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Board of Directors

Susan Smith


Miriam Everette

Vice President

Nancy Capel


Judy Metzger


Carol Geisbauer

Board Member

Larry Houser

Board Member

Louise Hernandez

Board Member

Leslie Sorrells

Board Member

Dottie Jensen

Board Member

Paul Miller

Board Member

Dallas M. Stout, Psy.D.

Board Member

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.  

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

Served as the Founding Director of Disability Services at California State University, Fullerton for 40 years, Founding Director of Ability Counts inc., and appointed member of the California Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

Dr. Stout is a member of the faculty at California State University Fullerton, Brigham Young University Idaho, and the University of Arizona Global Campus. He co-founded and runs DoctorS Nonprofit Consulting and is a volunteer Chaplain with the City of Fullerton Police Department.

Francine Flores

Auxiliary Board 

Rudy Lara

Auxiliary Board 

US Bank - Vice President and District Manager 

Executive Vice President

Daum Commercial Real Estate 

Executive Leadership

Cindy Howells

Co-founder / 

Program Director

Matt Howells

Executive Director

Katherine Cazares

Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

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