VPCOC Organizational Structure

Program Manager

Christine Laehle, MPH

Board of Directors

Provides leadership regarding violence prevention strategies and activities of the Coalition. Conducts Coalition business. Committee includes members from each committee and Coalition members at large.

Board of Directors are:

Danielle Nava, MAOL, 2011 Chair The California Conference for Equality and Justice
Mary Leigh Blek, PHN OC Brady Campaign Chapter
Linda Kearns, BSW OC Department of Education
Alison, Lehmann, M.A. OC Human Relations
Patricia Lenahan, LCSW Comprehensive Care Center
Berenis Quinones, MPH OC Health Care Agency
Jan Sener City of San Clemente
Pauline Stauder, MS, CHES OC Health Care Agency
Dallas M. Stout, Psy.D., DoctorS Nonprofit Consulting
Debra L. Stout, Psy.D., DoctorS Nonprofit Consulting
Daria Waetjen, Ed.D OC Department of Education
Pamella Oliver, Ph.D. California State University Fullerton

 

Policy Committee

Mary Leigh Blek, Chair

  • Reviews legislation concerned with the prevention of violence.
  • Provides accurate information regarding violence policy issues.

Resource Committee

  • Acts as a resource for violence prevention and coalition information.
  • Produces fact sheets, resource cards, calendar of violence prevention activities.

VPCOC Chair Legacy

VPCOC has a rich history of leadership that helped in bringing this grass-root prevention effort in Orange County. We honor the following outstanding Co-Chairs:

  • Davine Abbott and Daria Waetjen-1996-97
  • Daria Waetjen 1998
  • Mary Marlin 1999-2001
  • Drs. Dallas & Debra Stout 2002-2010
  • Danielle Nava, since 2011

VPCOC Ambassador Council

Provides expertise, support, and counsel to the executive committee as previous Ambassador of Peace Award winners in their field to reduce violence.

  • Alan Albright (2006) – OC Health Care Agency
  • Linda Biehl (2002) – The Amy Biehl Foundation
  • Charlie Blek (2008) – OC Citizens for the Prevention of Gun Violence
  • Mary Leigh Blek (1997) – OC Citizens for the Prevention of Gun Violence
  • Claire Braeburn (2000) – OC On Track
  • Craig Chen (2002 Youth) – OC On Track
  • Darcy Fehringer (2008) - Anti-Defamation League
  • Tina Fernandez (1999) – OC Human Relations Commission
  • Rosa Galindo (1999) – Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Alberto Gedissman, MD (1997) – PowerPlayMD-OC
  • Officer Dennis L. Grimm (2008) - Placentia police Department
  • Erin Gruwell (1998) – Freedom Writers Foundation
  • Rick Krey (2005) – Anaheim Union High School District
  • Don Lafoon (2007) - STOP-GAP
  • Patricia Lenahan (2007) – UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Laura Long (2007) – United Way of OC
  • Gwen Hass (2001) – Leadership Institute for Teens
  • Fernando Leon (2004) – La Calle
  • Chief David Maggard (2007) – City of Irvine
  • Debbe Magnusen (2006) - Project Cuddle
  • Alexandria “Zan” Margolis (2007 Youth) – Carona Del Mar High School
  • Mary Marlin (2005) – Health Options 
  • Jack Miller (1998) – OC Citizens for the Prevention of Gun Violence
  • Pepe Montenegro (2003) – Newport Mesa Unified School District
  • Cindy Nagumatsu-Hanlon (2005) – Garden Grove Police Department
  • Bruce Perry, MD (2006) – The Child Trauma Academy
  • Jan Sener (2002) – OC Sheriff’s Department
  • Alton Steele (2006) – ACCESS Schools
  • Lucy Steinberg (2001) – Leadership Institute for Teens
  • Dallas M. Stout, Psy.D. (2004) – DoctorS Nonprofit Consulting
  • Terry Thompson (2000) – OC On Track
  • Al Valdez (1998) – OC District Attorney’s Office (ret.)
  • Daria Waetjen (1998) – OC Department of Education
  • Denise Weiland (2008) - Newport Mesa Unified School District
  • Zoe Weintraub (2008 Youth) - San Clemente High School
  • Billie Weiss (1998) – Violence Prevention Coalition of Los Angeles
  • Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH (2006) - UC Davis School of Medicine