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Linda Denton

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Linda has extensive experience in children’s services. She served as an active board member on the Canyon Acres Children and Family Services (CACFS) board for 17 years including as Board President, Program Chair, Operations Chair, and Secretary. During her tenure as a board member, she was recruited to assist the CACFS employees with leadership team development, human resource consulting, and operational suggestions.

In August of 2010, Linda was recruited by the Board as the Interim President to provide leadership and support to the employees during a time of major transition. Linda stayed to lead the employees through the merger with Kinship Center, A Seneca Family of Agencies in March of 2012.

Corporate Leadership

Linda’s corporate career in leadership includes growing and leading her own teams in a wide range of national and international organizational settings. She applied her in-depth knowledge of development, her participatory style of leadership, skill in change management, and a wide range of business skills and resources to assist the people she has worked with in achieving greater competence and professional success.

Leadership Consultant

Linda is a development, leadership, and organization change consultant and brings to her clients’ hands-on experience in culture change, leadership team development, and her skills and experience in creative thinking.


Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco, professional certified coach with the International Coach Federation and the Center for Credentialing and Education, Toastmasters International Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), and current Founder’s District Youth Leadership Chair.


Franz F. Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT

Chief Operating Officer

Franz has worked in the Mental Health Service environment for over 30 years and has been involved in leading mental health services to children and adolescents in the non-profit arena for 20 years. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the agency; ensuring smooth and efficient service delivery from all programs, both housing and mental health. In this capacity Franz ensures compliance to the contracts and all associated Federal, State and local laws and that the quality of services is high and meets the needs of the community. He works closely with the CEO, CFO and leadership team to foster great teamwork and an atmosphere that remains focused on the mission of helping those in need in a fiscally responsible manner.

Dr. Jordan has worked in many capacities over the course of his career, including in hospitals, private practice, teaching, managed care/insurance industry, chemical dependency services as well as mental health services in the non-profit community. He received his Bachelor Degree majoring in Psychology and Anthropology and minoring in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Franz received his certification in Non Profit Management from California State University, Northridge. He is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and specializes in Child, Adolescent, and Family services.

Franz is married to his wonderful wife, Jamie, who is a nurse. He is the father of 2 great kids and the grandfather of 2 beautiful grandchildren.


Stacy Enomoto

Chief Financial Officer

Stacy Enomoto joined The Whole Child in May, 2012 as Chief Financial Officer.   Stacy is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the agency, including internal controls, budgets, audits, government reports, and contract compliance.  She is responsible for the complex reporting system, which encompasses federal, state, county, city and foundation grants. Fostering teamwork, she works closely with the CEO and leadership team in developing agency-wide strategies to maximize program income, control expenses and insure compliance with government and private grants.  One of her primary focus is to develop and maintain a strong financial management system to ensure that grant and financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders are accurate and cost effective.  Her experience in accounting and business operations spans over 30 years working in the non-profit, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.  Stacy has over 18 years of experience as Director of Finance/Administration and Chief Financial Officer working in the non-profit sector serving children and families.  Stacy earned her Bachelor Degree in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton.  Stacy has prior experience working for an agency that provided a continuum of services to abused and neglected children.  Stacy is honored to work for another agency dedicated to providing an array of services to children and families.



Denise Clavesilla

Senior Human Resources Manager

In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the agency’s Human Resources programs and strategies, including performance management, succession planning, compensation and benefits, Worker’s Compensation, the sourcing and development of current and future managers, HRIS, and employee relations. She leads Human Resources campaigns and strategies aligned with agency goals and determines the practices that drive the culture of the agency to enhanced quality and service to the client base. She comes with over 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience in from small to large, multi-faceted organizations in a wide variety of industries including, public administration, global forwarding, manufacturing, executive staffing, technology and fashion.

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Vanessa Sedano

Director of Housing Services 

Vanessa Sedano joined the administrative team in 2011 and brings over 16 years of housing experience to The Whole Child. She oversees the Housing Department ensuring compliance with County, State, and Federal contract requirements as well as private foundations grants for homeless families. She is responsible for outreach “homeless” services in high-risk communities, the screening and assessment of potential applicants, and intensive case management services. She has an extensive history working with “high risk” vulnerable populations in the areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, and the chronically homeless, i.e., children, families, adults, and transitional aged youth (TAY), in the Southeast Region of Los Angeles County. Vanessa serves as the Vice Chair for the SPA 7 Homeless Coalition and is collaborating with service providers in Southeast Los Angeles Region to leverage resources at the State and Federal level to assist homeless families. Additionally, she serves as a board member for Golden Rule Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to agencies that develop low-income housing. Vanessa is committed to being the voice for homeless families. She is passionate about providing quality services to homeless families and believes that every child deserves a stable and safe home in order to thrive and be successful.  

Sara Gertler

Director of Development and Donor Relations 

Sara Gertler joined The Whole Child in June, 2017 as the Director of Development and Donor Relations. She comes with experience in financial resource development, event planning and communications. Starting her career in the fashion industry, but searching for a professional life in the non-profit world, Sara found a home at The Jewish Agency for Israel. She spent the last six years as part of the North American fundraising team creating their event based fundraising programs, working to implement an international speaker’s bureau and establishing a prospect research database while cultivating relationships. Sara is very excited to join The Whole Child and honored to work for another agency dedicated to ensuring the success of future generations.  


Christina Gallegos

Executive Administrative Assistant

Christina has over 18 years of experience as an executive assistant. She provides administrative support to the CEO and additional support for other administration, as necessary. Christina also works very closely with The Whole Child’s Board of Directors, managing their meetings and events. She is a California State University, Fullerton alumna with a degree in Child Development and Sociology. She was born and raised in Orange County where she resides with her family.  Christina joined The Whole Child in May of 2006. She loves coming to work every day knowing she gets to be a part of a team that is doing so many great things for children and their families in the community.  


Program Directors


Juan Martinez, LCSW, PhD

Director of Outpatient & Student Services


Ana Mejia, LCSW

Director of Service Coordination Unit


Caesar Moreno, LCSW

Director of Client Care


Rocio Parra, LCSW

Director of Birth to Five Services


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Main Office
10155 Colima Road
Whittier, CA 90603
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Tel: (562) 692-0383
FAX: (562) 692-0380

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