TRISH PLOEHN: Director of training programs at Department of Children and Family Services. LESLIE PIONKE: Licensed clinical social worker who began medical social work in 1973 in Chicago and has since headed social work departments at Children-s Hospital of Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks Hospital and Burn Center, and now Valley Presbyterian. DR. STEVEN AMBROSE: Clinical psychologist at Children-s Institute International, a private nonprofit child abuse and neglect treatment and prevention agency based in Los Angeles. TANYA BURNS: Adoptions policy analyst for Department of Children and Family Services. VIRGINIA (JENNY) WEISZ: Directing attorney of children-s rights for Public Counsel Law Center.JUDGE TERRY FRIEDMAN: Supervising Judge of Los Angeles Superior Court Juvenile Dependency Division. RUTH KILDAY: Executive Director of the Mountains Conservancy Foundation, a nonprofit that operates in conjunction with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. JOHN JACOBS: Political Editor for McClatchy Newspapers, based at the Sacramento Bee.
topic: SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS BACKBONE TRAIL