CAROL STONE, BOARD CHAIR
OWNER, STONE NONPROFIT CONSULTING GROUP
Carol Stone is owner of the Stone Nonprofit Consulting Group. Her expertise is in creating innovative solutions for nonprofit organizations to improve performance and impact. Prior to opening her own business, she served as the President and CEO of the Volunteer Center Orange County (Currently OneOC) for twenty-five years. She has served as a national consultant and trainer for Points of Light Foundation, Camp Fire, U.S.A and a broad range of local, regional and national nonprofits. She was a master teacher and curriculum designer for a variety of school districts throughout California, Texas and Libya, North Africa. She was an adjunct faculty member at California State University Long Beach, California State University Fullerton and University of California Irvine. Ms. Stone is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She holds her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco with a focus on nonprofit business management.
ISABELLE BART, SECRETARY
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CRITICAL-CARE NURSES
Isabelle Bart is marketing and communications director at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. In her current role, Isabelle oversees marketing, communications, creative and digital strategy efforts for AACN, which represents the interests of more than 500,000 progressive, acute and critical care nurses. Her professional experience includes more than 15 years in healthcare and medical devices, working in business planning and marketing strategy for companies such as Abbott and Advanced Medical Optics. Isabelle holds a Masters in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France. She is a former triathlete and has been involved in numerous nonprofit sporting events such as Team In Training and the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
SARAH PIERCE, TREASURER
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, HARVEY & PARMELEE LLP
Sarah Pierce is a Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and Partner at Harvey & Parmelee LLP, CPA’s. She serves as Treasurer for Child Creativity Lab. Sarah is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She received her BA in Economics with Leadership Studies Sequence at Claremont KcKenna College in Claremont, CA.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, BYTELAUNCH
Jhoanna is the owner and Director of Operations of Bytelaunch, a creative development and digital marketing agency in Irvine, California. Jhoanna’s knowledge includes personnel management, organizational development, and strategic planning. She is a graduate of California Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Management and Human Resources. However, much of her time is dedicated towards her philanthropic passions. Jhoanna is the founder of Bytelaunch Foundation, whose mission is to promote STEM education and entrepreneurship for children and young adults. Jhoanna is also a planning committee member for Making Strides, Orange County.
DAVID K. ERICKSON
INVESTOR RELATIONS EXECUTIVE
For 19 years, David Erickson was Vice President, Investor Relations at Edwards Lifesciences, an international medical device company headquartered in Irvine, California. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Investor Relations field and is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), having served in leadership positions at both the national and local levels. In 2014, Erickson was named a NIRI Fellow, which recognizes NIRI members who have distinguished themselves based on their leadership, integrity and contributions to the IR profession. David helped develop NIRI’s new certification program, the Investor Relations Charter, and currently serves on its Certification Council. In conjunction with NIRI and the University of California, Irvine, he helped create a certificate program in Investor Relations, was the instructor for one of the courses and served on the program’s advisory committee. David has a B.S. in Business Administration (double major Finance and Marketing) and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University, Long Beach. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the CSULB Department of Finance, and is a mentor in the CSULB Corporate Mentoring Program.
CALIFORNIA CREDENTIALED EDUCATOR
Carol Pitts is a California-credentialed educator with 10+ years of classroom experience (K-6). She currently works in Irvine Unified School District, where she implemented an English Language Development curriculum to Newcomers and Transitional students. Prior to arriving in Orange County, she lived in San Antonio, Texas, where her students used “Makerspace” on a weekly basis. Carol is also licensed and has led elementary classrooms in Indiana and Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University (Ohio) and her Teaching Credential from the Indiana University School of Education.
INDEPENDENT LEGAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Cathy provides freelance legal support to firms specializing in estate planning, probate, and litigation. In addition to being heavily involved in the education and enrichment of her two sons, Cathy has always been active in non-profits benefiting her children’s schools. She served as Secretary of a boosters club for her sons’ preschool as well as Treasurer of the Unit PTA for the elementary school her boys currently attend. She now aspires to broaden her non-profit reach through her position with Child Creativity Lab. Cathy is a graduate of University of California, Irvine, with a degree in Political Science, and Whittier Law School, where she received her J.D.
FINANCE & STRATEGY, ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Aayush Jhalani is a Finance and Business Strategy professional at Alignment Healthcare, a Medicare Advantage health plan in Orange, CA. He is involved in capital planning, mergers & acquisitions, developing financial budgets and long-term forecasts, and investor relations. Prior to joining Alignment, he was an investment banker at Cain Brothers in San Francisco where he advised corporate and not-for-profit healthcare clients on M&A transactions and capital raises. Aayush holds Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Economics from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s in Finance from Claremont McKenna College. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and traveling.
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE OPERATIONS, PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS
Jeremy Kiekze is Director of Corporate Operations at Professional Plastics in Fullerton, CA with over 20 years’ experience in the business. His insight is sought and welcomed throughout company and within his role as a Director. His company is an energetic partner with the CCL providing reusable plastics, repurposed for educational projects. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He is a member of the Environmental Committee of the International Association of Plastics Distribution, and he is an enthusiastic member of Vistage International.
MANAGER, BRAND COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS, HYUNDAI CAPITAL AMERICA
A strategic thinker and planner in the development of nonprofit partnerships, including but not limited to strategic financial planning, executive board placement, event coordination, and employee engagement. Experienced and knowledgeable in developing internal and external brand for the purpose of retention and recruitment. Over three years’ experience in strategic planning for customer loyalty and retention. Key areas of expertise: Corporate Social Responsibility / Budgeting and Planning / Public Relations / External and Internal Communication Strategy / Social Media / Cross-Functional Leadership Management and Strategy / Brand Development / Customer Experience and Loyalty Strategy
Suzanne Ellingson graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Economics and a minor in Business. She spent most of her career working in commercial equipment leasing and later joined her family business, Brasstech/Newport Brass, a high-end plumbing fixtures manufacturer. The company was sold in 2002 and Suzanne continued to do HR Consulting for several years, but then ventured into the philanthropy and volunteer world. She worked on the boards of the Parent Teacher Association, National Charity League and Tennis Boosters at her children’s schools. In addition, she spent several years on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, Orangewood’s mentoring program and co- chaired the annual fundraising gala for Working Wardrobes. Currently, she is working with Safe Families (Olive Crest), heading up the Escalette Collection of Art (her parent’s endowment) and the Ellingson Family Collection of Art, both at Chapman University. She resides in Laguna Beach and is married to Scot Ellingson and has two daughters, Morgan (27) and Angie (20).
PRINCIPAL REALTOR, RADCLIFFE & ASSOCIATES, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE
Shaun Radcliffe is a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and with extensive experience and knowledge of real estate programs and guidelines, he has created a six-star customer service approach to real estate. In 2016 he began Radcliffe & Associates to further develop and expand his mission of helping clients with exceptional customer service. The pillars to their success include Service, Trust, Availability, Reliability, Accountability, and Speed. His widespread experience in real estate will assist Child Creativity Lab in fulfilling its vision of a permanent home in Orange County.
CEO, CHILD CREATIVITY LAB
Cherylee “Lee” is an accomplished attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist dedicated to inspiring others to use their time, talent, and resources in creative and beneficial ways. She began her legal career 20 years ago, when she practiced law in the areas of dependency and delinquency, advising troubled youth and families in crisis. Subsequently, Lee opened her own law office focusing on representing special needs children in their education matters. She is the proud mom of three kids, and the Founder and Director of the Mariners Church Legal Ministry. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University in 1994, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1997.