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

Who’s Serving Our Foster Care Organization

Finally Family Homes is a Santa Clarita based foster care organization serving youth aging out and is run by a talented team from a variety of backgrounds, skills, and gifts. We all share a passion to invest in and care for foster youth 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. Though they might not have a family of blood, they have a family with us, and the additional support of the many other foster care organizations in Los Angeles that we partner with.

As a nonprofit foster care organization specializing in serving those who are aging out, we have a diverse team serving the interests of our young adults on our board of directors. Our board also ensures that we honor the investment of our supporters who have chosen to give to Finally Family Homes as their foster care organization to donate to.

You read more about each of our board members below.

Meet the Board

Chairman of the Board, Jeffrey Phillip Forrest

Jeffrey P Forrest

Board Chair

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

Kelvin Driscoll Director of Strategy

Kelvin Driscoll

Planning & Strategy

Senior Deputy, Human Services & Child Welfare at Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

Jill Friedman - Finally Family Homes Board Director

Jill Friedman

Community Relations

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

Mary Bergen Finally Family Homes

Mary Bergen

Executive Assistant

Mary serves as Executive Assistant and Life Launch Program Manager for Finally Family Homes

Host Homes Program Team

Meet our amazing team supporting our Host Homes Program.

Ali Bodager

Ali Bodager

Host Homes Program Manager

Ali leads the team for the Host Homes Program, supporting the hosts who open their doors to house youth in need. Ali Bodager has worked in the nonprofit world for over 8 years.

Karen Diaz Case Manager

Karen Diaz, MSCJ

Case Manager

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

Deana Mendez

Case Manager

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

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.