Josh Buttrey is the CEO of Buttrey Financial, a boutique wealth management financial planning firm associated with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company in Newport Beach. He and his team of five have been doing comprehensive financial planning for 15 years. They work primarily with couples and individuals in the “retirement red zone;” they also work with many closely-held business owners, executives, attorneys, and other professionals. Josh began the firm after graduating from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP™) professional, a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).
Josh is passionate about the work we do at Child Guidance Center having served many years as a volunteer counselor and mentor with the Royal Family Kids Summer Camp for abused and neglected children in the foster system. He has also personally seen the damaging effects of mental health issues in several family members and he knows the life-saving impact of professional help. In fact several of his relatives have become licensed counselors. He values the role that family plays in the process as he and his wife Lexie, have a 7-year-old son, Jack, who battles his own mental health challenges, and a 5-year-old daughter, Sadie. Also, several of their closest friends have become foster parents and/or adopted children from the foster system, and nearly all of these kids deal with some mental health problems as a result of the trauma they’ve experienced.
Lynn Casaletto is the CEO & founder of Core Growth Consulting Corporation established in 2005. Core Growth provides executive coaching and consulting to C-suite executives, business partnerships, and teams. Our clients are heart-centered, high achieving leaders who are committed to living their personal and professional life by design. We provide counsel for strategic decision making, business partnerships, team integration and building emotional intelligence in the workplace. Our team is passionate about helping people create more peace and fulfillment in their lives. This begins with learning how to honor and lead themselves first. Lynn is a certified Harrison Assessment consultant and a certified Martha Beck Coach. She grew up in NJ, graduated from Elon University in NC, with a major in Corporate Communications. She worked as the Director of Growth & Develop in NYC for five years with a Fortune 500 Company prior to starting Core Growth. After attending the 2019 Holiday Tree Fantasy, she realized a clear desire to contribute to the Child Guidance Center in a meaningful way.
Lynn and her husband, Craig are raising their two baseball loving sons: Reid (9) & Ty (7) in south Orange County, CA.
Bruce Conn is founder of California Equity & Loan, a residential mortgage banking company he began in 1986. He earned a degree in real estate and finance from Long Beach City College. Bruce serves as Secretary of the Board, and supports CGC’s mission to provide access to quality and compassionate mental health services for all children.
Bruce is an avid naturalist and active in land use planning and long term preservation of Orange County’s Live Oak Canyon and adjacent O’Neill Regional Park and Cleveland National Forest. He resides in Silverado Canyon.
Jim Ethell is Senior Implementation & SAP Manager BatchMaster Software, a leading provider of industry specific processing software and has more than 25 years of management, finance and accounting experience as a CEO, CFO and controller. He has served companies ranging from start-up to operating divisions of Fortune 500 companies, and industries ranging from medical device and electronic manufacturing, to distribution, service and not-for-profit in both domestic and international markets.
Jim has supported the growth of CGC for 20 years, and has served many roles on its board including Chairman of the Board. He serves a significant role in guiding the organizations’ operations and financial oversight.
Jim holds a bachelor’s in business administration from California State University, Fullerton, and an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He currently lives in Mission Viejo.
Caroline R. Hahn is a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense. She is the founding partner of H & H Law Group, LLP located in Orange County. Caroline started her legal career as a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County and also as a Deputy Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California. A large part of her practice involves representing juveniles who have been charged with crimes. Caroline has a heart for these youth, many of whom come from struggling homes, gang involvement, and are victims of abuse. Caroline is also very active in the Asian American legal community. She was a past president of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association and a past board member of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association.
Caroline and her husband have three children. When Caroline is not working, she is running around town for her children's baseball games, basketball games, and dance classes.
Jennifer Jana is an attorney who has represented Fortune 100, Fortune 500, startup, small business, individual, and government agency clients. Her in-house, firm, and pro bono experience includes business, banking, real estate, employment, entertainment, intellectual property, and litigation matters. She also works with law students at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and through the Coalition for Diversity in the Law. As a first-generation American, she has international experience and trained in Budapest, London, and Vienna.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s in history cum laude from New York University and a juris doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, State Bar of Washington, and all four United States District Courts of California. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Orange County Bar Association.
Previous community partnerships include Habitat for Humanity, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Mission Hospital, and University of California Early Academic Outreach Program.
Sonja Krastman is a strategic creative communications, marketing and organizational change executive with more than 20 years of diverse experience working with start-up and Fortune 200 companies. In 2012, she founded Krastman Communications, working with clients from the healthcare, building, information technologies, nonprofit and arts industries. Prior to that, Sonja spent 15 years with Computer Sciences Corporation as a member of the executive leadership team where she led comprehensive communications, culture change, transition, corporate responsibility and client marketing programs for many large scale clients including Raytheon and Ascension Health.
Sonja has provided volunteer leadership to Child Guidance Center for eight years, supporting the agency’s communications, grant writing and fundraising needs. She believes that helping children overcome obstacles early in life is key to helping them build a healthy life and a healthy community.
She has an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Literature and a masters from Gonzaga University in Communications and Leadership. Sonja lives in Huntington Beach and has two adult daughters.
Lori Pack, a licensed clinical social worker with a total of 32 years of experience at Child Guidance Center (CGC), stepped into the role of CEO in 2009. Previously, Lori served in various roles, including licensed therapist, supervisor, university liaison and clinical director.
In her role as CEO, she oversees 125 full- and part-time staff and students and has facilitated agency budget growth and impact from $4.3 million to $10.6 million. CGC’s budget is comprised of State/County contracts, foundation support, and private donors. Today, Child Guidance Center is listed as one of the top 100 nonprofit organizations by the Orange County Business Journal, serving the mental health needs of 4,500 youth and their family members annually with over 10 service locations.
Lori has a track record of establishing strong professional partnerships and introducing innovative, evidence-based therapeutic programs including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, PEERS groups for teens on the Autism spectrum, Seeking Safety, and the Strong Families, Strong Children program for veteran and military families and children.
Her passion and commitment for helping the Orange County community is demonstrated through her leadership and collaboration; ensuring her team is well-trained and always providing the highest quality of innovative and evidence-based care to children and families in need. Lori also participates in numerous community-wide advocacy, and awareness efforts to decrease stigmatization and increase access to mental health services for children, adolescents, and families.
Lori earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, New York, and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She studied Spanish at the Institute for Bilingual Studies in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Dr. KaMala Thomas works as a clinical health psychologist at Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc. in Irvine, CA. Throughout her career, she has been focused on working with patients from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. She has expertise working with patients have history of trauma and those who have struggled with chronic health conditions.
Dr. Thomas holds a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from UC San Diego and a Master’s degree in Public Health from San Diego State University. She also completed both internship and postdoctoral training at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. She is passionate about work that promotes diversity issues and addresses health disparities. Prior to working as a psychotherapist, she was an assistant professor at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont University Consortium in Southern California. Although she currently has a full-time clinical practice, she remains involved in research addressing health disparities, and has published numerous studies in this area. In addition to serving on CGC’s board, she is currently the Diversity and Inclusion committee chair and Board Member at Large for Orange County Psychological Association. She also recently served a panel expert in the American Psychological Association’s stress and health disparities working group.
Dr. Thomas and her husband enjoy traveling and visiting their extended family throughout the United States. She also loves writing and enjoying the arts.
Addie began her career at NBC News in New York City, NY as a production assistant on Today, Weekend Today, and NBC News at Sunrise. Addie then became a reporter and anchor at a local CBS news affiliate in West Virginia. In 2002, Zinone joined the US Army Reserve as a journalism and public affairs soldier, serving a total of 14 years in the armed forces, including two, year-long tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in Iraq, Addie covered combat, humanitarian, and civil affairs missions while interviewing coalition troops, top U.S. and world leaders, Iraqis, visiting celebrities, and civil servants.
Between her two tours in Iraq, Addie worked at NBC’s Access Hollywood as a field producer and special on-air correspondent, producing segments and covering Hollywood’s biggest events including the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and MTV Movie Awards red carpets.
Addie’s military service, entrepreneurism and commitment to those in need has led her to create a number of exciting projects including Kicks for Kids which asked Americans to donate their lightly used athletic shoes to struggling children in Iraq, resulting in the delivery of over 50,000 pairs of shoes. In 2007, Addie and her husband Greg founded the nonprofit Pro vs GI Joe with the sole purpose to boost the moral of deployed American troops. Pro vs. GI Joe connects soldiers to their favorite professional athletes and celebrities back home through highly coordinated and often televised live-stream video game competitions. Often these connections lead to lasting in-person friendship. Addie’s experience in journalism and her wish to mentor young women led to her co-founding Press Forward, a national initiative to improve the culture in America’s newsrooms.
Addie lives with her husband Greg, and her two children in Newport Beach.