Carol Chalberg serves as Secretary of the Board of Starbright Foundation and is the director of Church Women’s Group outreach. She has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in art from Luther College in Decorah, IA. While attending Fuller Seminary, she completed a field education internship with Stanford VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA where she received specialized training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD and chaplaincy. She also co-founded Shepherds Care Counseling Ministries with her husband, Pastor Mike Chalberg. Carol has experience as a lay counselor working with individuals, couples and families. For over 40 years, she has been involved in ministry, mainly in the area of music and teaching classes on how to deal with grief and loss. Before moving to Arizona, she worked in various positions at Hope Hospice in Dublin, CA. Her last position was as the Director of Development working for the Executive Director responsible for all fundraising efforts. She was a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in California for 3 years.
Britta Van Andel RN Liaison/ board member
Britta Van Andel is a Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, and School District Nurse, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, educated at San Jose State University. As a nurse, Britta works to ensure that children are healthy and ready to enjoy school, including providing assistance with health insurance, learning how to access available health care, securing food and housing support, and other community services. As an advocate for children’s health and safety for Starbright, Britta works directly with families, school administrators, local law enforcement, and social services to ensure that the children under her care are safe, healthy, and well cared for. Britta has been a Starbright advocate for 2 years utilizing her nursing skills and passion to ensure the well being of children.
Larry D. Director of Security
Former Wells Fargo Security manager assisting police in all phases of bank monitoring systems. Served as board member and coach for Pop Warner Youth Football. One of the founders of Starbright Foundation, equipment manager and coach for Arizona Competitive Youth Football. Owner/Operator of Adult Competitive Football Team Chandler Panthers that won State Championship. Owner/Operator of Defense Department LLC. selling personal defense products. Youth baseball coach for ages 6-13. Volunteer for Shepherd’s Care Ministries and Child Enrichment Programs, Inc. Volunteer taking in trouble youth and providing a safe environment as a house parent. Larry currently serves as security manager for the foundation
Nicole Hamming is a Starbright Advisory Board member. She is owner/operator of Glass House International Real Estate, mother of 2 and extremely committed and compassionate for children’s causes and community service.
Randy Fitch Advisory Board
Realtor for United Brokers Group, father of 2, Volunteer LaCross coach, community program leader for Ahwatukee concerts in the park and Festival of Lights Sports and liaison for Starbright Foundation
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we have lost our dear Board Member Tami La Rovere. Tami was a shining example of the Lord’s Servant and she inspired all of us. Her compassion and love for the children will be remembered always and her spirit will live on in all we do.