Board of Directors
Peter Ochs, Chairman
Keith Johnson, President
Janine is the Executive Director of the Fieldstone Foundation. She joined Fieldstone in 1988 and has served as its leader since 1999. In this role, she is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation’s various programs in Orange and San Diego Counties. She is the architect of nationally recognized Fieldstone Leadership Network, a continuum of leadership training and learning opportunities for nonprofit leaders.
Janine received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of San Diego. She holds a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Janine is a 2006 graduate of the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and has earned her national certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (CNP) from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. In 2015, the University of San Diego presented Janine with the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award, its highest alumni recognition, for her work supporting the nonprofit community and crafting the Fieldstone Leadership Network.
Along with her alumni activities, Janine has served on various boards in the San Diego community. She is currently serving as co-chair of the board for the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research at the University of San Diego. Janine is involved with the Notre Dame Club of San Diego and serves as a parent liaison for the University’s Parent Program. She has served San Diego Grantmakers as Board Chair, Secretary, Annual Conference Chair, and Governance Committee Chair. Janine is a regular presenter at USD’s Annual Board Governance Symposium and is the creator of the Kaleidoscope Award to recognize exceptional nonprofit boards of directors. Janine has served on the Cathedral Catholic High School Endowment Committee, Parents Association, and the Dons Athletic Club. She is a former board member of the San Diego Blood Bank Foundation, Harmonium, The Children’s Initiative, the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, and the BIA Cares Foundation. Janine is a past advisory committee member for Eureka Communities, San Diego City Schools Partners in Education Program, and the United Way Government Relations Committee. She chaired San Diego’s 1998 Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.
Janine is a 1992 graduate of LEAD San Diego, a year-long educational program created to develop and strengthen community leaders in San Diego County. In 1995, she was recognized with the LEAD Alumni of the Year Award for her work creating the San Diego Children’s Initiative. She was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in the West 1998-99 and Who’s Who in America 2000 edition. Janine was recognized in 2009 by the Urban Corps of San Diego County for her long-time support to the organization. In 2010, Janine was recognized by Girls Inc. San Diego as part of their inaugural 100 Women Leaders Strong awards.
In addition, Janine works with the Center for Courage and Renewal as a program facilitator for Courage to Lead for Nonprofit Leaders. She has also been trained as a facilitator for Lead Like Jesus.
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Robin joined the Fieldstone Team in Spring 2017. Serving in the position of Leadership Network and Development Manager, Robin is responsible for the ongoing management and presentation of the Network’s leadership programs in Orange County. In addition, Robin will lead our fundraising and development efforts so we are positioned to sustain our work into the future.
Robin’s leadership skills began organically as a mother of four boys, now grown, married and productive citizens. As an adult, Robin enrolled at Vanguard University, graduating summa cum laude, earning a degree in Organizational Management. Her first position post-university was to provide guidance to other high school-aged teens as Career and College Advisor at Newport Harbor High School. Honing her skills at NHHS resulted in her promotion to Coordinator of Student Recruitment at Coastline Regional Occupation Program, where she provided leadership to the College and Career Advisors at all high schools in the Newport Mesa Unified, Huntington Beach Union, Saddleback Valley, Irvine and Tustin School Districts for a total of 12 years.
Robin embarked upon a career in the non-profit sector as Director of Community and Volunteer Relations for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, where she shared publicly the mission in the community, oversaw the Women Build projects, led AmeriCorps efforts and provided oversight to the volunteers. Robin was ready to put her education and skills to the test, and accepted the position of Executive Director at Boy’s Hope Girls Hope, a non-profit residential group home for children with high academic potential, yet disadvantaged backgrounds. The organization prepares these youth for admission and success in colleges and universities across the country. As Executive Director, Robin was responsible for all aspects of ensuring that the organization continued to be fiscally solvent and sound. At this time in her career, Robin participated in the Fieldstone Foundation’s Learning Group and Coaching programs, where she credits her career success to these invaluable networking groups.
Following her tenure at BHGH, she was selected to serve as Executive Director at Casa Youth Shelter, a temporary emergency shelter for at-risk youth. As with any challenge presented to her, Robin came to CYS with a vision to expand on what had already been achieved by her predecessor. Robin provided a smooth transition to an organization that had been entrenched in tradition.
Robin was selected as the Orange County Register Hero of the Year for 2016, for her work with at-risk youth. She has served as a mentor for the Tesoro Non-Profit Partnership, where she provided coaching and support to Executive Directors in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area. Additionally, Robin has been involved with Executive Coaches of Orange County, where she was part of an Executive Director Forum, and has had the benefit of working with coach for the past 7 years.
Robin Stropko is the Administrator and Executive Assistant for The Fieldstone Foundation. In her role, Robin manages the internal grants process and provides program administration for the Leadership Network. Robin also coordinates Foundation communications, events, and office management.
A graduate of Golden West College and a certified MicroEdge GIFTS administrator, Robin has served as a child advocate with Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County. She has also been a volunteer in the public school system, serving as classroom volunteer and on the PTA board for nine years.