Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Announces The Election of Two New Members to The Board of Directors and New Board Officers

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MILPITAS, CA — Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is pleased to announce the election of two new board members, Jeannette Guinn, Senior Director of Demand Generation Marketing at Cadence Design Systems, and Tony Rangel, Strategic Marketing Director at Celestica, effective June 17, 2020. 

“We are excited to welcome Jeanette and Tony as new directors to the board. They bring decades of leadership experience in marketing, lead generation, strategic planning and strategy that will enhance our board,” said Frederick J. Ferrer, CEO of Child Advocates, “The addition of these directors adds a diverse mix to our board of directors’ skills and experiences and we are confident they will provide valuable insight as we continue our efforts to support more foster youth more meaningfully.”  

Guinn and Rangel will serve the board’s marketing committee assisting with planning the strategic direction of the marketing and communications department. Their experience will help Child Advocates develop strategies for increasing brand awareness and strengthening the recruitment of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers.  

Additionally, the board of directors elected new board officers. Cassio Conceicao will serve as the new chair, Steve Hoffman as vice chair, Arlene Chan as Treasurer and Debbie Crouse as secretary, effective July 1, 2020. 

Child Advocates has a diverse, active board that represents a range of professional expertise in education, economic development, law, business planning, accounting and fundraising. 

About Jeanette Guinn  
Jeanette Guinn currently leads the Demand Generation Marketing team at Cadence Design Systems. As a member of the marketing leadership team, Jeannette is responsible for driving global field marketing, events, lead generation, account-based marketing and customer experience. Jeannette’s experience includes a 20-year career in B2B tech marketing, owning a floral business, and performing with various cover bands across the Bay Area. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Child Advocated to a foster child for five years. Jeannette earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. 

About Tony Rangel  
Tony Rangel is Senior Strategic Marketing Director at Celestica, a global electronics manufacturing services company with $6 billion in annual revenue. In this role he helps develop plans for targeting new markets and customers, delivering commercial insights to improve their business and create competitive advantage. Tony’s experience spans 30+ years working in various Marketing roles in the electronics industry. He is driven by a keen sense of curiosity, the excitement of growing a business, and working with amazing people who aspire to do great things. Outside of Celestica, Tony strives to be of service in his community, where he’s particularly interested in helping underserved people overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Tony and his husband are adoptive parents of former foster children, twin boys, who are now young, productive adults. Tony holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Saint Mary’s of California. He is also a member of the American Marketing Association and San Jose – Silicon Valley Leadership Council. 

About Child Advocates of Silicon Valley  
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is an independent nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization created in 1986. We serve children aged birth to 21 years old who are placed in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court System for having experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. We are responsible for operating the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program in Santa Clara County according to the national guidelines, which entails recruiting, training and supporting CASA Volunteers. We are an affiliate of the National CASA Association. To learn more, please visit