About McKinley

Executive Team

Anil Vadaparty

Chief Executive Officer


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.  During his time at McKinley, Anil took on several management roles and was promoted to his current position in 2014.
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 is a peer reviewer for COA and is on IACET's Standards Evaluation Committee.  He lives in the Inland Empire with his wife who is a successful Chiropractor.

Rhonda Beltran

Chief Development Officer



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

Rhonda has served on various Boards and Committees in the surrounding communities and has been President of the San Dimas Chamber Board of Directors, Soroptimist of San Dimas/LaVerne, and La Fetra Foundation Board of Directors. She has also served in various leadership roles for the La Fetra Site Council, Sandburg Site Council, TEAM Referral Network, Neighborhood Christian Fellowship, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 Rhonda has received several awards for her fundraising, including the 1994 “A Recognition of Excellence” Award – San Gabriel Valley YWCA Women of Achievement. Her passion in life is to make a difference in children’s lives. Rhonda has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1989 and has two children.

Julissa Castillo

Executive Director of Foster Care and Adoptions



Julissa is the Executive Director of McKinley Children's Center’s Foster Care and Adoptions program and has been with McKinley since 2005. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and families.

Julissa is a consultant with Foster Care Kinship Education with the local community colleges for over nine years and provides child welfare educational classes to the community. 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. She retired as a 1st Lieutenant Finance Officer with the United States Army after serving for 10 years.


Mario Gallegos

Chief Quality Officer



Mario is the Chief Quality Officer at McKinley Children's Center. Mario started his career at McKinley in 2009 and has over 17 years of experience in the Social Services field. Mario was promoted to his current position in 2014.

Mario earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at California Polytechnic University of Pomona, a Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of the Rockies, and a Master's in Business Administration from California State University of San Bernardino. Mario has three kids and lives in the city of Rowland Heights with his wife who is an accountant. 


George King

Chief Financial Officer



George is the Chief Financial Officer joining McKinley Children’s Center in 2016.  George has more than twenty-nine 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 West Coast University.  Currently he serves as an Executive Board Member for a local parochial high school where his daughters attended.


Ira Kruskol

Chief Program Officer



Ira is McKinley's Chief Program Officer for Residential Treatment and Mental Health Programs, joining the team in 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 familes.

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. 


Jennifer Miller

Chief Academic Officer



Jennifer is the Chief Academic Officer of McKinley Children's Center's Canyon View School and has been with McKinley since 2016.  Jennifer holds credentials in General Education, Special Education, and Administration with a Masters in Educational Leadership.  She has worked with the at-risk population for over 25 years in residential placement centers, district special education, and county juvenile detention camps.  Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of La Verne and her Masters of Science at Cal State Fullerton.


Christopher Murray

Chief Human Resources Officer



Christopher is McKinley Children’s Center’s Chief Human Resources Manager and 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. Prior to joining McKinley he worked for Hathaway-Sycamores, where he began as a counselor and was promoted into the Vice President 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. He lives locally in Glendora with his wife and 5 children.


Michael Sturdivan

Chief Technology Officer

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 twenty years of his career focused on non-profit agencies including World Vision, FamiliesFirst and McKinley Children’s Center.

Mike holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Azusa Pacific University and is certified as a Professional Project Manager (PMP) maintaining an active membership with PMI.  

One of Mike’s proudest accomplishments is his tour with the US Navy and the honorable discharge following his enlistment. Mike has been married to his wife for over twenty-five years and has two grown children.