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Integrated Human Services Group

Richard Knecht, M.S.

Richard Knecht has delivered program operations, leadership, strategic planning and training services to public and private healthcare and human service systems for nearly thirty years. He presently serves as a consultant to CDSS and its partners, providing guidance and cross-system statewide technical assistance toward shared management and service delivery processes for children and families. Richard is the former Chief Operating Officer at Olympus View Hospital. He served in Placer County for nearly a decade, directing its highly regarded children's system. He is past Chair of the Board of Directors at, and presently sits on the advisory board at the California Children’s Trust and OPEEKA, a unique software development company
Strengthening Families

Leda M Albright

Leda has worked in the strengthening families field for the past 25 years. She worked directly with families in her role as Executive Director for a family resource center in Orange County. She transitioned as a professional development trainer for organizations and their staff who provided direct services to families. Leda consults with SDSU's Social Policy Institute as an anchor trainer for the Stepping Higher Institute Academy, a training and certification program for faith-based leaders and behavioral health providers. Bachelor’s in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco Master’s in Ministry, Bethel Graduate School of Theology.
Principal, Judi Sherman & Associates

Judi Sherman

Through facilitation, strategy building, and partnership development, Judi supports groups and organizations to advance their mission, enhance programs, develop policy, engage constituents, and build strong neighborhoods and communities. Her role with SPI involves contributing to research and publications, and curriculum design and development. Master’s Degree in Education; Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Rochelle Trochtenberg

Rochelle is a passionate advocate for social justice and has 15 years of experience engaging system-involved youth in policy setting and decision-making tables at local, state, and national venues. Rochelle is committed to working alongside marginalized people and communities to resist oppression and to create hopeful and creative ways of responding to hardship and suffering. Rochelle most recently served as the first former foster youth to be appointed as the California Foster Care Ombudsperson. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, camping, and reading.

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