Board of Governors

The Board exercises its governance responsibilities supported by a committee structure that allows members to apply their skills and expertise in the areas that will ensure most effective oversight and guidance of OCCF’s activities.

Doug Holte, Chairman

Irvine Company Office Properties

Doug Holte is the President of Irvine Company Office Properties and formerly served as a West Coast regional partner with the international real estate firm Hines. Doug joined the Orange County Community Foundation Board of Governors in 2009. He served as past Board Chairman of Covenant House California, a nonprofit agency that provides shelter and support to homeless and abused youth in California. He currently serves on the advisory board for USC's Lusk Center. Doug Holte is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard Business School.

Keith Swayne, Vice Chairman

Keith Swayne

Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation

Keith Swayne served as CEO of Case Swayne Co. a major developer and processor of specialty sauces and seasonings for the food service and industrial markets and it’s successor company, Universal Food Solutions, a subsidiary of BestFoods/Unilever. He is active in the community, the food industry and business in general, serving on a number of private company boards and non-profit boards. A longtime philanthropist and volunteer, he is the co-founder of the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation.

He was a regional winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was recognized by the California Association of Human Rights Organizations for his work in the Human Rights field. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Oregon and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He served as an officer in the Navy with duty in Vietnam. He was married 50 years to Judith, who passed away in 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. They have two children and one lovely granddaughter.

Reshma Block, Finance Chair

Reshma Block

Compass Consulting

Reshma Block serves as principal of Compass Consulting which helps businesses prepare for disasters and emergencies. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the information technology industry as an executive with Fortune 100 and start-up companies. Her philanthropic endeavors include serving as president of the South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency; helping foster care youth in Orange County obtain college scholarships through 44 Women; and supporting nonprofits in Orange County and Los Angeles through the Block Family Foundation. Reshma received her MBA from Pepperdine University and her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Cal Poly, Pomona.

Michael Berchtold, Secretary

Michael Berchtold

Berchtold Capital Partners

Michael Berchtold, CEO of Orange County-based Berchtold Capital Partners, is a corporate advisor and private investor with more than 25 years of experience in finance and investment banking. From 1987 to 2007, Berchtold worked for Morgan Stanley in a variety of investment banking roles in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was based in Asia from 1990 to 2006, most recently serving as Morgan Stanley’s head of Investment Banking for Asia Pacific between1999 and 2006 and President of Asia Pacific from 2002 until 2006. He currently serves on the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors and is a founding member of the school’s Center for Global Management Advisory Board. Berchtold serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Sage Hill School in Newport Coast. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in history and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management.

Vicki U. Booth, Past Chair

Ueberroth Family Foundation

Vicki Booth joined the OCCF Board of Governors in 2008. A longtime Orange County Community Foundation donor advisor, she and her husband involve their children in philanthropic endeavors and support of local nonprofit work. Currently chair of the OCCF Board of Governors and co-chair of the fund distribution committee, she is actively involved in understanding needs facing the community and the local nonprofit sector. In addition to her work at OCCF, Vicki serves as president of the Ueberroth Family Foundation, which benefits charitable organizations focused on youth, education and cancer. She is a founding trustee and board chair of Sage Hill School, which she has served for 15 years. She has also served as chair of the Hoag Cancer Center's Founders' Committee, raising funds for critical cancer research.

Herbert Bedolfe

Herbert Bedolfe

Executive Director
Marisla Foundation

Herbert Bedolfe serves as the executive director of the Marisla Foundation, which focuses on international biodiversity conservation, protection of the marine environment and environmental health. He is a member of the board and is the past chair of Oceana, an international conservation organization, and was also a board member and treasurer for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is a board member of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Environmental Fund and also serves on the advisory board of the Oceans Five Alliance. Herbert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Swarthmore College and an MBA from California Lutheran University. Additionally, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.

Daniel Bolar

Daniel Bolar

Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP

Daniel Bolar founded Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP, a leading southern California CPA firm, more than 20 years ago, and serves as the co-managing partner of the firm. Before he founded his firm, he was a partner at Deloitte in Orange County. He has more than 30 years of experience serving high-net-worth individuals, partnerships, closely-held corporations, family foundations and other charitable entities. A long-time board member of the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, Daniel served as chairman for eight years and continues to sit on the executive committee. Daniel has a master’s in business taxation from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Long Beach.

DeAnna Colglazier

DeAnna Colglazier

DeAnna Colglazier is an executive and management consultant with a background in business strategy, organizational change and marketing management. Her prior experience includes executive roles focusing on business planning and marketing/branding strategy with McKinsey & Company and the Walt Disney Company. DeAnna feels that caring families, strong schools, and effective community organizations all play a vital role in the future of our children and our world. She joined the Orange County Community Foundation Board of Governors in 2014 after relocating to the area with her husband and two sons. DeAnna is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

Rachid Chamtieh

Susanna Vakili

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Rachid Chamtieh is a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and manages Deloitte’s Orange County audit practice. He has more than 22 years of financial, management and real estate experience, including private equity, commercial, homebuilders, public and private real estate investment trusts, SEC reporting and acquisition due diligence. He has served in a variety of leadership roles at Deloitte & Touche, including serving as real estate leader for the West Region and a member of the company’s National Board Council. Rachid earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from California State University of Long Beach. Additionally, he is certified public accountant and active member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants and NAREIT. Rachid served as a board council member for the UCI Center for Real Estate and a member of the USC Lusk Center. He has served on the board of directors for KidWorks in Santa Ana for the past six years and is currently the board chair.

Dr. Manuel Gómez, Ph.D

Dr. Manuel GomezVice Chancellor, Emeritus
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Manuel Gómez is a highly respected community leader who has over three decades of experience in the education sector. He joined the OCCF Board of Governors in 2010 after retiring from a 38-year career at the University of California, Irvine, where he most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. During his tenure, Dr. Gómez founded the UCI Center for Educational Partnerships, which aims to prepare students for success in higher education. He has contributed his expertise to a number of state, national and international education initiatives. Dr. Gómez holds a Ph.D. in higher education policy and organization from the University of Southern California, a master’s in social ecology from UC Irvine and a bachelor’s in history from California State University, Hayward.

Paul Kagoo

Susanna Vakili

Senior Director of Corporate Strategy
Western Digital Corporation

Paul Kagoo serves as senior director of corporate strategy at Western Digital Corporation. Prior to this, he served in management roles with McKinsey & Company and Englekirk Structural Engineers. He is a proven team leader and capable of driving change through complex, data-based problem solving to create effective solutions for business growth. Born and raised in India, Paul received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and then moved to Irvine where he received his Master of Science from the University of California, Irvine. He then spent a year in Paris where he received his MBA from the INSEAD Business School before returning to Irvine with his family to continue his career. He feels fortunate to have spent time living on three difference continents as it has significantly shaped his world vision. Passionate about volunteering, Paul has served as a pro bono consultant with the Orange County Community Foundation, as a detention ministry volunteer for the Orange County Detention Center, as well as a variety of other community volunteer roles.

Dr. Alberto Manetta

Dr. Alberto Manetta

Professor Emeritus
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Alberto Manetta is a leading obstetrician and gynecologist and a former senior associate dean and professor at the University of California, Irvine. As a physician, he has developed innovative methods for early detection of cervical cancers among high-risk groups. He also directs the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), which prepares physicians and public health experts to meet health care needs of the Latino community. Dr. Manetta advocated for the well-being of Orange County’s Latino population as chair of the board of Latino Health Access. In his 10 years of service as senior associate dean of educational affairs at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, Dr. Manetta oversaw the education of physicians as well health and nursing professionals at UCI Medical Center.

Anoosheh M. Oskouian

President & CEO
Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.

Anoosheh M. Oskouian is the president and co-founder of Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc., an engineering company that provides innovative energy efficient solutions for air pollution reduction in a variety of industrial manufacturing operations. An environmental entrepreneur with a passion for philanthropy, Anoosheh serves on a number of boards dedicated to environmental solutions such as the South Coast Air Quality District and Western Region Society of Plastics Industry, as well as several nonprofit organizations including Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Anoosheh joined the OCCF Board of Governors in 2009. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado.

Greg Palmer

Managing Partner
GPalmer & Associates

Greg Palmer is the founder and CEO of GPalmer and Associates, a consulting firm that helps businesses in the staffing sector maximize shareholder value. He formerly served as president and CEO of Remedy Temp Inc. before its sale to Select Staffing Services. With 22 years of experience, Greg has been a featured speaker at various industry conferences as well as the CEO Distinguished Speaker Series at UC Irvine. He has volunteered many years of leadership on nonprofit, university and school boards, including Taller San Jose and St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. He joined the OCCF Board of Governors in 2010. Greg Palmer holds a B.S. in economics from Morehead State University.

Susanna Vakili

Susanna VakiliCommunity Volunteer

Susanna Vakili is a community volunteer who spent more than two decades as a management consultant for Peat Marwick (now KPMG), Oracle and Deloitte & Touche, where she was a managing partner. Her career focused on helping high-tech and manufacturing companies transform their businesses through the use of technology. She has served on the boards of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and School and the Technology Foundation for Kids. Susanna currently serves as a board member of Human Options and is the past chair of their audit committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in information and computer science from University of California, Irvine and is working to complete her license as a certified marriage and family therapist.

Advisory Board

Tom Neilsen, Co-chair
Ginny Ueberroth, Co-chair
Marcia Adler
Dick Allen
Sam Anderson
Hyla Bertea

Janet Colclaser
Jeff Dankberg
Robert Grant
Kelly Thornton Hallman
Lee Hancock
Paul Heeschen

Julie Hill
Robert Ihrke, Esq.
Timothy J. Kay
Joann Leatherby
Paul Marx
Bill Podlich

Dave Seigle
Elizabeth Stahr
Socorro Vasquez
Carol Wilken


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