LMH Team

Damian Kabot

Executive Director

Damian Kabot has worked with the Lay Mission-Helpers Association since 2005, and formally joined the team in November 2018. He studied philosophy at the Divine Word College Seminary in Nysa, Poland, and then graduated from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago with the Master of Arts in Systematic Theology and the Master of Divinity in World Mission.  He studied Spanish and served as a missionary in Bolivia and Mexico and worked pastorally in East Oakland and South Los Angeles as a Divine Word Missionary.  Immediately prior to joining LMH, Damian worked as Quality and Standards Coordinator for SDI Media, Inc. in Culver City, CA.  His passion for service and deep appreciation of the missionary work of the Church led him to join the LHM team as the director of development.


Janice England

Program Director

Janice has been with Lay Mission-Helpers since 1994 and is currently serving as director. She previously served as program director and associate director (when LMH was under the mission office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles). Before working for LMH, she served as a Lay Mission-Helper for four years in Sierra Leone as the secretary to the Bishop of Makeni. Prior to going on mission, she worked at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) in administrative capacities. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in 2004.



Luisa Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant

Luisa has worked in the administrative field for more than nine years. She is a true supporter of community activities in her El Sereno and East Los Angeles community, and serves on the Board of Directors for the El Sereno Community Arts Program. She enjoys helping her community with art workshops and fundraising activities, taking Zumba cardio classes and spending time with my family and friends. Luisa earned an associate degree from East Los Angeles College in behavioral science and legal studies, and hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree in 2017.


Joyce Alpaugh


Joyce worked in accounting for 30 years and has one daughter. She served in Cameroon from 2003-2006 as a Bursar at St. Sylvester Secondary School. Since 2013, Joyce has served as a part-time bookkeeper for LMH.


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