Cher Ofstedahl Becomes Trinity’s First Female CEO
3rd of January 2020
Trinity Youth Services is proud to announce Cher Ofstedahl as its new Chief Executive Officer, the first woman to ever hold the position at the agency since its inception in 1966. An accomplished music industry veteran, professional actress and celebrated comedienne, Cher has been instrumental in creating high-impact programs and services that empower children and families for 22 years.
Cher became a passionate advocate for children and decided to help children break the cycle of abuse after experiencing a traumatic childhood herself. The neglect and abuse she experienced gave her a compassionate heart towards children in crisis, and ultimately paved the way for the tremendous impact she continues to make within the agency. Cher has held several different positions at Trinity Youth Services including marketing, human resources and executive management.
An inspiring, award-winning change agent at Trinity and within her community, Cher holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Ashford University and post-graduate certifications from Cornell University and Harvard Graduate School of Education.
She also possesses a master’s degree in ethical leadership from Claremont Lincoln University, and is a member of the first graduating cohort in a National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) nonprofit executive leadership program.
Deeply committed to helping children and families improve their quality of life, Cher serves on the board of directors at the dA Center for the Arts, is on the membership committee for the California Alliance for Children and Families, is past chair of the Inland Empire Alliance for Children and Families and director of the Children’s Foundation of America. Her many accolades include being a recipient of Senator Anthony Portantino’s Women in Business award in 2019.
Driven by Trinity’s mission to create a better future for children and families, Cher is poised to maintain the integrity of the agency and is determined to find loving homes for children in crisis throughout Southern California.