Don Kleinfelder


Don has worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. He has worked for 20 years as an Executive Director, and started here in November 2006. He holds a MS in Hydrology/Hydrogeology from the University of Nevada-Reno, and prior to entering the non-profit sector, worked in the private sector as a hydrogeologist, focusing on groundwater remediation.

Under his guidance, Child Advocates has grown from serving 25 foster youth in 2006 to over 500 foster and at-risk youth a year. He is a Board Member for the Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California and the California CASA Association. He is the former co-chair of the Placer Collaborative Network and the former Chair of the Placer County Community Services Commission. Don has also been a CASA volunteer for five teenage foster youth.