Primary Staff

Our staff is highly qualified in administration and client services. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, expertise, care for our clients and our strong commitment to help them live satisfying lives.

Jay Plotzker
Ph.D., Administrator / Chief Executive
“Dr. Jay” has been Administrator for the past 10 years. He comes to the position with a wide range of experience. His academic career began in New York teaching at Fordham University and continues to this day with instruction at Touro College. For almost 10 years Dr. Jay was Business Manager and Head of High School at the Newbridge School in West L.A. In addition, Dr. Jay is consultant to Bridges to Recovery, a residential treatment center with locations in Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Bel Air.

Gabriella Palazzolo
Assistant Administrator
Gabi has been working for Villa Stanley East for almost 10 years, acquiring experience throughout different positions.  Gabi comes from Argentina where she majored in Architecture and design.  She began her career in the airline industry, working for United Airlines and Air France for over 5 years.  Upon coming to the United States, she shifted her priorities and begun pursuing work in the area of Social Services.  Gabi has taken several psychology classes at West LA College.  In addition she has obtained certificates as a Pharmacy Technician and as an ARF Administrator.

Steven White
Designation: Manager
Steven has been working for Villa Stanley and Villa Stanley East for over three years in a number of administrative positions.  He began his career in Social Services by working with the homeless as a case manager in Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington D.C.  He brings these 15 years of intense experience to his work as Manager of Villa Stanley.  He was educated at Shimer College in Illinois and in his spare time he serves as a baseball umpire.

Daniel Lawrence
Designation: Assistant Manager
Dee Banks has been associated with board and care facilities for the past 11 years.  She attended Los Angeles Technical Trade College. Dee is the Vice President of A NU BEGINNING FOUNDATION, helping young adults transition from foster care.  She loves taking care of others, making everyone smile and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

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