Foster Care Organization Board Members
2022 Directors Meeting : (L-R) Eric Dronen, Christina Dronen, Jill Friedman, Eugenie Ooi, Jun Shim, Steven Mejia, Jeff Forrest

The Team at Finally Family Homes

Finally Family Homes is a Santa Clarita based organization serving youth at risk of homelessness, especially those aging out of foster care. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds, skills, and gifts. We all share a passion to invest in and care for young adults thrust into the world without the security of a home or family.

We believe genuine, healthy connection is the key to our success and theirs.

You read more about each of our board members and staff below.

Meet the Board

Chairman of the Board, Jeffrey Phillip Forrest

Jeffrey P Forrest

Board Member

Director of Older Youth Initiatives at Conrad N. Hilton

Steven Mejia - VP Finally Family Homes Board of Directors

Steven Mejia


CFO at
ICL Academy
Tiny Living LA

Jun Shim Board Member at Finally Family Homes

Jun Shim


Attorney at
Hermance Law

Photos coming soon:

Cyndi Kleinfeld
Claudeniece McCallister

Board Member

New Board Members

Jill Friedman - Finally Family Homes Board Director

Jill Friedman

Interim Board Chair

Retired Social Worker & Professional Baker

Marla Morgan

Marla Morgan

Recruitment & Development

Former Foster Youth

Meet the Staff

Executive Director Christina Dronen

Christina Dronen

Founder, Executive Director

Christina serves as Executive Director for Finally Family Homes
Read More About Christina Dronen

Mary Bergen Finally Family Homes

Mary Bergen

Executive Assistant

Mary serves as Executive Assistant, Housing Navigator, and Life Launch Program Manager for Finally Family Homes
Read More About Mary Bergen

Ali Bodager

Ali Bodager

Operations Support

Ali supports us behind the scenes and has worked in the nonprofit world for over 9 years.

Read More About Ali Bodager

Host Homes Program Team

Meet our amazing team supporting our Host Homes Program.

Shellia Reed- Finally Family Homes

Shellia Reed

Host Homes Program Manager

Shellia supports hosts for the Host Homes Program.

Deana Mendez

Youth Advocate

Deana serves on the team for the Host Homes Program, supporting the youth in need of housing. She is currently pursuing her MSW.

Oasis Center Team

Yosef Desta

Oasis Director

Cloming Soon

Heidi Leonhardt

Activities Coordinator

Coming soon

Coming Soon

Community Engagement Coordinator

Meet the Rest of the Team

Aimee Dunne the Coras Group

Aimee Dunne, MBA

Operations Consultant

Aimee brings new perspectives and deep knowledge to help us optimize our efficiency and innovation.