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kidSTREAM Welcomes Two New Board Members


kidSTREAM is excited to welcome Karina Castagna, Senior Vice President at OptimizeRx, and David Camacho, Executive Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Advisor at Total Talent Source, to the kidSTREAM board of directors.

Karina is a healthcare leader with a career spanning biotech, payer, and specialty pharmacy, bringing expertise in strategy and growth. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she has extensive nonprofit leadership experience, having served on the boards of Food Share and the Red Cross of Ventura County. Born in Mexico and raised in Oxnard, she is the first in her family to graduate from college and the first to graduate from business school, earning an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


David grew up in the Conejo Valley, and brings his years of experience as an Arts educator, knowledge of building mission-driven organizations, and passion for inspiring youth through STEM programs. David says, "I see kidSTREAM as a unique opportunity to positively impact the full lifecycle of our children's future career paths. Big picture: I believe this is a chance for parents, professionals, and partnerships to advance the community and commerce of our region by investing our time, efforts, and resources into STEAM programs that elevate our children."


"Recognizing the early childhood education challenges that our community faces, it is exciting to know that our board of directors is attracting some of the best and brightest minds to help address and solve these challenges," said Michael Shanklin, kidSTREAM's Executive Director. "Karina and David are passionate about our mission and have already jumped in with strategic advice to help kidSTREAM better understand and address some of the barriers that exist in our community related to access."


Get to know our growing team and learn how you can support us, as we set out to inspire and empower kids to become critical thinkers, innovators, and life-long learners.


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