LADERA RANCH, Calif. – January 21, 2013 – Laura’s House, a non-profit organization whose mission is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence, while creating a safe place in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse, has announced its 2013 Board of Directors.
Comprised of 15 members of the Orange County Business Community, the 2013 Board of Directors is led by Wayne Pinnell, managing partner with Haskell & White, LLP, who returns as chair after serving as the chair of the recently completed Cornerstone Capital Campaign. The $4.5 million fundraising campaign enabled Laura’s House to successfully fund the rebuild of its Emergency Shelter and expand its Transitional Housing facility for shelter graduates.
“We are delighted to begin the New Year with an energetic board of directors, who through their continued involvement with Laura’s House, both as board members and volunteers, have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to building awareness for our organization and its mission throughout the Orange County community,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and executive director, Laura’s House. “I am especially pleased to have Wayne Pinnell return as our chair this year. Over the years, he has been a tremendous advocate for our organization, and I’m looking forward to all that the board will accomplish this year under his leadership.”
“It is a great honor to be able to return to the Laura’s House Board of Directors, as chair in 2013,” said Pinnell. “The organization has an excellent reputation throughout Orange County and beyond for its commitment and dedication to providing a comprehensive suite of services, including shelter, counseling, legal and community outreach. These services have helped thousands of individuals and families build lives that are free of violence, and I’m looking forward to joining our board in helping Laura’s House through the next year as we move beyond the Shelter re-build project and focus on other initiatives such as the expansion of our legal advocacy programs.”
The 2013 Laura’s House Board of Directors also includes Casey Wolin, vice president, Wolin Design Group, who serves as vice chair; Kurt Ross, senior vice president/team leader, Sunwest Bank who serves as secretary; and, Brenda Zalke, consultant, Cordis & Company, who serves as treasurer. Board members are Brent Chase, owner, Focus360; Jennifer Hannigan, principal/founder, Alliance Resource Group; Sandy Jacobson, partner, Allen Matkins; Jay Jaffin, vice president, marketing and sales operations, Verizon Wireless; Linda Kearns, proprietor, Giracci Vineyards & Farms; Rick Lutzky, president, Lutzky Associates development; Garett Sleichter, partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP; Helen Timpe, senior vice president, Morgan Stanley, The Timpe Group; Barry Villines, director, Deloitte & Touche, LLP; Dan Weeks, vice president, community banking district manager, Wells Fargo’s Pacific Coast District; and Matt West, senior vice president, 1st Enterprise Bank.
About Laura’s House
Over the past eighteen years, Laura’s House has provided residential shelter and support services to nearly 3,500 families, and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 40,000 individuals. The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse. Additional information is available at www.laurashouse.org.
About Haskell & White LLP
Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.hwcpa.com. Connect with Haskell & White at www.facebook.com/haskellandwhite and www.twitter.com/haskellandwhite.