SAN DIEGO, CA—Walden Family Services is proud to welcome Amber López Gamble to its Board of Directors. López Gamble joins three other new board members—Breanna Gooch, Jackie Helm and Janine Taylor—who will serve a three-year term alongside a cross section of Southern California community leaders who oversee and support Walden’s operations, strategy, and vision.
“These new members will truly help Walden in its mission to further the interests of children and youth in foster care and to expand our capacity to deliver nationally-accredited programs and services to these kids and their families,” said Walden CEO Teresa Stivers. “They’ve already hit the ground running and we’re thrilled to be working with them.”
Amber López Gamble is the acting director of grants management at The California Wellness Foundation, where she leads a team and oversees the online application process, grantmaking policies and procedures; the collection and analysis of grants-related data; management of records; and compliance with IRS regulations.
Prior to joining Cal Wellness in 2007, López Gamble served at the Four Bands Community Fund on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota, developing and teaching a course in entrepreneurship as well as assisting small-business owners.
She also worked as a program manager at the California Institute for Rural Studies, managing grants programs, producing research, and working with the Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship, a collaborative of non-profits promoting leadership and civic participation among the Central Valley’s immigrant communities.
“We are very happy to welcome Amber to our Board,” continued Stivers. “She has a wealth of nonprofit governance knowledge that we can’t wait to tap into, and it’s going to make a real difference in the lives of our Walden kids and families.”