Executive Director

Dr.  John W. Lott, LMFT-43540After 26½ years, Retired-E-7 (Master Sergeant), United States Air Force.  Tour of duty in Viet-Nam, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees while in the service. Upon retirement worked 5 years as a social worker in a foster family agency and during this period completed a doctorate degree in Psychology. Spent another two years as the Administrator of the same foster family agency, and then founded  Abrazo Foster Family Agency. Earned a license from the State of California as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Dr. Lott’s philosophy is very simple…comply with the State/County regulations, nurture and educate the children…for the CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!! We cannot add additional pain to these already injured children. We must strive to empower and teach children to become healthy, respectful and responsible members of society. We face the tough challenge of breaking the cycles of negative and irresponsible behavior that their biological parents have modeled for them. We must show that they can and deserve to be loved.

Social Workers

nicole johnson

Nicole Johnson, M.A., LMFT has a masters degree in Counseling Psychology with 9 years of experience.  Nicole earned her license from the State of California as a  Marriage and Family Therapist.   She has a very unique perspective when dealing with the emotional and developmental issues of abused children over these past few years. Nicole is eager to collaborate with other mental health professionals to provide treatment to clients struggling with a wide range of Mental health disorders.  Nicole is self-motivated and a creative professional.   She is happily married and has two lovely children.

deborah wenger

Deborah Wenger, M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling Masters.  She worked for two years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) becoming a supervisor.  She has worked in the field as a social worker for over 11 years.  Deborah has provided therapeutic case management services to clients with psychological issues due to trauma of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, family situations and developed and implemented therapeutic treatment plans.  She has strong psychological assessment skills, able to prioritize work assignments.  Deborah is the mother to 3 sons and a grandmother for 5 children.  Deborah is a wonderful addition to the Abrazo team.

les wenger

Les Wenger, M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling.  He has worked in the field of social work for the past 10 years.  Les developed and operated an alcohol/drug treatment program, and worked as an consultant to a foster family agency.  He has been an Paramedic Supervisor for the past 20 years and is a fantastic addition to the Abrazo family.  A wonderful father for 3 sons, and 5 grandkids..



Board of Directors

Dr. John Lott, LMFT


Lisa Hamby

Vice President

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Tim Lott



David Cook

Member at Large


Deborah K. Lott


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Siphongsay Sokdy

Member at Large

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