Management

Board Of Directors

A Richard Trueblood, Treasurer of the Board of Goodwill of Orange County

A Richard Trueblood

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Trueblood is the Chair of Goodwill's Board of Directors and serves on the Budget & Finance Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Corporate Compliance Committee. He is a retired Business Executive.

His long career has provided him with expertise in many facets of business including operations, finance, corporate compliance and strategic planning. He also serves on the board of 1st Enterprise Bank.

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Cheryl L. Barrett

Cheryl L. Barrett

Ms. Barrett is a past Chair of the Board of Directors (2011-2012). She currently chairs the Planned Giving Committee, serves on the Executive Committee, and is a member of the Board Development Committee.

Ms. Barrett is a partner with Feruzzo & Feruzzo, LLP in Newport Beach, and her practice is devoted entirely to Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration.

Ms. Barrett is a member of the California Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section. Ms. Barrett’s knowledge of board governance is key to ensuring that Goodwill abides by ethical and legal standards in making its vision a reality.

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Sharon Bishop

Sharon Bishop

Sharon Bishop serves as Chair of the Donated Goods/ Retail Committee. Mrs. Bishop brings an extensive knowledge of store operations, training and development, customer service, merchandising and strategic planning in the retail industry to the Board of Directors.

Mrs. Bishop is currently District Manager for TJMaxx, leading stores in both southern and northern California, which generate sales of more than 100 million. Prior to joining the TJX Corporation, Mrs. Bishop worked as District Team Leader for Target Corporation for 10 years leading a team of nearly 2,000 employees across nine stores in the Riverside County area.

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Robert O. Briggs

Robert O. Briggs

Mr. Briggs is a member of the Board of Directors, and serves on the Real Estate Committee. Under Mr. Briggs' leadership and former ownership, Briggs Electric became one of the leading electrical contractors in all of Orange County. Mr. Briggs is now a developer and syndicates small to medium sized industrial buildings throughout Southern California.

Mr. Briggs was involved as a volunteer consultant on the expansion of Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach and is on the Board of Directors for the Santa Ana Country Club

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Steven M. Coyne, Chairman of the Board of Goodwill of Orange County

Steven M. Coyne

Immediate Past Chair

Mr. Coyne is the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors. He serves on the Executive Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, and Chair of the Board Development Committee. With extensive experience in strategic planning and an impressive background in real estate development and finance, Mr. Coyne brings solid leadership skills and direction that will help guide Goodwill's future growth.

In past years, Mr. Coyne served as Board Treasurer, Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee and Chairman of the 2008 Walter Knott Award Luncheon. Mr. Coyne is a commercial real estate development professional at the Coyne Development Corporation whose projects extend throughout Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and Los Angeles Counties. Prior to starting his firm, he was the Vice President of LNR Property Corporation.

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James R. Conner

James R. Conner

James Conner is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee and Chair of the Goodwill Golf Invitational Committee. Mr. Conner is a certified public accountant with more than forty years experience. He is highly skilled in providing advice and consultation on financial reporting and accounting matters.

Mr. Conner is currently audit partner at Talley & Company. Prior to joining the local accounting firm, Mr. Conner was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP for twenty-two years, focusing on financial reporting issues including the accounting for and advice on structuring acquisition transactions, evaluating impairment issues, and the evaluation of agreements with respect to revenue recognition. Mr. Conner is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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Laura Dang

Laura Dang

Laura Dang is the Secretary of the Board of Directors and serves on the Resource Development Team and Executive Committee. She is Vice President, Private Banking Relationship Manager with Union Bank. With 24 years of experience in the banking industry, Ms. Dang has invaluable experience in sales, management and leadership working with high net worth individuals and business owners.

As a volunteer she joins many of the area’s top professionals whose backgrounds cover a breadth of experience who all share a passion for Goodwill’s mission.

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Kerry Finn

Kerry Michael Finn

Kerry Michael Finn is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Human Services Advisory Committee and Planned Giving Advisory Council. He is currently the Managing Director of Financial Planning & Business Development at Fiduciary Trust Company of California. Mr. Finn has more than 19 years experience as a financial professional with special expertise in financial planning, estate planning, and business succession and tax analysis for individuals, families and corporations.

Mr. Finn received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and completed the Certified Financial Planner Program from University of California at Irvine.

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Erin S. Fukuto

Erin S. Fukuto

Erin S. Fukuto is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Budget and Finance Committee.

Fukuto, Certified Public Accountant, heads the firm’s estate, gift, and trust services with offices in Irvine and Torrance.

She specializes in income tax and estate planning with an emphasis on minimizing taxes, increasing corporate profits and individual net worth, and helping not-for-profit organizations maintain their tax exempt status. Her responsibilities at RPG include: partner in charge of trust, estate and gift tax services; individual, estate, gift and trust tax planning and compliance; corporate, partnership and business tax planning and compliance; providing advisory support, tax and compliance services to nonprofit organizations; transactional and business succession planning.

Erin has over 25 years of experience in public accounting providing tax compliance services and consulting for high net worth individuals, closely held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Erin graduated from USC with a B.S. in Accounting and completed her Masters’ Degree at Golden Gate University. Along with being a board member on the Orange County Estate Planning Council, she is the former Chairman of Orange County/Long Beach Estate Planning Interest Group, Member of the CalCPA State Estate Planning Committee, and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Additionally, Erin is a founding member and officer of the Orange County Chapter of Advisors in Philanthropy and a member of the Professional Advisory Council for Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

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Jacob Gonzales

Jacob Gonzales

Jacob C. Gonzales has been on the Goodwill board of directors since 2017. Jacob is a highly skilled and experienced trial attorney, and litigation partner at the state-wide law firm Weintraub | Tobin. He has handled a variety of complex business legal matters at both trial and appellate levels.

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Wayne Gross, Founding Partner of the Board of Goodwill of Orange County

Wayne Gross

Mr. Gross is a member of the Board of Directors and is a member at Large on the Executive Committee

Wayne Gross, a founding partner of Greenberg Gross LLP, has been selected to serve as lead trial counsel by companies and executives in their most important business litigation matters.

His many trial victories including obtaining a $50 million jury verdict in a partnership dispute regarding the world-famous Hollywood Palladium. Wayne, a former federal prosecutor, also devotes a part of his practice to internal investigations, corporate crisis management, and white-collar defense. As a federal prosecutor, Wayne prosecuted cases of national significance and served in various supervisory positions, including chief of the Orange County Division of the Office of the United States Attorney, Central District of California. He has been repeatedly recognized for his outstanding trial work, including being recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America®. Wayne currently serves as President of the Orange County Bar Association, the second largest bar association in California, with more than 7000 members. He also has served as a law school adjunct professor on the topics of trial advocacy, constitutional law, criminal procedure and evidence.

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Brian Horton

K. Brian Horton

Brian Horton is a past Chair of the Board of Directors (2009-2010) and Treasurer (2003-2004). Currently he serves on the Executive, Budget and Finance, Board Development and Audit Committees. He is also a member of the Investment Committee.

Mr. Horton is President of 1st Enterprise Bank and was formerly President/Southern Division of Mellon 1st Business Bank, with oversight responsibility of Orange County, South Bay and Inland Empire Regional offices.

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Jody A. Hudson

Jody A. Hudson

Jody brings 17 years of experience in wealth management and financial services to her role as Senior Relationship Manager.
Currently, Jody is responsible for the efficient administration of trust and investment management accounts for our high-net-worth clients. She provides expert advice and counsel to our clients and administers accounts in a manner that ensures compliance with legal requirements and business policies and procedures.

Prior to joining First American Trust in 2001, Jody served in executive administrative management in the construction, real estate development and accounting fields.
Jody is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School and obtained designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) from the Institute of Certified Bankers. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.
Jody is the Chairman of the Board of Alzheimer's Orange County and is a board member of Goodwill of Orange County where she serves on the Human Services Committee. She is also a founding member of Alzheimer's Visionary Women 1000 and an active volunteer for Best Friends Animal Society and a 2017 Honoree for Spirit of Volunteerism by OCOne.
She is the recipient of the 2014 Alzheimer's Volunteer Partner of the Year.

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Dana M. Joanou

Dana M. Joanou

Medata CFO

Mr. Joanou joined Medata in 2017 after serving as their outside CPA since 2008, bringing an extensive background in public accounting since 1987. Prior to joining the company, he was a senior partner for and accounting firm. He also sits on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees throughout Southern California. Mr. Joanou oversees the accounting and human resources within Medata. His credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from San Diego State University and his CPA designation in 1987.

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Kevin B. Jones

Kevin B. Jones

Kevin B. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Donated Goods Retail Committee. Mr. Jones has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of retail and wholesale operations. Mr. Jones brings special expertise in product acquisition, project management, sales and inventory, retail accounting, and operations to the Board.

Mr. Jones is currently Buyer of Tobacco & Cooler products for Costco Wholesale’s Los Angeles Regional Office, managing products in 58 locations, 51 here in Southern California, with annual category sales totaling more than a billion dollars. Over the course of his career Mr. Jones has been involved in a number of organizations, including Anaheim’s Economic Conference, Children’s Miracle Network and United Way.

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John M. Kearney

John M. Kearney

Mr. Kearney is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Goodwill Invitational Advisory Committee and the Board Development Committee. In 2008 he served as an Ambassador for the Working for Independence Luncheon. He is a Vice President for the Consumer Banking Group’s Orange County Market of U.S. Bank. Both Mr. Kearney and his employer have provided vital support for Goodwill’s programs. U.S. Bank is the Title Sponsor of the 2013 Goodwill Invitational and was the Presenting Sponsor for the 2010 Goodwill Invitational.

Dedicated in his commitment to youth and underserved members of our community Mr. Kearney volunteers for both Junior Achievement’s JA Day and garners support of United Way’s Corporate Pledge Drive.

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Bob Kurkjian

Bob Kurkjian

Bob Kurkjian is the Executive Director of Bob Hope USO, an independent 501(c)(3) corporation operating under a charter from USO, Inc. and covering a 37,000 square mile swath of Southern California. Since taking charge of the organization in March 2012, revenue has nearly tripled and Bob Hope USO’s programs and services will directly reach more more than 200,000 troops and military families in 2015.

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David Seidner

David Seidner

Mr. Seidner is a member of Goodwill’s Board of Directors and chairs the Real Estate Committee. He is co-owner of Cardinal Development, a real estate firm specializing in the development of commercial projects throughout Southern California.

Mr Seidner and his wife are actively engaged with their children’s schools by serving on boards and fundraising committees, as well as supporting several charities that include their church, Court Appointed Special Advocates, World Vision and Operation Smile.

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Sarah C. Stark

Sarah C. Stark

Sarah Stark has more than ten years of public accounting experience and is a senior manager in Grant Thornton’s Irvine Audit Practice. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from California State University, Fullerton. Sarah is passionate about teaching and community involvement - for the last nine years, she has also served as a guest professor to undergraduate and graduate level audit classes at Cal State Fullerton. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Kelli Tosti

Raquel "Kelli" Tosti

Raquel Tosti earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, providing her the experience to successfully lead large organizations through the implementation of strategic initiatives such as Lean, Six Sigma, Collaboration, acquisition integration and plant restructuring. She is currently the Vice President Global Manufacturing for Luxottica - Oakley, Inc.

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Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine

Mr. Valentine is a past Chair of the Board of Directors (2007-2008) and Treasurer (2005-2006). He has served on the Board since 1998. He has served and chaired numerous committees and currently Chairs the Resource Development Team and serves on the Real Estate and Human Services Committees.

He is a past recipient of the Spirit of Volunteerism Award given by the Volunteer Center of Orange County and is passionate for Goodwill’s mission. Even in his one year absence from the Board in 2012 he continued to serve on the Resource Development Team and Human Service Committees.

His career in construction and development has made possible noteworthy contributions to capital projects at Goodwill where he volunteered his time as the project manager in the construction of Goodwill’s Fitness Center and assisted the facilities staff on the campus renovation and construction of the Marketplace.

Mr. Valentine is Executive Vice President of Construction Management for Riverrock Real Estate Group. He is also on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity in Orange County.

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