Leading the way

Children’s Institute provides early education, behavioral health and family strengthening services to 26,000 children and families each year. We also train professionals and caregivers in trauma-informed care, evidence-based clinical treatment, parenting and fatherhood.

Senior Leadership

Catherine Atack

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Jacqueline Atkins

Vice President of Strengthening Families

Mary Brougher

Director of Experiential Learning & Neighborhood Schools

Simona Brown

Human Resources Manager

Patti Dilliner

VP, Quality Assurance and Family Engagement

Amina Fields

VP, Research, Evaluation and Reporting

Juan Flores

Director of Program Compliance

Charlie Gilman

Vice President of Program Technology

Dee Dee Hitchcock

Vice President Behavioral Health & Wellness Intensive Programs

Eliz Hovsepian

Vice President of Finance

Terry Kim

Director of Government Relations & Advocacy

Justine Lawrence

Vice President of Head Start

Patrick Lu

Information Technology Manager

Danette McBride

Vice President of Community Innovations

Maggie Moe

Director of Marketing & Communications

Ana Palacios

Vice President of Early Childhood Services

Keith Parker

Director of Project Fatherhood

Jesús Parra

Vice President, Behavioral Health & Wellness

Ian Ryen

Director of Impact Investment

Martine Singer

President & CEO

Todd Sosna

Chief Program Officer

Gene Straub

Executive Vice President and Chief Finance & Operating Officer

Randy Votsch

Vice President of Operations & Facilities Management

Board of Trustees

Paul R. Kanin

Kanin Soffer LLP

Adam Checchi

Vice Chair
Checchi Capital Advisers

Tarek Kutrieh

VCA Animal Hospitals

Barbera Hale Thornhill

Impact Design

Raul E. Alvarado

A Thousand Joys
Trustee Emeritus

Loren Booth

Booth Ranches LLC
Trustee Emeritus

Gena Brooks

Los Angeles Police Department

William R. Burford

Bonel Management, Inc.

Charles P. Diamond


Channing Dungey


James G. Freeman

Cardinal Industrial

Steve Gomez

Tech Executive and Advisor

Sunil Gunderia

Age of Learning

Nina Holland

CII Early Head Start Policy Council

Bridget Gless Keller

Bridget Gless Designs

Suzanne Marx

Community Leader

Sally J. Michaels

Community Leader

Lisa Baker Morgan

Attorney-at-Law, Writer and Chef

Chris Newman

Community Leader

Barry Patmore

Management Consulting

Gelila Assefa Puck


David Rognlien

Cadna Automotive

Glenn A. Sonnenberg

Latitude Management Real Estate Investors

Emada E. Tingirides

Los Angeles Police Department

Kathleen Vanderziel

The Capital Group Companies

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