April 11, 2022Timothy McElfish, Cynthia Quimby, and Everett K. Sands Join the Nonprofit to Provide Strategic Direction, Innovative Thinking and Mission-Driven Outcomes
SANTA ANA, Calif. – April 11, 2022 – Goodwill of Orange County is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to its respected board of directors: Timothy McElfish, Senior Partner at Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP, Cynthia Quimby, Government Relations Manager at Southern California Edison, and Everett K. Sands, CEO and President of Lendistry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Timothy, Cynthia and Everett and their vast talents to our Board of Directors,” said Nicole Suydam, President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County. “As we approach our centennial anniversary in 2024, we are looking to expand our service reach and provide more opportunities and pathways to work. Having these energetic, big thinkers now at our table will help us do just that.”
Timothy McElfish is a Senior Partner at Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP and chairs the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice Group. McElfish leads all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions, entity formation and commercial finance. His practice provides outside counsel for a wide range of businesses that include entity restricting, transactional and corporate governance matters, as well as advanced estate planning and business succession planning. McElfish has also served for the last ten years as an Adjunct Law Professor in the area of Federal Income Tax.
Cynthia Quimby serves as a Government Relations Manager for Southern California Edison (SCE) where she represents SCE in its relationships with cities and communities in North Orange County. Prior to joining SCE, she was the owner of Quimby Group Consulting, a fundraising and event planning firm for federal, state and local candidates, elected officials, political action committees and nonprofits. Quimby’s career also includes service as Deputy Chief of Staff for a State Senator in Orange County.
Everett K. Sands is CEO and President of Lendistry, a minority-led fintech Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides lending solutions to small businesses and recovery grant administration solutions to federal, state, and local governments. Since Lendistry’s launch in 2015, the company has deployed nearly $8.5 billion in small business recovery and growth capital to 576,000 businesses. Sands has more than 20 years of experience in lending, banking, commercial real estate and economic development public policy.
The three new appointees began a three-year term on the Goodwill Board in March 2022.
About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill of Orange County helps people who are facing barriers find and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride and dignity. Since its inception in 1924, Goodwill has supported hundreds of thousands of individuals through its Workforce Development, Disabilities Services and Veteran Services programs. As a prominent social enterprise, the nonprofit operates a collection of 23 secondhand retail venues throughout Orange County, including five OC Goodwill Boutiques and its e-commerce platform ShopGoodwill.com, to support these life-changing programs and services, and continues to play a leading role in county sustainability practices and waste diversion. When you shop or donate to Goodwill of Orange County, it is Good for you. Good for the community. Good for the planet. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit ocgoodwill.org.