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


Gary Clemons

Chief Program Officer

Erinn Kelley-Siel

Chief Officer, Public Funding and Policy

Eric Gabrielson

Chief Expansion Officer

Susan Walsh

Director of Research and Strategic Impact

Ariane Le Chevallier

Director of Marketing and Communications

Eric Kang

Director of Finance and Administration

Cheryl Jones

Director of Human Resources

Sarah Beiderman

Director of Advancement

Emily Nestor

Database, Project Implementation and Grants Manager

Holly Huillet

Database Administration Manager

Courtney Campbell

Marketing Manager

Angela Groves

Grant Writer

Susan Dearborn, CPA

Accounting Manager

Stella De Leon-Strode

Senior Accountant


Greg Goodwin

Board Chair

Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor, Holman Automotive Group, Inc.

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 at PwC

San Francisco, CA

Michael Feldser

Board Treasurer

Retired Senior Vice-President and COO of Food & 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

Ellen Frawley

Partner, GMMB

Washington, DC

George Granger

President: AT&T – Oregon

Portland, OR

Cynthia Grant

President, Golf ScoreCards, Inc.

Portland, OR

Thomas Keller, Ph.D.

Duncan and Cindy Campbell Professor for Children, Youth and Families, Portland State University

Portland, OR

David Kirp, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California – Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Sharon Maghie

Retired Director, Microsoft Corporation

Seattle, WA

Peggy Maguire

Immediate Past Chair

Senior Vice-President of Corporate Accountability and Performance, 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

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.

Portland, OR

Vanessa Wilkins


Portland, OR

Reports & Tools

Return on Investment Study

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Business Plan

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Forbes Article (2014)

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New York Times Article (Part 1)

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New York Times Article (Part 2)

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IRS form 990 (2015)

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Audited Financial Statements 2017

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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 

Administrative Support Specialist (Program, Marketing and Development)

Chapter Jobs

Seattle: Executive Director

New York: Executive Director

Los Angeles: Executive Director 

San Francisco: Professional Mentor

Tampa Bay: Executive Director

Thank you for your interest in Friends of the Children.