President/Chief Executive Officer
OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, named Dan McQuaid President & CEO in November 2005. He has guide the transformation of the 59 year old volunteer center adding professional training, consulting, and outsourcing services. In 2010 Dan led the organization’s rebranding and name change to OneOC with an expanded mission to accelerate nonprofit success.
The OC Register named McQuaid one of Orange County’s “Top 15 People to Watch in 2015” recognizing his leadership in launching OneOC’s Center for Business and Community Partnerships. The Center’s purpose is to inspire, equip, and mobilize more local companies to engage in employee volunteering and charitable programs so that they can generate more resource to address Orange County’s most urgent and unmet social needs. In 2015, OneOC received from Pacific Life Foundation their Walter B. Gerken Award that annually is given to an outstanding nonprofit in Orange County. In 2016, Dan was name one of the Inaugural OC 500 Most Influential by the Orange County Business Journal.
Dan has more than 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience as chief executive officer, community leader, board chairperson, organization consultant, coach and trainer. Since 2000, Mr. McQuaid has been retained as a consultant to more than 125 Southern California nonprofits focused on business and strategic planning, organizational development, leadership coaching, and program evaluation.
For twenty years, he was Executive Director of Canyon Acres Children’s Services. Dan guided Canyon Acres’ development of a full array of integrated mental health and child welfare services for severely abused, emotionally troubled, 5 –12 year old children and their families. He is also an inactive licensed psychotherapist. He earned a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside and a MS in Social Work with distinction from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Tim is the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer since 2007. He has provided strategic leadership and direction with his business management acumen to help strengthen over 750 organizations in the community. He also serves as a coach, consultant and trainer to professional leaders as well as a presenter and facilitator throughout the year. Tim currently serves on the California Volunteers Commission as well as on various task forces with Points of Light. Tim played an instrumental role at a state and national level with the Service Enterprise program serving over 125 organizations since its inception and is now being replicated throughout the country.
Before his current position, Tim served in various leadership roles with the YMCA including Executive Director of the Saddleback Valley YMCA, Senior Vice President of Branch Operations, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Development Officer.
With over 30 years as a successful nonprofit leader dedicated to strengthening communities, Tim has guided and empowered individuals to seek their greatest potential while making a positive difference in others.
His areas of expertise include leadership development, operations, business growth, board development, volunteer advancement, fundraising and strategic planning.
He earned a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from Florida State University and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Southern California.
Tim lives in Dana Point with his wife, Kristen, also a nonprofit leader with the American Cancer Society, and has four kids, Max, Maddie, Nicole and Gavin.
Tiffany joined our team as the Executive Assistant to our President/CEO, Dan McQuaid. She has more than 10 years of experience as an executive administrator in increasingly responsible roles at several companies. In her most recent position, Tiffany served as the Executive Administrative Assistant at Neopost USA in Irvine where she supported multiple executives. Her experience is enhanced by an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems. Tiffany was born and raised in Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.
Chief Development Officer
Barbara Powers has served as OneOC’s Chief Development Officer since February 2008. She has 20-plus years of experience in major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, annual campaigns, special events, direct mail, grant writing and cause-related marketing with organizations including American Red Cross, YMCA, Orange County High School of the Arts and The Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Barbara is certified as a CFRE through the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2000, and serves on AFPOC’s board of directors. Honors include the Western Region and Chapter Tiffany Award for Excellence in Management from American Red Cross.
Holding a BA in Journalism/Public Relations from San Diego State University, Barbara is a native Southern Californian and lives in Lake Forest.
Grant Writer and Stewardship Manager
A Seattle native, Lauren combines her passion for creative writing and social change by providing creative, result-driven impact reports and grant proposals to OneOC’s current and prospective funders. Prior to joining our team in 2015, Lauren gained broad-ranging experience in special events, volunteer management, direct mail marketing, grant writing and annual giving through her work within various national and community-based nonprofits. As a member of our Development team, she is happy spending her days articulating solutions for Orange County’s greatest needs, one proposal at a time.
Community Engagement Manager
As a relationship expert and strategic thought leader Donavon has a keen ability to create meaningful internal and external connections that enhance a business’s image, improve employee experience and relations, as well as drive revenue. Prior to joining the OneOC team Donavon was fortunate enough to gain experience in facilitating and overseeing programs, developing retention strategies, creating and elevating lasting business partnerships, as well as serving as an ambassador of an organization to ensure there is positive brand awareness both in the internal and external community. As a member of our Development team, he is excited to create new relationships within our business community in Orange County and make a greater impact in the community.
Spirit of Volunteerism Event Manager
Sheila joined the OneOC team in November 2015 as the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards manager. She has more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the for-profit sector, including positions at TCW in Los Angeles and Yamaha Motor Corporation in Orange County. She stepped away from the corporate world to raise her children, during which time she served in several volunteer leadership positions in her church and community. She is passionate about community service, and is happy to channel that enthusiasm into the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.
Sheila holds a bachelors degree in Sociology and a masters degree in Business, both from Loyola Marymount University. She is a native Southern Californian, and currently lives in Anaheim Hills.
Director of Finance
As the Director of Finance, Valerie Fryer has been handling the Financial, Human Resource and Business Services at OneOC since July 2007.
Valerie has over 22 years of experience as a financial analyst, internal auditor, sales and business planning manager and financial director, working for companies such as Taco Bell Corp., Pioneer Electronics and Disneyland Resort.
Valerie grew up doing volunteer work, and wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives and in the community. She joined the nonprofit management industry in 2002, working for Olive Crest Treatment Centers prior to joining the team at OneOC. She holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA in Business Management from Pepperdine University.
Marci has a background in public accounting and corporate business management, but turned her focus to nonprofits in 2008. She has been leading the Fiscal Sponsorship program since joining OneOC in May 2011. Additionally, she now oversees the Nonprofit Accounting program and heads the Health & Wellness Committee.
Randa Wren has been the Bookkeeper for OneOC since December 2012. She has over 25 years of bookkeeping experience in construction, manufacturing and publishing. This is her first time working in the nonprofit industry.
Juliana has been with OneOC since June 2015. She has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge to help businesses in the community. Her experience began as a Brazilian Certified Public Accountant (CPA), where she explored her talents in international accounting and finance. Juliana has an extensive knowledge of Outsourcing, Real Estate, Investment, Mergers & Acquisition, and Due Diligence. She earned a Master’s degree of Business Administration, with an emphasis in international accounting standards (IAS), and in 2013 moved to the U.S. to continue her education and development of English as a second language. Additionally, Julia has joined a second MBA program at Southern States University in Newport Beach.
Human Resources Manager
Stacy Brooks has over 25 years of experience as a nonprofit leader and over ten years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining the OneOC team in 2011, Stacy’s work history included the positions of Program Manager and HR Director for Olive Crest and HR Generalist with Boys Town California. Labeled as being “HR with heart”, Stacy is dedicated to not only ensuring that organizations remain in compliance with laws and regulations, but that they are also “doing right” by their employees.
Stacy studied Journalism and Communications at the University of Southern California and is currently working towards obtaining her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She was recently featured in the Orange County Register where she gave advice on how to land a job using specialty job boards.
Website and Communications Specialist
Floridel joined OneOC in 2015 as the organization’s Website and Communications Specialist. She possesses a firm foundation and understanding of design and marketing principles. With over six years of experience volunteering, collaborating, and working with various nonprofits throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, Floridel has developed a strong passion for cultivating the greater good of the community at large.
Client Services/Membership Coordinator
Yolanda Origel has extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years. She has served in various roles within community-based nonprofits where she provided direction and support in the areas of program development, fund development and donor relations, volunteer recruitment and management, special event planning, and community outreach. She is currently the Client Services and Membership Coordinator for OneOC and has been in this role for almost 5 years.
She first became involved in the nonprofit sector when she was recruited as a member of the Boys & Girls Club Youth Advisory Council during her junior year in high school. As a volunteer, she helped plan activities and developed curriculum for local youth who were in need of after school activities. This involvement led to a position as program staff which transitioned into a program director position, then into the interim Executive Director position; working directly with the board, advisory board and committees, and local community leaders on strategic initiatives, fundraising activities and community outreach.
Her love for nonprofits grew even more when she began working with the YMCA in central California, which led her to search for a position within the YMCA when she moved to Southern California. She served as the Capital Campaign Manager of an $18M campaign at the YMCA of Orange County for four years and also managed branch annual campaigns. She also served as the Marketing and Communications director for South Coast and Santa Ana Family YMCAs for two years.
Yolanda’s personal interests include volunteering for St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. As a 7-year breast cancer survivor, she feels that it’s important to give back to the Center that made such a difference in her life and in the lives of its patients and their families. She volunteers her time to support the Cancer Center’s programs and special initiatives, and is currently volunteering for the Center’s only fundraising event, The Circles of Life Fashion Show, which is in now its 19th year. Yolanda is currently serving as co-lead for fashion model focus team and is excited to be working with 30 inspiring cancer survivors who will be walking down the runway in June. Being a cancer survivor has given her an incredible thirst for life, a love of extreme sports, and a very affectionate personality. Her hobbies include skydiving, photography, hiking, Yoga, cooking, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
Director of Volunteer Services
Ursula has served as OneOC’s Director of Volunteer Services for the last five years. During that time she has led the development and implementation of OneOC’s corporate employee engagement programs, including national Days of Service, Team Building Service Projects, Board Connection, Skill-Based Volunteering with clients including Altria, Disneyland Resorts, Fluidmaster, Hilton Worldwide, Home Depot, Hyundai Capital, Outerwall and many more.
Ursula has over twenty years of nonprofit professional experience. Prior to OneOC, Ursula held various management positions within the YMCA, including the Executive Director of the Highland Branch. She has served in a multitude of facilitative, board and capacity building roles for nonprofits, including a trainer & consultant for the CA Service Enterprise Initiative (CVSEI) and has received the Fred Hoshiyama Leadership and William A. Dunlap Fellowship Awards, respectively.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Springfield College and is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute, a Y collaborative through Cornell University. Additionally she provides leadership for OneOC’s volunteer department, including AmeriCorps both State and National, Disaster Services, Family Service Team and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP 55+).
Although her commitment to service is inexhaustible, her true success is through her family—Martin, her husband of 21 years and her seventeen year-old son Blaine. They currently reside in San Clemente, CA, are avid aquatic nuts (swimming, surfing, SCUBA, kayaking etc…) and love every minute of it.
Volunteer Services Manager
Abby Edmunds is pleased to have recently taken on a new role at OneOC, overseeing the OneOC Encore initiative. The vision of Encore is to engage adults, age 50 and above, in skilled volunteering opportunities thereby bringing new sources of talent to the task of solving social issues. Previously, Abby served as AmeriCorps Director, growing the OneOC program from it’s infancy in 2012 to a fully established vehicle that aids nonprofit success.
Abby came to OneOC in January 2012 from a career in education, having spent 14 years with the Irvine Unified School District as a K-12th Grade Music Teacher and, eventually, overseeing the district Service-Learning Program for over 27,000 Irvine students.
In 2015, Abby was awarded both the Irvine Prevention Coalition Award from the City of Irvine and became an alumni of the AMEX Leadership Academy through the Center for Creative Leadership.
Abby holds a BA in Music from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a CA Credentialed Teacher. She attained her credential through her studies at Concordia University, Irvine. For the past 22 years, Abby has made her home in Irvine where she lives with her husband and daughter, as well as her 2 adorable cats.
Volunteer Services Manager
Kimberly joined the OneOC team in 2017 with over 17 years of nonprofit experience. Through her various roles, Kimberly has provided leadership in the areas of youth development, program operations, volunteer management, partnership building and family engagement.
Kimberly holds a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Fullerton. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow Orange County whose mission is to cultivate, inspire, connect and empower an effective community of leaders. Kimberly places great value in helping to develop individuals and encouraging others to become involved in the community. As Volunteer Services Manager, Kimberly will oversee OneOC’s AmeriCorps VIP program to support the capacity building, fundraising and training/development efforts of nonprofits throughout Orange County.
Kimberly is most proud of the relationships she has built with the families, staff and community members that she has worked with. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and their dog.
Volunteer Services Supervisor
Samantha has been working in the nonprofit sector for six years. She began her nonprofit career as an AmeriCorps member in San Diego with the International Rescue Committee. There, she piloted an after school program for English Language Learners, and worked closely with refugee families. After AmeriCorps, Samantha attended Brandeis University and received a MBA Nonprofit Management with an emphasis on Child, Youth, and Family Services. Upon graduation, Samantha went on to work with Discovery Cube and Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast before beginning her role as the Volunteer Services Supervisor at OneOC.
Pete started at OneOC in 2015, after graduating from Trinity Law School. As a student, Pete was able to learn about the Non-Profit sector through his internship with the Legal Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission, serving as a volunteer mediator with the Orange County Human Relations, and as a Certified Law Clerk for Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers Inc.
AmeriCorps VISTA Veterans Communications Coordinator
Before joining Americorps program, John was very active in veteran Affairs, including Homeless Stand Down, Military Family housing collaborative and Veterans Business Network.
An Army Combat Veteran, John served as an Infantry Squad leader.He has also served as Post Commander for VFW posts in Central California an active member of American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach.
For the past 16 years he has been an active Realtor, with an office in Huntington Beach. In 2015 Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR) presented John with its FIRST Volunteer of the year award for his work with Homeless Veterans and Veterans in Transition. Before Real Estate John was in the Fashion Real Estate world, working with TJ Max as a Store manger and District Manager in California and Nevada.
He has been a Mentor for UCI International interns for the past 10 years. His most proudest event, was marrying Jean Hacker (now 30 years), he has 4 grown children.
AmeriCorps VIP Leader
Christian joined the OneOC team in 2016 as an AmeriCorps member. After serving in the AmeriCorps CalPREP program with Orangeview Junior High School in Anaheim, Christian transitioned into the role of AmeriCorps VIP Leader with OneOC.
Christian graduated from UC Irvine in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior and Anthropology. In his time at UCI, he worked one-on-one with incoming university students, in global anti-poverty advocacy groups, and with families and children with high-functioning autism.
Christian is passionate about youth- and education-based nonprofits, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in academic counseling in higher education. In his spare time, he volunteers with JOYA Scholars, a student mentorship program in Fullerton, and enjoys spending time with family and going to movies, concerts, and museums.
Director of Professional & Organizational Development
Victoria Torres, Director of Professional & Organizational Development for OneOC, has been volunteering and working in the non-profit sector for over 10 years. Her experience began as a Human Services undergraduate student at California State University, Fullerton where she explored her talents in counseling, program design, research, and community development. From these experiences she grew to have a passion for children and realized our need as a community to help them build healthy strong relationships. She continued her education at CSUF and received a Master’s of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy. Through her time of training to be a counselor she worked with at-risk children and families searching for a better quality of life.
After spending ten years increasing her knowledge on the status of children in Orange County, thanks to her experience as a Project Manager on an Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County, Victoria decided to expand her talents in leadership and training to equip volunteers and nonprofit professionals on the tools and skills they desire in order to address the social welfare needs within our community. She has spent the last 4 years of her career in training and learning development in the for-profit and non-profit sector, designing, delivering and collaborating with training professionals to meet the needs of the next generation of nonprofit professionals.
Bryan entered the nonprofit sector through the AmeriCorps CalPREP program with Inland Empire United Way at the Boys & Girls Club of Pomona Valley. This provided the opportunity to experience firsthand the impact that nonprofit organizations can make in the community as he developed and supervised a college readiness mentoring program for teens. He then worked as job coach providing on site job training to adults with developmental disabilities before joining OneOC. Prior to the nonprofit sector, Bryan spent three years as youth pastor working with high school and college students and is still involved in advising student leadership groups.
Program and Database Administrator
Cindy Braun manages the development and implementation of OneOC Salesforce database and manages onsite support for all other technology related needs for the office.
Cindy has extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector, serving through various roles within community-based nonprofits where she provides direction and support in the areas of grant management, project management, volunteer recruitment and management, special event planning and community outreach.
Prior to joining OneOC in 2010, Cindy was the Marketing Manager for two by-coastal state-of-the-art multiple million dollar data solution center's at Ingram Micro and a Project Manager at Agile360.
She holds a BS degree in Finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Cindy is a native Northern Californian and has resided in Tustin since 2003.