Executive Board Members
Caring Connections Executive Board 2015-2016
Nichole McGahey; President
Nichole has been a member of the Caring Connections Executive Board since 2001. She currently works at Encounter Christian Church as the Director of Children's Ministries. Before that, Nichole was a fourth grade teacher.
Douglas H. Easer; Vice President
Doug has been a member of the Caring Connections Executive Board since 2005. He was in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Doug is an active member of the Rotary Club of Bellflower.
Jeanette C. Gosden; Treasurer
Jeanette joined Caring Connections in 1991, three years before we received our first Healthy Start Grant. Besides her involvement on the Caring Connections Board, Jeanette has been the Chairman of a 50 million dollar Credit Union Board since 1983 and a Board member and coach for Southeast Los Angeles Special Olympics since 1988. Most of her professional career has been spent as a Certified Internal Auditor. Later Jeanette expanded her expertise into the role of Certified Fraud Examiner and a self-employed Customized Projects Healthcare Consultant.
Cindy Van Meeveren; Secretary
Cindy has been a member of the Caring Connections Executive Board since 2009. She is currently employed by the City of Bellflower as the Recreation Coordinator.
Renett Banagas, Community Services Coordinator
Renett has been a member of the Caring Connections Executive Board as the Community Services Coordinator since 2009. She has been an employee of Bellflower Unified School District since 1995. She started as a health assistant at Frank E. Woodruff Elementary and became a case manager in 1999.
Chrissy Padilla Birkey, Member
Chrissy joined Caring Connections Executive Board in 2014. She is currently the Executive Director at Kingdom Causes in Bellflower. She previously worked with Kingdom Causes for 5 years before acquiring her Master's in Urban Affairs in Boston.
Victor Sanchez, Member
Victor joined the Executive Board in April 2016. He is a Bellflower Kiwanis member and works at Salem Christian Homes. Victor grew up in Bellflower and is an involved community member.