Sierra Forever Families

Sierra Forever Families' (Sierra) mission is to transform the lives of children and youth in foster care by building and nurturing permanent families. We believe while some children might need temporary care, every child NEEDS a forever family who provides them with a lifelong, safe, stable and secure parenting relationship with love and unconditional commitment.

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Board Chair

Board Chair Mr. Jim Eldridge
Company Affiliation Kaiser Permanente
Term 09/01/2010 to 09/01/2017

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation
Ms. Jeanne Reaves
Jeanne Reaves Consulting
Mr. R.W. 'Skip' Reynolds
Jenkins Insurance Group
Ms. Debra Panattoni
Adoptive Mother and Project Director ETR Associates
Mr. Robert Earl
Earl Consulting Co., LLC
Ms. Dee Hartzog
Retired Attorney
Ms. Kathy Van Osten
MVM Strategy Group
Dr. Katy Carlsen
California Children's Services, Placer County
Ms. Margaret (Maggie) Bryan
Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California - CEO
Mr. Terry Risse
Iron Mechanical, Inc.


Board Meeting Attendance % 72%
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9