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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
Melissa Silva – Marketing Coordinator/Receptionist

Finance & Administration

Emilee Tello – Chief Financial Officer, emileet@unitedwayoc.org
Danny Phan – Associate Director, Finance
Bhavani Sathyanarayana – Senior Staff Accountant
Thao Ngo – Accounting Manager
Kathleen Hoang – Accounts Receivable Specialist
Mike Greene – VP Information Technology, mikeg@unitedwayoc.org
Juan Martinez – Facilities Manager
Thomas Rice – Infrastructure Network Manager
Marcie Dwaileebe – Senior Manager, Data Analytics
Lora Williams – Data Processing Specialist

Community Impact

Brenyale Toomer-Byas – Sr. Director of Housing & Workforce Development
Sergio Contreras – Sr. Director of Education and Healthy Schools
Kristine Peters – Director, Community and Volunteer Engagement
Michelle Murphy – Associate Director of Public Policy and Health
Carol Kim – Associate Director of Grants and Evaluation
Livi Kerszenbaum – Associate Director of Income and Placed-Based Initiatives
Becks Heyhoe – Senior Manager, United to End Homelessness
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
Jessica Goldman – Welcome Home OC Program Manager
Yahaira Ortiz – Program Manager, Health Education
Martha Nydia Patarroyo – Certified Enrollment Counselor
Ami Lief – Senior Project Coordinator
Daisy Benitez – Early Grade Reading Project Coordinator


Chris Ticknor – Chief Transformation Officer, Marketing, christ@unitedwayoc.org
Stephanie Kupanoff – Senior Director of Marketing
Jessica Hinostroza – Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Vivian Kennaday – Marketing Manager

Corporate Relations

Sandra Bensworth – Chief Relationship Officer, sandrab@unitedwayoc.org
Doug McKay – Director, Strategic Initiatives
Kevin Garrity – Director, Corporate Engagement
Sherri Wilcox-Dukes – Senior  Manager, Corporate Engagement
Angely Vallarta – Manager, Corporate Engagement
Mayra Romero – Development Coordinator

Donor Relations

Shaheen Husain – VP, Donor Relations, shaheenh@unitedwayoc.org
Kalina Covello – Director, Donor Relations
Brigitte De Kruyf – Manager, Donor Relations
Amanda Graham – Coordinator Donor Relations


Sandy Morales – Director, Events, sandym@unitedwayoc.org
Amanda Hastings – Event Manager
Jessica Vanderwell – Event Manager

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