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United Way is comprised of a dynamic group of leaders assembled with a vision of helping our community become a place where families thrive and neighbors care for each other. The real strength of our organization is rooted in the depth of all of our staff. Through the talent and leadership abilities held by staff at all levels of our organization, we will increase our ability to insure that all residents we serve can realize their dreams of being self-sufficient.


Susan B. Parks – President & CEO, suep@unitedwayoc.org
Dina Mann – Senior Executive Assistant to President & CEO, dinam@unitedwayoc.org
Stacy King – Receptionist

Finance & Administration

Emilee Tello – Chief Financial Officer, emileet@unitedwayoc.org
Danny Phan – Associate Director, Finance
Bhavani Sathyanarayana – Senior Staff Accountant
Thao Ngo – Associate Director, Accounting
Kathleen Hoang – Accounts Receivable Specialist
Mike Greene – Vice President, Operations, mikeg@unitedwayoc.org
Juan Martinez – Facilities Manager
Thomas Rice – Infrastructure Network Manager
Rose Buenaventura – Director, CRM
Lora Williams – Data Processing Specialist

Community Impact

Brenyale Toomer-Byas – Senior Director, Economic Opportunity
Sergio Contreras – Senior Director, K-12 Education Partnerships
Michelle Murphy – Director, Public Affairs
Livi Kerszenbaum – Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Becks Heyhoe – Director, United to End Homelessness
Carol Kim – Director, Community Investments and Evaluation
Ann Truxaw Ramirez – Grants & Proposal Development Manager
Jocelin Jimenez – Workforce Engagement Manager
Leslie Prado – Income Manager, SparkPoint OC
Maria Mugica – Project Manager
Omid Missaghian – Project Manager
Yahaira Ortiz – Youth Career Connections Program Manager
Atty McLellan – Community Engagement Manager
Monica Olmos – Grants & Program Data Manager
Kimberly Adams – Housing Advocacy Program Manager
Christina Gaspar – Financial Stability AmeriCorps VISTA
Mee Cha – Youth Career Connections Program Specialist
Roberta (Betty) Medina – WHOC Retention Specialist
Mathew Sheehan – WHOC Specialist
Martha Nydia Patarroyo – Certified Enrollment Counselor
Ami Lief – Senior Project Coordinator
Daisy Benitez – Early Grade Reading Project Coordinator
Raymonia Dale – Community Impact Coordinator
Nathan Lewey – Workforce Navigator
Sandra Sherif Loza – AltaMed AmeriCorps Member


Chris Ticknor – Chief Transformation Officer, christ@unitedwayoc.org
Stephanie Kupanoff – Senior Director of Marketing
Jessica Hinostroza – Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Vivian Kennaday – Marketing Manager
Erik Del Cid – Marketing Specialist
Farrha Khan – Copywriter

Corporate Relations

Rob Kent – Vice President, Corporate Engagement, robk@unitedwayoc.org
Doug McKay – Director, Engagement Strategy
Angely Vallarta – Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
Sherri Wilcox-Dukes – Senior  Manager, Corporate Engagement
Keith Conti – Manager, Corporate Engagement
Melissa Silva – Manager, Corporate Engagement
Nick Oakley – Philanthropy Cloud Executive
Julie Ortiz – Corporate Engagement Coordinator


Tami R. Thompson – Vice President, Development, TamiT@UnitedWayOC.org
Kristine Peters – Director, Community Relations
Kalina Covello – Director, Donor Relations
Brigitte De Kruyf – Manager, Donor Relations
Amanda Graham – Coordinator, Donor Relations
Amanda Hastings – Senior Manager, Events
Jessica Vanderwell – Senior Manager, Events

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