The Children’s Advocacy Institute (CAI) is guided by the CAI Council for Children, an advisory body that meets regularly to review policy decisions and help CAI establish action priorities. Its members are respected professionals and community leaders who share a vision to improve the quality of life for children and youth. The Council for Children includes the following members:
- Bill Bentley
- 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.
Health Plan Medical Director, Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine specialist, and attorney at law
- Hon. Leon Kaplan (Ret.)
Retired Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
- 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
- Gary F. Redenbacher, J.D., Council Chair
Attorney at law
- Gary Richwald, M.D., M.P.H., Council Vice-Chair
Consultant Medical Director, California Cryobank
- Gloria Perez Samson
Retired school administrator
- Ann Segal
- John Thelan
Senior Vice President, Costco Wholesale
- Robert L. Black, M.D.
- Birt Harvey, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, Stanford University
- Louise Horvitz, M.S.W., Psy.D.
Licensed clinical social worker, individual and family psychotherapist
- James B. McKenna†
- Paul A. Peterson, J.D.
Of Counsel to Peterson and Price, Lawyers
- Blair Sadler, J.D.
Past President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital and Health Center
- 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
- Owen Smith
Past President, Anzalone & Associates