About McKinley

Executive Team



Anil Vadaparty

Chief Executive Officer and President

Anil is the Chief Executive Officer at McKinley Children's Center, a licensed attorney and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  Anil started his career at McKinley in 1993 after receiving his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.  He was promoted to his current position in 2014.  During his time at McKinley, Anil worked on many initiatives, including leading the organization in the implementation of evidence-based, best practice standards in pursuit of national accreditation.  Anil has also been a leader in introducing analytics to help social service organizations like McKinley in making data-driven decisions, and was a presenter at IBM’s International Information on Demand Conference. 

Anil graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 1997 with a Juris Doctor degree and is a member of the Labor & Employment and Business Law Sections of the California State Bar.  Anil has served as a peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation and on the International Association of Continuing Education and Training Standards Evaluation Committee.  Anil’s vision for McKinley is to strengthen partnerships with our communities and provide innovative services to help children and families thrive.  

Rhonda Beltran

Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing

Rhonda has been a professional fundraiser since 1984 and has held the position of Director of Developmentfor McKinley Children’s Center since 1997. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadershipfrom Azusa Pacific University.

Rhonda is currently a member of Soroptimist of Azusa/Glendora, Vice Chair of the San Dimas Chamber Board of Directors and a member of the La Verne Chamber Board of Directors. She has served on various Boards and Committees in the surrounding communities including serving as President of the San Dimas Chamber Board of Directors, Soroptimist of San Dimas/La Verne, and the La Fetra Foundation Board ofDirectors. She has also served in leadership roles for a variety of community organizations including La FetraSite Council, Sandburg Site Council, TEAM Referral Network, Neighborhood Christian Fellowship, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.




Julissa Castillo

Vice President of FFA

Julissa has been with McKinley since 2005. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and families. Julissa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling with a Pupil Services Credential from the University of La Verne. Julissa has extensive experience in providing services in the areas of youth shelter care, school counseling, domestic violence, and child abuse counseling, as well as foster care and adoption. She has worked for Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Human Services Association and Children of the Village Foster Care



Mario Gallegos

Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement

Mario started his career at McKinley in 2009 and has over 18 years of experience in the Social Services field. Mario was promoted to his current position in 2018. Mario earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychologyat California Polytechnic University of Pomona, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of theRockies, and a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University of San Bernardino.



George King

Senior Vice President of Finance 

George has been with McKinley since 2016. George has more than 29 years of finance and accounting experience in banking, the auto industry and waste management, including several years in the nonprofit healthcare industry. George served as an airframe specialist in the U.S. Army before completing his Bachelor in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a Master of Business Administration from WestCoast University.




Ira Kruskol

Senior Vice President of Programs

Ira has been with McKinley since 2015. Ira received his Licensed Clinical Social Worker Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 1973 and since then and has been involved in social service, psychiatric and residential treatment care for children, adolescents, and their families. Ira runs a private clinical practice in Encino, CA and family involvement and staff training and development has always been at the forefront of his priorities.


Christopher Murray

Senior Vice President of Administration 

Chris has been with McKinley since 2015. He has 27 years of experience in the field of children’s services and has spent the last 17 in the area of Human Resources. Chris received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Organizational Management from Azusa Pacific University. He holds a Master Project Management certificate and is a member of the American Academy of Project Management, Society for Human Resource Management, and Lean Six Sigma.



Michael Sturdivan

Vice President of Infrastructure 

Mike Sturdivan joined McKinley Children’s Center in 2007. Mike brings to the agency a lengthy background in Information Systems, which includes experience in manufacturing, sales, technical support, systems analysis, administration and project management. Employers include Unisys, Burroughs and IndyMac Bank with the last 20 years of his careerfocused on non-profit agencies including World Vision, FamiliesFirst and McKinley Children’sCenter. Mike holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Azusa Pacific University and iscertified as a Professional Project Manager (PMP) maintaining an active membership with PMI.