PADNET staff

Harmonie T. Tangonan

Harmonie T. Tangonan is PADNET’s Program & Production Manager. She graduated from CSULB in 2002 with a BA in Film & Video Production. Her professional career started with public access in Torrance, CA. Many years later, she produced stories broadcasted locally on CNN Headline News and featured in Huffington Post. Harmonie enjoys documentary-style videos and has created them for clients including Toyota, Virgin Mobile, and Virgin America Airlines. She has also worked with USC, Loyola Marymount, LA Unified School District, and international programs abroad to mentor and teach media production. Her ongoing goal is to produce content that has a direct positive impact in the community.

Jesus Gonzalez

Jesus Gonzalez is the Equipment and Channel Coordinator for PADNET and is responsible for the management and maintenance of our state of the art studio, editing suites and PADNET’s cable television channel. Jesus is a graduate of CSULB with a degree in Film and Electronic Arts with a focus in Cinematography. Jesus has a passion for storytelling, believing deeply in the power of telling a story through images alone. Jesus’ drive for speedy and accurate crew work on film sets is a valuable contribution to the PADNET studio and productions.

Scott Holdaway

Scott Holdaway is a freelance editor and the Membership Services Assistant at PADNET. Scott graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills in 2019 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media Arts. During his senior year at Dominguez Hills, Scott began his professional relationship with PADNET as an intern. PADNET gave Scott the opportunity to merge his passion for digital media with his desire to help others. He enjoys creative editing and documentary-style filmmaking. Scott has experience filming and editing a variety of projects including a PSA, music video, short film, and mini documentary.

Darick J. Simpson

Darick J. Simpson is the Executive Director of Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP). Throughout his career Mr. Simpson has established an excellent reputation as a community leader with diverse experiences that include business development, community development, youth programs and entertainment. Mr. Simpson is a creative writer with two published books and one CD that can be found on iTunes. One of his biggest accomplishments has been the ability to flourish and grow individuals and organizations through advocacy and powerful organized actions. He has received countless prestigious awards that recognize his hard work, dedication and vision.

Marisa Semense

Marisa Semense, LBCAP’s Chief Operations Officer, is responsible handling the agency’s day to day operations. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of one of the state’s largest energy programs as well as being one of the co-authors of the proposal that awarded LBCAP the Energy contracts in 2009. She is currently the Chair of the LIHEAP Service Providers and sits on the CSD Energy Council. Marisa has worked in Social Services for over twenty years which includes opening the Project Achieve homeless shelter in 2005. With a passion for social justice, she received her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development with a specialization in Social Change. She is also on the Board of Directors for Children Today and serves as Board President.