MEET THE TEAM
Below you will find a list of current Impact Giving Board Members, contact info for our Board Co-Chairs and details about our Legacy Circle.
Kristina Chatow is a long-term supporter of non-profit organizations both professionally and personally. Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and worked at a Santa Ana-based nonprofit for youth and families for over seven years as a counselor, program manager and clinical supervisor. Kristina believes deeply in the value of collaborations between educational institutions and nonprofits to maximize the change and impact they have on our communities. She produced a documentary, Achieving Greatness, which tells the story of three families whose lives were changed forever by AISS Foundation, a non-profit that gives economically disadvantaged high school students the skills and mindset they need to attend college and succeed in life. Kristina was the owner of a health and wellness business in Los Angeles for over 12 years, which she sold in 2019. She oversaw all business operations for over 40 health and wellness staff and professionals seeing more than 10,000 clients annually. Kristina enjoyed bringing happiness and joy to clients and staff in a health-centered environment. She is a graduate of USC’s Rossier School of Education with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at the USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Kristina remains actively involved at USC and currently serves on the USC Board of Governors as the representative of the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She remains committed to giving back to her alma mater by mentoring current undergrad and graduate students. In her free time, Kristina loves spending time with her husband and young son. They stay busy with attending USC games, taking ski trips, and going to the beach.
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.Her experience began as a nonprofit founder of PB+J in Malawi, Africa in 2012. Since then, Haley has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors. She specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising.Haley is an active member with the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Orange County as a Board Member and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the IncomingBoard Chair for the Orange County Nonprofit Professionals Network, and Junior Member of Impact Giving.When Haley is not working, you can find her having dance parties with her two boys. She enjoys cooking, reading, strength training, and spending time with her family.
Karen led an exciting life as an expat for more than 20 years. After attending UC Berkeley, she began her professional hospitality career in London working for high-end hotel groups, including Four Seasons and Park Hyatt. Her life shifted direction by continuing the adventure in the Middle East, where she started her family. As a stay-at-home mom, she took on leadership roles at American schools in Riyadh, Dubai and Beirut, collaborating with international women from all over the world to enrich the lives of both the children in attendance and in the host country. Upon returning to the United States, Karen put her communication skills to work by managing Jofit in Newport Beach. She began networking throughout Orange County, concentrating on non-profit events. In her current role as Director of Special Events and Client Relations for Jump Global Technology Advisors, Karen enjoys planning events for their partner charity, United Champions for Change. Impact Giving is a perfect fit for Karen as she especially enjoys serving on grant committees and offering a unique perspective on international charities’ grant applications. She also serves on the Development Committee for New Directions for Women, as well as an ambassador for Breast Cancer Angels. In her off-time, Karen is an avid golfer who also enjoys cooking and Pilates.
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 Laguna Beach, and have two children. In her free time, Tina enjoys scrapbooking, reading and cheering on the USC Trojans!
AMY LARSON Board Chair and Fundraising Chair (Email Amy)
Amy has enjoyed an eclectic career. In her younger days, she pursued a career in theater as a stage actor in San Francisco, Hawaii and Seattle. Since moving to Southern California in the early ’80s, Amy has had numerous corporate management jobs and was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Newport Beach, 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.
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.
Kathy trained as an epidemiologist and biostatistician at UC Berkeley and has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at UC Irvine for over 30 years. During her career at UCI, she has participated in research and teaching, working on a variety of cancer research studies and a national study of autism. Kathy served on the Admissions Committee for the School of Medicine and on the UCI Cancer Center’s Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee for over 20 years. As a career scientist, she has both written and reviewed many research grant proposals. She continues to work part-time as emeritus faculty on research projects focused on quality of life in cancer survivors, with some time devoted to outside consulting. Kathy has three grown children and four grandchildren spread across the country (metro DC and Texas), as well as family in New England where she is originally from. Family visits are a priority but the California sunshine always draws her back. A former marathon runner, Kathy still runs trails for fun, enjoys hiking in the California mountains, and participates in west-coast swing and ballroom dancing.
Jules studied Communications at UCLA and holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism/Advertising from SJSU. She is also an experienced TV Host and Producer and brings her on-camera video experience to showcase Orange County real estate, and to help support local businesses and organizations. She is a 2015 People’s Choice Telly Award winner for producing/hosting the San Francisco Bay Area RV Lifestyle show, “RV with Me” and is also a certified mindset coach. Jules is an avid runner, a self-proclaimed fashionista, loves going to the beach with family and friends and enjoys discovering new places. Jules is also deeply committed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She also served as the emcee for the St Jude Walk-Run fundraiser in San Francisco in 2018. She was a participant in fundraising for over 10 years for St Christopher’s School, and Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. Jules is proud to be a committed Impact Giving Partner.
As a highly successful real estate agent who has consistently ranked in the top 5% of Realtors, Jules is passionate and dedicated in assisting home buyers, sellers and investors with their real estate goals and dreams. As a Realtor with Seven Gables Real Estate, Jules brings over eighteen years of proven real estate experience. Jules considers herself a “Lifestyle Realtor”, meaning that the house is just one aspect of real estate. The communities where we live, the places we shop and dine, and the events we enjoy all make a house and neighborhood…HOME!
Our Legacy Circle
We’ve had many incredible women serve on our Board over the years. Our Legacy Circle honors our Partners who have generously shared their time and expertise as Board Members and want to continue contributing to the organization in a leadership role.