Andrew began his legal career representing indigent children and adults in Alabama’s public mental hospitals. As Executive Director of The Alliance for Children’s Rights, he played a critical role in streamlining adoptions and establishing National Adoption Day; in improving children’s access to medical care; in ensuring their right to see a social worker regularly; and in removing restrictions on children’s rights to speak publicly about the foster care system. Andrew left The Alliance for Children’s Rights to become the Managing Director of Child Welfare Reform at The Broad Foundation. Andrew’s efforts at The Broad Foundation culminated with LA County’s request for a $1.4 billion child welfare federal waiver. The waiver remains the largest federal child welfare waiver in the country, and is the funding framework under which LA County’s child welfare and probation systems, and CWI’s programs and policy initiatives, operate. Andrew is a founding director of New Village Charter School and a trustee of St. Anne’s Home for Girls. He chaired LA County’s Blue Ribbon Task Force investigating the safety of foster children following the disappearance and death of hundreds of children. His book “Hope’s Boy” was a New York Times Bestseller. He is a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident and Fulbright Fellow. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Law School.
Minsun Park Meeker Senior Policy Director
Minsun is responsible for the management of CWI’s work to expand the availability and capacity of transition age youth services, and to improve the availability and utilization of employment opportunities for transition age youth. Minsun also manages CWI’s work with expanding the number and quality of therapeutic foster care homes. Prior to CWI, Minsun worked as a Fiscal and Policy Analyst at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office. She was responsible for evaluating the fiscal and programmatic impact of legislative and gubernatorial child welfare and workforce development budget proposals, as well as for researching and recommending program and policy changes on child welfare and workforce development for the Legislature. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Southern California.
Sarahbeth Winn Program Director
Sarahbeth is responsible for identifying and developing projects, policy reforms, and best practices that improve the outcomes, opportunities, and lives of at-risk children and families. Prior to joining CWI, Sarahbeth worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has also worked for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the California Legislative Analyst’s Office. Prior to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, Sarahbeth worked as a systems engineer for Raytheon for five years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Greg Srolestar Program Associate
Working with CWI’s Senior Policy Director, Greg is responsible for projects that involve engaging public and private organizations, experts, and stakeholders to identify and implement effective programs, policy changes, and best practices. Greg is a native Angelino who worked in a number of fields before turning to policy work, including healthcare, commercial real estate, and executive search. He has spent summers interning with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Education and Women Against Gun Violence, and spent several years tutoring foster youth in writing skills and assisting with college applications. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Monica Love Development Associate
Monica is responsible for fundraising to support CWI’s programs and initiatives. With nearly ten years in the not-for-profit service sector, Monica has expertise in the evaluation, implementation and management of health care and human service programs, which includes the direct management of $2.2 million in grants for emergency medical care, housing and related resources to underserved children and families at Partners in Care Foundation. Monica has experience securing funding from foundations, philanthropists, local governments and state departments for regional, statewide and national projects. She has held internships at The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Child and Family Guidance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Social Welfare degree with from the University of California, Los Angeles.