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Main Services Area

Educational Programs
Educational Programs provide students with the skills they need to live successful lives. Our robust programs include early childhood development, classroom consultations in partnership with school districts, adult continuing education programs and parent workshops.
Support Services

Support Services offer various programs to address social determinants of health, including housing and employment coaching and placement, among other critically needed services.



Kathy McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer/President


Shawn M. Caracoza

Chief Operations Officer


Jason Gurahoo

Chief Financial Officer


Lisa Alegria

Chief Development Officer

Denise L. Jackson

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Becky Boone

Becky Boone

Chief Human Resources Officer
(Leave of Absence)


Myeisha Peguero Gamiño

Chief Communications Officer


Eva Terrazas

Chief Public Policy and Advocacy Officer


Kim M. Wells

Chief Legal Officer



Shawn Aminian

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Rachael Clausen

Rachael Clausen

Senior Vice President, Administration


Angelica Cortez

Senior Vice President, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Scott Fairhurst

Vice President, Outcomes & Evaluation, Analytics & Training

Samanthi Gamage

Samanthi Gamage

Vice President, Foundation and Corporate Strategy and Engagement


Laura Pancake

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations – Los Angeles / South Coast Regions

Gordon Richardson

Gordon Richardson

Senior Vice President, Clinical Administration

Brian Thomson

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations – Northern California, Central Valley and Inland Empire Regions

Jacquelyn H. Torres

Jacquelyn H. Torres

Vice President, Emerging and Statewide Services

Regional Clinical Operations

Pablo Anabalon

Pablo Anabalon

Regional Executive Director, Los Angeles – West Valley and Asian Pacific Family Center Divisions

Audrey Read Brown

Audrey Read Brown

Regional Executive Director of Emerging and Statewide Services


Chris Eggleston

Medical Director, Northern California, Central Valley, Inland Empire Regions & LynCentro Division

Thaddeus Juarez

Medical Director – Los Angeles/South Coast Region, Portals and Child & Family Specialty Divisions


Alejandro Lucas

Regional Executive Director – Los Angeles, East Valley Latino Youth Program and Northeast Valley Divisions

Maria Murillo

Regional Executive Director – Inland Empire


Amy Ley Sanchez

Regional Executive Director – Los Angeles, LynCentro, Portals, Child & Family Specialty Divisions

Mary Sheppard

Mary Sheppard

Regional Executive Director, Capital Region


Marilyn Sliney

Regional Executive Director – Central Region


Don Taylor

Regional Executive Director, Bay Area Region

Head Start


Wassy Tesfa

Executive Director, Pacific Clinics Head Start