com


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Brian Stanton

Brian Stanton

Performing Arts Programming

Brian Stanton is honored to perform at the Celia Center Arts Festival. BLANK had its World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA in April of 2010. The production has since visited Off Broadway New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, D.C., Vancouver, Dallas, Kansas City, Aspen, Orlando, and San Diego garnering critical acclaim along the way including a “Best Solo Actor” award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and 2 StageSceneLA awards: “Outstanding Actor in a Solo Performance” for Stanton and “Outstanding Director of a Solo Performance” for McKerrin Kelly. BLANK and Stanton have been featured on NPR, ABC News and The Kansas City Star.

For more info on BLANK and Stanton visit: thebrianstanton.com