Bill Bedrossian
    Chief Executive Officer

    Bill has served as the CEO of Covenant House California (CHC), since 2014. With just about 25 years of child welfare and homeless services experience, Bill’s passion for working with youth, came from his parents, who have been foster parents for 30+ years and adopted 8 of his 11 siblings through the child welfare system. Bill began his career in social work doing street outreach, residential care and behavioral modification therapy in Chicago, Illinois in the mid-1990s. He subsequently spent 13 years with the L.A. County Department of Child and Family Services, leaving in 2008, as the agency’s South County Regional Director.  In 2010, Bill became the Executive Director at Olive Crest, Los Angeles, and was subsequently appointed as ED of Olive Crest’s Southern California operations in 2012.  Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from Taylor University, a Masters of Social Work from Loyola University, and has served as an adjunct professor in USC’s Graduate School of Social Work since 2012.  When he’s not leading the movement to end youth homelessness in CA, you’ll find Bill spending time with his lovely wife, chasing after his two young sons, and rooting for any sports team from his hometown of Philadelphia.  Go Eagles!

    Ami Rowland
    Chief Program Officer

    Ami’s lives her life, and leads her team with the conviction that “there is no such thing as someone else’s child.”  With more than 20 years of experience working in residential treatment programs for at-risk children and youth, Ami oversees all programmatic operations for CHC.  Ami and her family recently relocated to the Bay Area to provide increasing leadership and support for our expansion in Northern California.  Prior to joining the team at CHC, she was the Southern California Regional Director of Residential services for children and transitional-age youth at Olive Crest. It was there that she handled all program guidelines, development, strategic planning, budgeting, supervision of management employees, and was an advocate for transitional housing programs and the extension of ‘Foster Care Until 21’ across the state.  Ami is a passionate voice for all youth experiencing homelessness, and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for California Coalition for Youth. When she’s not providing love, hugs and encouragement to our youth and staff at the Cov, you’ll find her soaking up time with her hubby, two sons and super cute puppy!

    Amanda Sattler
    Chief Development & Communications Officer

    Amanda is passionate about serving causes that support life changing programs for young people. With nearly 20 years of increasing experience in non-profit leadership, Amanda oversees all fund-development and external communications for CHC.  Before transitioning to CHC in 2015, she led all fundraising activities at Junior Achievement of Southern California, where she honed her skills in major gift cultivation, board development, strategic planning, communications, staff recruitment and management. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy & Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and an Executive Master of Leadership degree from the University of Southern California.   When she’s not actively raising funds to end youth homelessness, Amanda loves to travel, read, and spend time with loved ones … including a 19-year-old teenage mother she is a CASA for.  Amanda serves on the boards of RealityLA and USC’s Executive Master of Leadership Alumni program.

    David Weaver
    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining CHC as our Chief Financial Officer, Dave held various executive management positions within the financial services industry (including Wedbush Securities, Deutsche Bank & several others), working closely with senior management teams to develop & implement strategies to drive considerable growth and improve overall operations. Dave’s vast private sector experience and leadership skills have already streamlined financial reporting, transparency and operations at CHC. Dave is a licensed CPA, and maintains his PMP certification. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Peter’s University, and hold registrations with the NASD (Series 27 license).  When Dave isn’t dreaming up innovative processes or expansion opportunities for CHC to benefit youth experiencing homelessness, you’ll find him travelling, golfing and spending time with his loved ones, including his girlfriend, daughter & son.

    Marissa Espinoza
    Senior Vice President, Southern California

    Marissa started her career as a Resident Counselor at Aviva Children & Family Services, where she was gradually promoted up to the position of Director of Residential Treatment.  In 2003, she transitioned to Masonic Homes of California in Covina as the Director of Children and Family Services.  In 2008, Marissa’s career took her to Ventura County as the Program Manager of Casa Pacifica’s Wraparound Program, where she soon became Director of Campus Programs. Marissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of La Verne, her Masters in Sociology at CSU-Northridge, and her Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Michigan. Marissa is a trainer with UC Davis Extension Program, providing support and training in Family Focused Practices.  With over 20 years of experience, Marissa is passionate about providing services and advocacy for vulnerable youth and their families.  At CHC, she leads our Southern California program operations.  If you ever visit her office, you’ll be overwhelmed with beautiful pictures of her family, especially her son, Max!

    Daniel Ballin
    LCSW, Director of Clinical Services

    Aletheia Broom
    Director of Safe Haven Shelter Program

    Kevin Coleman
    Director of Residential Services

    Jarekhye Covarrubias
    Director of YEAH! Program

    Amba Johnson
    Director of DreamCatcher Program

    David Irving
    LMFT, Director of the Wellness Center
    Bay Area

    Jesus Siordia
    Director of Transitional Living Programs

    Brian Bob
    Director of Community Involvement

    Stacey Christenson
    Director of Operations

    Heather Flynn
    Director of Development Operations


    Paul Hanneman

    CHC Board Chair, President, Worldwide Theatrical Marketing & Distribution, 20th Century Fox (Retired)

    Omid Yazdi

    CHC Vice Board Chair, Partner, KPMG, LLP

    Honorable William Brodhead

    CHC Program Committee Chair, Attorney, Former United States Congressman, Michigan

    Melissa Abbott

    General Manager, Sales Partnerships – West Region, Delta Airlines

    Gus Anagnos


    Fred Ali

    President & CEO, Weingart Foundation

    K. Kristine Dunn

    Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

    Kelly Gordon

    COO, Topson Downs

    Ilene Harker

    Head of Enterprise Risk, Western Asset Management (Retired)

    Ricardo Hartigan

    Director, BlackRock

    Dennis Jilot

    CEO, Specialized Technology Resources, Inc. (Retired)

    Michael Kibler

    Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlet LLP

    Daryl William Kueter

    CHC Governance Chair, Sr. Vice President, Bank of America, Small Business Banking

    Michael F. Marino

    CHC Finance Chair, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo (Retired)

    John G. Mavredakis

    Senior Managing Director, Houlihan, Lokey Howard & Zukin

    Diane Scott

    Senior Vice President, Site Relations, Covenant House International

    Liza Pano

    CHC Co-Chair Development, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Services, Paramount Pictures

    James Rossiter

    Founder, Principal, Rossiter LLC

    Herbert Dick Richard Schulze

    CHC Bay Area Chair, Attorney, Holland & Hart LLP

    Steven Wilcox

    President, Wilcox Family Foundation

    Anthony Solis

    Youth Advocate, CHC Alumni


    Los Angeles Advisory BoardBay Area Advisory Board
    Kate Brady

    Owner, Barnsdall Property Management

    Corey Breton

    Executive Vice President of Sales, LA Football Club

    Gil Cedillo

    Councilmember, 1st District of Los Angeles

    Joe Emory

    President, Hot Topic Foundation

    Kelly Gordon

    Chief Operating Officer, Topson Downs

    Ryan Gordon

    Financial Advisory, Wells Fargo

    Paul Karlitz

    Senior Managing Director, Lennox Advisors

    Jordon Kruse

    Senior Managing Partner, Oaktree Capital

    Ellen LaBonte

    Retired, Kayne Anderson

    Jenine Leigh

    Senior Vice President, LA Talent

    Mitch O’Farrell

    Councilmember, 13th District of Los Angeles

    Scott McMullin

    Principal, Suntex Marinas and Stratford Hospitality

    Jeremiah Reynolds

    Partner, KWIKA

    Patricia Serio

    Owner, Seahorse

    Jenny Swanson

    Sales Executive, Sientra

    Julien Thuan

    Partner, UTA

    Beth Corets

    Attorney, President of BACOR Inc.

    Rachel Chambers

    Strategy & Planning Manager, Cisco

    Andrew Hayes

    Senior Account Executive, Twitter

    Honorable Victoria Kolakowski

    Alameda County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge

    Meera Shankar

    Global Strategic Alliance Manager, Splunk

    Sam Yun

    Pastor, Embrace Church

    Brittany Strametz, Board Chair

    Senior Director Brand Partnerships, AllOver Media

    Andrew Ramaglia, Board Vice Chair

    MSW Candidate, USC Suzanne Dworak – Peck School of Social Work

    David Turken, Treasurer

    Associate, Tishman Speyer

    Samantha Ahmari

    Manager – People and Culture, Kin Community

    Andrew Alcott

    Manager, Ad Tech,

    Michael Beck

    Executive Producer, Bishop Peak Productions

    Daniella Bozinovski

    Senior Manager, Deloitte

    Moana Casanova

    Coordinator, West Coast Production, HBO

    Jennifer Clark

    Sales Executive, Upstaging

    Kelly Delvac

    Short Term Mission Trip Coordinator – East/West Ministries International

    Chloe Drulis

    DIR/Floortime Player, Therapeutic Play LA

    Andrea Farah

    Visual Sourcing Manager, BCBG

    Ashley Farrell Pickett

    Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

    Robyn Freedman

    Senior Financial Analyst, Comcast NBCU

    Emily Heller

    Marketing & Creative Concept Manager, BRC Imagination Arts

    Maren Herby

    Email Marketing Producer, Bobit Business Media

    Amy Kirkpatrick

    Songwriter, Self Employed

    Kristina Kuhle

    PR and Events Manager, Kin Community

    Christen Lehmann

    Senior Manager – Partner Strategy, Kin Community

    Kylie Mace

    Events and Communications Coordinator, USC Associates, University of Southern California

    Erika Masonhall

    Content Communications, Netflix

    Ashlyn McIntosh

    Director Human Resources, Abacus Wealth Partners

    Conor J. Meehan

    Associate Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

    Alex Molina

    Southern California Advocate, Empower Her Network

    Angelina Mortarotti

    Director of Merchandising, Topson Downs

    Clara Murphy

    Sales Representative, AEG

    Jesy Myles

    Human Services Program Coordinator, City of Downey

    Elizabeth Nguyen

    Vice President, National Property & Casualty

    Paula Park

    Executive Assistant, SB Projects

    Jason Riffe

    Partnerships and Communication Manager, J/P Haitian Relief Fund

    Kosha Shah

    Senior Executive, UTA Ventures

    Harvey Shieh

    Director of Finance, Office of Associate Chancellor, UC Irvine

    Sarah Sotirin

    Site Merchandiser for AFRM, Topson Downs

    Nikeeta Sriram

    Content Planning & Analysis, Netflix

    Brittany Strametz

    Senior Director Brand Partnerships, AllOver Media

    Alexis Suarez

    President and Founder, ASI Real Estate Investmants

    Rachelle Tejada

    Attorney – Charley M. Stoll, A Professional Corporation

    Hayley Tiegs

    Development Operations Manager, Topson Downs

    Jared Suender

    Senior Underwriter, Zurich International Programs

    Yandro Valdez

    Commercial Banking-Dealership Finance, BMO Harris Bank

    Jason Valles

    CEO/Founder & Creative, Third Floor

    Alex Van Meci

    Publicity Assistant, HBO

    Ross Victory

    Assistant Director, Kings Education

    David Waller

    Project Manager, AMA Project Management

    Sam Waters

    Operations and Logistics Manager –

    Danyelle Younghans

    Director of Operations, AllOver Media