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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.

Nanda Kumar

Nanda Kumar Cheruvatath*

Retired | President – Eaton Aerospace
Dana Point, CA

Larry Armstrong

Vice Chair
Lawrence R. Armstrong*

Ware Malcomb
Irvine, CA

Maggie O'Sullivan

Maggie O’Sullivan*
Executive Director
Irvine, CA

Hugh Conners, Orange County United Way Board of Directors Treasurer

Hugh Conners*

Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
Newport Beach, CA

Sue Parks, Orange County United Way President & CEO

President & CEO
Susan B. Parks*

Orange County United Way
Irvine, CA


Jacqueline Akerblom – Retired | Partner | Grant Thornton | Newport Beach, CA
M. Mahboob Akhter – President & General Manager | Ascend Tools, Inc. | Mission Viejo, CA
Steven D. Allison – Partner | Troutman Pepper LLP | Irvine, CA
Jacques Ballard – Director | COX | Foothill Ranch, CA
Shirin Behzadi – CEO | Shirin Behzadi, LLC | Laguna Niguel, CA
Antonella Aloma Castro* – Real Estate and Business Attorney | Newport Beach, CA
Mark Clemens – Managing Partner | KPMG LLP | Irvine, CA
Greg Custer – Executive Vice President | Whittier Trust | Newport Beach, CA
Martha V. Daniel – President & CEO | IMRI | Aliso Viejo, CA
Ido Dotan – EVP, General Counsel | Banc of California, Inc. | Santa Ana, CA
Ryan Flynn – Regional Managing Director, NA | Weir Group PLC | San Juan Capistrano, CA
Mary A. Garrett
– Partner | Ernst & Young LLP | Irvine, CA
Renee Hendrick – Associate Superintendent, Administrative Services | Orange County Department of Education | Costa Mesa, CA
Jarrod Ingle – Regional President | PNC Bank | Irvine, CA
James Johnson, Jr. – Senior Manager, Category Insights | PepsiCo Foods North America | Foothill Ranch, CA
Michael A. Johnson – Retired | Senior Vice President, Member Services | Automobile Club of Southern California | Costa Mesa, CA
Keith Kobata – Region Bank President | Wells Fargo & Company | Irvine, CA
Larry Labrado* – Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Strategic Initiatives | Disneyland Resort | Anaheim, CA
Kenneth Lickel – Retired | Alcon Laboratories | Laguna Hills, CA
Lisa A. Locklear – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer | Longeveron Inc. | Irvine, CA
Amy Mathieson – President |FirstService Residential | Irvine, CA
Bill Maurer* –  Dean and Professor | University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA
Henry Mendoza – Partner | MM & Company, LLP | Santa Ana, CA
Julie Miller-Phipps – Co-Founder and Principal Consultant | Collaborative Innovation Partners | Huntington Beach, CA
Joe Nuzzolese – Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain | Edwards Lifesciences | Irvine, CA
Michael O’Mahoney – Vice President, Investor Relations | UPS | Aliso Viejo, CA
Edward Mora – Senior Vice President, Orange County Market Leader | U.S. Bank | Irvine, CA
Jay Orlandi
– EVP & General Counsel | Pacific Life | Newport Beach, CA
Niza Oun-Nguyen – Senior Wealth Advisor | Mariner Wealth Advisors | Newport Beach, CA 92660
Bill Pedigo – Vice President, Partnerships | Los Angeles Chargers | Laguna Hills, CA
Robbin Narike Preciado – Institutional Development Consultant | Members Trust Company | Huntington Beach, CA
Richard Sanchez – Retired | CalOptima / County of Orange Health Care Agency | Orange, CA
Christine A. Scheuneman – Board Director | Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach | Corona Del Mar, CA
Mitchell Shenkin – Vice President of Sales & Marketing | Enterprises Holdings | Orange, CA
John F. Simonis – Partner – Business & Finance | Reed Smith LLP | Los Angeles, CA
Ryan R. Smith – Orange County Office Managing Partner | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | Irvine, CA
Allen Staff – President | Bank of America | Orange County
Sridhar Sundaram – Dean, College of Business and Economics | California State University Fullerton | Fullerton, CA
Cody Tubbs – Director of Public Affairs | Edison International | Rosemead, CA
John Valenta* – Retired | Deloitte Advisory | Huntington Beach, CA
Nisha Verma – Partner, Labor & Employment | Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Costa Mesa, CA

*Executive Committee Member

2024-2025 Board Representative (Non-Voting):

Flor Real – Executive Vice President, Human Resources | The Word & Brown Companies | Orange, CA

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