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Our Board of Directors,  our Staff, and our Volunteers, are some of the most committed and passionate individuals you will meet.  We work hard to deliver outstanding programming, fun and fulfilling volunteer experiences, and continue to grow our organization.  Want to join our team? Click here to learn more about volunteering, or contact us about board or staff opportunities.

Board of Directors

Linwood Boomer

Board Chair


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About Linwood
Linwood Boomer is a veteran televison producer and comedy writer.  He is a major continuing donor to local area nonprofits like the Flossie Lewis House and Counseling West.  He is an enthusiastic supporter of the California Community Foundation, where his family’s Donor Advised Fund is located, and advocates in the show business community on their behalf.  Over the last decade Linwood has been involved in directing and funding various specific charity initiatives, including the Calfresh Outreach program at the LA Regional Food Bank, an app to report field conditions for the Red Cross, and a large-scale research project with UC San Diego and Focusing Philanthropy to evaluate different methods of addressing “Overhead Aversion.”   He is a former Board Director at California Careforce.

Reno Yu

Treasurer


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About Reno
Reno Yu is the co-founder of Tremont Lane Capital Management LLC, a property and investment management company.  He previously co-founded ION ACTIF, a specialty women’s activewear company based in the greater Los Angeles area and committed to manufacturing locally.  Prior to starting ION ACTIF, Reno worked for several years as an investment banker focusing on corporate finance and capital raising for emerging market companies and governments.  Through ION ACTIF, Reno has previously collaborated with The Good Shepherd Center, a women’s shelter in Los Angeles.  He has a B.S. in Finance from NYU (1995) and an MBA from the Wharton School, UPenn (2001).

Dr. Winston Muditajaya

Secretary


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About Winston
Dr. Winston Muditajaya is a practicing dentist at Whittier Square Dentistry (Whittier, CA) and Direct Dental (Pico Rivera, CA).  Dr. Muditajaya  attended the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and graduated in 1997 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.  In 2014 he received the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, recognizing the highest level of competence in implant dentistry in addition to his more than 20 years of experience in dentistry.  Outside of his practices, Dr. Muditajaya sits on the dental peer review/quality assurance committee of a dental insurance health organization.  A proud alumnus of U.S.C., Dr. Muditajaya served as a faculty member at the dental school from 1999-2003 and served as student staff of the U.S.C. Mobile Dental Clinic, which brings health services to underserved areas.

Staff

Deborah Sewell

Executive Director

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About Deborah
Deborah Ann Sewell joins Healing California from the Love Foundation, a Belize based non-profit focused on nation building, community development and the personal empowerment of underserved populations. Her long history of leadership and volunteer service with local and national non-profits has been recognized with numerous awards. She is credited for her success in developing many youth development programs in the State of New York and Connecticut such as ALTA, and Yerwood Youth Ambassadors.

She previously served as the President and CEO of the Yerwood Center as well as the Founding General Manager of the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust. Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Empire State University.

Tom Burley

Program Director


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About Tom
Tom Burley is a nonprofit professional with a passion for innovative healthcare organizations. Born and raised in the UK, Tom has worked in development, volunteer management and program management roles within a variety of organizations across the non-profit and political sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. He holds a BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Exeter (UK) and a MA in International Security from the University of Warwick (UK).

Oriana John

Volunteer Coordinator


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About Oriana
Oriana John is a recognized community leader with over 20 years of experience in project and event management. An aptitude for technology and people skills is at the heart of Oriana’s success. In a 12-year career at Anthem, Inc., Oriana held numerous leadership roles. In her last position as Vendor Management Consultant, an international team project generated over half a million in savings. Oriana‘s dedication to helping others led to a successful transition to community leadership where she’s held numerous board positions.

Michael Allen

Program Manager

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About Michael
Michael Allen is an experienced professional in the non-profit industry. Through his extensive experience with youth and family services, he has a successful track record of developing, leading and maintaining high quality programming. He holds a BS in Recreation and Park Administration from Illinois State University.

Megan Steckly

 

Strategic Advisor

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About Megan
Megan Steckly is a globally-minded strategist with a successful track record in executive leadership, board development, growth planning, and fundraising.  Megan has worked in private and non-profit organizations across arts, education, consumer products, and technology fields in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan.  As a leader in the nonprofit industry, she has worked with organizations to achieve transformational growth in a manner which maintains a high degree of quality, expands organizational capacity, and increases long-term sustainability. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Unversity of British Columbia and a Masters of Business from the University of Queensland.