Our Team

STAFF

  • Jay Williams
    Jay Williams
    Executive Director

    M.Div., B.A. Biblical Studies

  • Amy Gaw
    Amy Gaw
    Director, Operations & Foster Care Initiative

    TBRI® Practitioner
    B.S. Psychology

  • Deanna Monzon
    Deanna Monzon
    Director, Finance & Administration

    CPA., B.A. in Economics

  • Jody Tortorella
    Jody Tortorella
    Office Administrator

    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Mandated Reporter, General & School Personnel Certified

  • Brandon Morales
    Brandon Morales
    Director, Marketing & Communications

    TBRI® Practitioner
    ACEs Qualified Educator
    Disney © “Marketing You”
    Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Karen Eckberg
    Karen Eckberg
    Volunteer Coordinator

    B.S., Recreational Therapy, CTRS

  • Katie Russo
    Katie Russo
    Intake Coordinator, Support Advocate

    B.A. Social Work
    Masters in Social Work

  • Donna Mroz
    Donna Mroz
    Director, Domestic Abuse Initiative

    Domestic Abuse Advocate
    State of California Certification

  • Mike Carman
    Mike Carman
    Director, Workforce Development & Jobs for Life

    B.A. Christian Education
    M.A. Theology

  • Jim Deming
    Jim Deming
    Director, THRIVE Men's Program

    B.A. Interpersonal & Organizational Communication
    30 years, County of Orange Children & Family Services
    ACE’s Qualified Educator

  • Heather Macleod
    Heather Macleod
    Support Advocate, THRIVE Women's Program

    B.A. Sociology
    TBRI® Practitioner

  • Stacie MacDonald
    Stacie MacDonald
    Coordinator and Case Manager, RAF

    B.A. Intercultural Studies
    TBRI® Practitioner

  • Gaby Garcia
    Gaby Garcia
    Community Development Manager

    TBRI® Practitioner
    ACEs Qualified Educator
    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Making Sense of Your Worth Facilitator
    Domestic Abuse Support Group Facilitator

  • Caleb Parker
    Caleb Parker
    Program Director, United Kids & Teens

    B.A. Biblical Studies
    B.A. Intercultural Christian Ministry
    M.A. Theology & Ministry (Urban Studies Focus)
    Healing-Centered Engagement Practitioner
    TBRI® Practitioner

  • Yaneth Carillo
    Yaneth Carillo
    United Kids Coordinator

    Early Childhood Development Educator

  • Melly Gaspar
    Melly Gaspar
    United Kids Coordinator

    B.A. Childhood Development
    Minor in Social Studies

  • Noemi Tovar
    Noemi Tovar
    United Teens Coordinator

    A.A. General Behavioral Sciences
    A.S. Childhood Development
    B.A. Intercultural Studies
    Minor in International Dev.

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.

  • 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.

  • Paul Burke
    Paul Burke

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Winston
    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.