Kids’ Chance of California Announces 2024 Board


Sacramento, CA – January 24, 2024 – Kids’ Chance of California (KCOCA) announces the new Board of Directors elected on December 5, 2023.  The next term began on January 1, 2024, and will run through December 31, 2025):

  • President - Kristen Chavez (Gallagher Bassett)
  • President-Elect – OPEN
  • Treasurer - Lynda Stettler (Argus West Investigative Services)
  • Secretary – Michael Rydman (Carisk Partners)
  • Immediate Past President - Amy Hanson (Keenan)
  • Vice President Scholarship - Christel Schoenfelder (Rose, Klein & Marias LLP)
  • Vice President Sponsorship – Lisa Paroly (RehabWest, Inc.)
  • Vice President Conferences & Events – Jennifer McCaw (Siegel, Moreno & Stettler)
  • Director-at-Large – Karen Jones (Paradigm)
  • Director-at-Large – Bryon Bass (Disability Management Employer Coalition)

Kristen Chavez, President said, "I'm thrilled to see the momentum this group has achieved. We are so grateful to the companies who support the board and our efforts -- this is how we get so much accomplished. However, there is always more money to raise and more to do. So, this year, in addition to raising more money, we are focused on building a succession/next generation for new board leadership. I can't wait to see what's next."

If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying for a Kids’ Chance of California scholarship or wants to volunteer on one of our committees, visit or contact us at Scholarship opportunities are available to new and existing students each year.

Please donate today to Kids’ Chance of California by visiting

About Kids’ Chance of CA: Kids’ Chance of California is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. The National Kids’ Chance organization was founded in 1988 in the state of Georgia and has expanded to all 50 states over the last 34 years. Our Kids' Chance of California state organization was founded in 2012.

Media Contact:
Amy Hanson
Immediate Past President and Public Relations Chair

Contact: 818.599.7131

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