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Laura Robles

Board President

She is a recently retired San Bernardino County deputy district attorney who served as the president of the board of the Inland Empire Latino Lawyer Association for 11 years.  She is bilingual and is dedicated to helping Latinos and all that are disenfranchised, including those that are homeless.  


Laura Robles is the mother of 3 adult daughters, all of whom are university graduates.

She is in charge of the English Lectors at her parish. She sits on the pastoral council for her ministry.

Her 32 years as a prosecutor have led her to want to help others and equipped her with a unique skill set that she chooses to use as a board member of Family Promise of Riverside.

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Kara Crohn

Board Secretary

I am a creative leader with 23 years of experience designing innovative strategies and services, designing and managing program evaluations, directing social research studies, supporting coalition building, developing staff talents, and leading professional development trainings.

As a strategy consultant and program evaluator, I work in a wide variety of settings, ranging from educational outreach programs to nonprofit arts organizations to utility clean energy programs to Fortune 500 companies.

I am passionate about helping Riverside thrive. I focus my volunteer time on helping Riverside families experiencing homelessness, assisting with Temple Beth El youth group events, and participating in regional efforts to create an economically and environmentally sustainable community.

I am a mother of two terrific teenage boys, certified yoga instructor, dancer, dabbler in visual arts, and occasional dog rescuer.

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Freda Oppenheim

Board Treasurer

I have lived in Riverside most of my life. I graduated from Ramona High School
in 1969 and went 2 years to Riverside Community College. I came from a loving family
and never had to do without.

I am a divorced mom of 2 Bio Kids, 4 Step kids, and 13 grandkids. They are all the light of
my life! I also have a 13 year old Pomeranian and 3 cats that keep me amused daily.

I am retired from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage after 14 years as a senior loan processor.

During the pandemic, I was looking to reinvent myself in order to keep occupied while in
isolation. I was very excited when I found Family Promise of Riverside and started working
on the fund team. Shortly after I became a board member and then treasurer.

I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing organization and to work side by side with
these wonderful individuals.

Every child deserves a home, food and security.

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Jonathan Paredes

Jonathan “JP” Paredes is the Business Development Officer. JP has worked in the financial industry for nearly 17 years. He has 12 years of Branch Operations and Leadership experience and he decided to transition into Business Development five years ago. JP truly enjoys his career and is passionate about financial literacy and supporting his community by actively sitting on different Boards and Committees throughout Riverside County. Outside of his career, JP is happily engaged, and enjoys travel, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his four dogs.

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Diana Goldman

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Mercedes Gonzalez

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