Advisory Board Member Profile
Community Catalyst of California
Chief Executive Officer
Areas of Expertise
Customer-Focused Innovation, Customer Experience Functional Alignment, Customer Experience in your Organization-Navigating Politics of Change
Wendy Forkas is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Catalysts of California and holds a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Analysis and Therapy and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology completed at the University of Pacific in Stockton CA. She has over 26 years of experience working in the I/DD field with over 18 years of experience serving as an executive leader for nonprofit entities in California.
During her career she has overseen day-to-day program operations of large community based organizations including execution of client programs including vocational services, integrated employment services, independent living services, supported living, crisis services, transportation and behavioral services including the safety program, quality assurance and program development, as well as have overseen Human Resource, Financial. Community Engagement, Marketing and Development departments of nonprofit organizations.
Wendy has also held the following positions throughout her career working with nonprofit organizations: COO, Director of Operations, Director of Program Services, Assistant to the Regional Director, Area Manager, Behavioral Consultant, Behavioral Specialist, and Clinic Coordinator. Wendy has also served as Board Director and Chair on the California Developmental Disabilities Association (CDSA) and as Chair of the Developmental Disability Provider Network (DDPN).