Meet The Team
Board of Directors
Patricia Maldonado McMaster, president
Patricia Maldonado McMaster is a very active community member. As director of community outreach for the Orange County School of the Arts, she represented the school to the Latino community and represented the school at different community organizations. Her past experience includes: President of the National Latina Business Association of Orange County, President of the Long Beach-Manta sister cities and President of the Sister Cities of Long Beach, Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Ana and Acacia Adult Day Services in Garden Grove.
Catherine Learned has dedicated her life as an Orange County Deputy Public Defender in juvenile court acting as a leader, advocate and voice for youth.
Laura White has established careers both in the performing arts and special education. She received her MFA from The London School of Performing Arts. Laura is currently a special education teacher with Long Beach Unified School District dedicated to teaching students with moderate to severe needs.
Joy Shannon has an extensive career as arts educator, with teaching duties including the Orange County School for the Arts, Fullerton College, and Laguna College of Art and Design
Brian is a professional and disciplined medical device marketer with a reputation for precision and more than a decade of global experience in Class III medical device education and marketing. He has managed a vast range of clinical education and product marketing engagements for market-leading devices from design to launch. Brian spent most of his professional career at Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. He has additional experience working with non-profits, financial services, academia, and clinicians. Brian earned his MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine and his BA from the Department of Economics at UCLA.
Naomie Worrell-Tate is a Long Beach, CA community member who has actively served for several years in various roles for the Parent Teacher Association advocating for a safe and positive school environment for every child. Naomie currently works for the Long Beach Unified School District as a Paraeducator supporting students with special needs.