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Board of Directors
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for families in Tulare County. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

  • Raquel Garcia | President

    Assistant Director of Outreach and Admissions | Fresno Pacific University

  • Duane Cornett | Vice President

    Lieutenant | Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

  • Leland Kootstra | Treasurer

    Managing Consultant | Frazer, LLP

  • JoeAnna Todd | Secretary

    Vice President | Buckman-Mitchell, Inc.

  • Janel Espinoza

    Small Business Owner

  • Lori Ferguson


  • Mike Leoni

    Retired Executive Director | Tulare Youth Service Bureau

  • Allison Mackey

    Communications Manager | City of Visalia

  • Karen McVaigh


  • Kathleen Nunes

    Clinical Sales Specialist | Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

  • Michael Wallace

    Correctional Deputy | Tulare County Sheriff's Office

Administrative Staff

  • Caity Meader | Chief Executive Officer
  • Zapphire Hartley | Chief Financial Officer
  • Edgardo Monroy | Chief Program Officer
  • Erica Tootle | Chief Development & Communications Officer

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