MEND Welcomes a new CEO

Janet Marinaccio at her desk

On behalf of the MEND Board of Directors, we are very excited to introduce Janet Marinaccio, our new President and CEO. Janet is the ideal person to lead MEND as we build upon decades of success providing San Fernando Valley families the tools to lift themselves out of  poverty. Janet joins MEND with nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Extraordinary Families, a foster care/policy agency in Los Angeles since 2014. Previously, Janet served at Goodwill Industries for 16 years both locally in Los Angeles leading a broad array of workforce development programs helping those with the most significant barriers to employment throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and nationally, providing capacity building consultation and training to 165 Goodwill agencies throughout North America. Janet joins us July 5.