Board of Directors

Louise Hernandez


Miriam Everette

Vice President

Leslie Sorrells

Board Member / Treasurer

Judy Metzger

Board Member / Secretary

Carol Geisbauer

Board Member

Larry Houser

Board Member

Nancy Capel

Board Member

Susan Smith

Board Member

Dottie Jensen

Board Member

Susan Shaw

Board Member

Francine Flores

Auxiliary Board 

Rudy Lara

Auxiliary Board 

Retired Owner of Executive Medical Services, Past President/current member of the Yorba Linda Woman’s Club, current Board Member of Yorba Linda 11th MEU Adoption Committee, past Board Member of the Yorba Linda/Placentia Family YMCA

Community educator teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), Parent Education, ABE (Adult Basic Education) and Physical Fitness. Taught MOVE to READ across the country, which develops the connection between physical movement and academic education.

Retired County of Orange Auditor-Controller with the medical billing operations. 

Retired La Habra school teacher after 38 years and a horse owner for over fifty. Member of the Fullerton Recreational Riders Association. 

Retired Grant Writer, Executive Director & Director of the Orange County Nonprofit Resource Center. 2013 Orange County Fundraiser of the Year for AFP.  

Owner of Bourbon Street Restaurant and The Bowery Craft Beer & Pizza. Founder of Fullerton Cares Autism Foundation. 

Founder/Owner of N. Capel & Associates graphics and design for over 30 years. 

Retired Vice President and Chief Development Officer for St. Jude Medical Center & current International Director of Philanthropy at Sweet Adelines. 2001 Orange County Fundraiser of the Year for AFP.  

Retired CFO of Washington Mutual and Real Estate Manager at Chase Bank 

Philanthropic leader at Childhelp USA, Damas de Caridad, St. Jude Women’s Guild and the Providence St. Jude Memorial Foundation Board of Directors. Retired interior designer and remodeler, operated six art galleries and educator. 

US Bank - Vice President and District Manager 

Executive Vice President

Daum Commercial Real Estate 

Other Leaders

Cindy Howells

Co-founder / 

Program Director

Matt Howells

Executive Director

Katherine Cazares

Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator