from our leadership

Purpose Statement:

Our purpose as a Leadership Team is to create a welcoming, quality environment where we build leaders, educate families, and value children.

 
CheriCheri
Founder/Director
About Me I was born and raised in California. I grew up in Orange County until moving to Santa Barbara in 1988 to live with my mother and grandparents, whose health was failing. I have worked hard my whole life starting with a paper route at age 12. I grew up in a family of teachers and doctors so health and education are in my DNA. I married my husband, Juan, in 1994. My favorite pastimes are spending time with my family, walking our dog, exploring nature trails, walking on the beach, ... more
Cell Phone: (805) 708-HOPE
Office Phone: (805) 682-2300
Email: director@h4kelc.org

TeresaTeresa
Assistant Director & Family Support Coordinator
Hello, my name is Teresa. I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Hope 4 Kids family. The family atmosphere and genuine love for children is abundant and I feel that I have found my home at H4K. I have been working in the early childhood field for over 30 years. I have worked with all ages from infants up to 5 years old. My heart and passion has always been with young children. I especially love working with infants because they are such wondrous gifts from God and they never ... more