Board of Directors


This dynamic trio guides our fiduciary and human impact success

Pauline Francis, Board Chair
Pauline Francis, Board ChairB2B CFO
“I volunteer at WHW because I believe that having the right job is an important key to financial stability and emotional well-being. Job-hunting is a time when people need all the encouragement and positive support they can get and I want to help in any way I can.”
Lisa Clark, Treasurer
Lisa Clark, TreasurerDeloitte
“I volunteer at WHW because they provide individuals with the skills and tools to help them find their potential and understand the value they can bring to future employers and the community.”
Paul Diamond, Secretary
Paul Diamond, SecretaryThe Bascom Group
“I volunteer at WHW because as I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact that this organization provides to others that are looking to get into the workforce.”


Smarts, seasoned acumen, and unlimited super powers are brought to bear to advance mission and lives

Beth Adkisson
Beth AdkissonVistage International
“I volunteer at WHW because they significantly impact thousands of lives each year in our community by providing skills and resources to the unemployed and underemployed.”
Jayson Amos
Jayson AmosBreak Point Tennis Analytics
“I volunteer at WHW because I believe in supporting our local community and empowering individuals who are willing to put in the work that is necessary to reach their maximum potential.”
Lawrence Park
Lawrence ParkUS Metro Bank
“I volunteer at WHW because it is a privilege to be a part of an organization that enriches the community by extending beyond mere charity and building the lasting foundation for thousands of individuals to become gainfully employed. I am delighted to support WHW’s mission and call to action.”
Paula Orologas
Paula OrologasCapital Group
“I volunteer at WHW because I’ve seen first-hand the impact it’s programs have in helping thousands of men and women build the confidence and skills to find meaningful employment and realize their potential.”
Kerrina Sanchez
Kerrina SanchezUS Bank
“It is a privilege and honor to sit on the Board of Directors for WHW. Their mission gives an opportunity to empower individuals with confidence and strong skill set entering the work force once again. WHW has proven their critical role in helping individuals get back on their feet.”
Sherrie Simmons
Sherrie SimmonsSIMMS Solutions
“I joined the Board of Directors of WHW because I know it is not just about a job. I deeply believe that when an individual loses their means of providing for themselves and their family, it can unravel the very fiber that defines them and their worth.”

Advisory Board

Steadfast angels-among-us who help us reach new heights

Laurie Rowen
Laurie RowenMontage Legal
Kate King
Kate KingThe KFK Group
Betsy Miller
Betsy MillerMiller Barondess, LLP
Susie McCollom
Susie McCollomFirst Team Estates
Michael Oliver
Michael OliverPacific Advisors
Nella Webster O’Grady
Nella Webster O’GradyMiracle Mile Advisors
Casey Mattos
Casey MattosFirst Bank
Dinia Takacs
Dinia TakacsCEO University
Helen Lao
Helen LaoClearPath Solutions
Amanda Kliem
Amanda KliemVisit Newport Beach
Judy Brandt
Judy BrandtFox & Company
Erica Fisher
Erica FisherPacific Dental
Marcia Evans
Marcia EvansFarmers & Merchants Bank
Erin Leach
Erin LeachSnell & Wilmer
Anne Marie Ellis
Anne Marie EllisBuchalter