BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TIM BLETT, CHAIR
CEO, Partner | eMaxx Partners
Tim Blett is an entrepreneur, board director, CEO, and investor. Over the past 30 years, he has helped organizations from marquee brands to start-ups define their brand purpose, build their reputation, solve their customer experience issues, and grow their business. His expertise focuses on the important intersection of operational excellence and marketing solutions.
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.
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 founded Hope Builders in 1995. 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.
Retired | 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.
Chief Accounting Officer | Banc of California, Inc.
Mike Smith has 25 years of experience in accounting and finance including public-company operations, acquisitions, reorganizations and system integrations. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.
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