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Our Leadership

For The Children is led from the heart. Learn more about our team.

Wendy McMahan


Wendy comes to For The Children with over 20 years of experience serving vulnerable children. In the United States, she has led child welfare programs along a full continuum of care, including child abuse prevention, foster care, family reunification, and adoption. Previously, she worked for many years facilitating church partnerships for the benefit of vulnerable children and families in developing countries. She holds a M.S. from Texas A&M University and is a TBRI Trained Practitioner. Wendy brings a passion for life change and a love for the Church. She and her husband Tim were foster parents for nine years and are the parents of three daughters.
Kerry Rhodes
Senior V.P.

Kerry oversees the Chapter Growth and Chapter Relations teams responsible for identifying, onboarding and supporting churches throughout the U.S. that are well suited for establishing RFK programs. Previously Kerry had a role as Group Employee Benefits sales for seven years, and balanced early parenthood with roles as a pre-school teacher and elementary classroom aide.  Kerry has a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California, a MA in Education from Pepperdine University and is a TBRI Trained Practitioner.  She is married to Ken and has 3 adult sons.
Tony Choi
CPA, V.P. Finance

Before joining For The Children, Tony served as the CFO for Opportunity International China, was a partner at Folkers, Choi & Associates, Director of Finance for Vanguard University  accounting manager for the Southern California District Council of the Assemblies of God and for Balser, Horowitz, Frank & Wakeling Accountancy Corporation. He was an adjunct professor at Vanguard University, and received his B.A. from Vanguard University and his M.B.A. from Chapman University. Tony had been involved with Royal Family KIDS Camp Newport Mesa as volunteer in various positions for 20 years. He and his wife Kim live locally and have two adult children.
Jeff Juhala
V.P. Training

Before becoming Vice President of Training at the national office, Jeff directed the Concord, CA, camp from 2001 to 2005. Jeff has a 15-year background in safety and risk management training in the construction industry where he also taught leadership development. He was a member of Toastmasters for 4 years, recently became a Practitioner for Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and is a licensed minister. He holds a B.A. in Business Management from Liberty University, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, and lives with his wife Janet and four children in Orange County.
Tiffany Everett
V.P. Development

Tiffany is an accomplished professional in program development and strategic communications with 10+ years of experience in Cross-Sector Partnerships, PR and Communications, Nonprofit Organizational Design, Change Management, Disaster Relief and Recovery, Refugee Resettlement and Child Welfare.  The core of her work is storytelling and its potential for transformation. Tiffany earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Virginia and has lived in Southern California for the past 6 years with her husband and two young children.
Director of Communications & Events
Emily Ferrell

Director of Training Engagement
Summer Mavis

Director of Chapter Relations
Yuli Kizler

Director of Marketing
Taylor Tameifuna

Chapter Relations Representative
Jordan Sierra

Regional Development & Growth – US
East Representative
John Schwider

Regional Development & Growth – US West Representative
Larry Stealey

Project Specialist
Rhonda Oldham

Chapter Relations Administrator
Tina Stealey

Accounting Administrator
Gertrude Hipolito

Board of Directors

Gunnar Gustafson (Chair)
Sales Director, Vectra AI

John Beering (Vice-Chair)
President, United Access

Teddy Fong
CEO, Million Dollar Baby Co.

Jack Hinds
Retired Financial Advisor
Brad Wayman
Managing Director – Head of US Consumer Lending Sales, Citi

Joy Peabody
Chief Growth Officer, Food52

Mike Lang
COO, Power Plus

Sandy Cook-Fong, Ph.D.
LCSW, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska

Jen Blakey, Ed. D.
Vice President, Organization Development and Training, Irvine Company

Child Welfare Advisory Board

Sandy Cook-Fong, PhD (Chair)

Heidi Berk, MSW

Richard Berumen, MA

Rebecca Captain, Attorney
David Cross, PhD

Darren Daugherty, PhD, LPC, RPT, CFLE

Chelsie Vukovich, LCSW

Glenn Howard, PhD, CPA, Attorney

Becca Johnson, PhD

Ally Christianson, LCSW