The major leadership roles of our Board of Directors include visioning, direction setting for the organization and ensuring results. Our Board represents United Way in the community and brings community voice to our decision-making and they are charged with stewardship and accountability to maintain the trust of the community.


Ian Leisegang*

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
3Spoke Capital
Newport Beach, CA


Vice Chair
Steve Churm*

Chief Communications Officer
FivePoint Holdings, LLC
Aliso Viejo, CA


Suzanne  Fradette*

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Irvine, CA

Timothy S. Clyde*

Katzkin Leather
Montebello, CA

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President and CEO
Susan B. Parks*

Orange County United Way
Irvine, CA


Ben Alvarado – Executive Vice President – Head of Retail & Business Banking | Sunwest Bank | Irvine, CA
Lawrence R. Armstrong – CEO | Ware Malcomb | Irvine, CA
Sherri Bovino – President | 1st Flagship Company | Irvine, CA
Nicole Carrillo Hall – Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer | loanDepot | Foothill Ranch, CA
Antonella Aloma Castro – Real Estate and Business Attorney | Newport Beach, CA
Victoria Collins – Community Leader/Philanthropist | Corona del Mar, CA
Karen D. Conlon – President | Sequoia Grove Consulting | Laguna Hills, CA
Tom Cuce – President – Southern California District | UPS | Anaheim, CA
Martha V. Daniel – President & CEO | IMRI | Aliso Viejo, CA
Diane Brooks Dixon – Councilmember District 1 | City of Newport Beach | Newport Beach, CA
Mike Feldman – Executive Vice President | Head of Wealth Markets | Union Bank | Irvine, CA
Adrian S. Griggs – Chief Operating Officer | Pacific Life Insurance Co. | Newport Beach, CA
Jeff Hittenberger – Chief Academic Officer | Orange County Department of Education | Costa Mesa, CA
Sandra Hutchens – Sheriff-Coroner l Orange County Sheriff’s Department | Santa Ana, CA
Michael A. Johnson – Senior Vice President, Member Services | Automobile Club of Southern California | Costa Mesa, CA
Jacqueline A. Brya Kelley – Partner | Advisory Services | Ernst & Young LLP | Irvine, CA
Joan P. Kelly – Corporate Director of Environmental Planning and Resource Management | Psomas | Santa Ana, CA
Robert E. Kent* – Senior Director of Sales and Alliances | Key Information Systems | Irvine, CA
Keith Kobata – Region Bank President | Wells Fargo & Company | Irvine, CA
Nanda Kumar Cheruvatath – President | Eaton Aerospace | Irvine, CA
Ken Lickel* – Community Volunteer | Laguna HIlls, CA
Paula Mattson – Vice President, Marketing and Sales Support | Edison Energy, LLC | Irvine, CA
John P. McGrath, PhD – Corporate Vice President, Quality, Regulatory l Edwards Lifesciences | Irvine, CA
Bill Mecklenburg – President | SES Insurance | Santa Ana, CA
David G. Meulmester – Tax Partner | KPMG LLP | Irvine, CA
Ethan Morgan – Managing Director, Orange County & San Diego & Inland Empire Market Manager | J.P. Morgan | Irvine, CA
Tam Nguyen – President | Advance Beauty College | Garden Grove, CA
Adey Nyamathi – Distinguished Professor and Founding Dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing | University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA
Shirley Quackenbush – Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor | Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group | Newport Beach, CA
Mike Ruane – Executive Vice President | National Community Renaissance | Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Scott Sampley – Vice President – Sales | Enterprise Holdings | Orange, CA
James J. Scheinkman – Partner| Snell & Wilmer LLP | Costa Mesa, CA
David Schiegoleit – Managing Director of Investments| U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management | Newport Beach, CA
Ernest W. Schroeder – President | Schroeder Investment Partners, Inc. | Corona Del Mar, CA
John F. Simonis – Partner | Paul Hastings LLP| Costa Mesa, CA
John E. Stratman, Jr. – Senior Director, Public Affairs & Brand Communications | Kaiser Permanente | Santa Ana, CA
John Valenta – Managing Director | Deloitte Advisory | Costa Mesa, CA

*Executive Committee Member