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 730 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

  • Van L. Cessna
  • M. Stephen Cho, Esq.
  • Ernest Cisneros
  • Dave Coggin
  • Ashok K. Madahar, MD; Diplomate ABEM
  • Christopher McArdle
  • Tyler Pansé
  • Phil Roberts Treasurer
  • Penny Rubin Chairwoman of the Board
  • Kathy Sallis
  • Christopher O. Vicino
  • Dusty Ware Secretary
  • Rich Williams

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
  • Karen Jones Director of New Program and Staff Development
  • Patricia Rivera Director of Operations
  • Jeff Rogina Director of WAP Operations and Logistics
  • Kenny Solano Director of Business Relations and Development
  • Jeff Specchio Director of Production
  • Shirley Yamano Director of Communications

Accreditation and Affiliations


  • CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)


  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Hesperia Chamber of Commerce
  • Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
  • San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce
  • ABAIE (Asian Business Association Inland Empire)
  • CDSA (California Disability Services Association)
  • DMA (Distribution Management Association)
  • Inland Empire Caucus