Who We Are

The Foundation for the Children of the Californias is a tri-national collaboration with Canada, the United States, and Mexico, endeavoring to enhance the health and nutrition of underserved children in the San Diego – Tijuana Mega-Region primarily through the operation of Hospital Infantil de las Californias, a model pediatric specialty medical and education complex, located one-half mile into Baja California, Mexico.

Staff, U.S.A.

  • José F. González, CFRE
    José F. González, CFRE Executive Director
  • Amanda Jimenez
    Amanda Jimenez Development Coordinator
  • Juan Saenz
    Juan Saenz

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Board of Directors, U.S.A.

  • Frank Hobbs Immediate Past Chair
  • Kathia Bustillos
    Kathia Bustillos Secretary
  • Carol Armstrong, PhD
    Carol Armstrong, PhD
  • Peg Battersby
    Peg Battersby
  • Mara Gabino
    Mara Gabino
  • Miguel Gama
    Miguel Gama
  • Irvin “Buzz” Kaufman, MD.
    Irvin “Buzz” Kaufman, MD.
  • Leonard M. Kornreich, MD.
    Leonard M. Kornreich, MD.
  • Henry Sanchez
    Henry Sanchez
  • Karina Sousa
    Karina Sousa
  • Jeff Witt
    Jeff Witt

Advisory Council, U.S.A.

  • Barbara Brown
    Barbara Brown
  • Don Jones
    Don Jones
  • Douglas Metz, Esq.
    Douglas Metz, Esq.
  • Eileen Klink
    Eileen Klink
  • Hasty Pidgeon
    Hasty Pidgeon
  • Jeanne Schmelzer, CFRE
    Jeanne Schmelzer, CFRE
  • Larry Scott, EdD
    Larry Scott, EdD
  • Laura Marran, Esq.
    Laura Marran, Esq.
  • Stephen Brown
    Stephen Brown