Our Board of Directors work tirelessly to promote the mission of Valley Family Center.

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Jay A. Goldberg

Chair Emeritus

“I am honored to be part of a group who’s job is to help make Valley Family Center a self-sustaining organization. The Center is recognized as a top service provider and we want to maintain that position.”



Gary Bessler

Executive Director

Valley Family Center
“I’m honored to be working with so many talented and dedicated people”


Gary L. Ogden, Esq.

Board Chair

Attorney at Law

Ogden Law Group
“From the time I became involved with the Center in 2002, I’ve been so impressed by the Center’s mission, the dedication and energy of all the Center’s staff. I’m honored to play a part in advancing the Center’s achievements.”

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Mark Levinson, Esq.

Board Vice Chair

Attorney at Law

Law Office of Mark Levinson
“It is a privilege to be a part of Valley Family Center whose
incredible board, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to serve our
clients.  Valley Family Center’s purpose and goal is to improve the
lives of those we serve.”

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Greg Samples

Board Secretary

Yearbook Consultant

Friesens America
“Each and every time I help at VFC, it turns out I am the one rewarded. Having been blessed in my own life, I am thankful for my opportunity to serve this great organization. Check us out – you can help on many levels. The personal rewards are priceless.”

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Theale E. Haupt

Board Treasurer


Nolan Construction Management
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle that you know nothing about. ~~Be Kind. Always.”


Sister Carmel Somers, RSC

Learning Center Director

Valley Family Center
“Valley Family Center is a place of love, kindness, generosity, and care.”


Phill A. Weissman

Certified Public Accountant

Weissman & Slavin, LLP


Nanoo Mahendru


Mahendru Financial Group

Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Public and Community Relations Director

Los Angeles World Airports–Van Nuys

“Valley Family Center is a place where people can learn and get help from a talented and caring staff.”