Board of Directors

The agency is fortunate to have a diverse and committed Board of Directors to oversee the agency’s finances, establish policies, review programs and evaluate progress.


Board Chair
David Placier, MBA
McKinsey & Co

CEO & President
Sylvia Fogelman, MSW

Southern California Foster Family
and Adoption Agency

Maurissa J. Sorensen
Consultant & Advocate

Matthew Haefner
Oakwood Capital Management

Dermot D. Givens
Law Office of Dermot D. Givens

Brooke Kaufman Halsband
Hilton & Hyland

James R. Negele
Negele & Assoc.

Sean Reese
Vice President
District Manager
Wells Fargo Bank

Jocelyn Tetel
Vice President Advancement
Skirball Cultural Center

Heather Jane Wells

Rosanne Ziering
Entrepreneur, Activist and Philanthropist


Paula Carroll

Lazer Cohen, MSW


Alan Kumamoto

Kikanza Nuri-Robins