Board of Directors
Linda Apodaca, Chair
Linda is Manager of Community Engagement for Foothill Transit. Linda has a B.S. in Communications from Cal Poly Pomona and completed her Master's degree in Management and Leadership from the University of La Verne in 2016. Linda grew up in the rough suburbs of LA and realized early on in her life that education was one of the keys to lead her to success. She serves on the board to help bring hope and similar opportunities to others.
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.
Karen Rouggly, Secretary
Karen serves as the director in charge of developing transformational service opportunities for all students serving locally and internationally. Prior to working for the Center for Student Action, Karen worked as a U.S.-based missionary recruiting for a South African organization, as well as in the fields of public and nonprofit education. She earned an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is currently pursing a DMin in Leadership and Global Perspectives from Portland Seminary. She is passionate about community development, transformational service, and helping students understand cross-cultural ministry.
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 Varvel, Treasurer
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.