Our Mission

It is the Mission of Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities.

Our Vision

It is the Vision of Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. to be the Provider of Choice for clients, referring sources, staff and the business community in California.


Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. is a private nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving persons with disabilities with quality prevocational training, employment options, and support services. Through meaningful work opportunities, clients are able to gain valuable job skills and achieve personal growth and independence. Established in 1986, VIP has grown to assist more than 750 individuals with disabilities annually through the support of 200 dedicated staff and an exceptional Board of Directors. Serving a vast area, VIP offices are located in Rancho Cucamonga, Hesperia, and San Bernardino.


VIP, Inc. works with hundreds of business leaders throughout Southern California. VIP provides quality in-house packaging and assembly work as well as reliable on-site labor to fulfill employment demands in various industries. Total earnings of VIP’s clients in the past decade have exceeded $25 million! In addition to gaining employment experience and increasing self-esteem, VIP clients are significantly reducing social security benefits and dependency upon other public assistance; creating disposable income that is spent in their communities; and contributing thousands of dollars to the tax base! These facts demonstrate that VIP’s employment services work!

Board of Directors

  • Dave Coggin Member
  • Ashok K. Madahar, MD; Diplomate ABEM Member
  • Tyler Pansé Treasurer
  • Phil Roberts Chairman of the Board
  • Penny Rubin Member
  • Kathy Sallis Secretary
  • Christopher O. Vicino Member
  • Dusty Ware Member

Executive Management Team

  • Wendy Rogina President/CEO
  • Rick Rogina Vice President/COO
  • Matthew Rogina Executive Director
  • Anthony Akers Director of Rehabilitation
  • Mariann Guerrero Director of Program Services
  • Marlene Lemus Director of Payroll and Office Management
  • Michelle Montanez Director of Rehabilitation
  • Patricia Rivera Director of Operations
  • Jeff Rogina Director of WAP Operations and Logistics
  • Kenny Solano Director of Business Relations and Development
  • Shirley Yamano Director of Communications

Accreditation and Affiliations


  • CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)


  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Ontario Business Council
  • High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • CDSA (California Disability Services Association)
  • Inland Empire Caucus