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.
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.
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 & Judy Swayne Family Foundation
Keith Swayne served as CEO of food processor Case Swayne Co. and its successor company International Food Solutions, a subsidiary of BestFoods/Unilever. Since retiring in 2000, Keith has remained active in the business sector serving on the boards for companies including Trojan Battery, Mitchell Rubber Products and Tropicale. A longtime philanthropist and volunteer, he is the co-founder of the Keith and Judith Swayne Family Foundation, which invests in programs and solutions that strengthen families in Orange County and Hawaii. He has also served on the board of local charitable organizations including the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Keith received his bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Oregon and MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vice 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.
Heeschen & Associates
Paul C. Heeschen is the president and founder of Heeschen & Associates, an investment management company in Newport Beach, and chairman of the board for Diedrich Coffee. Prior to forming Heeschen & Associates, he spent nine years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined the Orange County Community Foundation board in 2006 and serves as chair of the board development committee. His experience also includes chairman of K & B Co and a member of the board for PC Mall. He holds a B.S. degree in business from the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant.
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.
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.
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.
Center for Living Peace
Orange County philanthropist Kelly Thornton Smith is a member of the Board of Governors at the Orange County Community Foundation. She plays an active role in understanding the needs of local nonprofit agencies and serves on the board's fund distribution committee, which awards grants to nonprofit agencies addressing some of the most pressing needs in Orange County. Passionate about early childhood education and literacy, Kelly also serves as a Western Regional Advisory Board Member of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.
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.