The Whole Child Welcomes Friendly Hills Bank’s Executive Vice President and COO Elizabeth M. Buckingham to its Board of Directors

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WHITTIER, CA – The Whole Child (TWC) is proud to welcome Friendly Hill Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth M. Buckingham to its Board of Directors. TWC Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future. “I have respected The Whole Child organization, which has been distinctively centered in helping children and families in need; socially, emotionally, and with their physical well-being for over 63 years. I look forward to giving my full support to this worthy cause as a proud new board member,” Elizabeth Buckingham said.

Ms. Buckingham has over 35 years of banking experience, focused on business and community banking. She is a decorated business leader and has been awarded the 2006 Business Professional of the Year by the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 Business Professional of the Year by the Santa Fe Springs Rotary.

“It is wonderful to have Liz with us and heartwarming to hear of her high regard for our work, which she called the building blocks of well-being for children and families. With her belief in us and her financial expertise, she will be an outstanding Board member,” stated Constanza Pachon, MBA, TWC’s CEO.”I am pleased to welcome Liz to The Whole Child’s Board of Directors. As TWC expands its geographical footprint, having Liz’s wealth of financial experience and acumen in financial planning will help navigate the organization towards an even stronger financial future. This will support TWC’s goal of increasing much-needed mental health services and transitional housing to an even greater number of children and families in the broader Los Angeles community,” added Monica Alfaro-Welling, TWC’s Board Chair.
Elizabeth M. Buckingham is a graduate of the School of Bank Marketing, Colorado and Pacific Coast Banking School, Seattle, Washington. Active in the community for many years, Ms. Buckingham has served as a Board Member of Lindsey School, Inc., a private Christian School in La Mirada, Chairperson of the Whittier Chapter of the American Heart Association, and is currently serving as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and The Youth Enrichment Fund. Ms. Buckingham also served as President for the Santa Fe Springs Rotary Club in 2016 and has been a member for 20 years. Ms. Buckingham is a resident of Brea, California.


The Whole Child is a 63-year-old nonprofit organization providing mental health, family housing, parent enrichment and nutrition education services to some of the most vulnerable families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is to help families raise emotionally and physically healthy children and have a place to call home. We provide our array of multidisciplinary services to more than 9,000 people across Los Angeles County; including 4,800+ children and youth.