About Us


The goal of YJF is to provide education and resources for obese/overweight youths (and the issues which become complicated by their weight) and their families in a safe and encouraging environment.

Meet the Board

Anjanette Hogan, MD

Executive Director

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate School –Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia
Medical School –UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency-White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

I have worked in both community based clinic and private group practice until 2006 when I decided to branch out as a solo practitioner in order to have an impact on medicine in MY OWN manner of practicing. Decided to settle in Gardena California in order to provide quality care to all types of children from varying communities and socio economic backgrounds. Private practice located at: 1141 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Suite 409, Gardena, CA 90247

Why YJF?

“The programs and ideals of this foundation will allow me to have a direct impact on an issue very dear to my heart—child hood and adolescent obesity.”- Anjanette Hogan, MD

Board Members

Shirley Lands, MA

Why YJF?

“I believe that self-love promotes a youthful joy. Working with the foundation, I hope to help instill this self-love in the lives of the children which we assist.”-Shirley Lands, MA

Stacye Langford

Why YJF?

“For thirty years I have supported Dr. Hogan’s commitment to continue to fight against obesity personally and now within the community. Being a part of the Youthful Joy Foundation will allow children and parents to become more educated about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This will allow the families to have all the tools necessary to benefit mentally and physically from their own personal success. I’m truly excited about being a part of this team.“ – Stacye Langford



Physical Health Component

-Physical Exams

-Blood pressure monitoring

-Nutritional Education and Classes

-Screening for chronic conditions related to obesity

-Age appropriate exercise and fitness classes.


Mental Health Component

-Positive Self Image and Self Esteem Work shops

-Bullying Workshops

-Mental Health/Counseling resources if needed

 Sexual Health Component

-HPV Vaccine Info and administration

-Abstinence Teaching

-Contraception Counseling

-Parent Workshops for Communicating with Tweens/Teens about Sex

-OB/GYN referrals if needed