These business and community leaders, nonprofit experts, and philanthropists generously contribute their personal and professional expertise, time, and financial resources to support Walden’s mission and goals.

Governance Board of Directors

Purpose: Oversee the management and operations of Walden Family Services (Walden Environment), a nationally-accredited, Southern California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in foster care, adoption, and youth services that prepare children and youth to reach their full human potential.

Andrea da Rosa, Board Vice Chair

Andréa da Rosa

Vice Chair

Community Advocate

Rajah Gainey, Board Secretary

Rajah Gainey


Associate Director of Development, Office of Housing Administration

San Diego State University

Jennifer Seifert, Board Member

Jennifer Seifert


Cherie Enge, Board Member

Cherie Enge

Attorney at Law

Amber Lopez Gamble, Board Member

Amber López

Director of Grants Management

The California Wellness Foundation

Allison Gelbrich, Board Member

Allison Gelbrich

Ted Gooch, Board Member

Ted Gooch

Staff Software Engineer


Javier E. Metoyer, Board Member

Javier E. Metoyer

AVP Business Development Officer

Home Street Bank

Emily Schultz, Board Member

Emily Shultz

Chief Marketing Officer

Sempra LNG

Elenore Vaughn, Board Member

Elenore A. Vaughn


Courtyard Marriott

Roger Zucchet, Board Member

Roger Zucchet

Community Advocate

Advisory Committee – San Diego

Purpose: Serve as ambassadors for Walden in San Diego County.

Maryanne & Harley Sefton

CEO, Kennebec Financial Corporation; President, JW Sefton Foundation

Mary Alice & Ron Brady

Michelle & Arthur Candland

Community Advocates

Arlene Lieberman

Executive Director

Barney & Barney Foundation

Jeffrey Strauss

Executive Chef, Owner Pamplemousse Grille

Advisory Committee – Los Angeles

Purpose: Serve as ambassadors for Walden in Los Angeles County.

Claire Davis


Associate Director for Administrative Services


Charles Carroll

Vice President/Manager

Citizens Business Bank

Bob Gold

David Grannis

President & CEO

Point C Partner

Rob Ritter


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