Board of Directors

President

Lina Paredes

President

Lina Paredes

As Board President, Lina brings 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with a particular emphasis in philanthropy. Most recently, Lina was the Vice President of Program at the Connecticut Health Foundation, and prior to that she was at the Liberty Hill Foundation where she served as Director of Grantmaking for nine years. She has extensive experience in program development and implementation, governance, and strategic planning. She has served on various boards including Asia Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Lina’s experience as a nonprofit leader will help AWBW build its capacity to work with new program partners.  Also, she will serve on the Board Affairs Committee to provide strategic advice on the development of our board.

Vice President

Kristina Mitchell

Vice President

Kristina Mitchell

As an actress, director and activisit, Kristina has used her talents to benefit and raise awareness for AWBW for over five years. She directs, produces, and acts in an annual production of the Vagina Monologues raising thousands of dollars for V-Day and AWBW. Since 2012 she has been a proud organizer for One Billion Rising, a global movement to end violence against women and girls where she has spoken at LA’s City Hall along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, and actresses Frances Fisher and Jane Fonda. In 2013 she received the Gratitude Award for honoring women, and was nomionated for the LA Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference Awards both in 2013 and 2014. Since 2013 she has served as co-chair for A Window Between Worlds’ ArtWorks for Healing gala.

Treasurer

Bethany Goldberg

Treasurer

Bethany Goldberg

Bethany brings nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and non-profit auditing to AWBW’s board. She also comes with years of experience as a board member at many other highly regarded nonprofit organizations. Bethany currently serves as Vice President of the Board and on AWBW’s Fund Development Committee where she advises on the organizations fundraising strategies. She also serves on the event planning committee for AWBW’s annual ArtWorks for Healing gala.

Secretary

Kim Thies

Secretary

Kim Thies

Currently the V.P. of Finance at Tribune Media, Kim Thies is a seasoned financial executive with experience in accounting, financial reporting, financial operations, corporate finance, international project management, strategic planning and budgeting. Kim served in leadership roles in corporate diversity groups including the GE Asian Pacific American Forum, and the Univision Women’s Leadership Council, bringing in AWBW as a partner in community service initiatives. At AWBW, Kim serves as the Board Secretary, Chair of the Board’s Diversity Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and is also assisting with the development and implementation of AWBW’s long-term strategic plan. She also serves as a sponsor and host for AWBW’s annual fundraising gala.

Board Member

Naceam Abyane

Board Member

Naceam Abyane

As a graduate of the Riordan Leadership Institute Naceam brings past nonprofit board experience as well as a history of developing her own nonprofit programs. Naceam serves on the Diversity Committee and acts as an ambassador for the organization at Capital Group where she currently works as a Business Intelligence Analyst.

Board Member

Stacia Kato

Board Member

Stacia Kato

Stacia currently serves as a Functional Transition Lead and Vendor Management Consultant; facilitating Toyota’s transition from California to Texas, and integrating diverse businesses into the Toyota supply chain. Her passions include diversity and inclusion, youth leadership development, and business mentorship. Competencies include process improvement, strategic planning, program development, change management, and benchmarking. Stacia is chair of AWBW's Fund Development Committee and a member of the Diversity Committee.

Board Member

Adam Miller

Board Member

Adam Miller

Adam works at The Capital Group Companies as an Emerging Technology Research Analyst and formerly founded internet company Abroad101. He graduated from the Riordan Leadership Institute in 2017 and formerly served on the board of directors for The Rashi School. Adam is a member of AWBW’s Finance Committee.

Board Member

Lin Morel

Board Member

Lin Morel

Former Board President, domestic violence survivor, author, speaker, and leadership consultant/coach. Lin assists in guiding AWBW staff development, serves as a consultant and volunteer at AWBW trainings and workshops and raises recurring annual corporate donations. Dr. Morel is CEO of Beyond Words Group, Inc. 2010 International Coach of the Year by an independent panel of judges.

Board Member

Joy Penner

Board Member

Joy Penner

Joy brings 25 years of business management/development experience to AWBW's board. Joy is passionate about helping survivors of domestic violence and worked for 5 years as a crisis line volunteer at Human Options in Orange County. Joy is helping AWBW build our supporter base in Orange County and serves as a host and sponsor for our signature fundraising events.

Board Member

Peter Tunney

Board Member

Peter Tunney

As Board Treasurer and chairman of AWBW’s Finance Committee, Peter’s years of financial advising and investment experience with UBS Financial Services has proven to be a valuable asset as AWBW’s operating budget surpasses the $1M mark and we are now investing our assets for the first time. Peter and his wife also serve as host and sponsors for AWBW’s annual Art in the Afternoon fundraiser.

Advisory Board

    • Susan Alexander
    • NInkey Dalton
    • Michele Fitzgerald-Winick
    • Lindsey Horvath
    • Lynne Leventen
    • Mishka Michon
    • Anand Pandya
    • Toni Rogers
    • Eden Alpert
    • Elisa Dellaripa
    • Patti Giggans
    • Yvonne Hsieh
    • Barbara Lewinsky
    • Mike Mooslin
    • Kathy Peterson
    • Jane & Josh Simon
    • Liz Arch
    • Donna Deutchman
    • Steven Glikbarg
    • Kay Hudnall
    • Karrah Lompa
    • Sandra Mueller
    • Amanda Quinn Olivar
    • TuLynn Smylie
    • Ben Atherton-Zeman
    • Pam Douglas
    • Heidi Gray
    • Jacquie Israel
    • Genevieve McDowell
    • Nellie Newman
    • Robin Rea Scarborough
    • Jerry Soto
    • Terry Ball
    • Wendy Edlen
    • Caryn Greenhut
    • Sara Jensen
    • Bobbie McMorrow
    • Paul Newman
    • Dorothea Scattaglia
    • Todd Wilson
    • Teresa Bond
    • Jamie Escoto
    • Gretchen Hays
    • Larry Layne
    • Cindy McQuade
    • Tim Owen
    • Bill Resnick
    • Susan Alexander
    • Ben Atherton-Zeman
    • NInkey Dalton
    • Pam Douglas
    • Michele Fitzgerald-Winick
    • Heidi Gray
    • Lindsey Horvath
    • Jacquie Israel
    • Lynne Leventen
    • Genevieve McDowell
    • Mishka Michon
    • Nellie Newman
    • Anand Pandya
    • Robin Rea Scarborough
    • Toni Rogers
    • Jerry Soto
    • Eden Alpert
    • Terry Ball
    • Elisa Dellaripa
    • Wendy Edlen
    • Patti Giggans
    • Caryn Greenhut
    • Yvonne Hsieh
    • Sara Jensen
    • Barbara Lewinsky
    • Bobbie McMorrow
    • Mike Mooslin
    • Paul Newman
    • Kathy Peterson
    • Dorothea Scattaglia
    • Jane & Josh Simon
    • Todd Wilson
    • Liz Arch
    • Teresa Bond
    • Donna Deutchman
    • Jamie Escoto
    • Steven Glikbarg
    • Gretchen Hays
    • Kay Hudnall
    • Larry Layne
    • Karrah Lompa
    • Cindy McQuade
    • Sandra Mueller
    • Tim Owen
    • Amanda Quinn Olivar
    • Bill Resnick
    • TuLynn Smylie
    • Susan Alexander
    • Liz Arch
    • Terry Ball
    • NInkey Dalton
    • Donna Deutchman
    • Wendy Edlen
    • Michele Fitzgerald-Winick
    • Steven Glikbarg
    • Caryn Greenhut
    • Lindsey Horvath
    • Kay Hudnall
    • Sara Jensen
    • Lynne Leventen
    • Karrah Lompa
    • Bobbie McMorrow
    • Mishka Michon
    • Sandra Mueller
    • Paul Newman
    • Anand Pandya
    • Amanda Quinn Olivar
    • Dorothea Scattaglia
    • Toni Rogers
    • TuLynn Smylie
    • Todd Wilson
    • Eden Alpert
    • Ben Atherton-Zeman
    • Teresa Bond
    • Elisa Dellaripa
    • Pam Douglas
    • Jamie Escoto
    • Patti Giggans
    • Heidi Gray
    • Gretchen Hays
    • Yvonne Hsieh
    • Jacquie Israel
    • Larry Layne
    • Barbara Lewinsky
    • Genevieve McDowell
    • Cindy McQuade
    • Mike Mooslin
    • Nellie Newman
    • Tim Owen
    • Kathy Peterson
    • Robin Rea Scarborough
    • Bill Resnick
    • Jane & Josh Simon
    • Jerry Soto
    • Susan Alexander
    • Eden Alpert
    • Liz Arch
    • Ben Atherton-Zeman
    • Terry Ball
    • Teresa Bond
    • NInkey Dalton
    • Elisa Dellaripa
    • Donna Deutchman
    • Pam Douglas
    • Wendy Edlen
    • Jamie Escoto
    • Michele Fitzgerald-Winick
    • Patti Giggans
    • Steven Glikbarg
    • Heidi Gray
    • Caryn Greenhut
    • Gretchen Hays
    • Lindsey Horvath
    • Yvonne Hsieh
    • Kay Hudnall
    • Jacquie Israel
    • Sara Jensen
    • Larry Layne
    • Lynne Leventen
    • Barbara Lewinsky
    • Karrah Lompa
    • Genevieve McDowell
    • Bobbie McMorrow
    • Cindy McQuade
    • Mishka Michon
    • Mike Mooslin
    • Sandra Mueller
    • Nellie Newman
    • Paul Newman
    • Tim Owen
    • Anand Pandya
    • Kathy Peterson
    • Amanda Quinn Olivar
    • Robin Rea Scarborough
    • Dorothea Scattaglia
    • Bill Resnick
    • Toni Rogers
    • Jane & Josh Simon
    • TuLynn Smylie
    • Jerry Soto
    • Todd Wilson