MEET THE TEAM
JENNIFER LIPINSKI Board Chair
Jennifer is Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank and leads the customer experience strategy team for the Auto Finance business. She is responsible for all customer communications across printed and digital channels, customer journey mapping, customer focused strategies and appropriate implementation. Her Wells Fargo background includes broad experience in strategy, implementation, finance and compensation. Jennifer held various finance positions at The Irvine Company and United Healthcare. She also was an auditor for public accounting firm, Haskell & White LLC. Jennifer received her accounting/finance degree from the University of San Diego and is a licensed CPA. She is married with 1 daughter and 2 sons. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer.Lipinski@impactgivingnow.org
TANIA BHATTACHARYYA Partner Engagement Chair
Tania has worked in the nonprofit field, specifically in fundraising and marketing, for twelve years. She serves as the Executive Director of New Directions for Women Foundation, a 501(c)3 providing sustaining support in the form of partial scholarships, capital support for building projects, and the growth of the endowment to provide philanthropic solutions for women, children, and families healing from substance use disorder. Tania has experience developing public relations campaigns in the behavioral healthcare space, managing fundraising activities including grant writing and special events, and relationship building with varied stakeholders. Prior to her work at NDFW, she also did fundraising work at the UC Irvine Law School Initiative while she was a student working towards her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior. She has served in leadership volunteer positions within other organizations in the recovery sector including Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS) and volunteer committee work for the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). She absolutely loves traveling the world, and her favorite place is Hawaii.
JENNIFER GRZESKOWIAK Marketing and Communications Chair
Jennifer is a freelance writer and editor with experience in magazine production, investment reporting and corporate communications. She has lived and worked on both coasts and in between. Jennifer began her career as an editor in Morgan Keegan’s equity research department where she earned her Series 7 license and since has worked as an online editor and writer for Entrepreneur Media and a managing editor for Primedia Business Magazines & Media. She has written about an array of topics ranging from local government issues and business trends to Atlanta’s best restaurants. After her two sons were born, Jennifer started to focus on giving back both locally and globally. She joined Impact Giving in 2017 and continues to be inspired by the women and nonprofit leaders that she meets. Jennifer enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, studying foreign languages, traveling with her family, reading, wine tasting, playing the piano, floral design and photography. And she wishes she didn’t need to sleep so that she could do all of those things more often.
EILEEN HUNT Partner On-boarding / Mentor Chair
Eileen is an attorney and spent her career as a prosecutor (Chief Deputy District Attorney). She specialized in child abuse/homicide cases and trained attorneys at both the state and national levels. She chaired the County’s Child Death Review Team for 15 years and was also part of an expert panel that was convened to conduct a review of child deaths for a neighboring state. Eileen loves to travel and is always planning her next trip. She enjoys long distance hiking and has completed the 500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain, among other treks. She recently obtained her Irish citizenship and now holds dual citizenship. Eileen loves delving into genealogy and has built many family trees. She is fascinated by what can now be accomplished using forensic genetic genealogy (DNA). She has two grown children and lives in Laguna Beach.
TINA KREDITOR Finance Chair
Tina has her own business providing accounting services. A native Californian, Tina received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1988. She began her professional career at Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles and earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate. In 1992, Tina opened her own accounting business. Her client base includes the following industries: the legal and consulting services, interior design, public relations, advertising, manufacturing, trust management, and educational and arts based non-profits. Tina and her husband, Eoin, reside in Irvine, and have two children. In her free time, Tina enjoys scrapbooking, reading and cheering on the USC Trojans!
AMY LARSON Fundraising Chair
Amy has enjoyed an eclectic career. She loves the arts and theater. In her younger days, she pursued a career in theater as a stage actor. She has been in So Cal since the early 80’s. In the corporate world, Amy worked in management for Bristol Park Medical, as a Project Manager for Discovision Associates and was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, specializing in investment education for women. Since 2002, Larson has served the nonprofit community of Southern California. Amy has been Director of Development for Laguna Playhouse and The Wooden Floor. She founded Poppyfield Consulting Services in 2012, to help bring profit to nonprofits. Clients include WISEPlace, Laguna College of Art & Design, Idyllwild Community Center, Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Larson has served on the Board of Leadership Tomorrow, on the Executive Board of The Guilds of Segerstrom Center, as Membership Co-Chair for American Association of University Women- Laguna Beach and was Board President for Women in Management-Orange County. Amy is proud to have been an Impact Giving Partner since 2009. Amy is married to Jake Smith (a stage romance that worked out!) and enjoys travel, music of all kinds, theatre and dance.
CHRISTIANE MANDELL Governance Chair
Chris spent thirty years working as an executive in global banking and markets. She was the Head of Institutional Sales in the Americas for Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Banking and Markets in Latin America and Canada for the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Global Head of Foreign Exchange for Bank of America where she also held leadership positions as Head of E-commerce for the Investment Bank, Head of the Diversity Council and Member of the Executive Selection Committee for Managing Directors. Chris has served on the Foreign Exchange Committees of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of England and as a Board member at a number of financial markets technology firms. Recently she has been a consultant and expert witness for foreign exchange and derivatives matters in the banking sector, and enjoys mentoring and investing in young finance professionals and entrepreneurs. Chris and her husband John live in Laguna Beach and frequently travel-especially to visit their son in New York City.
SUSAN MARX Corporate Liaison Chair
Susan Marx is one of six Founding Board Members and has been with Impact Giving since its inception. She is a Field Sales Director for Cradlepoint, a leading provider of Cloud-Based Wired & Wireless WAN Networking Solutions. With a strong track record in both the business and nonprofit sectors, she’s an enthusiast of deploying innovative technology to affect positive social change. Susan finds joy in empowering people to transform themselves and the world around them. She has a son in college, and an insatiable lust for travel and adventure.
KATIE MILETTE Operations Chair
Katie Milette has worked in the Escrow Industry for over 24 years and is currently Director of Operations for the Pango Group and supports escrow offices from San Diego to Los Angeles. Katie also serves on the board of the Pango Foundation. She is married with 3 grown children and has 2 grandsons. Katie joined Impact Giving in 2010 and has been active on grant committees ever since. She has been a sponsoring partner, a committee member and a Grant Chair and sincerely loves engaging in the grant vetting process every year. Learning about local and international non-profit organizations fulfills the part of her that loves to learn new things and meet new people.
LYNETTE MILLER Grants Chair
Lynette is a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo and leads the human resources function for the Auto Finance business. She spent the last 30 years of her career leading human resource functions, including the development of human capital strategy, employee relations, recruiting, compensation, and organizational development. Since a young age, Lynette has always had a passion to serve others and has spent time volunteering at hospitals and with the Girl Scouts of America. She has also served on fund allocation committee for United Way in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her B.A. in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is married with one son and resides in Irvine. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she has been cancer free since 2007 and loves to travel, go wine tasting, paint, host tea parties, celebrate holidays, scrapbooking and is always looking to have a good laugh with friends.
RANDI PINCKES OUTWATER Secretary
Randi is a partner and co-founder of Outwater & Pinckes, LLP, a business litigation firm located in Irvine. Randi and her partner (her husband) litigate matters involving fraud, breach of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, business dissolution, construction defect litigation, and financial elder abuse. She has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations including the Orange County Bar Association, the County and State Bar Solo and Small Firm Sections, and the William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court (for which she is President-Elect). Randi received her B.S. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law. She lives in Irvine with her husband, son and daughter. Randi is an avid long distance runner having completed eighteen full marathons and more than a dozen half marathons.
ANH TRAN Strategy Chair
Anh is a partner and co-founder of Modern Wealth Law, an estate planning law firm, and she is also a partner at JanHobbs Financial Group, a wealth management firm. As both an estate planning attorney and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, Anh is in a unique position to counsel her clients on a wide variety of wealth management and estate planning issues. Prior to starting her own firm, Anh was Vice President of Financial Planning at the private wealth management division of Goldman Sachs. Anh has been named one of America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors by Forbes Magazine and Top 200 Wealth Adviser Moms in the country by Working Mother Magazine. Anh received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. She is married and lives in Rossmoor with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, traveling and outdoor activities.