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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

Ronald McDonald Houses located throughout Southern California help families stay close to their child when they need treatment for a serious medical condition. Our Houses provide a home-like setting, close to the region's top hospitals, where families can stay free-of charge for as long as necessary.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times helps children with cancer and their families find hope, healing and a sense of normalcy at our year-round, medically supervised camp facility.

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Family Rooms

Our Family Rooms provide an oasis for parents and caregivers inside the hospital, giving them a chance to sleep, shower, and connect with other families just steps away from their child’s hospital bed.

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Family Support Services (FSS)

Family Support Services (FSS) provides compassionate emotional support, education, and resources to the families and staff of the Ronald McDonald House. We are available to you seven days a week, 24 hours a day, every day of the year even after you leave the house and return home.

Westside LA Staff

Westside Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House staff members are dedicated to providing comfort, care, and support to children and families in Southern California.


Kelly Herman

Executive Director

Kelly Herman has been a member of the Westside Los Angeles community for the past 25 years. She is a nonprofit executive with a deep-rooted passion for children’s health. Kelly brings over 15 years of management leadership, team building, strategic planning, operational efficiency, and sustainable philanthropic fund development. 

After graduating from Pepperdine University, Kelly began her professional career on the Westside at City National Bank’s headquarters in Beverly Hills, where she was promoted as their youngest Vice President in Private Banking. 

Before joining Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern California (RMHCSC) as the Executive Director of the new Westside Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (WLARMH), Kelly led strategic management, advancement, and diversified revenue streams for Pepperdine University, Environmental Working Group’s Healthy Child Healthy World, as Chief Development Officer for Yellowstone forever, and most recently the Sierra Club.

Through her work in these roles and her personal life, Kelly has supported causes for children with autism and cerebral palsy, the underserved, underprivileged, and all those who need a helping hand. Kelly is on the board of the leading national nonprofit OneGreenThing, whose mission is to tackle eco-anxiety through joyful daily action. 

Kelly lives in Los Angeles with her husband, 11-year-old daughter, and two Goldendoodles. She remains entrenched in all aspects of her personal and professional community, the philanthropic community, and as a servant volunteer leader. She also navigates her love for travel and the arts, staying centered with daily hot yoga, supporting children’s causes, and spending as much time as possible with her husband and daughter.


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Betsy Jeu De Vine

Betsy Jeu De Vine

Director of Development

Emily Juarez

Development Assistant
Wheeler Hadden

Wheeler Hadden

Director of Operations

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