December 27, 2012

Our Team


Shoushan Movsesian

Shoushan Movsesian

Shoushan Movsesian has been a Licensed Professional Fiduciary in the State of California since 2009 and is a Certified National Guardian, under the authority of the Center for Guardianship Certification. She is highly respected by her peers and associates and well-known for her calm, thorough and thoughtful management of complex and challenging matters.
Shoushan is a consummate and sensitive professional who deeply understands the needs and concerns of the elderly and persons with special needs. She joined the firm in 2003 as a Case Manager and through diligence and dedication became a Principal at the company in 2011.
Shoushan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UCLA. Through her prior employment with American Express Financial Advisors, LPL Financial and Victory Adult Health Center, she has developed a wide range of strong skills and experience in the fields of individual and group counseling, individual care assessments, financial management and administration, as well as knowledge of community resources. Shoushan is fluent in Armenian and Russian.
C.V. of Shoushan Movsesian




Professional Case Managers

Jessy Coto



Jessy graduated from California State University Los Angeles, with a major in Business Administration and minor in Economics. Prior to joining our team, Jessy worked as a legal assistant and case manager for Social Securities, Consumer Protection, and Personal Injury law firms. He joined Mandell & Movsesian in 2016 and assists the principals in trust and estate management. Jessy is currently studying at Cal State Fullerton to prepare for licensure as a Professional Fiduciary. He is fluent in Spanish which allows him to effectively serve Spanish-speaking clients.

Alex Marte



Alex has previously served as a licensed professional fiduciary. Her educational background includes undergraduate coursework at Pasadena City College and completion of the entire curriculum of California State University Fiduciary Education courses. She has been employed by our firm as a case manager since 1985, handling numerous high profile and complex estate and trust matters.

Lilit Movsesyan

Lilit Movsesyan



Lilit is a California licensed professional fiduciary. She joined the firm as a Case Manager in 2006. In 2016 Lilit successfully completed Professional Fiduciary Management courses for Trustees and Conservators at California State University Fullerton. She has a degree in Marketing and has 7 years prior experience in contract compliance and project management for a multi-national manufacturing corporation based in Amsterdam. She speaks Armenian, Russian, Spanish, and German in addition to English. She has managed a number of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural cases. Lilit is an avid reader and has innate desire to expand her knowledge in a variety of fields.

Sue Nefiodow



As a valued member of the team since 2005, Sue is dedicated to providing excellent service and ensuring the success of each case she handles. Sue specializes in managing trusts holding real estate and is highly skilled in working with vendors and government agencies. Sue brings a wealth of administrative experience, including expertise in organizational skills, deadline management and has a keen eye for detail.

Patty Schwade



Patty joined our team after 27 year career as the Director of Social Services in the skilled nursing industry. She possesses wealth of knowledge with Medi-Care, Medi-Cal and other government programs regarding healthcare and social services. Patty is very instrumental in working with our geriatric and special needs clients as well as coordination with in-home agencies and specialty vendors to ensure the effectiveness of the Plan of Care designated for our clients. Patty is fluent in Spanish.

Michael Spence



Michael is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and holds a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by the California Bureau of Examiners-Nursing Home Administrators. He served as a Navy corpsman during the Vietnam War. He joined our firm in 2005 as a case manager, and was known to us for an extended period prior to his direct employment. He has a total of 38 years experience in the fields of nursing, health care administration, care facility management and geriatric care.

Lance Ziebell

Lance Ziebell



Prior to joining our team on a full time basis, for several years Lance worked with us as a special assignment liaison in priority situations and special tasks. He is passionate and knowledgeable about working with people with disabilities. Lance’s prior work experience as a firefighter and emergency medical technician, have cultivated his keen ability to restore calm in high intensity situations. He is a graduate of UCLA Daniel Freeman paramedic school.

Administrative Support Staff

Irena Yegiaza

Irena Yegiaza

Irena – Office Manager
After a successful career in the banking industry and working at a global foreign currency company, Irena joined the firm in 2021. As the office manager, she coordinates the internal and external operations of our company, including Human Resources, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and IT services. Irena has a bachelor’s degree in interior design. Her prior work experience also includes interpreter services. Irena is fluent in Armenian and Russian.
Samantha Bobek

Samantha Bobek

Samantha – Administrative Assistant
As the person responsible for front office operations, Samantha is the first point of contact when reaching us by phone or in person. She is passionate about ensuring that our clients receive professional, welcoming and friendly greeting when contacting our firm. Samantha closely works with our team and vendors in a variety of administrative duties. Her prior experience in human resources provides her with the expertise in team work and collaboration.