Former CEO Honored by Friends, Colleagues and Dignitaries
5th of February 2020
In January, Trinity Youth Services staff and partners presented a retirement party for John Neiuber at the historic Fox Theater Pomona. Guests arrived to a red carpet under a marquee with title, “Dial R for Retirement,” celebrating our star of the show.
Guests were served dinner from Gourmet Gourmet catering as they enjoyed speeches, a photo slide show and other presentations. Dignitaries included Congresswoman Judy Chu, Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder and President of the Claremont Village Marketing Group, Olga Fernandez, who presented certificates of achievement.
Staff gave speeches honoring John’s many years of exemplary leadership. Director of Development, Jenelle Phillips thanked John for his contributions to the Children’s Foundation of America and presented a trophy. She shared about John’s unique ability to identify the things that make you who you are and use those things to fill a need. Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance, Fr. John Alexandres, spoke about John’s leadership in completely turning the agency around when we become CEO in 2005, from an agency on the verge of bankruptcy to a successful, cutting edge and thriving organization.
Current CEO, Cher Ofstedahl, kept her words brief as to not cry, having worked with John for over 20 years at Trinity Youth Serves. In order to keep things light, she shared a few jokes and presented John with a special gift from staff.
John retired from Trinity Youth Services after 28 years at the agency. Starting in the 1970’s, John had been in education as a teacher, principal, administrator and superintendent. John will continue his work with Trinity Youth Services in retirement at the president of the board of directors.