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Board of Directors

Our Board

Executive Committee

Melinda Beckett-Maines, President, National Communications, American Association of Critical- Care Nurses

Nestor Herrera, Vice President, Fund Development, RE/MAX Premier Realty  

Julia Engen, Vice President, Programs, Deputy Chief, Irvine Police Department    

Sean Phillips, Treasurer, Regional VP, Wells Fargo 

Ken Horner, Past Board President, IUSD Principal (Ret.)  

Christine Schaubach, Secretary, Community Leader (Arlington, VA) 

Julie Hudash, Founder/CEO, Team Kids

General Board Members

Joe Burke, First Team Realty

John DeCero, Mechanics Bank

Susan Holt, Social Worker

Dan Lubeck, Solis Capital Partners

Greg McKeown, Orange County Fire Authority

Blythe Persinger, Starbucks 

Charles Glorioso, Macquarie Group

Scott Hansen, Attorney/Founder, Viking IP Law

Ellen Burke, California State University Fullerton 

Daniel Horgan, Sr. Director, Corporate Engagement at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Co-President (NYC)

Gillian Hayes, Professor in Informatics, University of California, Irvine 

Donna Kelly, Lennar

Karl Tokita, Irvine Cancer Center

Patrick Matchett, First Foundation Bank 

Megan Gess, Troutman Sanders 

Advisory Council

Laura Baden, Former Board President

Michael Cupps, Investor, Former Executive Board Member

Craig Elliott, Investor, Past Board President

Jay Farr, Chief of Police, Arlington Police Department

Susan Holt, Chair, Past Board President, Director, IUSD Family Resource Center (ret)

Ken Horner, Past Board President, Principal, IUSD (ret)

Bethany LaFlam, Esq., Legal Counsel, Much Shelist, P.C., Former Board President

David Maggard, Chief, Irvine Police Department (Ret.), Chief, Los Angeles Airport Police Department

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff, County of Los Angeles (ret.)

Stephen McHale, Fire Captain, Orange County Fire Authority (Ret.), Founding Board President

John McLaughlin, Ed D., Education Program Specialist; Federal Coordinator, U.S. Department of Education

David Mihalik, Deputy Police Chief (Ret.), Irvine Police Department, Former Board President

Dr. Patrick K. Murphy, Superintendent of Arlington County Schools

James Schwartz, Deputy County Manager, County of Arlington

Jelahn Stewart,  Asst. United States Attorney, Chief Victim Witness Assistance Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

Jack Toan, Regional VP, Wells Fargo,  Foundation Former Executive Board Member 


Today in Orange County, most of the work being done in health and human services focuses, appropriately, on the immediate needs of the disadvantaged. Team Kids takes a different approach, directing their energies toward our youth, teaching them the value and power of working together to solve community issues. In so doing, they are developing the philanthropists of the future and creating systematic change in our community.”

OC United Way, CEO Max Gardner

Team Kids is addressing critical child and community needs today, while also building our next generation of problem solvers.”

Dan Lubeck, Team Kids Board Member

I became a Founding Team Kids Board Member in 2004, after witnessing the leadership and compassion being developed in the students participating in the Team Kids Challenge Program. Team Kids engenders a culture where it is everyone’s right, regardless of age, to be a powerful agent for change.”

Bethany LaFlam, Team Kids Board Member

Team Kids, to me, is an antidote to entitlement and one great way to create the responsible citizens we all want as future leaders.”

Mike Cupps, Team Kids Board Member; Private Investor

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