Board of Directors
Karen serves as the Director for the Center for Student Action at Azusa Pacific University. The CSA works to develop transformational service opportunities for all students to engage locally, nationally, and internationally. Prior to working for the Center for Student Action, Karen worked as a U.S.-based missionary and in the fields of public and nonprofit education. Karen is also the Connections Pastor at Vineyard Church Glendora, where she and her family have been pursuing Christ in community since 2003. She earned a D.Min. in Leadership and Global Perspectives from Portland Seminary and her area of research was helping college-aged students integrate their faith and vocation through service. She also earned an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is passionate about community development, transformational service, and helping students understand cross-cultural ministry. In her personal life, Karen spends a lot of time perfecting her sourdough bread recipes, reading voraciously, and raising her two rambunctious boys alongside her husband.
Victoria is an award-winning fundraising professional with a heart for helping organizations transform the way they tell their story to create powerful change in her role at NewportONE. Her career has taken her to both the for-profit and non-profit spheres where she has led rebranding initiatives, launched national campaigns and pioneered innovative and comprehensive marketing strategies. Her creative and unique way of thinking means she’s not afraid to ask the question, "what if..." Coupled with her espoused belief in the positive growth change brings, Victoria has winsomely navigated uncharted waters and pushed organizations into seasons where they THRIVE, rather than just exist. Over the years, Victoria has worked with a myriad of organizations that emanate a heart for empowering the common good in people and their surrounding communities, including Focus on the Family, the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Indiana Wesleyan University and America's Christian Credit Union. Victoria and her husband Christopher live in the wine country of Southern California. As a creative outlet, Victoria will spend her weekends trying out new recipes, searching for the perfect antique to add to her collection or planning a new travel excursion.
Jorge Quintana is the Finance Analyst for Foothill Transit. Before his time at Foothill Transit, Jorge worked as a bookkeeper for his family-owned plumbing business. Jorge has a B.A. in Business Administration from Whittier College and earned an MBA from the University of La Verne in 2021. Jorge is passionate about service to the community as no act is too small. Having grown up attending a program similar to NHH, Jorge is enthusiastic about the opportunity to give back to students who will benefit from a program geared to equip students to be successful in their studies.
Kim is an educator at heart and in occupation. She is originally from the Midwest, where she completed her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Bilingual Education. She has taught in Costa Rica, Ohio, and California. Currently, she teaches part time at a learning center. Her career passion is to teach in bilingual environments where she can help both students and families navigate the educational system and succeed in school and beyond. Kim and her husband, Jon, moved to Southern California in 2014 and now live in Azusa with their daughter, Eliana. Kim is proud to be a resident of Azusa and to partner with NHH in their important and transformational work.
Cole is the Financial Controller for VisionFund International, the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision International. Cole has over 15 years experience in accounting and finance, and holds a degree from Westmont College in Economics. Cole lives in Monrovia with his wife, Sharon, and their 2 school-aged daughters.