Board of Trustees

Colleen Van Egmond, Esq. – Chair
Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin
Litigation Attorney

Colleen Van Egmond is a Managing Partner and CFO of the law firm Arata Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger. Here, she curated a diverse law firm that is innovative, cost-effective, and accessible for its clients. She has served on the Stanislaus County Bar Association Board of Directors for 7 years where she also held the positions of Treasurer and Secretary. In addition, Colleen has served as Judge Pro Tem for 3 years for the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Furthermore, Colleen served as an Arbitrator for the California State Bar Fee Dispute Program. As well as serving as the Stanislaus County Youth Court Judge for 6 years. During her time as the Judge, she has heard over 200 juvenile misdemeanor cases and used her heart and brilliant mind to work with them through the program to exonerate their juvenile records upon turning 18. Colleen is the Board Chair at the Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County where she has willfully chosen to give her time to support the cause of providing safe homes for abused and neglected children. Her presence as Board Chair was set forth in 2018 but her time here dates back to when she first was confirmed as member of the Board of Trustees in 2016. Colleen Van Egmond is a distinguished member of our County. Her professional, humanitarian efforts and achievements exemplify her benevolent character. She is someone who cares greatly for the community and continues to serve it.

Brock Condit – Trustee
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
Lieutenant, Patrol

Brock Condit is an accomplished Deputy with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department where he has dedicated 21 years of service and counting. He began his career as a field training officer and earned his certification in Advanced Peace Officers Standards and Training. For 17 years, Brock has been working as a K9 handler and takes on the role of being the lead trainer for the K9 unit. He received his Crisis Intervention Certification with the San Luis Obispo Sheriffs Department and has served as a Community Deputy in Salida, which includes working to patrol unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. As an integral member of the Stanislaus K9 Association, Brock has worked alongside other deputies for over 10 years to plan and coordinate annual events for children in program during the holidays. Since 2018, he has served on the Children’s Crisis Center Board of Trustees. Currently, Brock Condit holds the position of Vice Chair on the Board and is the upcoming Board Chair for 2022/2023. Brock Condit has always shared his aptitude for leadership through his involvement in various community projects and causes. In his youth, Brock volunteered at the Special Olympics in Northern California and with Howard Training Center. He also worked as a youth counselor at the Hume Lake Camp. Brock has dedicated four years as a Sunday school teacher at Calvary Chapel Modesto and Chapel Ceres, and is currently pursuing his BA in Christian Ministry and Biblical Interpretation at California Christian College in Fresno.

Dale Muratore – Chief Financial Officer
Scenic Oaks Funding
Secondary Marketing Manager

Dale Muratore graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Economics. His education led him to a 40-year career in real estate before retiring in July 2021. Dale’s interest in the Children’s Crisis Center was inspired by his father’s years of civic leadership and giving back to the community. In 1990, Dale was introduced to the Children’s Crisis Center by former Trustee member Robert Sinclair, who shared the CCC’s mission statement with him. Seeing the positive effect the organization had on children in difficult times, Dale realized he wanted to become a part of the movement. Dale joined the Board of Trustees shortly after and has served for 27 years.

Yvonne Brouard, M.D., M.P.H. – Vice Chair, Alternate Secretary
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

Dr. Brouard received her Masters in Public Health in the area of infectious disease epidemiology at UC Berkeley before deciding to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. Given her interest in public health, infectious disease, and prevention, Pediatrics was a clear field of choice. She completed residency at UCSF and served as chief resident at San Francisco General Hospital before entering private practice. She currently serves on the Sutter Health Vaccine Advisory Committee, practices Pediatrics at the SGMF Coffee Road Care Center in Modesto, and serves as an attending physician for training medical residents and nurse practitioners in pediatrics. Dr. Brouard’s interest in public health and children’s welfare led her to become involved as a board member and Medical advisor for the Children’s Crisis Center, where she has served in these capacities since 1998.

George Skol, Esq. – Trustee
Semi-retired, Personnel Attorney

George Skol has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years, serving in the capacity of Board Chair several times. During his tenure on the Board, he served as Board Chair when the CCC began its expansion with the opening of Guardian House in Oakdale, a partnership with the Guardian Foundation. This expansion was the catalyst of additional expansions, totaling five sites today throughout Stanislaus County. In 2002, George was appointed by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors as a Commissioner on the Children and Families Commission (now called First 5 Stanislaus) where he served for 18 years. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, George is an accomplished attorney, retiring as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of E. & J. Winery in September 2007. His areas of responsibility included Employment / Labor and International Trade Law, as well as legal department management duties. Prior to joining E. & J. Gallo, George already had an impressive resume, working first as an attorney in the Foreign Commerce Section, Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, employed under the Attorney General’s Honors Program, followed by his work in the legal department of Crown Zellerback Corporation and General Electric Company. George’s other civic and professional activities have included service as Chair on the State Bar of California’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, member of the City of Modesto’s Community Quality Forum, member of the Board of the California International Relations Foundation and as a member of the Group of Experts on Regulation and Law of the O.I.V. (International Organization of wine producing and consuming nations). George has spoken at large at numerous conferences through the years, including those sponsored by the U.S. Government, the European Union and the World Intellectual Property Organization. George is a member of the Bars of California and Washington D.C.

Matthew Pacher, Esq. – Trustee
Business Law Attorney, Retired

Matt has served on the CCC Board of Trustees since 1988, holding each Board position at least once during the last 35 years. A graduate of McGeorge School of Law, Matt is a former partner of Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva, and most recently was counsel at Rodarakis & Sousa until his retirement (2018 – 2023). Matt’s practice focused primarily on counseling clients on a broad range of real estate and business transaction matters and real estate related litigation. Over the years, Matt has represented individuals, privately held businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in the farming, food processing, and alcoholic beverage industries including growers, wineries, canneries, and animal feed suppliers. He is highly accomplished with extensive experience in commercial and agricultural real estate sales and exchanges; office, retail, industrial, and ground leasing; and the formation, acquisition, and disposition of businesses. Matt has negotiated, drafted, and finalized literally hundreds of real estate purchase and sale agreements, office, retail, and industrial leases, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and related documents. His practice includes counseling and assisting clients in conducting and managing real estate due diligence, including environmental, title and survey analysis; counseling business owners on corporate / entity governance and compliance matters including drafting organizational documents, and state and federal reporting; and litigation in the areas of eminent domain, quiet title, and partition. Matt’s Bar and Court Admissions include the State Bar of California, U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court – Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit. Matt is a detail-oriented, creative and conscientious attorney with an analytical mind and a depth of experience and focus to drive projects to completion.

Richard W. Fisher, M.D. – Secretary
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
Retired, Gastroenterologist

Cindia Julsgard – Chair, CCC Friends
Retired, Court Appointment Special Advocates (CASA)

Cindia Julsgard is a 1971 CSU Chico Graduate with a B.A. Degree in Recreation Administration. Her educational background led her to create and oversee a recreation program for physically handicapped adults and children for the Easter Seal Society of Hawaii. She also worked in Program Development where she was the Director of the Parks and Recreation Area in Sacramento County. Cindia took multiple courses and training for business accounting and tax preparation. This experience employed her as a tax preparer. Cindia became a mother when she adopted two children from the Contra Costa County Foster Care System. She became a full stay-at-home parent until her children were grown. While she was a stay-at-home parent, she also volunteered her time for school parent clubs in which she took a leadership role for 12 years. Cindy joined the CCC board in 1998 and has since been a dedicated leader with the organization. From 2003-2012, Cindia was a Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in court-appointed foster care. Cindia became a CASA supervisor and volunteer trainer from 2013-2017.

Robert Gilbert – President, Guardian Fund Board
President, A.L. Gilbert Company

Hon. Mani Grewal – Trustee
District 4 Supervisor, Stanislaus County
Grewal RE Holdings
Grewal Farms

Mani Grewal was born and raised in Modesto. After attending Modesto Junior College, he obtained an Associate Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also completed the Management Program at the University of Pacific Eberhardt School of Business. He and his wife, Jas, are raising their four children in Modesto. Mani Grewal has been a member of the Modesto City Council since 2015. He has served as a member of the Modesto Planning Commission, Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board, California State University of Stanislaus Foundation Board, the Stanislaus County Interfaith Council, and the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Governor Newsom appointed Mani Grewal to Supervisor for the 4th District of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on November 21, 2020.

Joe Maxwell – Trustee

Retired, Stanislaus County Probation Officer

Janice Vella – Trustee

Business Owner, Retired Educator

Kelly Bohannon – Trustee Emeritus

Judge Mike Cummins – Trustee Emeritus

Pat Gillum, C.P.A. – Trustee Emeritus

Tande Guida, M.F.T. – Trustee Emeritus

Peggy Hand – Trustee Emeritus

Ken Penn, C.P.A. – Trustee Emeritus

Jim Syvertsen – Trustee Emeritus

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