Our People

The Mendez Foundation has a long history serving communities through the implementation of prevention education programs and participation in community events. Presently, our reach extends to all 50 states, and beyond, with a team of talented program developers, trainers, customer service personnel, and support staff. Together we work to teach kids they are too good for drugs and violence!

Board of Directors C. E. Mendez Foundation, Inc.

Charles E. Mendez, Sr. (1914-1967) Founder/Director
Anita T. Mendez (1914-2004) Founder/Director
Charles E. Mendez, Jr. Chairman & President
Charles E. Mendez, III Vice President/ Secretary
Lawrence D. Mendez Vice President/ Assistant Secretary
Yvonne L. Mendez Vice President
Diana G. Mendez Board Member
Henry Gonzalez, III Board Member
Michael Annis, Esquire Board Member
Charles F. Mitchell, M.D. Board Member
Janet Y. Mendez Board Member
Melissa Hoffman Board Member
Lauren E. Mendez Board Member


Charles E. Mendez, Jr. Chairman and President
Charles E. Mendez, III Vice President/ Managing Director
Regina Birrenkott, M.Ed., C.P.P. Senior Director of Prevention Programming
Cindy Swartzwelder Vice President Training and Implementation
Christianne Powell, M.A. Production Systems Manager
Kimberly Menendez, M.S. Forensic Psychology Senior Curriculum Developer
Eileen Koteles Prevention Specialist
Elise Marie Potts Curriculum Developer
Laura Marolf Curriculum Developer
Leon Dragon Business and Personnel Manager
Bradley Bramlett Accountant
Stuart Pheil Inventory Controller
Kelli Fowler Direct Services Coordinator
Erin Ganaway, M.F.A. Creative Writing Communications Coordinator
Blake Christy Customer Experience Specialist