Our Team

Executive Team

Mike Shaver

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Mario Perez

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Angelica Stapert

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Sean Soun

Chief of Staff

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Paula Corrigan-Halpern

Chief External Affairs Officer

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Sara Irmen

Chief Advancement Officer

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Jennifer Swain

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Leadership Team

Amanda Whitlock

Senior Vice President, Child Welfare & Mental Health & Wellness

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Mendy Smith

Regional Vice President and Interim Vice President of Early Childhood Services

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Renae Storey

Vice President, Southern Region

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Seth Baker

Vice President of People & Culture

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Ed Balogh


Eric Brenner

Director of Information Systems

Alex Gallegos

Director of Strategic Communications

Houri Gueyikian

Director of Financial Operations

Tiffanny Powell

Family Support Services Program Director

Ellen Ross

Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Quality Improvement

Rosaura Arellano

Interim Executive Director

Maria Heidkamp

Program Director

Our Program Leads


Amanda Brown

Director of Research & Analytics

Lucy Cardenas

Director of Institutional Advancement

Maribel Castillo

Finance Coordinator

Kari Daniel

Director of Leadership Development

Shelby Edwards

Director of Leadership Giving

Michael Freund

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Richard Johnson

Director of Finance Special Projects

Maureen Kelly

Director of Individual Giving

Claudia Lopez

Facilities Coordinator

Hugo Nieto

IT & Facilities Manager

Leo Ortega

Enrollment Coordinator

Shannon Ring

Senior Director of Development

Parent Support

Jaime Russell

Program Director

Viviana Vergara

Home Visiting Coordinator

Child Welfare

Rebecca Stone

Program Director

Loni Wilson

Program Director

Mental Health & Wellness

Julie Noobler

Program Director

Lori Poppen

Program Director

Early Childhood & Education

Ilian Espinoza

Early Head Start Coordinator

Stacy Mirro

Director of Child and Family Services

Janice Moenster

Director of Early Childhood Services

Caroline Norwood

Head Start Coordinator

Sharyl Robin

Director of Training and Contracts

Youth Services

Linda White

Program Director

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