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Our Leadership

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

Paul Martin

President and CEO

Paul's background spans the sectors of commercial real estate, music publishing, pastoral ministry, non-profit leadership, and politics. He held two previous Chief Executive roles, which included years of overseas work, including a three-year placement in London, UK. He served in various pastoral roles in two Anglican churches, with additional assignments including advising the late Dr. Robert H. Schuller on the faith vs. science divide, and senior positions at March of Dimes and Family Assistance Ministries, a homeless prevention agency.  Paul ran for US Congress in 2018 (California’s 48th district) on a human (children’s) rights platform and received national media coverage, including NPR, CNN, and NBC. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA and an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.

Kerry Rhodes

Senior V.P.

Kerry spearheads the RFK Regional Ambassador Program, identifying churches and voluntary groups throughout the U.S. that would be 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 classroom aide where she gained personal insights into the impact of the foster care on students. Kerry has a B.S. in Business from USC, and is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Pepperdine University. She is married to Ken, with three sons.

Tony Choi

CPA, V.P. Finance

Before joining Royal Family KIDS, Tony served as the CFO for Opportunity International China, was a partner at Folkers, Choi & Associates, Director of Finance for Vanguard University of Southern California, accounting manager for the Southern California District Council of the Assemblies of God and for Balser, Horowitz, Frank & Wakeling Accountancy Corporation.He is currently certified by the State of California as Certified Public Account and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.He was an adjunct professor at Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa, 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 Public Relations & Special Events
Emily Ferrell

Director of Training Engagement
Summer Mavis

Director of Philanthropy and Special Programs
David Mills

Director of Chapter Relations
Yuli Kizler

Chapter Relations Representative
Jordan Sierra

Regional Development & Growth – US
East Representative
John Schwider

Regional Development & Growth – US West Representative
Larry Stealey

Chapter Relations Administrator
Tina Stealey

Accounting Administrator
Gertrude Hipolito

Board of Directors

Lettie Cowie (Chair)
CEO, Colbi Technologies, Inc.

Gunnar Gustafson (Vice Chair)
Sales Director Western U.S., Silver Peak

Paul Martin (President)
CEO, For The Children

Rebecca Neal Captain

Teddy Fong
CEO, Million Dollar Baby Co.

Mike Lang
COO, Power Plus
Kerry Rhodes (Secretary)
SVP, For The Children

Tony Choi (Treasurer)
VP of Finance, For The Children

Don Glacy
General Manager, for Omnific Advertising, Inc.

John Beering
President, United Access

Rev. Dave Scavuzzo
Senior Pastor, Strongville United Methodist Church, Cleveland, OH

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

Brad Wayman
Managing Director – Head of US Consumer Lending Sales, Citi

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

Joy Peabody
SVP of Marketing, HeyDay

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

Chelsie Vukovich, LCSW