Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Tierra del Sol Foundation During her 31 years with Tierra del Sol Foundation, Chief Executive Rebecca Lienhard has advocated for the inclusion and value of people with developmental disabilities. The organization provides pathways to employment, education and the arts with a staff of more than 300 people who serve 700. Lienhard is on the boards of Woodbury University School of Business and the Valley Economic Alliance. Additionally, she serves on two of California’s Department of Developmental Services Workgroups. ALMA MATER: California Lutheran University; California State University – Northridge, and doctorate in progress at USC – scheduled to graduate in May 2022. BEST ADVICE: To create sustainable change, it is evolution, not revolution. Don’t lose sight of the vision. FAVORITE BOOK: The entire series of books starting with “The Clan of the Cave Bear” by Jean Auel. BUCKET LIST: Freely spending time with my family including backyard barbecues as well as traveling to Hawaii, Croatia and Costa Rica.


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