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

Camille Alexander


Vice President, Controller


Emily Shults, Board Member

Emily Shults

Chief Marketing Officer

Sempra LNG

Amber Lopez Gamble, Board Member

Amber López Gamble

Acting Director of Grants Management

The California Wellness Foundation

Allison Gelbrich, Board Member

Allison Gelbrich

Ted Gooch, Board Member

Ted Gooch

Software Engineer


Javier E. Metoyer, Board Member

Javier E. Metoyer

VP Business Development Officer

Home Bank of California

Cherie Enge, Board Member

Cherie Enge, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Law Office of Cherie A. Enge

Elenore Vaughn, Board Member

Elenore A. Vaughn


Courtyard Marriott

Roger Zucchet, Board Member

Roger Zucchet

Market President


Therese Caballes

Vice President, Regional Manager

North Island Credit Union

Advisory Committee – San Diego

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

Arlene Lieberman

Executive Director

Barney & Barney Foundation

Jeffrey Strauss

Executive Chef, Owner Pamplemousse Grille

Maryanne & Harley Sefton

CEO, Kennebec Financial Corporation; President, JW Sefton Foundation

Mary Alice & Ron Brady

Michelle & Arthur Candland

AJW Facilities & Construction

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

David Grannis

President & CEO

Point C Partner

Rob Ritter


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