Thomas Lee

Executive Director

Valerie Esquivel

Program Director

Johnny Lambour

Development Manager

Mary Beth Lattimore

Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Janie Escalle

Professional Mentor

Victor Pinzon Gonzalez

Professional Mentor

Sharonnie Jackson

Professional Mentor

Marquis Williams

Professional Mentor


Anne Ludlow

Board Chair


Laguna Niguel, CA

Annie Campbell

Board Secretary

Founder, Annie Campbell Catering, LLC

Los Angeles, CA

Greg Goodwin

National Board Chair, Friends of the Children

Chairman, Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation

Vancouver, WA

Cynthia Grant

President, Golf ScoreCards, Inc.

Ojai, CA

Mary Jo Johnson

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law

Los Angeles, CA

Peter Lizotte

Board Vice Chair

Managing Principal, Executive Financial, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Tom Ludlow

Board Treasurer

Financial Executive

Laguna Niguel, CA

Terri Sorensen

National President, Friends of the Children

Seattle, WA

Stephanie Wiggins

CEO, Metrolink

Los Angeles, CA

Kerry Franco

Riordan Leadership Institute Fellow

Senior Director of Development, USC Keck School of Medicine

Raoul Ortega

Riordan Leadership Institute Fellow

Director of Finance, First 5 LA

Reports & Tools

Research on the impact of youth and families in foster care

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2018 Investor Report (Annual Report)

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes Across the First 5 Years

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Return on Investment Study

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Business Plan

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IRS form 990 (2016)

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Audited Financial Statements 2018

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Friends of the Children is committed to the communities we serve, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.

Los Angeles Office Jobs

We are currently hiring for a Director of Development and for Professional Mentors - "Friends".

Please contact us for questions about upcoming opportunities.

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