Ken McGuire – Chair
Ken McGuire is the President/CEO of Innovations Health Systems, a multi-service holding company of entities that address the needs of the communities in which they operate. Prior to co-founding IHS in 2012, Ken served as president and CEO of Rocklin-based Horizon West Healthcare, Inc., overseeing 27 healthcare facilities in California and Utah with more than 3,000 employees and $230 million in revenues. Prior to Horizon West, Ken served as national sales manager for what was then the fourth largest bank in America, capping a 15-year career in banking.
Ken has served on a number of for profit and non-profit boards, including current duties as board chair for Innovations Health Systems, Inc. and Reach Your Potential, LLC, a 501(c)3 supporting various children’s charities, as well as previous service as board chair for Child Advocates of Placer County (CASA).
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Economics as well as a Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of California at Davis, where he also served as an adjunct professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, teaching courses in Corporate Turnarounds and Integrated Change Management.
Ken resides in Meadow Vista with his wife Julie. They have two grown children, Emily and Kenny, and recently welcomed their first grandchild.
Don Kleinfelder – Member
Mr. Kleinfelder has worked in the non-profit sector for over 26 years. He has worked for 23 years as an Executive Director, and took over as the Executive Director of Child Advocates of Placer County in November 2006. Under his guidance, Child Advocates has grown from providing CASA volunteers to 25 foster youth in 2006, to providing CASAs and Mentors to over 500 foster youth, at-risk youth delinquency youth, and youth involved in sex trafficking. The four programs under the Child Advocates umbrella also serve parents for many of these youth, with a focus on a “Whole Family Approach.”
Mr. Kleinfelder holds a MS in Hydrology/Hydrogeology from the University of Nevada-Reno, and prior to entering the non-profit sector, worked in the private sector as a hydrogeologist, focusing on groundwater remediation. He is a Board Member for the Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California and the California CASA Association, as well as the former Co-chair of the Placer Collaborative Network and Chair of the Placer County Community Services Commission. Don has also been a CASA volunteer for five foster youth.
Kek Roys – Member
Kek graduated from the University of California at Davis in 2001 while earning a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurological, Physiological and Behavioral Biology.
She cultivated her sales experience as a Sales Executive at Pitney Bowes. Later during her 8 year tenure with Daiichi Sankyo Inc., she earned accolades as a National Top Performing Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist while maintaining professional relationships within the healthcare community.
Kek joined Bender Insurance Solutions in 2013 specializing in the Healthcare Industry, Property, Schools, and Nonprofits. She dedicates herself to education and studying risk management to better serve her clients. She has earned her designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and has committed to better serve her clients.
Kek lives in Elk Grove with her husband Scott (Finance Manager for Dignity Health) and their two children: her sweet boy, Elijah and tenacious girl, Taylor. She enjoys coaching soccer with Elk Grove Soccer organization. She relishes reading, playing soccer and, most importantly, spending time with her family.
Frank Whittaker – Member
Frank Whittaker is a retired media executive who worked at The McClatchy Company for twenty-six years. For half that time he was president of The Sacramento Bee; for the remainder VP of Operations at the corporate level.
He has served on numerous non-profit boards and has been awarded the highest annual honor by many of these organizations. A frequent competitor in Eppie’s, he is committed to seeing its successor Great American Triathlon succeed.