About OC UNITED
WHO WE ARE
OC United is just that – Orange County, UNITED. We’re all the people who have ever thought, I wish I could do something. We’re a collection of citizens, non-profits and churches who believe we can accomplish more working together than apart. We believe that our community is full of faces and personalities that need love and support. We believe that you are part of our community. You make us who we are by taking action.
WHY WE ARE
We’re all neighbors. We live in the same space and share the same resources. But some of us don’t have homes. Some of us don’t have families. Some of us are isolated despite being surrounded by others. We’re tired of feeling helpless when presented with heartbreaking needs. We’re here to empower ALL of us to bring compassion, peace, and restorative relationships to the most vulnerable in OUR community.
We exist to step into the gap for those who have experienced the breakdown of the family unit
by providing restorative relationships, a healing home, and personal development.
For past hurts to be healed.
For safety and trust to be felt.
For a hopeful future to be realized.
We currently serve those within the following contexts:
Foster Care, Domestic Abuse, Homelessness, and Under-Resourced Neighborhoods & Schools.
Director, Operations & Foster Care Initiative
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Digital Media Specialist
Director, Domestic Abuse Initiative
Director, Workforce Development & Jobs for Life
Director, THRIVE Men's Program
Program Manager, THRIVE Women's Program
Director, RESPITE Program & Trauma Specialist
Director, Neighborhood Development Initiative
Program Director, United Kids and Community Building Initiative (CBI)
Victor & Camille Hernandez
Timothy J. Blied
Tim Blied is a partner with an Orange County law firm specializing in adoptions. He is active with The Sheepfold, serving for the past 25 years on the Board. He also has been on the Board of Casa Teresa. He and his wife, Janel, have been married for 40 years and have 4 adult children.
Native of Ohio, but lover of California, Paul and his family are actively involved in the Fullerton community. Paul has the privilege of working with many organizations that meet real human need daily. He’s especially enthusiastic about the work of OCUnited, as it changes lives in his own community.
Mitch and his wife and have been Fullerton residents for 13 years. The vibrant community is the glue that has anchored them and their three kids to the city. Together, they long to see the most vulnerable in the community live thriving lives, not only in Fullerton but across all of Orange County.
Dan Hughes works as the VP of Security at Disneyland and is the former Chief of Police for the City of Fullerton. Dan was raised in Fullerton and worked for the police department for over 30 years. Dan is excited about OC United and believes their vision will help transform the City of Fullerton.
A former Texan, Barb fell in love with California when she and her husband, Bill, moved to Fullerton 33 years ago. They raised their 2 adult children in Fullerton and have now been blessed with one grandchild. Barb’s volunteer work includes 16 years on the board of Pathways of Hope, along with service to Meals on Wheels, Hot Meals Ministry, ALPHA and Needlework Guild.
Diane and her husband Rob of 32 years live in Fullerton and raised their 4 kids in the community. They’ve been active with many community organizations- sports, Fullerton public schools, church and non-profit groups in the area. Diane is co-owner of Kemp Financial Management, supervises student teachers through Biola University and is a mentor of young moms.
Winston "Win" Miller
Win Miller is retired after more than 40 years in the Financial Services industry. He has served community organizations for many years, including Crittenton Family Services and American Heart Association. He also currently serves on the board of Fullerton Sister Cities Association.
Win has a passion for disadvantaged and vulnerable families, which aligns well with the mission of OC United. He is excited to team up with an illustrious group of equally minded community leaders to advance this critical cause. Win is married to Darci and together they have two grown children and two grand- children. He and Darci reside in Fullerton and enjoy playing golf.
Alan has been married to Sharon for the past 31 years, and they have 3 grown children and a teenage daughter. He has worked with Merrill Lynch for the last 30 years. Alan has served on the Elder Board at EV Free Fullerton. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Forest Home Christian Camp and active in the Brea Kiwanis. He is excited to be part of the OC United Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to unite caring people and committed organizations to better serve our OC friends and neighbors in need. Local businesses are looking for ways to make a difference in their communities. Indeed, together we can make things better.
Wilson is the Lead Pastor of Renew Church OC. He graduated Talbot with an MA in Biblical Studies after failing Greek twice. From 5th grade, He’s dreamt about planting a church with a sign outside the door that says “for imperfect people only”. Every week that sign comforts everyone who walks into Renew.
Aside from ministry, Wilson married a sassy Aussie Korean (Nina) and they have a 1year old baby (Liam). Wilson loves baby and beach volleyball, they are his greatest distraction from doing ministry all day.
Renew Church Website: renewchurchoc.com