Foster Care & Adoptions

Meet the Team


Julissa Castillo

Chief Program Officer for Foster Care and Adoptions
Julissa is the Executive Director of McKinley Children's Center’s Foster Care and Adoptions program and has been with McKinley since 2005. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and families.
Julissa has extensive experience in providing services in the areas of youth shelter care, school counseling, domestic violence, and child abuse counseling, as well as foster care and adoption. She has worked for Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Human Services Association and Children of the Village Foster Care. She retired as a 1st Lieutenant Finance Officer with the United States Army after serving for 10 years.
Julissa is a consultant with Foster Care Kinship Education with the local community colleges for over nine years and provides child welfare educational classes to the community. Julissa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling with a Pupil Services Credential from the University of La Verne.

Maria Lorena Perez

Regional Administrator of Foster Care & Adoptions
Maria is the Regional Administrator for the Foster Family and Adoptions Program. She has been with McKinley Children's Center since October 2004. She has a Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in children, youth and families from Cal State San Bernardino. Maria enjoys helping others in advocating and bringing awareness to the community about child welfare. She sees her role at McKinley as being a part of an extended family and she likes to share the McKinley vision with all of the families and children she works with.  

Brianna Calvert

Adoption Administrator

Marina Boulos

Clinical Supervisor

FFA San Dimas

Eric Erlenbush, FFA Administrator  
Laura Mendenhall, Program Assistant  
Michael Deleon, Intern Coordinator  
Gabriela Castro, Lead Intake Coordinator  
Carla Barnes, Adoptions Coordinator  
Laura Galviz, Supervising Social Worker  
Xochitil Rivera Garcia, Foster Parent Advocate  
Andrea Lopez, Social Worker
Deanna Aghbashian. Social Worker  
Toni Rainey, Social Worker   
Tunisia Taylor, Social Worker  

 FFA Riverside Office

Felicia Roman, Administrator  
Leticia Serrano, Intake Coordinator  
Beatriz Mendoza, Program Assistant  
Hillary Johnson, Foster Parent Advocate   
Maritssa Lopez, Supervising Social Worker  
Marisol Camacho, Social Worker  
Guillermina Hall, Social Worker  
Lacrietia Grate, Social Worker  
Lorrie Moudy, Social Worker  
Jessica Gomez, Social Worker  
Blake Moreno, Social Worker  
Kari Edwards, Social Worker  
Delia Suarez-Bell, Social Worker  

FFA Antelope Valley Office

April Poyner, FFA Social Worker Supervisor  
Enrique Ramirez, Program Assistant  
Jenny Cordova Flores, Foster Parent Advocate  
Bernice Munoz, Intake Coordinator  
Nancy Jimenez, Social Worker   
Stephanie Reyes, Social Worker  
Monica Woskanian, Social Worker  
Toni Marshall, Social Worker  
Gustavo Jimenez-Villegas, Social Worker  
Rocio Villalobos, Social Worker