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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, [email protected]
Dina Mirenda – Senior Executive Assistant to President & CEO, [email protected]
Christine Sanchez Dittmer, Chief Philanthropy Officer, [email protected]
Maria Mugica- Senior Director, People and Culture
Stacy King – Front Office Liaison

Finance & Administration

Emilee Tello – Chief Financial Officer, [email protected]
Mike Greene – Vice President, Operations, [email protected]
Juan Martinez – Facilities Manager
Thomas Rice – Director, Information Technology
Tim Pyon – Desktop Support Administrator
Ty Kommel – Cloud Solution Specialist
Rose Buenaventura – Senior Director, Digital Solutions
Lora Williams – CRM Manager
Britney de la Cruz – Operations Coordinator
Julie Ortiz – Manager Digital Solution
Alexis Juarez – Digital Solutions Specialist
Carol Kim – Senior Director, Community Investments and Evaluation
Jeff Dronkers – Senior Manager, Evaluation- New
Tanya Kenkare – What Ever It Takes (WIT), Senior Specialist
Rachel O’Connell – Manager, Community Investments & Data
Thao Ngo – Senior Director, Accounting
Sparlin Sypherd – Senior Accountant
Raymonia Dale – Senior Finance Specialist
Marie Nelmida – Staff Accountant
Ben Dubow – Staff Accountant
Danny Phan – Director, Finance
Kathleen Hoang – Senior Specialist, Accounts Receivable

Community Impact

Becks Heyhoe – Executive Director, United to End Homelessness
Kristine Peters – WelcomeHomeOC Program Director
Acsa Juarez – WelcomeHomeOC Senior Property Engagement Specialist
Mathew Sheehan – WelcomeHomeOC Senior Housing Navigation Specialist
Luis Gutierrez – WelcomeHomeOC Housing Navigation Specialist
Christine Clark – WelcomeHomeOC Housing Stabilization Specialist
Michael Shepherd – Associate Director Community Strategies
Sarah Heath – Manager, Community Engagement
Alejandro Santiago – Manager, Community Engagement
Ami Lief – Operations and Events Manager
Penne Rieger – Administrative Coordinator

Andrew Fahmy – Executive Director, United for Financial Security
Taylor Montano – Associate Director, United for Financial Security
Theresa Jackson – Senior Program Manager, OC Free Tax Prep
Ashley Erhardt – Program Specialist, OC Free Tax Prep
Rosa Conde – Program Manager, United for Financial Security
Daisy Ruiz – Senior Financial Case Manager, OC Sparkspoint
Nancy De Leon – Financial Case Manager, OC Sparkspoint
Michelle De La Cruz – Financial Case Manager, OC Sparkspoint
Alejandra Viana – Financial Education Specialist
Martha Nydia Patarroyo – Certified Enrollment Counselor
Ashley Anderson – Senior Program Manager, United for Financial Security
Maricruz Robledo-Burney – Program Manager, United for Financial Security

Sergio Contreras – Executive Director, United for Student Success
Yahaira Ortiz – Director, United for Student Success
Ursula Parra – Manager, Business Engagement
Claudia Chavez – Education Administrative Coordinator
David Dang – Education Specialist

2-1-1 Orange County

Elizabeth Andrade – Executive Director, 2-1-1 Orange County, [email protected]
Amy Arambulo – Director, Community Impact
Amanda Cesneros – Senior Manager, Community Programs
Manija Ahmed – Senior Manager, Contact Center
Jennifer Jaramillo – I&R Specialist- El Modena FRC
Mariana Noveron – I&R Specialist-Anaheim Independencia
Jeanette Hernandez – Community Navigator, Anti-Hate
Jackelyn Villamil – Community Navigator, Anti-Hate
Kimberly Rivera – Enrollment Specialist- CalFresh
Erika Vazquez – Enrollment Specialist- CalFresh
Diana Casillas – Enrollment Specialist-PSPS
Wendy Jimenez – Care Coordinator-ADRC
Michelle Mai – Senior Manager, Partner Engagement
Talia Rodriguez – Resource Supervisor, Connection Center
Erin Bowen – Resource Coordinator
Talia Magana – Manager, Connection Center
Bruce Johnston – I&R Specialist
Daisy Marquez-Lobato – I&R Specialist
Blanca Lozano – I&R Specialist
Natalie Delgado – I&R Specialist
Angelica Barajas – I&R Specialist
Jaidon Thomas – I&R Specialist
Darla Camarillo – I&R Specialist
Ingrid Hernandez Lascano – Help Me Grow Helpline Child Development Care Coordinator
Lileny Garcia – Help Me Grow Helpline Child Development Care Coordinator
Yanira Cantoran – Help Me Grow Helpline Child Development Care Coordinator
Judith Arellano – Senior Housing Intake Specialist
Gabriela Garcia – Housing Intake Specialist
Emily Martinez – Housing Intake Specialist
Gabriela Rodriguez – Housing Intake Specialist
Delia Van Kampen – Director, Operations-
Erin Derycke – Director, Data Analytics
Elizabeth Duong – Senior Manager HMIS-
Diana Taylor – Senior Support Specialist, HMIS
Heather Goode – Senior, HMIS Data Analyst
Linda Ly – HMIS Data Analyst
Armando Salazar – HMIS Data Analyst
Andrew Estaris – HMIS Data Analyst
Michaela Simmon – Support Specialist, HMIS
Hugo Ambriz – Support Specialist, HMIS

Public Affairs

Yvette White – Program Specialist


Ann Truxaw Ramirez – Chief Development Officer, [email protected]
Tami R. Thompson – Vice President, Development, [email protected]
Mike Olson – Director, Major Gifts
Jessica Garrity – Associate Director, Development
Emma Poisson – Development Specialist
Gaby Mulder – Events Manager
Camryn Wood – Events Specialist

Angely Vallarta – Director, Corporate Engagement
Adriana Cardenas – Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement
Kat Laurin – Manager, Corporate Engagement
Darius Chriss – Manager, Corporate Engagement
Mark Polonskiy – Manager, Corporate Engagement
Christine Tran – Corporate Engagement Coordinator

Kendra Blinde- Senior Manager, Grants Manager
Belisa Davis- Grants and Contracts
Allyssa Crawford – Grants and Contracts Specialist
Raven Gates – Grants and Contracts Specialist


Chris Ticknor – Chief Transformation Officer, [email protected]
Stephanie Kupanoff – Senior Director of Marketing
Jessica Hinostroza – Associate Director, Digital Marketing
Christine Le – Marketing Coordinator
Vivian Kennaday – Senior Marketing Manager
Saimon Mahboob – Marketing Specialist
Erik Del Cid – Marketing Manager
Alison Thalhammer – Copywriter

Bo Bonanni- Director, Community Collaboration

Livi Kerszenbaum – Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

Doug McKay – Champion of Service
Alex Garcia- Volunteer Engagement Specialist
Quinn Pham -Volunteer Engagement Specialist

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