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Board Members

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President: Christa Preston

Involved with non profit organizations since 1993, Christa has left her mark on her adopted Orange County with multiple leadership roles within non-profits benefiting children. Her experience includes financial management in education, as well as in the private sector being a key player within the sales and marketing functions at Viacom Cablevision.

A long time supporter of the mission of Serving Kids Hope, Christa brings a passion to the non-profit, as well as the children that it serves.

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Vice President:  Drew Warmington

An Orange County native, Drew has been involved with startups organization all his life. Having founded his first company during college at the University of Southern California, he has an extensive background in leadership and marketing both online as well as off. His fourth company (iLeads.com) has recently celebrated 20 years as a financial marketing firm on the Internet.

Drew has been involved helping shape the Serving Kids Hope vision since 2014.

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Treasurer/Secretary: Chuck Horn

Born and raised in a small town of 5,000 people in central Pennsylvania, Chuck attended and graduated from Dartmouth College in the mid-1960’s with a psychology major. He earned a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Dr. Horn served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA

After the Navy Dr. Horn was a professor at the California Graduate Institute where he taught psychotherapy, statistical methods and research design for 12 years, as well as serving as an Associate Professor at the University of California at Irvine, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Horn brings a deep understanding of the psychological needs of at risk children and families to the Serving Kids Hope board.

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Derek D. Dundas

Derek is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Section.  His practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and securities matters and capital markets. He serves as outside corporate counsel to several public and private companies in a variety of industries, including apparel, Internet, technology, financial services, environmental services, manufacturing, and travel and leisure. Mr. Dundas regularly represents clients ranging from emerging growth companies to those seeking venture capital to large publicly held corporations.

Mr. Dundas represents issuers, private equity firms and investment banks in public and private debt and equity offerings.

Prior to joining Rutan & Tucker in 2007, Mr. Dundas was a partner in the corporate department of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Dundas received his J.D. in 1996 from the Georgetown University Law Center, after receiving a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, at Los Angeles in 1993.

Debra Mathias, COO, OIC

Debra is a seasoned healthcare executive with demonstrated leadership skills in governance, strategic planning, business development, performance improvement, master campus planning, and leadership development. She has led three hospitals and ambulatory programs through turnaround efforts that resulted improved financial and clinical outcomes. Over the past ten years she has worked with numerous adult and pediatric healthcare organizations to develop integrated delivery systems that support population health strategies to improve the overall wellbeing of the community. In addition, Debra has led community health needs assessments for both hospitals and public agencies which identified gaps in the delivery system and led to the development of services and programs that increased access to care.

As the COO of OIC, Debra is working with OIC’s clinical leaders to implement the organization’s master campus plan, develop and implement key performance indicators, and to expand OIC’s service area to better meet the needs of pediatric orthopaedic patients that require OIC’s expertise to diagnose and treat their acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions.

Debra has received her BSN from the University of Arizona and her Masters of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.