Patrick McClenahan

President and CEO

Patrick McClenahan is the President and CEO of Goodwill Southern California (GSC). Patrick has overall responsibility for GSC as it prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, GSC has been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. GSC supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 80 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. GSC is a rapidly evolving organization focused on our mission, on our people, and on our future.

Prior to coming to Goodwill, Patrick served as President and CEO of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world. The event engaged all of Southern California as 6,500 athletes from 164 countries inspired acceptance and inclusion through their courage, determination and joy.

Prior to the World Games, Patrick was a longtime sports and media executive in Los Angeles. He is also active in providing leadership in the community having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Southern California and in leadership roles on the boards of the Los Angeles Sports Council and the LA 84 Foundation.

A native of Los Angeles, Patrick is a University of Southern California alumnus. He and his wife, Karren, are the proud parents of Eric and Kelly. Kelly has Cerebral Palsy and is a key inspiration in Patrick’s desire to serve individuals with special needs.

Patrick is honored to have the opportunity to lead Goodwill Southern California’s efforts to transform lives through the power of work.




Officers of the Board


Board of Directors

  • Adeola Adeseun
    Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Trattner & Klein
  • David M. Amar
    Managing Director
    William Blair & Co.
  • Jeryl Bowers
    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Katie Finnegan
    Founder and CEO – ASAY
  • Executive Vice President & Regional Manager, Commercial Banking Division
    Manufacturer’s Bank
  • Diana Ingram
    Consulting Director, Oracle Consulting
  • Kathleen C. Johnson
    Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Kathleen C. Johnson
  • Jack E. Kaufman
    Attorney, Kaufman McAndrew, LLP
  • Laurence Midler
    Executive VP & General Counsel, CBRE Group, Inc.
  • Thomas Murnane
    Principal, ARC Business Advisors
  • Paul Reiner
    Retail Strategy Leader, Deloitte Consulting
  • Senior Director, Safety Management Systems
    Southern California Gas Company
  • Stephanie Soto-Pell
    Executive Director Foundations and Corporate Relations,
    California State University, Los Angeles
  • Heather Spilsbury
    CEO, 50/50 Women on Boards
  • Terry Takeda
    Real Estate


Senior Staff

  • Patrick McClenahan
    President and CEO
  • Craig Levra
    Executive Vice President – COO
  • John Dell
    VP Information Technology
  • Liz Schwalbach
    Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Albert Kim
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Nicole Vermeer
    Chief Development Officer
  • Lowell King
    Regional Operations Officer, Inland Empire
  • Louise Oliver
    Regional Operations Officer, San Fernando Valley
  • Steve Barr
    Director, Contracts & Environmental Services
  • Marla Eby
    Director, Marketing & Media Relations
  • Stephanie Medina
    Director, Community Relations & Public Affairs
  • Arturo Montanez
    Director Facilities
  • Joseph Taylor
    Regional Impact Officer, Workforce & Career Development – Los Angeles
  • Jessica Rodriguez
    Regional Impact Officer, Workforce & Career Development – Inland Empire