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Our People

What makes ROYAL's programs great are its great people, all of whom participate in our cause because they want to make a difference for kids that can use a positive influence in their lives.

ROYAL is supervised by highly trained and credentialed staff and has the support of a growing group of dedicated mentors and volunteers who develop at-risk youth into self-actualized community leaders. They provide programs that focus on positive attention and nurturing as well as collaboration/linkage to other programs. Also included are academic support services and therapeutic interventions that provide guidance, positive role models and significant life skills training.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is ROYAL's governing body and provides oversight and guidance to the organization. It is composed of committed members who each bring unique professional experience in diverse professions as well as diverse cultural backgrounds.

Maggie de Vera, MFT, M.A, CCHT
Founder & President / CEO
ROYAL was created by Ms. Maggie de Vera who, because of her years of experience as a Clinician, Administrator, Family and Child Advocate, Social Worker working in the field, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, recognized a gap in effective services for a growing population of forgotten children.

Ms. de Vera has demonstrated success in working intensively with children, adults, and families who have significant behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. She is a well respected therapist, trainer and consultant in the Bay Area. Backed with extensive experience (of over 19 years) and education/training, Maggie is known in her field to work effectively with the most challenging cases and also currently runs a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Psychotherapist, Marriage Family Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Trainer and Consultant.

Jose Ocampo III
Program Chair
Chris Alioto
Honorary Member

Our Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is composed of members that may be called on from time to time to provide advice and support. Many members of our Board of Advisors previously served on our Board of Directors.

Rickey Calvillo
Counselor, Youth Guidance Center/Juvenile Probation
San Francisco, California
Rickey is a founding Board member of ROYAL and previously served as its Board of Directors Vice President as well as ROYAL’s first Program Director.
Carlos Jimenez, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Archer Norris
San Ramon, California
Carlos is a founding Board member of ROYAL and previously served as Secretary on the Board of Directors.
Ruby Powell
Sr. International Accountant APAC, Finance, Wind River Systems Inc.
Hayward, California
Ruby previously served as Chief Financial Officer on the Board of Directors.
Duncan Reyes
Events Coordinator/Principal, F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design
San Francisco, California
Duncan previously served as the Development Chair on ROYAL's Board of Directors.
Joie Lê, Esq.
Joie previously served on the ROYAL Board of Directors.
Kyle Chan, MSW, LSW, Psy.D.(c)
Therapist/Clinical Social Worker, State of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
Oscar Jimenez
Attorney at Law
Walnut Creek, California
Dr. Caroline Salvador-Moses, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Foster Care Mental Health
San Francisco, California
Hansel Tomaneng, Seminarian
Seminary of the Catholic Church
San Francisco, California
Marjie Lewis, MSW
Head of Counseling Dept, Mercy High School
Burlingame, California
Christopher J. Trailer, LMFT
Bayside Counseling Services
Burlingame, California
Denver Mack
College Student
Denver is a former recipient of youth services.

Our Office Staff

Eduardo De Guzman
Therapeutic Specialist and Program Assistant

Melanie Attard
Program Assistant

Taylor Montague
Development/Marketing Assistant

Ge Liu
Accounting Assistant

Gregg Giles
Information Technology Support

Rob Grey
Information Technology Consultant
Former Information Technology Director

Our Program Staff

Mike Schimek
Sr. Therapeutic Specialist - Therapeutic Mentoring Program
Therapist - ROYAL Counseling Center

Eduardo De Guzman
Therapeutic Specialist - Therapeutic Mentoring Program
Therapist Trainee - ROYAL Counseling Center

Rickey Calvillo
Therapeutic Specialist - Therapeutic Mentoring Program

Lisa Lisanti
Volunteer Consultant
Former Clinical Coordinator

Our Mentors

Arturo Garcia
Max Orozco
Lauren Go
Megan Moss