Our Team

STAFF

  • Catherine Bernabe
    Catherine Bernabe
    Coordinator, United Kids
  • Yaneth Carillo
    Yaneth Carillo
    Coordinator, United Kids
  • Mike Carman
    Mike Carman
    Director, Workforce Development & Jobs for Life
  • Jim Deming
    Jim Deming
    Director, THRIVE Men's Program
  • Karen Eckberg
    Karen Eckberg
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Gaby Garcia
    Gaby Garcia
    Community Development Manager
  • Melly Gaspar
    Melly Gaspar
    United Kids Coordinator
  • Amy Gaw
    Amy Gaw
    Director, Operations
  • Stacie MacDonald
    Stacie MacDonald
    Coordinator and Case Manager, RAF
  • Heather Macleod
    Heather Macleod
    Support Advocate, THRIVE Women's Program
  • Deanna Monzon
    Deanna Monzon
    Director, Finance & Administration
  • Brandon Morales
    Brandon Morales
    Director, Marketing & Communications
  • Donna Mroz
    Donna Mroz
    Director, Domestic Abuse Initiative
  • Caleb Parker
    Caleb Parker
    Program Director, United Kids & Teens
  • Katie Russo
    Katie Russo
    Intake Coordinator, Support Advocate
  • Jody Tortorella
    Jody Tortorella
    Office Administrator
  • Noemi Tovar
    Noemi Tovar
    United Teens Coordinator
  • Jay Williams
    Jay Williams
    Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Timothy J. Blied
    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.

  • Mitch Fierro
    Mitch Fierro

    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.

  • Frank Haselton
    Frank Haselton

    Frank grew up in Orange County, graduating from CSUF.  He spent forty years in the urban/environmental planning profession. He is also a part-time professor at CSUF. He and his wife, Sandy, have been married for 45 years, raising three children, and now are spoiling six grandchildren. Frank is now semi-retired; and pursuer of pelagic species.

  • Barb Jennings
    Barb Jennings

    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.

  • Penny Jo
    Penny Jo

    Penny came to California when she was eight years old from Korea. Along with learning a new language and culture, she developed a great empathy and assistance for others adopting to unexpected life changes. She is well equipped for the diverse life in Orange County with her multi-cultural experience and comfort speaking Spanish, Korean and English.

  • Karen Allen
    Karen Allen

    Karen and her husband Scott have lived in Fullerton for more than 30 years where they raised their two grown sons.  Karen has donated her time volunteering for numerous organizations including PTA positions at several local schools and Fullerton Council PTA, church, sports teams, Boy Scouts and National Giving Association.

  • Dan Hughes
    Dan Hughes

    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.

  • Alan Nakamura
    Alan Nakamura

    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.