Our Team

Everyday Drew CDC’s professionals bring expertise, dedication, and deep community connections to our work.

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Our Team

Drew CDC Team Members

To a person, every Drew CDC team member is driven by their desire to see our community’s children lead healthy childhoods and thereby grow into the fullness of their potential. We employ over 130 staff throughout the organization, and we continuously invest in their training and professional development so they in turn can perform their best on behalf of the families we serve.

Board of Directors

James Hays

Chair, Plasma Genix

Harry McElroy

Vice Chair, Performigence Corporation

Eric Aguirre

Treasurer, Aguirre & Company

James Wimberley

Secretary, Balaban/Spielerger LLC

Chief Calvin D. Aubrey

Board Member - California Highway Patrol (Retired)

Dr. Letitia Bradley

Board Member - Santa Barbara County Education Office

Cedric Brown

Board Member - The Brown Group, Inc.

Eric Brown

Board Member - Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Deatra Handy

Board Member - Community Activist

Stanley Henderson

Board Member - US House of Representatives, LA District Office

Dr. Lenora LeVias

Board Member - LeVias and Associates

Drucilla Garcia-Richardson

Board Member - Manufacturers Bank

David Santana

Board Member - Arquitectura

Numeya Williams

Board Member - Numeya Legal Services

Frank Sotelo

Board Member - Public Safety Director/Fire Chief City of Imperial Beach (Retired)

Leadership Team

President & CEO
Jackie Clarke

President & CEO

Jackie Clarke
Jackie Clarke

President & CEO

Jackie Clarke, President and CEO of Drew Child Development Corporation, is an energetic leader with extensive nonprofit management experience. Through her role as Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Drew CDC over the last ten years, Ms. Clarke has demonstrated her passion and commitment through the many partnerships and projects she spearheaded, while also developing a strong leadership track record within the community. Ms. Clarke has over 20 years of experience providing audit, accounting, and special project services. Over the course of her career, Ms. Clarke has worked in nonprofit executive management roles for community-based agencies, and health and welfare organizations. She also worked as an audit manager for a regional CPA firm, where she assisted major public charities and private foundations in Southern California with assets of up to $1 billion, while also leading nonprofit training seminars and coordinating community events. Ms. Clarke has also served on the board of directors and audit committees for several charities. Ms. Clarke obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland, is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 1985, Ms. Clarke's family migrated from Jamaica to Washington D.C., and then she relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. Ms. Clarke enjoys relaxing in her garden, reading, and spending time with her family.
Chief Operating Officer
Herman Hill

Chief Operating Officer

Herman Hill
Herman Hill

Chief Operating Officer

Beginning his work with Drew CDC in 2001, Herman Hill, Associate Director of Alternative Payment Program, brings a wealth of experience in program leadership and a strong background in finance. Mr. Hill's duties include overseeing the daily operations of the Alternative Payment Program, including fiscal, legal, and programmatic compliance, meeting annual caseload targets, and promoting smooth and efficient workflows. Mr. Hill has also established strong relationships with the childcare providers in the local community with whom Drew CDC collaborates to ensure families have diverse means of accessing key services. Additionally, he is actively involved with Drew CDC’s community-based events that are held throughout the year. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from Vanguard University Southern California College and master's degree in business administration at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Hill enjoys exercising, rounds on the golf course, and relaxing afternoons fishing.
Lisa Norman

Human Resources Consultant

Director of Mental Health and Child Welfare
Franz Jordan

Director of Mental Health and Child Welfare

Franz Jordan
Franz Jordan

Director of Mental Health and Child Welfare

Dr. Franz Jordan, Director of Mental Health and Child Welfare, joined Drew CDC in 2021 and oversees the design and delivery of its mental health and wraparound services. Dr. Jordan focuses on improvement of the Mental Health department’s evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to care, and also oversees the professional development of our clinical and social service experts. Dr. Jordan is an authority in the field of child and family welfare, as well as an advocate at the state and local levels. He has dedicated the last 25 years of his career to addressing the negative impact of mental illness and poverty on families. Prior to joining Drew, Dr. Jordan was the Chief Operations Officer of the Whole Child and Director of Mental Health for the Children’s Bureau. Dr. Jordan’s experience in the health care industry spans over 38 years, and he has been a successful practitioner and executive, as well as a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Jordan holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and he received a Certification in Non-Profit Management from the California State University, Northridge. He completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Fullerton with a double major in Psychology and Anthropology. Additionally, Dr. Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Dr. Jordan is married, the father of two, and the grandfather of two little ones. He is an avid student of history and various cultures. He was born, raised, and continues to reside in Los Angeles County.
Edwina Shivers

Director of Early Head Start / Early Education

Myshanae Grant

Director of Alternative Payment Program

Director of Quality Assurance
LaCharlette Oglesby

Director of Quality Assurance

LaCharlette Oglesby
LaCharlette Oglesby

Director of Quality Assurance

LaCharlette Oglesby, Director of Quality Assurance, is a quality assurance expert with extensive leadership experience and skills for handling high volume and fast-paced environments. Her purview primarily covers our children and family services, workforce solutions, and inbound customer service. She has over 16 years of professional experience developing and overseeing quality, training, and compliance programs. Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience supporting start-up operations, conducting corporate initiatives, and facilitating department realignments. Committed to continuous improvement, performance, and education, Ms. Oglesby holds a master's degree in public administration, a bachelor's degree in business administration from the California State University of Northridge and is a current member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Her leisure interests include outdoor activities, water sports, and staycations.
Meyling Eliash-Daneshfar

Communications, Marketing and Outreach Manager

Hear From Real Families Who Count on Us for Their Child Care Needs.

“I’m grateful for all the help because without it I would have to worry about my daughter having the essentials.”

- Yasmine Aguirre

“You guys are a blessing to the community. COVID has changed everyone’s life and everything is so expensive. God Bless You!”

- Joanna Iniguez

“…[I]t helps because my kids can use a lot of diapers, thank you very much.”

- Gregoria

“Great for moms who need help or someone to be there for them.”

- Ericka Johnson

“…Even more than helping me to understand the children, [Drew CDC’s classes] also helped me to deal with myself…”

- Child Care Provider