Martine Singer -
President and Chief Executive Officer
Before joining Para Los Niños in February, 2012, Martine served as Hollygrove’s Executive Director for six years. She began her work there as a consultant to Hollygrove’s Board of Directors after having been a longtime supporter, volunteer and neighbor.
During her tenure, she oversaw Hollygrove’s transition from residential to community-based services and its merger with the statewide agency EMQ FamiliesFirst. While at Hollygrove, she helped triple its annual budget, expanded services to South LA and initiated a master plan for its 3.5-acre campus. She also served on the team that won national accreditation for the first time for EMQ FamiliesFirst.
Prior to joining Hollygrove, Martine held executive positions in several global media companies. She founded and served as publisher for the first foreign-language edition of The New York Times and launched the Los Angeles Times' award-winning online service in 1993. Martine also founded her own consulting firm serving media and communications clients as well as nonprofit organizations.
A native New Yorker, Martine holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Josh Ciszek -
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Josh Ciszek joined Para Los Niños in July 2012 to guide the organization’s commitment to measureable quality in all community programs and internal operations. Josh comes to us from a unique background of business consulting and practicing mental health. With Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), he provided strategic information systems consulting to some of the largest healthcare companies in the world. With Kana Software, he went on to provide strategic consulting to both small and Fortune 500 companies on customer relationship management (CRM). At Psomas & Associates, he worked with cities, counties and regional utility agencies on geographic information systems. All of these experiences contributed to his focus on measurable, meaningful outcomes.
In 2004, Josh changed careers to focus on his passion for practicing mental health. He has served the Los Angeles community in both private practice and community-based services. His understanding of business, community-mental health regulations, clinical practices and information systems has supported his ascension into leadership positions with some of the most successful agencies in California.
Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Southern California and a master’s in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Katheryn Steward -
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Katheryn Steward began at Para Los Niños in March 2007 as Director of Finance and Contract Compliance. Proving her expertise in the field, she earned the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2008. Katheryn’s professional experience includes 20 years in accounting. She has held several leadership positions and has worked for such organizations as Southern California Presbyterian Homes, Dow Chemical Company, Blue Cross of California and the YWCA of Glendale.
Born in Chicago, Katheryn holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland. She has a special interest in problem solving and uses this skill regularly to ensure that Para Los Niños’ programs get the most out each contract.