Meet Our Team


Beth Jackson-Pardo, MSW

Executive Director

Stephanie Graney

Community Engagement Coordinator

Melissa Peacock

Case Manager

Caitlin Robidoux

Administrative Assistant

Abigail Hill

Student Parent Advisor 2023-2024

2023 Board of Directors

Waukecha Wilkerson

Board President

John Hannum

Chief Financial Officer

Mayra Novasky


Board Members

Pete Cifelli

CalPrivate Bank

John Hannum, CPA

PPS Solutions

Mayra Novasky

Fullerton College

Cherie Schenck, MBA, EdD

Chris Vizzi

South Coast Investment Advisors, LCC

Lift Foundation

Maya Valree

The Education Trust–West

Waukecha Wilkerson

Won’t She Do It

Board Volunteers

Mai Le

Coastline College

Lorena Perez

Golden West College

Project Self-Sufficiency

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Tax ID #33-0597719

307 Placentia Ave, Suite 203 Newport Beach, CA 92663

Located inside the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living