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. 

Vivian Ramirez

COO

Vivian Ramirez brings a wealth of expertise in the affordable housing and property development sectors to Affordable Living for the Aging. In her role as Chief Operating Officer for the organization, Vivian is responsible for all internal operations, regulatory compliance and program management spanning 11 residential properties throughout Los Angeles. Under her helm, the organization has grown to 15 employees who support over 12 properties and 500 homeless and low-income seniors each year with permanent housing, supportive services and in-home care.  

Prior to joining ALA in 2010, Vivian served as the Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO for L.A. Family Housing Corporation, a non-profit agency whose operations spanned three homeless shelters,18 permanent affordable housing complexes and over 100 employees.

Vivian is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she received both a Bachelor of Arts and MBA from the Marshall School of Business.

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.