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Orange County United Way Elects Three New Board Members

Orange County United Way Elects Three New Board Members

Irvine, CA (December 14, 2020) – Orange County United Way is proud to announce the election of three new members to its respected board of directors:

  • James Neal Johnson, Jr., PepsiCo Foods North America
  • Henry Mendoza, MM & Company, LLP
  • Maggie O’Sullivan, JPMorgan Chase

All three new members were elected at the Orange County United Way Board Meeting held November 10, 2020, and will begin serving in February 2021. This brings the total number of members on the board to 49.

“We’re very excited to welcome these three new members to our board of directors, and we know that they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to create an Orange County where every person receives a quality education, is financially stable, is healthy and thriving, and has a place to call home,” said Susan B. Parks, President and CEO of Orange County United Way. “Now more than ever, Orange County residents need support. We look forward to the great contributions the three of them will make towards the betterment of our community.”

James Johnson Jr. is a Senior Category Insights Manager and leads the Southwest region for PepsiCo Foods North America. His primary responsibility is strategic planning, including initiatives related to annual operating plan development, business analytics, project management and customer management. James is also responsible for executing market analysis and providing actionable insights to improve business outcomes.

In 2011, he was awarded PepsiCo’s most distinguished award, the President’s Global Ring of Honor. James was recognized as one of PepsiCo’s “best of the best worldwide performers”, demonstrating outstanding customer service, exceptional leadership, and significant contributions to growing PepsiCo revenue. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2005, James accumulated over 15 years of experience as a business insights leader for large, global corporations.

James earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pitzer College. He is also the founder and director of Healing Through Sports Foundation; a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for blood cancers. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity  (the oldest Black Greek-lettered organization) and is a founding board member of the Irvine-Anaheim Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.

Henry Mendoza is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Partner at MM & Company, LLP. He is responsible for auditing and accounting related services, business and tax consulting, administration, marketing and recruiting. He has close to 40 years of experience in public accounting.

Henry is directly involved in auditing, accounting and consulting services in a wide variety of business and industry types including, but not limited to: construction, real estate and development, equipment leasing and sales, mortgage banking, manufacturing, oil and gas, oil refining, mining, software development and sales, governmental, not-for-profit, retail, finance, and high-tech.

Henry is very active, both professionally and in the community, holding various positions in professional community organizations. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He is a former Trustee for the California State University System appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.

Maggie O’Sullivan is the Industry Executive for JPMorgan Chase’s Multinational Corporations team for the Pacific Segment. She leads a specialized coverage team dedicated to working with U.S. subsidiaries of foreign multinational corporations that range in size from $20 million to $2 billion. Maggie has been in commercial banking with the firm and its predecessors for 25 years, beginning with NBD Bank in Detroit.

Maggie is Vice Chair of the Orange County Market Leadership Team for JPMorgan Chase, is on the board of advisors of the World Trade Center Los Angeles, and is on the board of JPMorgan Chase’s Women on the Move initiative in California. She has built a diverse team of bankers on the West Coast and is committed to continuing to foster a culture of inclusion.

Maggie earned her Master of International Business degree from the University of South Carolina, and her Bachelor of Art in History from the Honors College at Michigan State University. She is also a Certified Treasury Professional.


Today’s Orange County United Way is doing more for the Education, Health, Housing and Financial Stability of every person in Orange County. More than a fundraiser, we’re hands-on, delivering more than 50 Community Impact programs countywide. We focus on long-term solutions to the most critical interconnected challenges facing local children and families. United Way is doing more to make long-term measurable difference in the lives of children and families right here in Orange County. To learn more or do more with us, visit www.unitedwayoc.org.

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Media Contact: Annie Noebel, anoebel@cornerstonecomms.com, (949) 449-2527

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