Resource Development Chair
Charlotte has a rich background in development, events, and nonprofit leadership. She began her professional career as a development associate at Chapman University and later was hired by the CEO of Disneyland, where she managed high profile special events including the Freedom Bowl, Disneyland Pigskin Classic, and Cal State Fullerton National basketball tournament. The second part of her career has been spent in the nonprofit arena where she was senior development director at Human Options, the largest domestic violence agency in California, followed by development director for the Orange Ronald McDonald House as well as consultant for both the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House and most recently the CDA Ronald McDonald House. She has been a consultant for Thomas House Emergency Shelter in Orange County and Grandma’s House of Hope, a shelter for women with health issues who live on the streets. She was also the executive director for the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Oregon, Idaho and Montana chapters. Later, she and two CF moms started their own nonprofit to provide emergency services to CF families and also started a college scholarship fund, which recently graduated their first recipient from nursing school in Portland, OR. Charlotte understands the daily stress of the homeless population and the brave survivors of domestic violence as she is also a survivor. Her son is in the hospitality industry, so she brings a personal understanding of the challenges faced by CDAIDE care recipients. Charlotte serves as the resource development chair on the board of directors of CDAIDE.