Meet the Board

Child Guidance Center Board

Josh Buttrey, Board Chair, Finance Committee
Josh Buttrey
Board Chair, Finance Committee

Josh Buttrey is the CEO of Buttrey Financial, a boutique wealth management financial planning firm associated with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company in Newport Beach. He and his team of five have been doing comprehensive financial planning for 15 years. They work primarily with couples and individuals in the “retirement red zone;” they also work with many closely-held business owners, executives, attorneys, and other professionals. Josh began the firm after graduating from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP™) professional, a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).

Josh is passionate about the work we do at Child Guidance Center having served many years as a volunteer counselor and mentor with the Royal Family Kids Summer Camp for abused and neglected children in the foster system. He has also personally seen the damaging effects of mental health issues in several family members and he knows the life-saving impact of professional help. In fact several of his relatives have become licensed counselors. He values the role that family plays in the process as he and his wife Lexie, have a 7-year-old son, Jack, who battles his own mental health challenges, and a 5-year-old daughter, Sadie. Also, several of their closest friends have become foster parents and/or adopted children from the foster system, and nearly all of these kids deal with some mental health problems as a result of the trauma they’ve experienced.

Bruce Conn, Board Secretary
Bruce Conn
Board Secretary

Bruce Conn is founder of California Equity & Loan, a residential mortgage banking company he began in 1986. He earned a degree in real estate and finance from Long Beach City College. Bruce serves as Secretary of the Board, and supports CGC’s mission to provide access to quality and compassionate mental health services for all children.

Bruce is an avid naturalist and active in land use planning and long term preservation of Orange County’s Live Oak Canyon and adjacent O’Neill Regional Park and Cleveland National Forest. He resides in Silverado Canyon.

Jim Ethell, Board Member, Finance Committee
Jim Ethell
Board Member, Finance Committee

Jim Ethell is Senior Implementation & SAP Manager BatchMaster Software, a leading provider of industry specific processing software and has more than 25 years of management, finance and accounting experience as a CEO, CFO and controller. He has served companies ranging from start-up to operating divisions of Fortune 500 companies, and industries ranging from medical device and electronic manufacturing, to distribution, service and not-for-profit in both domestic and international markets.

Jim has supported the growth of CGC for 20 years, and has served many roles on its board including Chairman of the Board. He serves a significant role in guiding the organizations’ operations and financial oversight.

Jim holds a bachelor’s in business administration from California State University, Fullerton, and an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He currently lives in Mission Viejo.

Maryrose Gray, Board Member
Maryrose Gray
Board Member

Maryrose Gray is an educator, writer and small-business owner with a deep commitment to supporting families and strengthening communities. She started her career teaching elementary school in rural North Carolina with Teach For America, and then moved to Los Angeles to teach at KIPP: Comienza Community Prep, the No. 1 performing school in California out of schools serving at/above 60 percent English Language Learners. Maryrose attended the KIPP School Leadership Program in Chicago while founding and overseeing the After School Program at KIPP Comienza.

Maryrose co-founded Cat & Owl Co. to provide educational tools that foster a strong connection between parent and child. Maryrose has also worked as a consultant for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Emergency Management Task Force, and she is currently active on several educational and youth-related committees.

She graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s in economics and completed her master’s in teaching at University of Southern California.

Jennifer Jana, Board Member, Board Development Committee, Chair
Jennifer Jana
Board Member, Board Development Committee, Chair

Jennifer Jana is an attorney who provides professional development guidance to law students as Assistant Director of Career Services at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. While her litigation practice has focused on real estate and banking matters, she gained international experience by training in Budapest, London, and Vienna as well as working with global media companies such as Tribeca Enterprises.

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s in history cum laude from New York University and a juris doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, State Bar of Washington, and all United States District Courts of California. Her professional memberships include the Orange County Bar Association, National Association of Law Placement, and Orange County Area Legal Recruitment Association.

As a first generation American from a family of educators, Jennifer is committed to social justice advocacy. Previous partnerships include Habitat for Humanity, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Mission Hospital and University of California Early Academic Outreach Program. She resides in San Clemente and, when not in local waters, she can be found on a yoga mat, with a book, or boarding a plane.

Sonja Krastman, Board Member, Business Development Committee, Chair
Sonja Krastman
Board Member, Business Development Committee Chair

Sonja Krastman is a strategic creative communications, marketing and organizational change executive with more than 20 years of diverse experience working with start-up and Fortune 200 companies. In 2012, she founded Krastman Communications, working with clients from the healthcare, building, information technologies, nonprofit and arts industries. Prior to that, Sonja spent 15 years with Computer Sciences Corporation as a member of the executive leadership team where she led comprehensive communications, culture change, transition, corporate responsibility and client marketing programs for many large scale clients including Raytheon and Ascension Health.

Sonja has provided volunteer leadership to Child Guidance Center for eight years, supporting the agency’s communications, grant writing and fundraising needs.

She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and holds certificate degrees in communications, organizational change and design. Sonja lives in Huntington Beach and has two adult daughters.

Nisha Morris, Board Member
Nisha Morris
Board Member

Nisha Morris was previously the executive director of communications, public relations for Providence St. Joseph Health, a Catholic health system with 50 hospitals, 829 physician clinics and 111,000 caregivers (employees) serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. In this role, she led the team responsible for system-wide proactive media relations at a national level as well as oversaw public relations for the organization’s eight markets.

Nisha joined the health system in 2014. Recently, Nisha made the decision to leave Providence St. Joseph Health to focus on her family. Her 9-year-old daughter, Nathasha, was born with a rare genetic condition that causes her to stop breathing when she sleeps. It’s a complicated medical condition that requires around-the-clock monitoring. Her daughter will soon go through a major transition in her health care that will greatly improve her quality of life, and Nisha left PSJH to dedicate her time to her family right now.

Being a special needs mom and advocate is an experience that led Nisha to work in health care and also connected her heart to CGC’s mission of empowering children and families. She joined the Child Guidance Center board of directors in <insert month and year> to help guide and support the agency’s strategic communications and public relations needs. She is passionate about the work CGC is doing to end the stigma associated with mental illness and bring children and families who are hurting out of the shadows and into care they need.

Nisha holds a dual master’s degree in marketing and healthcare management. In 2007, Nisha received a PR News’ top Women in PR award. She lives in Ladera Ranch in Orange County, California, with her husband, Randy, her daughter, Nathasha, and their many pets.

Lori Pack, Chief Executive Officer
Lori Pack
Chief Executive Officer

Lori Pack, a licensed clinical social worker, was appointed CEO of Child Guidance Center in 2009. She began working at Child Guidance Center in 1988 and served in various roles, including therapist, supervisor, university liaison and clinical director. Lori has a track record of establishing strong professional partnerships and introducing innovative therapeutic programs, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and the Strong Families, Strong Children program for veteran and military families and children.

Her passion and commitment to helping the community is demonstrated through her leadership and ensuring her well-trained team is always providing the highest quality of innovative and evidence-based care to children and families in need.

Lori earned her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, New York and her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She studied Spanish at the Institute for Bilingual Studies in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Lori is a California native who resides in Newport Beach. She is the proud mother of two grown sons, Evan and Brent.

Bryce Robbins, Board Member
Bryce Robbins
Board Member

Bryce currently works as Vice President of Marketing at McCrometer (a Danaher subsidiary) based in Hemet, California. His work focuses on strategy development, commercial channel execution, and customer experience improvement. His department seeks to sustain a strong and consistent marketing and product management strategy in order to compete in global flow and water quality industries.

Bryce began his career in finance working in Irvine, California as an analyst for the Capital Group. After moving to Virginia to pursue his MBA, Bryce joined ChemTreat (a Danaher subsidiary) in 2013 to work on business development opportunities in Latin America. He developed and executed a go-to-market strategy to establish a local team, develop an international supply chain, and expand the company’s footprint across Latin America through several acquisitions. In 2015 Bryce moved into Marketing where he directed projects and teams for product management, digital marketing, visual design, events, and technical publications. He transitioned into his current role with McCrometer in 2017.

In Virginia, Bryce volunteered with the Resilience Education program where he worked as an instructor in several correctional facilities to help youth and adults regain their sense of self-worth, dignity, and capability. After returning to California, Bryce joined the Child Guidance Center board in 2018 as another way of providing support to local youth and their families as they confront and overcome emotional and mental health challenges. Bryce holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University, an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Design from the University of Virginia’s Curry School. Bryce lives with his wife and two daughters in Menifee, California.

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