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Southern California Chapter

Unifying the efforts of our six houses, a camp, two family rooms and other programs, the Southern California Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is committed to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

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Our Houses

Since 1980, the Southern California Ronald McDonald Houses serve as a inexpensive, and often free, “home–away–from–home” for families of critically–ill children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Each year Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times serves an average of 1,500 campers who are children with cancer so they can take a break from hospitals and find an opportunity to just be “ordinary kids.”

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Family Rooms

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide an “oasis” within the hospital for parents with children in pediatric or neonatal intensive care units; allowing them a chance to sleep, shower and recharge while remaining within steps of their hospitalized child.

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Scholarships & Grants

We support the children of our Southland communities by awarding scholarships to high–achieving high school seniors and providing grants to non–profit organizations working to improve the lives of children.

Board of Trustees

The Bakersfield House is governed by a board representing a variety of professions, areas of expertise, and communities throughout the region.

Jeff Tensley

Chairman of Board

Jeff Tensley

  • Superintendent, Elk Hills School District 

Ana Johns

Treasurer
  • McDonald's Owner/Operator

Cornel Artho

  • Second Spring Medical Spa

Michelle Cooper

  • San Joaquin Valley Mortgage

Jim Darling

  • Jim Darling PR 

Janie Dyer

  • Board Member 

Trish Gallo

  • McDonald's Owner/Operator

Michael George

  • SVP/Chief Marketing & Advocacy Office, B

Bridget Hoefner

  • Castle and Cooke

Kenneth Keller

Kenneth Keller
  • COO, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Scott Knoeb

  • Frontier Real Estate Services

Brad Maberry

  • Wasco Union School District

Kim Mygatt

  • Manager, California Water Service 

Brenda Nakanishi

  • AVP Ops. Manager, Bank of Sierra 

Ken Ouellette

  • Advanced Beverage

Dave Packer

  • Dave Packer Homes

John Carter Piper

John Carter Piper

  • First Vice President – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Pam Riggo

  • Coca-Cola

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