The Alliance that Makes a Difference.

Together with the leadership of our expert board and a staff of legal professionals, social workers, and child advocates, the Alliance works to advance justice, transform lives, and protect the rights of young people.

Our Board


Rick Rosen

Chris B. Walther
Activision Blizzard


Phillip Rudolph


Trent Copeland
Law Offices of Trent Copeland

Matthew D. Babrick
First Republic Investment Management

James P. Clark
Chief Deputy Attorney, City of Los Angeles

Dena Cook
Reinvent Capital

Yasmine Delawari Johnson
Alliance of Moms

Scott Edelman
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Alan J. Epstein
Venable LLP

E. Martin Estrada
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Susan F. Friedman
Producer and Director

Andrew D. Garelick
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Clifford Gilbert-Lurie *
Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie *
Writer, Child Advocate and Attorney

Barbara Grushow
Barbara Grushow Designs

Angie Harmon
Actress and Child Advocate

Jo Kaplan
Commissioner, L.A. County Probation

Mitchell T. Kaplan
Kaplan Stahler Agency

Karen Mack
Author and Producer

Steven A. Marenberg *
Paul Hastings LLP

Gary Newman
Attention Capital

Alex G. Romain
Milbank LLP

Bruce Rosenblum

Susan Saltz
Child Advocate and Film Producer

José F. Sanchez
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Toni M. Schulman *
Child Advocate

Kris Spazafumo
Capital Group

Silvia Vannini
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Robert J. Woolway
FocalPoint Partners, LLC


Francis M. Wheat, Esq. 

* Past Chairs

Our Staff

Executive Team
Benefits Program
Education Program
Foster Care Adoptions Program
Healthcare Program
Legal Guardianship Program
Transition-Age Youth Services
Opportunity Youth Collaborative
Policy & Advocacy
Client Intake
Volunteer Program
Development & Communications

Join Our Alliance

The work is not easy, but it’s worth it. You will navigate many challenges and tough circumstances to bring down barriers preventing children in foster care from accessing critical support.

Sign up to join the Alliance and stay connected to the work we’re doing in response to the needs of children, young adults, and families impacted by the child welfare system.