BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KATIE SKELTON, CHAIR
Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer | St. Joseph Hospital
Katie Skelton RN, NEA, BC is a nursing executive with 27 years of hospital operations experience. Prior to joining the St. Joseph Health System, Katie had spent 16 years at the City of Hope National Medical Center, a cancer research and tertiary referral center.
CHUCK WALKER, VICE CHAIR
Retired | Arbela Technologies
Chuck Walker is a retired sales executive with over 30 years of experience assisting manufacturing, distribution, construction and services companies on business strategy, efficiency and profit improvements. Most recently, Chuck served as the Vice President Professional Services at Arbela Technologies, leading the strategic use of technology and associated business process improvements.
President & CEO | RSI Equity Partners
Alex Calabrese currently serves as President & CEO of RSI Equity Partners, a private equity investment company specializing in helping businesses achieve growth and success. Prior to his current role, Alex Calabrese led RSI Home Products for 20 years, expanding it to become one of the nation’s largest kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturers.
Regional Executive Officer/Senior Vice President | Clark Construction Group
Carlos Gonzalez oversees construction operations, preconstruction, and business development in Clark Construction’s Southern California region. He joined Clark in 2001 where he has led the construction of more than $1 billion in projects.
Retired | Amusement Park
Jon Gothold led Amusement Park’s creative departments as Partner/Executive Creative Director. With over 35 years in the advertising business, Jon’s efforts have been recognized by the industry’s most prestigious awards competitions.
Retired | Evangelical Christian Credit Union
Tom Honan has spent the past 10 years in the financial services industry. Prior to that, he established and ran the North American IT Shared Services operation for a major manufacturer.
CEO | OC Fair & Event Center
Kathy Kramer has a diverse background with leadership experience in the areas of strategic planning, sales & marketing, venue operations, production of major events and corporate sponsorship. Her latest position was with Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where she was the Vice President of Business Operations.
VINCE MCGUINNESS, JR.
Private Banker | JP Morgan Private Bank
Vince McGuinness is responsible for serving and advising families, individuals and local foundations with comprehensive and purpose driven financial plans. Together with the team at J.P. Morgan, Vince collaborates with clients to clarify financial goals, protect family lifestyles and define legacies; allowing clients to focus on their top priorities: family, friends, faith and their community.
SISTER EILEEN MCNERNEY, CSJ, FOUNDER
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Sister Eileen McNerney currently serves as Asst. General Superior on the General Council for the CSJ of which she is a member. In 1995, she founded Hope Builders. During her tenure, she has raised more than $25 million in support of this mission. Sister Eileen served as Executive Director for 13 years before transitioning to her new role as President Emeritus in 2008. Learn more here »
Principal | Avalon Financial Group, Inc.
Jeff Randolph is the founder and principal at Avalon Financial Group, a regional investment/advisory firm active in commercial real estate investments. Jeff has many years of experience in the financial sector and is a licensed real estate broker and member of ICSC and MBA.
KATHLEEN D. RODIN
Attorney | Honda Center
Kathleen Rodin represents a number of companies throughout Orange County—including Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC; Anaheim Arena Management, LLC; The Rinks and Orange County High School of the Arts. She is a member of the State Bar of California and serves as Secretary of the American Corporate Counsel Association Sports and Entertainment Committee.
Manager, Corporate Citizenship | Disneyland Resort
Elva Rubalcava is responsible for developing Corporate Citizenship strategies that have the greatest impact in the community and ensure that Disneyland Resort maintains a visible leadership position, setting the standard for corporate social responsibility. She oversees a variety of community outreach projects and programs, working with internal and external partners to ensure success and promote brand reputation for the resort.
SHAWNA SMITH, EX OFFICIO
Executive Director | Hope Builders
Since joining Hope Builders in 1998, Shawna Smith has held various roles and led the development of numerous strategic initiatives including successfully managing the transition of the organization’s founding director in 2008. She also helped Hope Builders expand operations into Anaheim last year, doubling its service capacity. Learn more here »
Executive Vice President | The Innovation Institute
Larry Stofko is the Executive Vice President of The Innovation Institute for St. Joseph Health System. Larry has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology. Through his leadership in performance improvement and adoption of innovative clinical and business technologies, St. Joseph Health has been consistently ranked in the top 100 companies by Information Week.
General Manager | Knott’s Berry Farm
Before joining the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Jon Storbeck had a distinguished career of more than 30 years at The Walt Disney Company. As an operations executive, Jon has proven success leading teams in customer facing businesses to produce profitable growth and build brand value.
GEORGE T. URCH
Owner | George Urch & Associates
George T. Urch has over 30 years of political, public policy, public affairs, communications and public relations experience. He has worked in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, California State Senate and California State Assembly for a variety of elected officials.
HOPE BUILDERS’ 100
A growing coalition of executives committed to transforming lives.
Behr Paint Company
Philip Anthony, Ph.D.
First American Homebuilder Services
Joe S. Tavarez, Jr.
Fitness International, LLC
Hakes Sash & Door
Heffernan & Boortz
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Vince McGuinness, Jr.
Jo Ann Escasa-Haigh
St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare
St. Joseph Hospital
Supplemental Health Care
Tait & Associates, Inc.
TRI Pointe Homes
William Lyon Homes