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Guild Coordinating Council

Each Guild is its own 501c3, established for the specific purpose to support Valley Children's Healthcare. To ensure the Guilds are fully informed about Valley Children's, in 1949, the Coordinating Council was established. Since then, the Council meets quarterly with a representative from each Guild serving as Director of the Council – they are a key liaison in reporting information back to their Guild.

2019 Coordinating Council Directors

Executive Leadership

Vicki Burkhalter
La Sierra Guild

Vice Chair
Connie McClaskey
Las Madrinas Guild

Advisory Council Chair
Allison Karahadian
La Feliz Guild

Secretary and Treasurer
Teresa Fierro
Director, Guilds and Network Events


Alegria Guild
Nancy Staggs

Color The Skies Guild
Jamie McManis

Holiday Guild
Linda Watkins

Kings Guild
Lynette Duston

La Comida Guild
Mary Fifer

La Feliz Guild
Cici Lee

La Sierra Guild
Patty Spinelli

La Tienda Guild
Vanda McArthur

La Visionaria Guild
Barbara Aguirre

Las Madrinas Guild
Pati Radish

Los Niños Guild
Shaun Cuaron

Los Rancheros Guild
Sheila Urdesich

Padrinos Guild
Brad Smittcamp

Tenaya Guild
Muriel Fore

Guild Office

Janet Sabbatini
Guild Manager

Rosie Manock
Guild Coordinator


The Annual Coordinating Council Meeting

January 22, 2020 at Pardini's (West Shaw and Van Ness)

10 a.m.        Social
10:30 a.m.   Meeting and Installation
12 p.m.        Lunch
12:30 p.m.   Speakers
1:30 p.m.     End

Orientation for Coordinating Council Directors, Presidents and Treasurers

February 26, 2020 (additional details are TBD)

Coordinating Council Meetings

February 26, March 25 and October 28 (locations are TBD)

11:30 a.m.  Lunch
12 p.m.        Meeting
1:30 p.m.     End

All Guild Picnic, co-hosted by Valley Children's Healthcare and Tenaya Guild

May 27 at Valley Children's Hospital, South Lawn

11 a.m.        Social and Vendors
12 p.m.        Lunch
12:30 p.m.   Program
1:30/2 p.m. End