Helping Families Live Healthier, Happier and Longer Lives

Our Mission

SET for LIFE, Inc (Senior Education and Training for Living Informed Futures Everyday) - SFL is a federally recognized 501(c)(3), established in 2006, primarily serving the San Gabriel Valley.   Our mission is to  help improve the health and healthcare access for African Americans and people of color to move forward in leading healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Board of Directors

Autumn S. Holmes 

Healthcare Professional Autumn Holmes has worked in various facets of healthcare for 20 years. Autumn currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Management. Autumn is passionate about serving and helping create life changing opportunities for others.

Ariel Tolefree-Williams

 Ariel has thrived as a young, progressive leader in her community for over 7 years. Ariel received her BS in Public Policy from UC Riverside and her Masters from Walden University. Her favorite thing about community Outreach is learning about different people and how to best serve them. 

Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas has been a health care professional for 54 years. She is a registered nurse and nursing instructor working part-time at El Monte-Rosemead Adult School. Two of her main concerns are education in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Susan Wang

Asian Partnership Adisor 
Senior Advisor, Systems Administration—ITS, AARP.  Susan  co-founded AARP’s Asian American Employee Resource Group  and helps AARP engage the Asian American communities.   Susan holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, and an MA in Gerontology from USC.

Carrie Walker

Second Baptist Church Liaison
Retired  LAUD School Administrator.  Carrie worked thirty-six years serving as an English teacher, Dean of Girls, Dean of Students and retired as a Counselor. A member of Second Baptist Church for forty-seven years. She holds a B.S. Degree in English and a Masters Degree in School Management.

Lead Consultants

Deborah Hayes

Special Event  Consultant
Deborah recently retired with over 25 years in law enforcement. 15 of those  with LA County district attorney’s office  supervising  fraud units, i.e;  elder abuse, health, real estate,  public integrity and others.  A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Her passion is serving seniors as they grow old gracefully. 

Patricia Duff Tucker

Grants Management  Consultant
Patricia is a founding member of SET for LIFE.. Having also served a President from 2012 - 2020.  She serves on various Boards to Advocate for the African American Community.  She is Co-President of the City of Hope Community Benefit Advisory Council, UCLA DECIPHeR Community Action Board  and Happy 50+ Foundation to name a few. She has over 35 years experience in nonprofit administration, managing federal, state and locally funded programs to benefit vulnerable populations.  Patricia consults with  cities, counties and nonprofits. Patricia is  Co-Founder of OnWeb Television, a full-service  digital video production and animation company. CONTACT PATRICIA

Our History

Founding Members :  Sheree Curry,  BaLinda Dillard, and Patricia Duff Tucker.  
 Past Presidents:  BaLinda Dillard ( 2004 - 2006 & 2007 - 2012),  Sheree Curry  ( 2006 - 2007),  Patricia Duff Tucker ( 2012 -2020)

SET for LIFE was inspired by  Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard, PhD, Bishop of Second Baptist Church (SBC) to provide seniors education and information in a safe environment to make informed decisions about their futures.   Over the years the vision has  expanded to include the cities of Monrovia,  Arcadia,  Duarte and San Gabriel Valley.