• Loretta P. Adrian, Ph.D.

    Dr. Loretta P. Adrian

    President – Coastline Community College

    Dr. Adrian joined Coastline Community College as its President on July 1, 2010. Prior to coming to Coastline, she was the Vice President of Student Services at Skyline College from August 2005. During her first year of tenure as President, s...

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  • Anila Ali

    Anila Ali

    Educator, Journalist and Community Organizer

    Raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Anila Ali is proud American citizen and has made Orange County her home community for almost two decades. Married with two grown children, Anila understands the challenges California's working families face. Whe...

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  • Dr. Wenwa Akinyi

    Dr. Wenwa Akinyi Odinga Oranga

    Consul General of Kenya

    Ambassador Dr. Wenwa is currently the Consul General at the Kenya Consulate, Los Angeles. Before that she was a professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi. She has a long experience in the public sector, having worke...

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  • Shirin Ansari

    Dr. Shirin Ansari

    Founder – The Center for Learning and Behavioral Solutions & Kids Potential

    Dr. Shirin Ansari is a clinical psychologist who has pioneered a multi-disciplinary approach to helping children. Since founding The Center for Learning and Behavioral Solutions in Irvine, California in 199...

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  • Janice Arrington

    Janice Arrington

    Orange County Film Commissioner

    As the Orange County Film Commissioner, Janice Arrington works to promote, facilitate, and retain filming throughout the County. As film production is a vital revenue-generator for Orange County and its 34 cities, Ms. Arrington markets OC locations and ...

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  • Rachel Baranick

    Rachel Baranick

    Deputy District Director – Santa Ana District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

    Rachel Baranick is the Deputy District Director of the Santa Ana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration with service responsibility for the counties of Orange, Riverside and S...

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  • Helen Benjamin, Ph.D.

    Dr. Helen Benjamin

    Chancellor – Contra Costa Community College District

    Helen Benjamin is in her ninth year as Chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District (District). She began her career at the District in 1990 when she joined Los Medanos College as Dean of Language Arts and Humanistic...

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  • Nan Bouchard

    Nan Bouchard

    Vice President and General Manager, C-17 Program Manager-Boeing

    Nan Bouchard is the Vice President and Program Manager for the C-17 Globemaster III program, part of the Mobility, Surveillance and Engagement Division of Boeing Military Aircraft. Bouchard is responsible for C-17 busines...

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  • Heather Chastain

    Heather Chastain

    Chief Sales Officer – Arbonne

    Heather Chastain joined Arbonne, International as Chief Sales Officer in September 2012 and guides key areas of the business related to Arbonne’s Independent Consultant sales force – field development and sales – including expanding and supporting...

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  • Jo Ellen Chatham, Ph.D.

    Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham

    Manager, Strategic Planning & Public Affairs – Southern California Edison

    Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham is the Director of Public Affairs for the Southern Region of the Southern California Edison Company. She is also past president of Eagle Forum of California, a public policy organization. ...

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  • Ambassador Liliana Cino

    Consul General Liliana Tamara Cino de Silva

    Consul General of Peru

    Ambassador Liliana Cino is the Consul General of Peru in Los Angeles. During her diplomatic career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has been Undersecretary for Cultural Affairs, Director Human Rights, Social and Humanitarian Affairs, Diplomatic Adviser to...

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  • Vivian Clecak

    Vivian Clecak

    CEO – Human Options

    Vivian Clecak, Chief Executive Director of Human Options: Alternatives for Abused Women and their Children, founded Human Options together with three other women in 1981. Ms. Clecak has transformed a small outreach program, which began in a small basement room, i...

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  • Stephanie Cripe

    Stephanie Cripe

    Assistant Director of Development – Girls Inc., Orange County

    Stephanie Cripe is the Assistant Director of Development for Girls Incorporated of Orange County. She graduated with honors from Purdue University with Bachelor’s Degrees in PR/Advertising and Spanish. In her current po...

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  • Dina Eletreby

    Dr. Dina Eletreby

    Head of School – New Horizon School, Irvine

    Dr. Dina Eletreby has been an educator for over 20 years and has worked in a multitude of educational environments. She has instructed a range of levels from 1st to 12th grades and has worked with incarcerated youth at Central Juvenile Ha...

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  • Carla A. Ford

    Carla A. Ford

    Senior Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Field Support Team – Walmart Stores, Inc.

    Carla A. Ford is Senior Director of the Environmental Health & Safety, Field Support Team for Walmart Stores, Inc. Ms. Ford joined Walmart in October 2010. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Ford lead...

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    Consul Alejandra Garcia Williams

    Consul of Mexico – in Santa Ana

    Consul Garcia Williams is the currently serving as the Consul of Mexico in Santa Ana, California since December of 2009. Prior to this position, she acted as the Deputy Consul General in San Francisco, California, from December 2007 to November 2009 a...

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  • mc-sgoldstein

    Shelly Goldstein

    Comedian, Writer and Performer

    Shelly Goldstein is a writer-performer who has written for every genre of TV, film & stage. Her one-woman shows have played to sell-out crowds throughout the US & UK. She has written (or re-written) sitcoms, dramas, lyrics, documentaries, animation, aw...

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  • Allison Hart

    Dr. Allison Hart

    Executive Vice President – The Energy Coalition

    Allison is the Executive Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors for The Energy Coalition, an environmental non-profit organization based in Irvine, California. Prior to joining The Energy Coalition, Allison was the City ...

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  • Lisa Hughes

    Lisa Hughes


    CPA & Attorney at Law – Hughes & Hughes, LLP

    As founding partner, Lisa Hughes' place is at the helm of the Hughes & Hughes family law practice. As both an attorney and a certified public accountant for nearly 30 years, Mrs. Hughes excels in all...

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  • Sandra Hutchens

    Sandra Hutchens


    Sheriff – Orange County

    Sandra Hutchens is the 12th Orange County Sheriff.


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  • Dimetria A. Jackson

    Dimetria A. Jackson, J.D.

    Director of Corporate Social Responsbility and Sustainability – Golden State Foods

    Dimetria A. Jackson is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Golden State Foods and the Chief Executive Officer of redBAMBINA.com, an online retail boutique, that caters ...

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  • Savannah C. Jones, Ph.D.

    Dr. Savannah C. Jones

    Founder & President – Mykayla Group

    Dr. Savannah C. Jones is passionate about education and student access to the educational process, especially higher education. That passion is what inspired her career choice as a College Success Coach. She brings to the profession more than two ...

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  • Dr. Kathy Kangarloo

    Dr. Kathy Kangarloo

    Founder – Emerging Om

    Dr. Kathy Kangarloo (Ph.D. in Esoteric Studies) is the founder of “Emerging Om” in Tustin California/USA. She has taught and practiced yoga, Reiki, and meditation for over 25 years in the United States and across the world. During years in India, particu...

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  • Dr. Maryam Malek

    Dr. Maryam Malek

    Founder – Corporate Development Consulting & The Center for Applied Emotional Intelligence

    Dr. Maryam Malek has been a Senior Executive with IBM, Xerox and Gallup, working with CEOs and Fortune 500 companies globally setting strategic direction and leadership development. She is the...

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  • Laura Merage

    Laura Merage

    Founder – RedLine

    Laura Merage was born in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of fifteen. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and her Masters Degree in Art from New York University. Laura is an artist/photog...

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  • Meloney M. Miller

    Meloney M. Miller

    CEO – M³ & Co. Global Enterprises, LLC

    Meloney is known as Coach M³, “The Woman in the Back of Success.” Her reputation with her clients has been built on encouraging people to research for their true potential, regardless of the necessary effort and energy from both them and ...

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  • Daiva C. Navarrette

    Honorary Consul Daiva Valeria Čekanauskas-Navarrette

    Honorary Consul of Lithuania

    Daiva Cekanauskas-Navarrette was appointed Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Los Angeles on August 9, 2010. Daiva received her B.A. in Economics from UCLA where she also went on to study international business. She has more than 17 years of experience worki...

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  • Marissa Pei

    Dr. Marissa Pei

    UBN Talk Radio Personality

    Introducing Marissa Pei, Ph.D. an Inspirational Speaker, TV Commentator, On-Air Personality, Consulting Psychologist, Author, Life Balance Coach, Singer/Songwriter and Global Thought Leader. Using her doctorate in Organizational Psychology, Dr. Marissa...

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  • Jerri Rosen

    Jerri Rosen

    Founder & CEO – Working Wardrobes

    In 1990 Jerri Rosen was President of J.L. Rosen & Company, blending 25+ years of marketing communications experience in developing results-oriented planned giving and development programs for nonprofit organizations. At the same time that she sta...

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  • Lynn Salo

    Lynn Salo

    VP, Sales and Marketing, Facial Aesthetics – Allergan Medical

    Lynn Salo is a 27-year veteran of Allergan whose career has provided her with strong strategic and commercial experience across global healthcare pharmaceutical, biologic, and device markets in Canada, Europe, and the Uni...

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  • Lucy Santana-Ornelas

    Lucy Santana-Ornelas

    CEO – Girls Inc. of Orange County

    Lucy Santana is the CEO of Girls Incorporated of Orange County, the oldest girl-centered organization in the U.S., which has been transforming girls’ views of themselves and their opportunities for generations through programs that focus on leader...

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  • Jan Slater

    Jan Slater

    Founder – CareerConnection.me

    Jan Slater, founder of CareerConnection.me, has been a CEO/Executive Coach, Career Coach, Trainer, and story teller for 32 years. CareerConnection.me is a new innovative approach that provides a suite of products and services focused on the creation of ...

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  • MC Sungaila

    Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila, J.D.

    Partner – Snell & Wilmer

    Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila is a partner with the law firm of Snell & Wilmer in Orange County, where she practices appellate law. Ms.Sungaila has successfully briefed and argued appeals raising cutting edge and core business issues statewide as well as na...

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  • Brenda Williams

    Brenda Williams

    President – Your Coaching Solution

    Brenda Williams has over twenty-five years of experience consulting, coaching and mentoring individuals and businesses in a wide range of personal and professional development. Brenda is a caring, dedicated and well-respected coach in the field of ...

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