OWNER, STONE NONPROFIT CONSULTING GROUP
Carol Stone is owner of the Stone Nonprofit Consulting Group. Her expertise is in creating innovative solutions for nonprofit organizations to improve performance and impact. Prior to opening her own business, she served as the President and CEO of the Volunteer Center Orange County (Currently OneOC) for twenty-five years. She has served as a national consultant and trainer for Points of Light Foundation, Camp Fire, U.S.A and a broad range of local, regional and national nonprofits. She was a master teacher and curriculum designer for a variety of school districts throughout California, Texas and Libya, North Africa. She was an adjunct faculty member at California State University Long Beach, California State University Fullerton and University of California Irvine. Ms. Stone is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She holds her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco with a focus on nonprofit business management.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CRITICAL-CARE NURSES
Isabelle Bart is marketing and communications director at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. In her current role, Isabelle oversees marketing, communications, creative and digital strategy efforts for AACN, which represents the interests of more than 500,000 progressive, acute and critical care nurses. Her professional experience includes more than 15 years in healthcare and medical devices, working in business planning and marketing strategy for companies such as Abbott and Advanced Medical Optics. Isabelle holds a Masters in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France. She is a former triathlete and has been involved in numerous nonprofit sporting events such as Team In Training and the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
SENIOR DIRECTOR, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
Chris Bosley is a commercial real estate advisor with Cushman & Wakefield, the worlds largest privately held commercial real estate services firm. He has built his reputation and success advising corporate occupiers and he has been involved in over 500 leasing and sales transactions over the last 15 years representing institutional clients as well as professional firms. He has advised several Fortune 500 clients with their local, national, and international occupancy strategies. Chris Bosley grew up in Laguna Beach, CA and received his BA from San Diego State University. He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA with his family and is actively involved in the community.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAVE OUR YOUTH
Penelope is an accomplished executive with 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her passion for arts and education are the driving force that motivates her to raise much needed funds for local, national and international nonprofit organizations.
Throughout Penelope's career, she has advised and directed key philanthropic organizations on community partnership, outreach, feasibility studies, strategic planning, board cultivation, fund development, grant writing and capital campaign building.
In addition to Penelope's professional accomplishments, she feels a strong sense of achievement as she continues to serve her community in a variety of volunteer roles with the Children’s Miracle Network, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Ronald McDonald House, Autism Speaks, Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, Anaheim Family YMCA, Next Up Foundation and Anaheim Union High School District.
She graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with her M.S. in Human Development & Family Studies and her M.S.W. in Social Work. In addition she has earned a C.F.R.E. through the Association for Fundraising Professionals as well as a Grant Writing Certification from the American Grant Writers Association.
HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT, DON DRESSLER CONSULTING/CAL-WORK SAFETY
David Brodeur is a Human Resources Consultant with Don Dressler Consulting/Cal-Work Safety a premier Safety and Human Resources service provider in Irvine, California. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Human Resources field and is an active member in the Professionals in Human Resources Association, the National Human Resources Association and the Society for Human Resources Management. David is well known for creating innovative and user friendly Human Resources solutions for small to medium size businesses throughout Southern California. David has a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Arts in Organizational Development with an emphasis in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHILD CREATIVITY LAB
Peter Chang is the Founder and Executive Director of Child Creativity Lab. Peter also serves as an appointed member on the Orange County Child Care & Development Planning Council and a board member for the Orange County chapter of the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC). Peter started his career working at a not-for-profit organization servicing the needs of HIV and AIDS patients and has over 10 years of experience in business, marketing strategy, and new product planning. He graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California, an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, and an MPH in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.
INDEPENDENT LEGAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Cathy provides freelance legal support to firms specializing in estate planning, probate, and litigation. In addition to being heavily involved in the education and enrichment of her two sons, Cathy has always been active in non-profits benefiting her children’s schools. She served as Secretary of a boosters club for her sons’ preschool as well as Treasurer of the Unit PTA for the elementary school her boys currently attend. She now aspires to broaden her non-profit reach through her position with Child Creativity Lab. Cathy is a graduate of University of California, Irvine, with a degree in Political Science, and Whittier Law School, where she received her J.D.
FOUNDER + CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WONDERDANGER
Ian Koff is the founder and chief creative officer of WonderDanger, a branding and marketing agency headquartered in Irvine, CA. Combining strategy with unapologetically bold creative, WonderDanger champions marketing initiatives that engage audiences in unexpected ways to create memorable experiences and drive brand adoption. Formerly, Ian served as associate creative director at several Orange County ad agencies and has more than 10 years of experience working with clients in healthcare, lifestyle & entertainment, technology, higher education and non-profit arenas. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester, where he received his Bachelors of Arts in English with an emphasis in Communications.
OF COUNSEL, BEST BEST & KRIEGER LLP
Christy Marie Lopez brings substantial experience in the fields of telecommunications and code enforcement. Serving of counsel in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Irvine office, she is well-versed in all governing state and federal statutes, as well as federal and state agency decisions. Christy advises on telecommunications laws, including the regulation and sitting of wireless communications devices and cable franchising under state and federal law. Christy also serves as city prosecutor for multiple jurisdictions. She has substantial experience with all aspects of code enforcing. While attending Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., she received the Best Oralist award in two moot court competitions and was on the National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition Team. She served as president of the Environmental Law Society and was also coordinator of the Latin American Law Student Association. Christy is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR, EDWARDS JONES
John (aka “Bird”) is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 Company that provides a multitude of investments and services to help individual investors and business owners reach their long-term financial goals. He earned his BA in International Relations and Diplomacy from SUNY-New Paltz, is Series 7 & 66 Licensed, and holds his California Insurance License for Life, Health and Annuities. John is often asked to speak on a variety of topics that pertain to accumulating, investing, and protecting assets and financial planning. He strives to find out what is the most important goals for his clients, provides customized, tailored solutions and builds a partnership with this clients to stay on track and make adjustments as needed. John resides in North Tustin and is active in the Tustin Chamber of Commerce (currently on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Ambassador Chairperson) and coaches his children’s teams at Tustin Western Little League and AYSO Region 96 Soccer.
OWNER, QBCURE, LLC
Brad has more than 20 years serving as a controller for various companies ranging from start-ups to over $75 million in revenue. His focus has been helping small to medium businesses with their financial and accounting needs. Clients range from manufacturing, retail, non for profit, doctors, restaurants, technology, real estate, independent contractors, construction, financing, and others. Brad has volunteered for many years with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County. Brad holds a business degree in finance from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA in accounting from Baker College in Michigan.