Our Team

The Mendez Foundation has built a team of enthusiastic and experienced child advocates and educators focused on preparing children for the opportunities and challenges in life. Our work is dedicated to building the tools and resources for children and adolescents to develop the skills to set reachable goals, make responsible decisions, and be positive peers.

Leadership Team

Charles E. Mendez, Jr. President
Charles E. Mendez, III Managing Director
Cindy Swartzwelder Vice President of Training and Implementation

Program Development

Laura Marolf, CPS, CPP Director of Program Development
Christianne Caldwell, M.A. Production Systems Manager
Adrianna Williams Curriculum Developer
Amy Pardo, M.Ed. Curriculum Developer
Kaileen Schleith Illustrator / Graphic Design
Mark Kenneally Copywriter

Training and Implementation

Cindy Swartzwelder Vice President of Training and Implementation
Tracy Lewis, M.P.H. Training Services Coordinator
Torrey Monnich Policy and Advocacy Development Manager
Thad Matzke Account Services Coordinator

Direct Services

Kelli Fowler Direct Services Manager
Temeka Andrews-Powley Prevention Specialist
Susan Hart Prevention Specialist
Ashley Marchese Prevention Specialist
Amy Pardo Prevention Specialist
Monica Riley Prevention Specialist
Julie Rose Prevention Specialist
John Trivento Prevention Specialist
Nina Quigley Prevention Specialist


Leon Dragon Contract Manager
Bradley Bramlett Business and Personnel Manager
Stuart Pheil Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager
Reneshia Watson Accounting Coordinator
David Burrell Fulfillment Specialist
Takisha Perry Fulfillment Specialist