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2020 Impact Report

Ronald E. Brown
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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the new abnormal at Children’s Bureau. Our 2019-2020 impact report reflects a year that began with a business as usual mantra that was quickly replaced by a heroic shift in how we do our business. What remained constant, however, is child abuse and neglect. In fact, the pandemic only escalated this horrific reality for thousands of children in our community.

But there is hope for these children...and that hope is Children’s Bureau. During this unprecedented time, I have seen increased empathy for each other when physical interaction decreased. I have seen incredible creativity in how we connect with vulnerable children and families in meaningful ways. And I have seen a collective commitment to do more and to stand for what is right.

As conversations about systemic racism arose, Children’s Bureau listened and resolved to do better. The work of our board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee continued to foster forward-thinking changes at a leadership level. This year, a new DEI task force for staff was created along with various team cohorts that participate in guided learning and sharing discussions. We also began implementing trauma-informed care practices that complement our culturally enhanced programs and services.

This year also saw numerous tools, resources, and systems developed to augment our employees’ work experience. Staff can access Children’s Bureau University for a variety of helpful modules while Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other online tools are now the norm for everyday communication. In fact, our investment in technology over the past few years was a key factor in our ability to shift our entire workforce of nearly 500 to work remotely in just three days.

It’s truly been a year of heroic innovation, compassion, and perseverance. I am deeply grateful to you — our donors, supporters, corporate and community partners — who continue to stand with us in protecting vulnerable children. Thank you for being a hero of hope as we couldn’t do this work without you.

With deep appreciation,

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Ronald E. Brown, Ph.D
President & CEO
Children’s Bureau of Southern California

Ronald E. Brown
Shining Moments

Children’s Bureau takes pride in its unique approach to child abuse prevention. Through advocacy efforts and a focus on primary prevention, we strive to provide the upmost effective and culturally competent services to families.

This year, the COVID-19 outbreak devastated families worldwide and we have yet to see the long-term effects. Through good times and moments of loss and uncertainty, one thing remained true; Children’s Bureau is there for the most vulnerable families and communities. Here are some of the moments where Children’s Bureau shined.

Alone Together
COVID-19: Sharing Our Expertise & Resources

As leaders looked for anchors of hope, Children’s Bureau continued to be called upon as an expert and collaborator across all areas of the agency.

Power in Numbers

Research shows that zip codes, family income and parent education levels determine a child’s risk of abuse. Children’s Bureau strives to ensure that the early environments children grow up in are safe no matter what factors are in place. The dollars, hours and hundreds of people that came together to make this possible are more than a number. They are a symbol of hope. Thanks to supporters like you, this is the impact we made this year.

Family Foster Care and Adoption|Families Brought Together

Meet the Goolsby-Kerrigan Family

The Fostering Experience

Read about Kristina and Maeve’s family journey and how they welcomed their daughter Coco into their hearts and home.

Mental Health Services|Children and Parents Learning Together

Prevention Programs|Communities Brought Together

FAF Software

Framework for Healthy Families

Poverty, isolation, domestic violence and mental illness are just some of the risk factors that contribute to child abuse and neglect. Protective factors are the positive counterpoint to risk factors that provide a framework for defining child abuse prevention. For example, 84% of 2020 graduates from our Family Enrichment Program strengthened at least one protective factor. Here is a program-wide snapshot for each protective factor.

For more information about the protective factors, please visit the Center for the Study of Social Policy at

Not All Heros Wear Capes

Our high-quality, effective services would not be possible without the support of our generous volunteer leaders. Time after time, these individuals have demonstrated a passionate commitment to the safety and well-being of vulnerable children and families. Thank you for helping us pave the way for a brighter future for children.

Not All Heros Wear Capes

2019/2020 Volunteer Leadership

Board of Directors


Patrick Niemann

Vice Chairs

Mike Burke
AECOM Shelli Herman
Shelli Herman & Associates, Inc. Marilyn "Mindy" Stein
Tikun Olam Foundation Carrie Tilton
Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles/Catholic Schools Collaborative/Shea Family Charities

Treasurer/Vice Chair

Matt Wilson
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.


Adrian Butler
Dine Brands Global Lisa Gritzner
LG Strategies Surendra Jain
Applecare Medical Group/Real Estate Family Office Hasham Mukadam
Management Consultant Sarah Richardson
Optum Janie Schulman
Morrison & Foerster LLP James St. Aubin
MUFG Union Bank Michael Traylor
Traylor Bros., Inc. Marc Washington
Uplifting Results Labs, Inc. Hope Wintner
Civic Leader Andy Wong
CBS Television

Board of Trustees – Los Angeles


O. Jacob Bobek
CBRE - Los Angeles

Vice Chairs

Steven Moore
Brentwood Associates James Pade
Clearlake Capital Group


Randall L. Bort
SandTree Holdings, LLC


Damon Fisher
Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Greg Barnes
Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC Kenneth Baronsky
Sidley Austin LLP Bryan Boghosian
Deloitte & Touche LLP Stephanie Campbell
DIRECTV, Inc. (retired) Thomas Casarella
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Matthew S. Clark
Wells Fargo Securities Chadd Davis
ETONIEN Cecily Dean
Consultant/Strategic Partnerships Brian Ford
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Michael J. Fourticq, Sr.
Hancock Park Associates Damon Frier
Grant Thornton LLP Kris Galashan
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. Curt Himebauch
EY David Kass
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. Jordon L. Kruse
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Roger M. Laverty, III
Pacific Premier Bank Christopher Lovrien
Jones Day Richard Magnuson
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors James Marasco
Wells Fargo Capital Finance Kelly Masuda
Caruso David Nemecek
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Matt Peterson
AETHOS Consulting Group Corey Printup
The RLJ Companies Amanda Ruch
Capital Group Peyman Salehi
City National Bank Kunal Soni
Morgan Stanley Clinton R. Stevenson, Jr.
West Coast Housing Communities, LP Michael Swartz
Scheper Kim & Harris LLP Salvador Villar
Mercado Plus James R. Walther
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Kyle Wheeler
First Beverage Group Matt Wilson
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Casey Winters

Board of Trustees – Orange County


Gina Primeaux
Deloitte & Touche LLP


Janice Bachmann
Disneyland Resort Jeffrey S. Fields
Windes Inc. Vanessa Flores
Capital Group Christopher Hutnick
Deloitte & Touche LLP Lori Irving
U.S. Bank Kevin Prewett
Ingram Micro, Inc. Jaclyn Stahl Attorney Keven J. Yue
Datapath Ltd.

2020/2021 Newly Elected & Returning Leadership

Board of Directors

Chris Jackson
Canyon High School Ricci Ramos
Medtronic Inc.

Chair Elect

Matt Wilson
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Vice Chairs Elect

Martin Jacobs
Capital Research Global Investors Janie Schulman
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Board of Trustees – Los Angeles

Lewis W. Kneib
Latham & Watkins, LLP

Chair Elect

Thomas Casarella
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Advisory Council

Jody Adair
Margie Baum
Alan Berkes
David Brown
Mark Carlin
Jim Ford
Mike Fourticq, Sr
Chris Frank
Linda Garrison
Connie Gavin
Thomas Hacking
Doug Hayes
Mark Lemons
Susana Luna
David Madison
Charlie Marquis
Hector Orci
Keith Renken
Stuart Taylor
Ana Valdez
Hal Washburn

Staff Leadership

Ronald E. Brown, Ph.D.
President & CEO Corina Casco, LCSW
Chief Program Officer Stephanie Eversfield Chief Development Officer Kymberly Garrett, M.B.A.
Chief People Officer Jacqueline Meek, C.P.A. Chief Operating Officer Gayle Whittemore, C.P.A., M.B.T.
Chief Financial Officer
Above and Beyond

Whether in person or virtually, you went above and beyond to support our special events, young professional networks, family activities and fundraisers. Thank you for being a hero in the story to prevent child abuse.

Financial Overview

Fiscal Year 2019/20

Revenue Chart
Expenses Chart
Building Futures Together

In 2020, we collectively experienced something we have not been through before and the families we serve felt the effects of this global uncertainty in a compounded manner. Amid the turmoil, you embraced compassion and came together to give families hope.

This honor roll reflects donations made during the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Thank you.

2019/2020 Honor Roll

Your Legacy

Are you interested in being part of the future story to prevent child abuse? You can ensure the agency continues to grow with a legacy gift. Or, simplify your giving with a donor advised fund.

To learn more, click here.

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  • Liza-Mae and Mark Carlin
  • Rhonda Fleming Carlson
  • Ruby and Edmond* Davis
  • Mary Anne and A. Redmond* Doms
  • Linda S. Garrison
  • Beth Goldfarb Jackson and Jeffrey Jackson
  • and Jeffrey Jackson
  • Connie and Doug Hayes
  • Dr. M. Alfred Haynes and Mrs. Hazel Haynes
  • and Mrs. Hazel Haynes
  • Ambassador James D. Hodgson* and Mrs. Maria Hodgson*
  • and Mrs. Maria Hodgson*
  • Tina M. Johann
  • Marvel and Robert* Kirby
  • Judy and Rex Licklider
  • Martha and Alex Morales
  • Dr. James and Judy Nelson, in honor of Jason
  • in honor of Jason
  • Royal Radtke
  • Joan* and Keith Renken
  • Carmine Salvucci
  • Sandy Sladen
  • George A. Studer
  • Ana Lourdes and Salvador Villar
  • Alice and Don Willfong*
  • Three Anonymous Members


Communities We Serve


  • Carson
  • Lancaster
  • Los Angeles (2)
  • Long Beach
  • Palmdale
  • Valencia
  • West Covina


  • Anaheim
  • Huntington Beach
  • Lake Forest
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Santa Ana (2)

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