CAI is guided by the CAI
Council for Children,
which meets quarterly
to review policy decisions
and establish action priorities.
Its members are professionals
and community leaders
who share a vision to
improve the quality of
life for children in California.
The Council for Children
includes the following
- Robert L. Black, M.D.
- Denise Moreno Ducheny
Attorney, Former State Senator
- Anne E. Fragasso, Esq.
California Appellate Project, Staff Attorney
- John M. Goldenring, M.D., M.P.H., J.D.
Consulting medical director, practicing pediatrician, attorney at law (San Diego)
- Sharon Kalemkiarian, CLS-F
Partner, Ashworth, Blanchet, Christenson and Kalemkiarian
- Hon. Leon Kaplan (Ret.)
Retired Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court (Los Angeles)
- James B. McKenna
President, Am Cal Realty, Inc. (Studio City)
- David M. Meyers
Chief Operating Officer, Dependency Legal Services
- Thomas A. Papageorge, J.D.
Special Prosecutor, Economic Crimes Division, San Diego District Attorney’s Office (San Diego)
- Gary F. Redenbacher, J.D., Council Chair
Attorney at law (Santa Cruz)
- Gary Richwald, M.D., M.P.H., Council Vice-Chair
Consultant Medical Director, California Cryobank (Los Angeles)
- Gloria Perez Samson
Retired school administrator (Chula Vista)
- Alan Shumacher, M.D.
Retired neonatologist; Past President of the Medical Board of California; Past President, Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (San Diego)
- Birt Harvey, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, Stanford University (Palo Alto
- Louise Horvitz, M.S.W., Psy.D.
Licensed clinical social worker, individual and family psychotherapist (Los Angeles)
- Paul A. Peterson, J.D.
Of Counsel to Peterson and Price, Lawyers (San Diego)
- Blair Sadler, J.D.
Past President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital and Health Center (San Diego)
- Owen Smith
Past President, Anzalone & Associates (Sylmar)