Nicole Trimble

Nicole has decades of experience training, mentoring, and coaching parents. She is a Los Angeles County Resource Parent and Adoptive Parent.

Judy Mandolfo

Judy has had the privilege of using her experience growing up in foster-care to work passionately for vulnerable children and their caregivers. Judy and her husband, Jeff, have five children

Jackie Rutheiser

Jackie Rutheiser joined as Policy Director of CAC in February 2022. Her background as an expert in foster care rates, child welfare funding, regulations, and the California state budget and

Vanessa Armijo

Vanessa’s track record includes building three companies from conception to fully functional and successful businesses. She is a team player with strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Her expertise includes strategy

Shelly Best

Shelly loves systems and helping to improve them. Her professional work in accounting and as a business owner has allowed her to assist families, businesses, and organizations become fiscally responsible,

Ashley Snee Giovannettone

Ashley Snee Giovannettone is a highly respected communications and public relations professional with nearly two decades of experience working at the highest levels of business and government. Over the last

Mikaela Randolph

With over 15 years of experience working internationally, nationally, and locally on a variety of public policy issues and strategic communications campaigns, Mikaela brings her professional, and personal experience with

Jennifer Rexroad

Jenn Rexroad’s training was in teaching and technology. She has over 28 years of K-12 & adult classroom teaching experience. She has experience in educational programming, leadership, training, curriculum, and

Kelli Sedgewick

Kelli and her husband have fostered children in Los Angeles for a decade. She has become a vocal foster youth advocate. Kelli became a nonprofit entrepreneur when founding Tori’s Torch,