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Constanza Pachon, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Constanza Pachon is the Chief Executive Officer of The Whole Child. She joined the organization in January of 2018 to build upon its 60-year legacy of service excellence, and further expand its societal impact. Constanza oversees all matters of strategic planning, financial and operational management, fundraising, and communications. She also serves as the organization’s spokesperson and chief liaison with the community, partners, donors and funding agencies.

Constanza is a strong advocate for social inclusion and equity and focuses on The Whole Child’s role in the advancement of these causes. Constanza has over 15 years of experience growing mission-driven organizations. She is a highly regarded champion for numerous social and economic development initiatives both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the Whole Child, Constanza was the President and COO of Larta Institute, a renowned non-profit accelerator with the mission of vastly improving the transition of science-based technologies into the market, where they dramatically improve people’s lives. During her tenure at Larta, she led a nearly threefold increase in its revenues, reserves, programs, and staff; improved programs’ reach and impact; and positioned the organization as a thought leader in its field. Constanza has also served as senior consultant for the InterAmerican Development Bank on matters of social innovation management, where she assisted the Bank in the design of instruments for the development of thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in Latin America. Additionally, Constanza has collaborated with other multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations in the design of initiatives that create economic opportunities for violence-displaced communities.

Constanza holds an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at the UCLA, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics from Javeriana University in her native country, Colombia.

Constanza is an avid traveler and loves the outdoors; has visited 35 countries always looking for the less traveled path. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Orange County, California.

 

Franz F. Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Franz Jordan is the Chief Operating Officer of The Whole Child. He joined the organization in 2017 and oversees the design and delivery of its mental health and family housing services. Dr. Jordan focuses on the continuous improvement of The Whole Child’s evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to care. He also manages the professional development of the agency’s dedicated team of clinical and social service experts. As a member of the leadership team, Dr. Jordan is a steward of programmatic efficiency, fiscal accountability, thought leadership, and community impact.

Dr. Jordan is a recognized authority in the field of child and family welfare. He has dedicated the last 20 years of his career to the advancement of initiatives that reverse the negative impact of mental illness and poverty on families. Prior to joining the Whole Child, Dr. Jordan was the Director of Mental Health for the Children’s Bureau, one of Southern California’s most respected child services agencies. During his 16-year tenure at the Bureau, he led a dramatic increase in their mental health programs’ revenues, reach and impact. Dr. Jordan’s overall experience in the health care industry spans over 38 years; he has been a successful practitioner and executive. He has also been a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology. He advocates for the improvement of our system of care and is continuously involved in state and local calls for change.

Dr. Jordan holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology, from the California School of Professional Psychology. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on Parental Acceptance and Rejection Theory. He also received a Certification in Non-Profit Management from the California State University, Northridge. He completed his undergraduate studies at the California State University, Fullerton with a double major in Psychology and Anthropology. Additionally, Dr. Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Dr. Jordan is married and the father of two, and the grandfather of two little ones. He is an avid reader of history and various cultures. He was born, raised and continues to reside in Los Angeles County.

Stacy

Stacy Enomoto

Chief Financial Officer
senomoto@thewholechild.info

Stacy Enomoto is the Chief Financial Officer of The Whole Child. She joined the organization in 2012 and has been an integral part of the team that has led the organization through substantial growth in recent years. Stacy oversees budgeting and reporting for internal and external stakeholders; financial internal controls and audits; contract and grant compliance; and is a steward of the organization’s overall financial health. Shortly after joining The Whole Child, she revamped the budgeting and reporting systems and brought a new level of sophistication to the organization’s fiscal management. 

Stacy brings over 30 years of financial management excellence to the Whole Child. Her experience cuts across the non-profit, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. She strongly believes that strong fiscal administration is one of the pillars of sustainability for any kind of organization. She found a calling 20 years ago in the social services industry; particularly in the support of organizations that serve at-risk children. Prior to joining The Whole Child, she was the Director of Finance and Administration for Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, where she developed systems to monitor the financial position of mental health programs in 11 different counties. She also played a key role in that agency’s successful merger and acquisition processes by integrating financial and reporting systems.

Stacy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. She continuously participates in training sessions and seminars to stay abreast of changes in federal, state, and local policies that may impact The Whole Child.

Stacy was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in Orange County with her family.  

 

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Denise Clavesilla

Senior Human Resources Manager
dclavesilla@thewholechild.info

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 
vsedano@thewholechild.info

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 
sgertler@thewholechild.info

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

Christina Gallegos

Manager, Administrative Services
cgallegos@thewholechild.info

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
jmartinez@thewholechild.info

 

Ana Mejia, LCSW

Director of Service Coordination Unit
amejia@thewholechild.info

 

Caesar Moreno, LCSW

Director of Client Care
cmoreno@thewholechild.info

 

Rocio Parra, LCSW

Director of Birth to Five Services
rparra@thewholechild.info

 

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

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