Leadership Team

Antonio Manning

CEO & President

Antonio comes to ALA with extensive experience spanning corporate philanthropy, community development, and affordable housing. Prior to joining Affordable Living for the Aging as the President and CEO, Antonio Manning served as ALA's Chairman of the Board.  

 Antonio most recently served as the Senior Relationship Manager, Global Philanthropy Group of JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, Antonio managed philanthropy and community relations for California, Oklahoma and Texas that included a staff of 7 and a budget of $20 million. Previously, Antonio served as First Vice President and Regional Grants Manager in Washington Mutual's Community and External Affairs Division. In this capacity, he managed community relations and company corporate contributions in affordable housing, community development and educational reform initiatives in California. Antonio joined Washington Mutual in 2000. His previous roles included Western Regional Director of the Fannie Mae Foundation and a member of the program staff for the James Irvine Foundation.

Antonio is an active member of the community. He is a founding member of African- Americans in Philanthropy – Southern California, a membership organization comprised of corporate and philanthropic executives. He has served as a commissioner for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Manning's other board of director affiliations have included Abode Communities, Center Theatre Group, Coalition for Responsible Community Development, Community Development Technologies Center, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Heritage Homeownership Partners, Los Angeles Business Council, Los Angeles Urban League, and the Pasadena Arts Council. Antonio also serves on the local advisory board for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Northern and Southern Leadership Councils for Enterprise. 

Helen Hsieh


Helen Hsieh brings financial expertise to her role as Chief Financial Officer at Affordable Living for the Aging (ALA) an affordable housing provider, developer and public charity that provides affordable housing in connection with supportive services.  ALA’s mission is to promote and enable successful aging to the most vulnerable populations.  This mission is based on the premise that aging Americans want to be healthy, active, engaged and contributing members of society and that a prerequisite to this is safe, affordable and stable housing.  During the past four years at ALA, Helen was an integral part of a project development team that was awarded “Best in Senior Housing” by the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH). 

Prior to joining ALA, Helen was head of finance for two other not-for-profit organizations: an educational agency, Los Angeles Educational Partnership (LAEP), whose primary focus is to partner with university teacher education departments and public school districts to improve instruction in the K-12 classrooms.  Helen provided computer literacy classes as an adjunct professor at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Teacher Education Department through a federal grant funded by the US Department of Education.   

In addition to a career in the not-for-profit sector, Helen worked in the commercial banking industry forecasting net interest income in the bank’s asset-liability management group and in the capacity of Domestic Funding Operations Manager, supervised a staff of 12 in the corporate treasury department responsible for $4 billion in daily financial transactions and worked for two years in New York City with a group of economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Bank Supervision Division.  

Helen earned a Master’s degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.A in economics from Simmons College in Boston, MA.

Candice Scott

VP of Development

Prior to joining ALA, Candice Scott has directed marketing and communications programs for some of the world's most globally recognized brands including Element, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and Nike. With previous experience in over 60 countries, Candice is adept in developing programs designed to reach new constituents.

Throughout her twenty year career spanning in-house and consulting projects, Candice has worked closely with numerous not-for-profit organizations including Elemental Awareness (Element Brand's philanthropy), Eirene (venture philanthropy), NikeGo, Marcus Luttrell's Lone Survivor Foundation (wounded warriors), The Fresh Air Fund and Race to Erase MS (Tommy Hilfiger's beneficiaries). She is a longtime patron of KIVA and Casa Emmanuel Orphanage in Guinea-Bissau.