BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kim Chips, Disneyland Resort – Board Chair
Kim has worked for The Walt Disney Company for more than two decades and currently serves as Manager – Corporate Citizenship at the Disneyland Resort. In this role, Kim oversees various charitable and community-focused programs that benefit students, residents, and job-seekers in Anaheim and Orange County. Kim grew up in north Orange County and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She enjoys volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her daughter, Maia
Jeff Hunter, Kaiser Permanente – Vice Chair, Finance
Jeff is the Surgical Services Administrator for Kaiser Permanente Orange County. A resident of Anaheim from birth, he is a graduate of Katella High School, Occidental College and the Schools of Business Administration and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of The Living Tradition, Inc., which supports folk and traditional music, and the Anaheim Historical Society. He has volunteered with the Boy and Girl Scouts, Little League, Pony League, Future Scientists and Engineers of America, and other programs benefiting young people.
Priscilla Martinez, Anaheim Elementary School District – Corporate Secretary
Priscilla is the Director of Business Services for the Anaheim City School District. For the past eighteen years, she has provided various levels of support to students, parents and administrators in the District. Her goal is to extend her services and support to more families in the community. Priscilla has two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys family time, bowling, and camping.
Ed Munson, Munson & Associates – Immediate Past Board Chair
Ed is President of Munson & Associates, specializing in administration, communications, event planning, fund raising, marketing, public speaking and special projects. He has served as President/CEO of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Communications and Special Events/Projects for the Anaheim Chamber. He is in his 40th year with Major League Baseball as an Official Scorer for the Angels and Dodgers. His entertainment and literary exploits include writing a screenplay (Breach) and treatments to 30 books as well as a number of business directories, event programs and the like. He is the President of the Anaheim Community Center Authority and the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame.
Rick Armendariz, Anaheim Police Department – Rick Armendariz is a public servant entrusted with maintaining a safe community to live, work, and play. He is currently the Deputy Police Chief for the Anaheim Police Department. He previously served as a Captain and Assistant Chief for the Modesto Police Department. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University. Beyond serving on many public safety organizations, Rick has volunteered with many community organizations, including serving as an advisory board member at the Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County and a board member at the Hispanic Leadership Council.
David Bostwick, Merill Lynch
David is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Newport Beach and is a Graduate of Katella High School in Anaheim and Cal State Fullerton. He and wife have been married 19 years and enjoy travel and Angels Baseball. David also currently serves as the Board Chair for Anaheim Family YMCA.
Stephen Faessel, Community Volunteer and Anaheim City Council Member
Stephen is an Anaheim native attended local schools, graduating from CSUF in 1972. A Continuing Education Instructor for the North OC Community College District, Faessel has served Anaheim as a member of the Anaheim Public Utility Board, General Plan Advisory Committee, Anaheim Planning Commission, Budget, Investment and Technology Commission and now as Director for the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). He has served on the boards of Anaheim Museum, Anaheim Historical Society, Mother Colony Household, MUZEO, Orange County Historical Commission and the Charitable Foundation of the Native Sons of the Golden West and has written four local history books. Stephen was elected to Anaheim City Council in 2016.
Andrea Manes, Community Volunteer – Andrea is the owner of The Fun Starts Here!, where she provides public relations, marketing, fundraising, and event planning for a variety of organizations and companies throughout Orange County. She is also a columnist with the Orange County Register, writing a weekly column in the Anaheim Bulletin. She is very involved in the community, including working with Anaheim MUZEO, Orange County Youth Sports Foundation (OCYSF), and numerous other community service organizations.
Michael Rubin, Rutan & Tucker
Michael is a partner in the law firm of Rutan & Tucker. He graduated University of Michigan Law School magna cum laude and served on its Law Review. His practice emphasis includes Real Estate, Eminent Domain, Land Use and Property Tax matters. He has been selected a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” an honor bestowed on 5% of Southern California’s attorneys each year. He is the Orange County/Long Beach Regional Chairperson for the Anti-Defamation League. Honors include the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement Award and Opera Pacific’s Niles Gates Leadership Award.
Stephen Sain, Community Volunteer
Steve spent 27 years with the Anaheim Police Department, where he retired in 2007 as Deputy Chief. He is actively involved in the community, serving as past President/Chair of the Anaheim Community Foundation, Anaheim Rotary Club, and Anaheim Family YMCA. He also spent 10 years on the board of Youth Leadership America. Steve currently works in Investigations and Consulting.
Bruce Solari, Solari Enterprises
Bruce is a nationally recognized authority in the field of affordable multifamily housing. He is the Executive Vice President of Solari Enterprises, Inc., a family owned business specializing in the development and management of affordable housing. Bruce has served as president of the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) and was awarded the Clive Graham Memorial Award for his contributions to the affordable housing industry. Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors of the Anaheim Family YMCA and is active in the Anaheim Rotary Club. He has also served on the Anaheim Community Services Board, including two terms as Chairman.
Gerald Solomon, Community Leader
Gerald Solomon has spent the past two decades leading philanthropy through innovative approaches to connecting education, health and wellness, and skills and workforce development to ensure ALL people have the opportunity to grow and thrive. He previously served 12+ years as the Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation, overseeing philanthropic activities focused on STEM Education, Youth, Integrative Health, and Jewish Leadership. He led the design and development of numerous national and international initiatives including; the STEM Ecosystems Initiative (www.stemecosystems.org) now in 89 communities around the country, and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (www.nasef.org), the nation’s first ever STEM and esports initiative.
Victoria Torres, Samueli Foundation – Victoria Torres serves as Director of Community Impact, overseeing the foundation’s work as it relates to the City of Anaheim; including capacity building, community relations, project management, evaluation, and reporting. Born and raised in Orange County, Victoria has been volunteering and working in the non-profit sector for over 15 years. She is passionate about making connections that are strategic and meaningful with the intent of building strong relationships and partnerships. Skilled in nonprofit management, team building, facilitation, evaluation, and talent development. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors in Human Services and Masters Degree in Counseling.
William Taormina – Board Chairman Emeritus
Sarah Alevizon – Board Member Emeritus
FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
John Guastaferro, CFRE – Beginning October 1, 2018, John Guastaferro, CFRE took on the role as Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation. John is an award-winning nonprofit leader who has built brands and advanced causes for more than 20 years. John has previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Anaheim Family YMCA. John is a Certified Fundraising Executive and brings extensive background in organizational leadership, marketing, fund development, and strategic planning. He is a board member with Orange County Advisors in Philanthropy, a Preferred Training Specialist with OneOC, and volunteer leader with several professional service organizations.Beyond business, John in internationally-recognized magician, author, and speaker—and you can often find him wowing audiences as the Magic Castle. John resides in Anaheim with his wife and two daughters. Email: email@example.com