Elva d. Sandoval
Executive Director

Ms. Sandoval joins Families Forward with a long and successful career in nonprofit management and development. Elva has been a development consultant to non-profit organizations for the past two years.  Prior to starting her consulting firm, she was the Vice President of Development for Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and was responsible for overall leadership and management of fundraising, communications, and alumni support efforts. Ms. Sandoval has served as the Executive Director of Kids In Sports Los Angeles where she provided overall leadership for the daily operations of the organization, as Director of Development for Claremont Graduate University and Senior Development Manager for Junior Achievement of Southern California. Ms. Sandoval began her professional career as a third grade teacher in Los Angeles and has been in the development field for twenty-five years.

Ms. Sandoval earned her M.A. in Management from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and earned her B.A. in Sociology and minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Julie Espinoza

    Education Director

  • Andrea Huicochea

    Senior Program Manager

  • Sarah Kimbrough, MSW

    Community Engagement Coordinator & Development Associate

  • Saida (Paola) Rodriguez

    Family Engagement Specialist

  • Martha Murillo

    Finance & Administration Manager

Board of Directors

Sylvia H. Paz – Board President
Maria Teresa “Maite” Bernath
Sarah Campbell
Liz Carlton
Richard Childs
Peggy Coleman
Ruth Coyne
Teresa Fuller
Michelle Harrington
Ronald Johnson
Nurit Kotick
Vanessa Lee
Elsa Macias
Susan Miller
Gary J. Nelson
Victoria Nuevo-Celeste
Robin Phillips
Abel Ramirez
Monica Wahl Shaffer
Marc Thomas
Julie Ward

Community Advisors

Judith Brown, Co-Chair
Nancy Carlton, Co-Chair
Ann Erdman
Susan Futterman
Ellen Knell
Ava Maria Megna
Norah Morley
Judith Wilson


980 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103