STOCKTON – A former police chief, a retired financial adviser and a lawyer are among the new members of the Board of Directors of the Women's Center and Youth and Family Services.
Former Stockton Police Chief Wayne Hose has been elected president; retired Ameriprise financial advise Teresa Mandella will be vice president; Lt. Dave Sant of the Tracy Police Department will serve as treasurer; and Judy Lovett from the Law Office of Judy A. Lovett will serve as Board Secretary.
Donna Anderson, retired from San Joaquin County Human Services Agency, will step down as board president after two years of service. Anderson will remain on the Board of Directors. Both Hose and Lovett formerly served on the Board of Directors for Family and Youth Services.
Family and Youth Services of San Joaquin County (FAYS) merged with the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County to become Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services in 2012. The organization's mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in adults, children, youth, and families and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness. It is San Joaquin County’s only provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homeless and runaway youth. Each year the agency serves more than 20,000 individuals through its direct services and community outreach, including 550-700 women, children and youth who stay in its shelters annually.