OFFICE: Los Angeles

PHONE: 310-642-7204

EMAIL: randi@kidsave.org

Randi Thompson
President, CEO and Co-Founder

When Randi Thompson visited an orphanage in Kazakhstan more than 20 years ago, she saw teens forced to move out with no place to go, no skills, and no hope. Inspired to create a new future for these kids she went to work building Kidsave programs and she hasn’t stopped since. Randi is a 30-year veteran of outcome-based marketing and communications projects designed to effect social change. In 2016, Randi was awarded the Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau Adoption Excellence Award for Child Welfare/Judicial Systems Change for Weekend Miracles.

Randi is active in the Equity Committee of the Foster Together Network a group working to increase and enhance the provision of culturally responsive and competent care for Black children, in an effort to facilitate well-being and improve their life outcomes.

To Randi, a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and grandmother, family is everything.

OFFICE: Los Angeles

PHONE: 310-642-7201

EMAIL: lauren@kidsave.org

Lauren Reicher-Gordon,
Sr VP and Director of Family Visit Programs

Lauren directs Kidsave’s Family Visit Programs and is our Master Trainer. She is the energy behind Summer Miracles, built Weekend Miracles Los Angeles into a successful program and she is responsible for program expansion. Lauren has been an excellent advocate and is passionate about finding permanency for older foster youth and was recognized in September 2018 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute with the Angels of Adoption award. A tenacious advocate for children, she raised three children while finding families for thousands.

Lauren oversees Weekend Miracles Houston as well as all Summer Miracles Programs and directly manages Weekend Miracles Los Angeles.

OFFICE: Washington, D.C.

PHONE: 310-241-3116

EMAIL: ted@kidsave.org

Ted Hannan,
Vice President, Director of Revenue Enablement

Ted leads revenue generation and overseas finance at Kidsave. He brings with him an accomplished background in marketing, customer experience, and supporter acquisition and retention. Before Kidsave, Ted served as Chief Revenue Officer for Amora Coffee. Prior, he served for 4 years as an integral member of the Integrated Marketing & Fundraising team at Save the Children. Before that, Ted spent 21 years of his career at Reader’s Digest, where he developed digital and direct consumer marketing strategies to drive revenue, customer retention, and acquisition. Ted holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Albany and a Masters in Information Systems from Pace University, NY.

Ted enjoys watching sports with his family in his free time. He’s an avid sports fan and retired volunteer baseball, basketball, and football coach. He currently resides in Sandy Hook, CT, with his wife and two boys.

OFFICE: California

PHONE: 720-878-6707

EMAIL: tatiana@kidsave.org

Tatiana Stafford
VP and Director of Kidsave Eastern Europe and CIS

Tatiana Stafford oversees Kidsave’s work in Eastern Europe and The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).  She has built a variety of mentoring programs and mentoring associations with a focus on at-risk and institutionalized youth. Tatiana has a unique ability to grow and develop programs and align partners.  She has worked in the US, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Latin America.

OFFICE: Washington, D.C.

PHONE: 202-503-3101

EMAIL: laurend@kidsave.org

Lauren Davis
Director, Marketing and Communications

Lauren comes to Kidsave with a knack for social media strategy and content production, having previously served at Montgomery County Maryland’s workforce development entity establishing their content strategy. Before this, she worked in television production at Hope Channel, a non-profit network, enjoying the pace of a live TV control room. Prior, she worked as a communications consultant and a reporter. Lauren has a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English from Oakwood University.

OFFICE: Washington, D.C.

PHONE: 202-503-3104

EMAIL: bonniew@kidsave.org

Bonnie Williams
Director of Development

Bonnie Williams joined Kidsave in 2015 with 13 years’ experience in communications, marketing, writing and editing for corporate and non-profit clients in the Washington metro area and 15 years’ non-profit management experience. She served as Executive Director of the Arlington Symphony and Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the National Utilities Contractors Association. She managed large projects and introduced a new business model to a popular, historic 50-horse riding facility that made it profitable. She has produced and promoted original theatrical productions in the DC area. Bonnie holds a BA in Business Administration from Principia College. She has served on the boards of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Classika Theatre, and local arts and recycling task forces. She currently chairs a spiritually focused non-profit organization and sings with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

OFFICE: Los Angeles, CA

PHONE: 310-247-3107

EMAIL: colleenf@kidsave.org

Colleen Fischer
Associate Director of Development

Colleen has more than 20 years of experience in the arts and health charity fields. Based in Los Angeles, she lives each day wondering how people can make the world awesome. She spends a significant amount of time encouraging older foster kids, committee members, volunteers, team leaders, and her fellow colleagues to strive for the next great moment; whether that be in fundraising, making the tough ask, getting the un-gettable get, or living their best life possible in foster care or with a new forever family. She received her Master’s in Arts Education from the University of Houston in 2007. When she is not working she is jamming out to some great music, or snuggling up with her kindle.

OFFICE: Texas

PHONE: 281-817-6090

EMAIL: tabithac@kidsave.org

Tabitha Charlton
Director, Weekend Miracles, Houston

Tabitha Charlton directs Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles Houston Program, which launched in June of 2020. She is a licensed attorney and business development professional with more than twenty years of experience in the legal, marketing and business services industries. A certified mediator and experienced family law attorney, Tabitha is a passionate advocate in matters involving child welfare, domestic violence, and assisted reproduction. Having personally experienced the child welfare system as an older child and teen, Tabitha was determined to make a difference for older kids in the system. She previously worked as the Director of Community Outreach & Marketing for ESCAPE Family Resource Center in Houston, Texas, volunteered pro bono services to The Children’s Assessment Center, was selected to speak on a panel to new volunteers of Fort Bend CASA, and is the former Chair of the Crime Victims & Survivors Committee. Most recently, she served as a member of the Texas State Bar’s Child Abuse & Neglect Committee and Chaired a subcommittee to identify a mentoring program for older foster kids in Texas that would help them find permanent, loving homes. Her search led her to Kidsave and she has since worked tenaciously to develop the necessary collaborations and partnerships to launch Kidsave programs in Texas. Her goal is to develop Kidsave Texas Weekend Miracles programs throughout the lone star state within the next 10 years.

OFFICE: Los Angeles

PHONE: 310-642-7203

EMAIL: shirene@kidsave.org

Shirene Miller
Manager, Los Angeles

Shirene has worked for Kidsave since 2003. Shirene manages Kidsave’s donor database, is our resident “eagle eye” proofreader, and works closely with our grant writing team on LOIs and applications. Her prior experience was consulting for tax-exempt organizations at KPMG.

OFFICE: Los Angeles

PHONE: 310-241-3083

EMAIL: madeline@kidsave.org

Madeline Trachtenberg
Assistant Manager, Summer Miracles

Madeline graduated from New York University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology and Anthropology.  During her Teach for America commitment, she received her Special Education Teaching credential for students with moderate to severe learning exceptionalities.  After teaching for four years, Madeline started her own Behavior Intervention and Academic Intervention practice.  Her passion is working with and for children and their families; she pioneers change and advocacy for families across Greater Los Angeles.  Madeline is grateful and excited to work at Kidsave as the Assistant Program Manager of Summer Miracles!

OFFICE: Los Angeles, CA

PHONE: 310-241-3092

EMAIL: claudia@kidsave.org

Claudia Munoz
Assistant Weekend Miracles and Logistics Manager

Claudia holds a Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Before joining the team full time, Claudia served as an Intern with Kidsave and had volunteer at various other organizations within the Los Angeles area. Claudia’s goal is to improve the program’s logistical and operational processes in order to support program expansion.

OFFICE: Los Angeles

PHONE: 323-285-3668

EMAIL: destinee@kidsave.org

Destinee Vargas
Weekend and Summer Miracles Program Coordinator

Destinee has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus in Global Culture from Texas A&M University. She is passionate about culture, diversity and inclusion, and equity. Destinee has experience working with nonprofits both abroad and in the states. During her time in Oaxaca, Mexico, she led a series of Cultural Diversity workshops at the University of Oaxaca and volunteered as an ESL teacher for children ages 6-14. Before coming to Kidsave, Destinee completed a year of service in 2020 as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. She worked on COVID-19 community relief efforts, outreach, and building capacity for their Immigration Legal Services and Refugee Resettlement Services. She is thrilled and grateful to be part of the Kidsave team, supporting both our Summer Miracles and Weekend Miracles Program.

OFFICE: Texas

PHONE: 281-729-8907

EMAIL: ashlee@kidsave.org

Ashlee Evans
Weekend Miracles Houston Coordinator

Ashlee Evans, a Sam Houston State University graduate, has an undergraduate degree in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Public Administration. Ashlee developed a passion for advocating for at-risk youth when working for a child-placing agency where she recruited, onboarded, and trained families to become foster or adoptive parents. Through her experience working in foster care, Ashlee became a community advocate in the anti-trafficking movement, where she trained the community, local law enforcement, and other partnering agencies in human trafficking and the need to band together. Ashlee is very involved in her community and has previously served as an advisor and board member for a local non-profit serving expecting mothers. Ashlee believes it takes a village, and she is passionate about making a difference in the community and advocating for our most vulnerable population.

OFFICE: Los Angeles

PHONE: (310) 294-5784

EMAIL: milan@kidsave.org

Milan Lay
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Milan joins Kidsave with a passion for communications and nonprofits. When she has time, she enjoys completing pro bono social media work for nonprofits across the country. Milan has a Bachelor of Arts in Civic Communication and Media from Willamette University. Milan previously worked in development and communication for an LA nonprofit before joining the Kidsave team. She’s looking forward to working with the communications team at Kidsave and helping kids find their forever families.

When she’s not working, Milan enjoys taking photos of nature, watching comedies, and baking chocolate chip cookies.

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