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Our Mission

SET for LIFE, Inc (Social Equity Training for Living Informed Futures Everyday) – SFL was established in 2004 and federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 2006, primarily serving the San Gabriel Valley.


Our mission is to help improve the social determinants of health by addressing barriers of access to healthcare, community engagement, food, education, housing, and economic stability for African Americans and people of color to move forward in leading healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Board of Directors



Autumn 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.



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.


Second Baptist Church Liaison

Carrie Walker

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.


Co President

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.


Asian Partnership Advisor

Susan Wang

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.

Lead Consultants


Special Events Consultant

Deborah Hayes

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. 


Grants Management Consultant

Patricia Duff Tucker

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, Ph.D., Bishop Emeritus of Second Baptist Church of Monrovia, Inc. (SBC) the goal was 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 resources and education geared toward everyone from babies to senior citizens and the reach has widened to the cities of Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, Pasadena and The San Gabriel Valley as a whole.

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