Our Team

Advisory Council

Trish Coury
Real Estate Professional

Johanna Demers
Youth Graduate

Stacy Gorgie
VP, Branch Manager
Umpqua Bank, Newport Beach

Raj Kadam
CIO – Healthcare

Dr. Nishant Kumar
Kaiser Permanente

Raakhi Masani
PinkRock Events

Anna McCarthy, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Natasha Namdari, MD
Orange County Health Care Agency

Edward (Ted) L. Quinn
Past President
American Nuclear Society
Technology Resources

Kim Severini
TravelBiz Solutions

Shadi Shaffer, Esq
Asset Protection & Elder
Law Center

Sharlyn Turner-Bryant
VP, People
Seabreeze Management Company

Carolyn Zainer
Founder & Owner
CAZ Designs, Inc.

To read the bios of our Advisory Board members, please click here.


Justine Palmore
Executive Director

Carlia Perez
Director of Program and Business Operations

Denisze Zermeno
Director of Housing and Mentoring Programs


Xiomara Cabrera
Mentoring Program

Perla Rojas
Business Development & Strategy Manager


Elle Martinez
Case Manager Supervisor

Samantha Beer
Case Manager & Data Management Coordinator

Garrett Brooks
Business Development & Events Specialist

Ricki Cruz
Sales Coordinator

Diana Fuentes
Case Manager

Adriana Garcia
Case Manager

Gabriela Hernandez
Case Manager

Veronica Hernandez
Case Manager

Samuel Kamel
Office Manager

Brenda Richardson-Bailey
Case Manager

Kaitlin Rios
Case Manager, OCDE

Nancy Roque
Case Manager

Melany Sanchez
Admin Coordinator

Volunteer Leaders

Kim Pennington
WeDeliver Supervisor

Dr. Stephanie Schneider
Project Director, OC Colleges Project

Leigh Sentenac
Business Development