Friends of the Children is a nationwide organization that breaks the cycle of generational poverty. The National Network Office supports chapters and affiliates, and leads national efforts to scale the model so that more of our nation's highest-risk children receive a Friend.


Terri Sorensen

Chief Executive Officer

Carmi Brown

Chief Program Officer

Erinn Kelley-Siel

Chief Officer of Expansion and Policy

Abby Weast

Chief Operations Officer

Eric Gabrielson

Chief Expansion Officer

Mary Rennekamp

Chief Development Officer

Susan Walsh

Director of Research and Strategic Impact

Spencer Hill

Director of Programs

Ariane Le Chevallier

Director of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Beiderman

Director of Innovation

Cheryl Jones

Director of Human Resources

Angela Groves

Director of Strategic Impact and Grants

Ashlan Glazier-Anderson

Digital Marketing Manager

Emily Nestor

Database, Project Implementation and Grants Manager

Holly Huillet

Database Administration Manager

Susan Dearborn, CPA

Accounting Manager

Rachel Howell, CPA

Senior Accountant

Brock Nunn

Senior Accountant

Ednaly Jimenez-Gomez

Accounts Payable Specialist

Heather Schefter

National Board Liaison/Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Erin Wellington

Database Support Specialist

Kelsey Riordan

Administrative Support Specialist


Greg Goodwin

Board Chair

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

Vancouver, WA

Don A. Washburn

Board Vice-Chair

Chairman of the Board, Amedisys, Inc.

Portland, OR

Clinton Moloney

Board Secretary

Managing Director, Sustainable Business Solutions, PWC

San Francisco, CA

Michael Feldser

Board Treasurer

Retired Senior Vice-President and COO of Food and Household Products Division, Ball Corporation

Philadelphia, PA

Duncan Campbell


CEO, The Campbell Foundation and Retired CEO, Campbell Global

Portland, OR

Erica Baird

Co-founder, Lustre and Retired Partner, Office of General Counsel, PwC

New York, NY

Gary Clemons

Executive Director, Friends of the Children - New York

New York, NY

Karie Conner

Vice President and General Manager, Men's Division, Jordan Brand, Nike

Portland, OR

Ellen Frawley

Partner, GMMB

Washington, DC

George Granger

President: AT&T – Oregon

Portland, OR

Cynthia Grant

Advisor, WRG Foundation

Portland, OR

Thomas Keller, Ph.D.

Duncan and Cindy Campbell Professor for Children, Youth and Families, Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University

Portland, OR

Thomas Lee

Executive Director, Friends of the Children - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Sharon Maghie

Retired Director, Microsoft Corporation

Seattle, WA

Peggy Maguire

Immediate Past Chair

Senior Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Palliative Care Solutions, Cambia Health Solutions and President, Cambia Foundation

Portland, OR

John Miner

Managing Director, Pivotal Investments

Portland, OR

Henry G. Morriello

Partner, Head of Structured Finance & Transportation Finance, Arnold & Porter LLP

New York, NY

Dan Saltzman

Retired Portland City Commissioner

Portland, OR

Bruce A. Schoen

Retired Chief Financial Officer, Anthem Memory Care

Portland, OR

David Shapiro

CEO & President, MENTOR

Boston, MA

Shane Wall

Chief Technology Officer and Global Head of HP Labs, HP Inc.

Palo Alto, CA

Vanessa Wilkins

Founder, Future School Lab

Sisters, OR

Reports & Tools

Research on the impact of youth and families in foster care

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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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Friends of the Children Consolidated Financial Statements August 31, 2018

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Friends of the Children Form 990

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Investor Report (2018 Annual Report)

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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.

National Office Jobs

National Grant Writer

National HR Generalist

Chapter Jobs


Part-Time Office Manager

Program Director

San Francisco Bay Area

Professional Mentor "Friend"

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