rich2Rich Valenza, Founder and CEO

Rich Valenza is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RaiseAChild. As the father of two children adopted through Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Rich understands firsthand the trials and tribulations of LGBT community members and of single parents who seek to build families. In addition to his personal experience, he brings the knowledge gained from serving five years as a board member and three years as the president of The Pop Luck Club, which promotes the well-being of gay prospective parents, gay parents, and their children.

In establishing RaiseAChild, Rich has drawn on more than 20 years’ success in marketing and development for broadcast media and nonprofit organizations. He has used his expertise in working with leading national and international corporations to form strategic partnerships with community service agencies, national and regional LGBT organizations, and businesses to build RaiseAChild’s strength and influence.

RaiseAChild Board of Directors

RaiseAChild Staff

Rich Valenza, Founder and CEO
Jason Cook, Parent Advocate Program Manager
Deyanira Contreras, Bi-lingual Parent Advocate Team Member
Sonja Lee, Program Manager
Catherine Flournoy, Development Associate

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