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Orange County United Way Names Three New Board Members

Orange County United Way Names Three New Board Members

New appointees bring diverse leadership experience in healthcare technology, banking and higher education.

Irvine, CA, July 23, 2018 – Orange County United Way is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to its respected board of directors:

  • Joseph Nuzzolese, Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Edwards Lifesciences
  • Allen Staff, Market President & Region Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Framroze Virjee, President, California State University Fullerton

The new members were elected at the Orange County United Way Board Meeting held on June 22, 2018 and will serve through April 2021.

“We are thrilled to add three talented professionals to our growing board of directors,” said Susan B. Parks, President & CEO of Orange County United Way. “The new appointees bring a wealth of talents and diverse experience to the board, while being united in their passion to join hands with United Way and make a direct, positive impact here in Orange County and create a better future for all its residents.”

Joseph Nuzzolese joined Edwards Lifesciences as Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain, in August 2016. Nuzzolese has more than 25 years of experience leading all facets of supply chain and has held a number of senior leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, including vice president of supply chain in the Office of Strategy & Execution, vice president of worldwide operations for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. and vice president of drug delivery for ALZA Corp.

Allen Staff is the Market President & Region Executive for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has more than 30 years of experience with Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Banking Group and currently manages the Central and West Regions. Staff is also the Market President and serves as the company’s local enterprise leader to integrate the 5,000 associates that make up Bank of America’s business lines in Orange County. These additional responsibilities include promoting the corporate brand, growing the business and managing Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives (ESG) in the market.

Framroze “Fram” Virjee is President of California State University Fullerton, the largest institution in the California State University system, serving more than 41,000 students with an operating budget of almost half a billion dollars. Virjee provides leadership for more than 4,000 educators within an inclusive shared governance environment, overseeing all aspects of the University’s operations — from academic and administrative to finance and technology — in close collaboration with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the extended Titan family.


Nicole Morrison
Cornerstone Communications 949.200.611o, nmorrison@cornerstonecomms.com


Today’s Orange County United Way fights for the Education, Health, Housing and Financial Stability of every person in Orange County. We focus on long-term solutions to the most critical interconnected challenges facing local children and families. Through our 10-year collaborative, community-wide action plan, “FACE 2024” (an acronym for Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), by 2024 we will cut the high school dropout rate in half, increase the number of healthy youth by one-third, cut the percentage of homeless and housing-insecure children in half and reduce the percentage of financially unstable families by 25%. By mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals, we make a long-term measurable difference in our community. UNITED4OC, we change the lives of adults and children right here in Orange County and create a brighter future for every one of us. To learn more or to join our fight, visit www.unitedwayoc.org.

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