Trinity Welcomes Two New Board Members

The Trinity Youth Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of two new members.

Derek A. Miller supervised a squad as a Tank Commander and Calvary Scout in Fort Hood, TX in the 1980s. He went on to be a Correctional Officer, Correction Sergeant, and Parole Agent in California.

“I believe in the power of individual change as well as the ability of the formerly incarcerated to become a productive citizen,” Derek says. “I find my passion in teaching others the things that I have learned through my experiences within the US Army and the California Department of Corrections and the years I have spend as a Parole Agent.

Now retired, Derek offers to lend his expertise in corrections to support Trinity’s programs. “I asked Derek to serve because he’s one of the most logical humans I know. He asks all the right questions,” says Trinity CEO, Cher Ofstedahl.

Patricia Soto-Samuelson is a real estate agent, she is bilingual and heavily involved in the community. She has worked in corporate America for companies such as American Express, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and Technicolor. She has served on the Crossroads Inc. board and as General Manager of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.

“I left to live in New York for a time where I found a passion for seeing the world and experiencing the many cultures,” Pat says. “Personally, my goal is to give back to others where I can help.”

“After my term as a board member at Crossroads, I felt that I have more to contribute to the greater good. Children in foster care need so much support and I am hoping that my skills can make a difference,” she says. “My heart aches to see anyone in pain, especially children who have been displaced or who have not experienced what it means to live in a loving environment.”

Join us in welcoming these two fantastic additions to our board.

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