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Volunteer Services Encore 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 in skilled volunteering opportunities thereby bringing new sources of talent to the task of solving social issues. Abby is also experienced in best practices for nonprofit Board of Directors as she has served on four local nonprofit boards, 3 capital campaigns, and has spear-headed board nominating committees for over 7 years. Previously, Abby served as AmeriCorps Director, growing the OneOC program from its 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.
Nonprofit Solutions Strategist
Amanda Green is OneOC’s first ever Nonprofit Solutions Strategist. As part of the Organizational Development team, Amanda works with clients to assess their organizational health and provide consulting services to nonprofits. Amanda brings experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, working as a Marketing Manager for a startup SaaS company and volunteering as a Program Manager for Youth Leadership America, a leadership organization for high school students. She holds an MBA from Chapman University and a BA in Psychology from CSU Long Beach. Amanda began her career at Blue Garnet, a strategy consulting firm for social change organizations, and is excited to once again strengthen nonprofits in Orange County.
Bryan entered the nonprofit sector through the AmeriCorps CalPREP program with the 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 a 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.
Office 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 an 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 bicoastal state-of-the-art multiple million dollar data solution centers 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.
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Floridel joined OneOC in 2015. She possesses a firm foundation and understanding of design and marketing principles. With over seven 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.
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, Juliana has joined a second MBA program at Southern States University in Newport Beach.
Volunteer Services AmeriCorps 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 oversees 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.
Foundation & Donor Relations Manager
At OneOC, Lauren is responsible for developing stewardship, cultivation and recognition strategies that build relationships between charitable foundations and OneOC. Prior to joining the OneOC team, Lauren gained broad-ranging experience in frontline fundraising, event coordination, volunteer coordination, direct mail marketing, donor relations, and grant writing through her work with both national and community-based nonprofits. Energetic and reliable, Lauren loves creating ideas with wings that advance the philanthropic community.
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
LaVal Brewer brings to OneOC more than three decades of experience in nonprofit management, with more than a decade of experience in executive and development roles. He recently supported the work of Southern California nonprofit and for-profit corporate employee volunteer programs as a consultant through the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership and OneOC (formerly the Volunteer Center of Orange County).
LaVal has served as executive director for Playworks Southern California and several YMCAs throughout Southern California. He is passionate about youth development, strengthening communities, volunteerism, and engaging for-profit organizations to address local issues. LaVal believes that employee engagement is essential at all levels of nonprofit and community development. LaVal is a trainer for CaliforniaVolunteers, serves on the board of California Communications Access Foundation, and regularly volunteers in his community. LaVal is married and has three daughters.
Nonprofit Accounting Manager
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.
Rossana joined the OneOC team in 2018. She has many years of nonprofit experience both as a volunteer and consultant for various nonprofits in the Orange County area. Rossana received a degree in Marketing from FIDM and a Teaching certification from UCLA. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, where she received a B.A. in Advertising.
Director of HR & Administration
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.
Corporate Relations Manager
As OneOC’s Corporate Relations Manager, Sheila strives to increase the number of Orange County companies who are actively engaged in responding to our community’s most pressing and urgent needs. Before joining OneOC in 2015, she had more than 10 years of experience in the for-profit sector, including positions at TCW in Los Angeles and Yamaha Motor Corporation in Orange County. Sheila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Business, both from Loyola Marymount University. She is happy blending her business background with her own passion for community service. Sheila is a native Southern Californian; she currently lives in Anaheim Hills with her husband Duane and their two children.
Tiffany helps drive customer satisfaction with compassion and professionalism as Account Manager. At OneOC, she acts as liaison between corporate customers and the internal staff, making sure that the lines of communication flow freely, while supporting our executive leadership team. Prior to joining the OneOC team in 2015, 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. In her free time, you can find Tiffany with her husband and two children.
Tim has been with OneOC since 2008. 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.
Tom Partridge, CPLP
Tom has over 12 years’ experience helping organizations meet key business objectives by developing and implementing front-to-back blended learning solutions. He has a passion for creating learning environments, instructional design, training management, and delivering training. Tom gets excited about helping adult learners navigate targeted learning experiences designed to energize employee/volunteer engagement and performance improvement.
Prior to joining the OneOC team, Tom worked in training management, training facilitation, operations management, project management, and client relations. His corporate training experience covers leadership development, new-hire training, succession planning, new-leader onboarding, customer service, sales, technical, and continuous learning topics. Tom entered the nonprofit sector as a skills-based volunteer for OneOC, consulting on proposals designed to moved instructor-led training to online blended learning platforms.
His passion for learning inspired him to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential from the Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD). In addition to his BS in Business Administration from CSUN, Tom earned his E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate from UC Irvine and a Project Management Certification form UCLA Extension.
Tracy joined OneOC in March of 2018. With over 15 years working in the nonprofit industry, as well as 10 years of bookkeeping experience, Tracy believes in the value of helping others and expanding both her and her clients’ knowledge to better their businesses. She has had the opportunity to work in several industries: medical, construction, senior living and small business. In 2011, she earned her BS in Management with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Maryland. Tracy is currently working on her MBA from Azusa Pacific University.
A California native, Tracy finds it a blessing to be home after living on the East Coast for more than 20 years. Her passion is in helping women and teen girls thrive and overcoming obstacles that stop them from being successful. If she’s not in the office or at home, you’ll find her with family and friends or relaxing at the beach and simply taking it all in.
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, Skills-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 and her son Blaine. They currently reside in San Clemente, CA, are avid aquatic nuts (swimming, surfing, SCUBA, kayaking etc.) and love every minute of it.
Director of Finance & Business Services
As the Director of Finance & Business Services, 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.
Director of Organizational Development
Victoria Torres, Director of Organizational Development for OneOC, has been volunteering and working in the nonprofit 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 nonprofit sector, designing, delivering and collaborating with training professionals to meet the needs of the next generation of nonprofit professionals.
AmeriCorps VIP Leader
Xitlaly has years of experience volunteering in educational settings in Orange County and Merced. To pursue becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, Xitlaly graduated and received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Merced. After graduating, she wanted to learn more about the nonprofit sector which led her to work at Think Together in Tustin. During my her time there, Xitlaly became the interim site coordinator and program leader for 6th graders.
Xitlaly hopes to bring awareness about resources that nonprofits provide in Orange County and gain as much experience before going to graduate school. While serving as an AmeriCorps member, she hopes to do her part and motivate others to do theirs for our community.
Nonprofit Solutions Specialist
Yolanda Origel has extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 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 Nonprofit Solutions Specialist for OneOC and has been in this role for almost 8 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 needed 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 managed branch annual campaigns. She also served as the Marketing and Communications Director for South Coast and Santa Ana Family YMCAs.
Yolanda’s personal interests include volunteering for St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. As a 10-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 volunteers for the Center’s only fundraising event, The Circles of Life Fashion Show. Yolanda is excited to be working with inspiring cancer survivors who, like her, see life with a different lens and understand the value of sharing their personal stories of faith, perseverance and ultimately, survival. 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.