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David Armendariz

Regional Director
714.564.8374 Ext. 105

Jeff Van Fossen

Sports Manager
714.564.8374 Ext. 102

Jennifer Powers

Volunteer & Special
Events Manager
714.564.8374 Ext. 103

Brian Pham

Admin & Event Assistant


550 N. Parkcenter Dr.
Suite 102
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Orange County Regional Leadership Council

The purpose of the Orange County Regional Leadership Council is to foster interest among its members and the community to support the work of Special Olympics Orange County. The Council does this specifically by promoting public awareness and philanthropic support of the organization.


Gerald Hime, Educational Consultant - Chair
Bill Dickerson, CSUF Emeritus - Parliamentarian
Ticky Gorin, Community Volunteer - Member-at-Large
Kelly Johnson, PIMCO - Relations Building Chair
Harold Rudnick, Community Volunteer - Strategic Planning Chair
Nancy Swanson, Community Volunteer - Secretary
Joann Waldron, Community Volunteer - Financial Growth and Stability Chair


Matthew Belfanti, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Kelly Bennett, Bennett Productions Unlimited, LLC
Corine Couwenberg,
Joe Cover, Kushner, Smith, Joanou & Gregson, LLP
Jeanne Dennis, Community Volunteer
Judi Garfi-Partridge, Summit General Insurance Agency
Rick Guerrero, Cox Communications
Richard Hardy, Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
Charlene Immell, Community Volunteer
Rick Mielke, Edward Jones
Julie Nerney, Community Volunteer
Tim Redmond, Newcastle Financial Advisors
Mike Simko, Fountain Valley Police Department
Marilyn Skinner, JTM Property Management
Paul Sorrell, F.V. Chief of Police, Retired

Honorary Members

Jim Abbott
Zee Allred
Ed Arnold
Dr. Jim Doti
Vince Ferragamo
Walter & Mary Frome
Don & Dorothy Kennedy
Milt & Amelia Madole
Marion Knott Montapert
Ruth Ann Moriarty
Richard Schmid
Richard Wallace

Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by
Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

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