Board of Directors

Youth Homes is guided by a board of directors that brings expertise, compassion, and commitment to their work. Whether it’s strategic planning or supporting our technological advancements, the board takes leadership and responsibilities seriously.



Alan Bonny
Strategic Account Executive, BMC Software

Greg Gatzke
Vice President

President, ZAG Technical Services

Kang Lim
Attorney at Law, Law Office of Kang S. Lim


Sandra Abram
Retired School Employee

Ann Appert
Director of Resource Allocation & Planning, WestEd

Cathy Barber
President, Youth Homes Auxiliary

Beau Bautista
Founder, Blue Dog Events

Melania Budiman
President, Pension Dynamics Company LLC

Elizabeth Chapple
Director of Operations, Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry Exchange


Pat Collins
Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo

Candy Espino
Chief Executive Officer, Youth Homes, Inc.

Stanley L. Maleski
Retired School District Business Official and Peace Corps Country Director

Gary Parkhurst
Retired Corporate Sales and Marketing Executive

Valerie Ridgers
Retired Director, Boy Scouts of America

Gerriann Smith
Retired Banker


To contact the Youth Homes, Inc. Ombudsman please email Greg Gatzke at

Board Members may access the Board Portal here.


“It has been an honor to be a part of Youth Homes for the last ten years; dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners — working together so foster children can reach their fullest potential. Youth Homes raises the bar- operating with the highest integrity and transparency, while working diligently to continually learn, grow and provide treatment through the use of nationally recognized best practices.”
—Kathy Bowles, President, Board of Directors