Get to Know New Walden Board Member Janine Taylor

SAN DIEGO, CA—Walden Family Services is proud to welcome Janine Taylor to its Board of Directors. Taylor joins three other new board members—Amber López Gamble, Breanna M. Gooch, and Jackie Helm—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.”

Janine Taylor brings over 25 years of strategic business, financial and commercial operational experience to Walden Family Services. With a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration and an MBA in Finance, Janine has served as Chief Financial Officer, and has been a key leader in building and growing several biotechnology start-ups and rapid growth organizations. In parallel, Janine has donated her time and expertise to pursue her passions for volunteering and social change, to grow several non-profit organizations.

As a dedicated adoptive parent, Janine is committed to breaking new ground and leading by example. The current Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Operations at Nucelis, Janine has been instrumental in shaping and driving the strategic direction of the organization while establishing dynamic, innovative and collaborative culture.

“We are very fortunate to bring Janine onto our Board,” continued Stivers. “As an adoptive parent herself, Janine can speak to some of the issues faced by our children and families as they navigate foster care and the adoption process. Coupled with her business experience emphasizing finance, Janine will help us keep on track and excel as we work towards supporting our Walden kids on their journey to positive adulthood.”