Tonya Torosian

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Tonya Torosian is the CEO of Promises2Kids, a 41-year-old nonprofit founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. This organization is dedicated to creating a brighter future for the more than 200,000 foster children it serves, and the communities where they live.

Tonya grew up in Maddison, Wisconsin, in a community service minded family where she learned the importance of social work. She went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Social Welfare, and later Arizona State, with a MSW in Administration. Her passion has been to support children who have been the victims of abuse and neglect.  She has spent the past 25 years in San Diego doing just that.

She and her wife adopted a son, who is now six-years-old, who would have most likely gone into foster care.


Tonya thanks her sponsors Mary Colacicco, Valerie Attisha and Chris Graham.