Board of Directors
Dr. Julie Gould, OB/GYN, MD – Co-Chair
Julie has worked as an Ob-Gyn physician in the West LA area for the past 6 years. It is her passion for women and children which led her to get involved in Harvest Home, first as a volunteer and then as a board member. Currently in her second year on the board, Julie serves as the Co-Chair and head of the Board Development committee. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her 2 teenage children and walking her dog.
Heidi C. Larson – Co-Chair
Katie McNayr – Board Secretary
After 15 years in full-time church ministry, Bob transitioned to Marketing in 2011, promoting feature films and nationally recognized books. He is also a certified Executive Corporate Leadership Coach practicing under Illustris Group. Bob has held board chair positions in various non-profit endeavors, from homeless youth to inner-city Catholic schools. Bob also volunteers every Wednesday morning at the St. Francis Food Pantry. He is married to Cameo Wallace.
Pamela brings to Harvest Home a unique set of organizational, administrative and communication skills, thanks to her background in the entertainment industry as a talent agent for twenty one years and in real estate working for her and her husband’s company, Cole Commercial. Pamela aligns her faith with her daily purpose; she believes that investing in people, education and unconditional love are key components to help implement change. Pamela is honored to be a part of the transformative hope that Harvest Home inspires.
Barton is a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where he has been advising CFOs and transforming finance organizations for the past twelve years. He started supporting Harvest Home after being introduced to the organization through his home church, Vintage, and has now joined the board to provide guidance and oversight of the budget and finances. Barton lives in Brentwood with his wife, Kari, who is also an active volunteer with Harvest Home.
Jennie LOVES babies. She was drawn to Harvest Home as a place to spend time with her teen daughter and share their love of chubby thighs, sweet giggles, and baby laughter. It didn’t take long for Jennie to fall in love with the moms, as well. She values her roles as volunteer and board member for creating relationships and using her skills, knowledge and trial by error experience to help the young women of Harvest Home build the families they dream of. Jennie is a TV Producer, Public Relations professional, wife to Dan, mom to Maddy and step-mom to Lara & Sasha. She loves all of those jobs – not necessarily in that order.
Ciera Thornton – Alumna
Ciera’s passion is working with foster youth and families that have exited out of homelessness. Having gone through the foster system herself, she knows all too well about the disadvantages and setbacks being in the foster system can bring. Sharing her experiences and what she’s overcome to be where she is today gives her great joy and excitement knowing that she can be a living testimony to others. Ciera is also an Alum of Harvest Home and was blessed to have given birth to her young son around such loving and caring individuals.
Marty Trupiano – Former Board Chair
Principal Attorney, Law office of Martin J. Trupiano
Sharon Trupiano – Former Board Member
Sandy Bredberg – Former Board Member/Facilities Manager
Employment Skills Specialist
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Becky Leonard, CLEC, CD (DONA)
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Candice Nulsen, PhD
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