Lisa C. Fujimoto
Lisa Fujimoto’s career has combined the best of nonprofit and corporate worlds for the good of our communities for over 30 years. Since October 2000 she served at the helm of one of the most unique philanthropies in the country, Change a Life Foundation. A private philanthropic family foundation whose donor remains anonymous yet has impacted tens of thousands of individuals all over the state of California through changing one life at a time through their grants for individuals and collegiate scholarship programs. Through her leadership over $40 million has been allocated to over 500 charitable organizations. She is an accomplished leader in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector.
Her heart has been deeply committed to child welfare organizations, working for them and serving on board of director positions to move the needle for significant impact for at risk kids, former foster youth, and all areas of child welfare her entire career. She worked for Olive Crest and Children’s Bureau and later served on Children’s Bureau’s Board for 17 years. She has unwavering integrity with a proven track record with corporate, foundation and community relations, public affairs, grantsmanship, board development, fundraising, and the ability to influence key stakeholders in achieving objectives and building teams. She has served on 20+ charitable boards during her career.
She is ready to work with alongside a committed Board of Directors and a dynamic staff, to impact Orange County’s most vulnerable and at-risk youth and young adults in crisis. She is ready to champion and collaborate with colleagues that work in like-minded organizations, so their services are not duplicative but rather synergistic. Lisa’s goal is to build strong bridges within the nonprofit sector and funding community and for the center to be recognized for best practices in program services and leadership in Orange County.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. Lisa resides in Orange with her husband Les, who also serves the community as a nonprofit executive for a community hospital, in Los Angeles County.
To contact Lisa C. Fujimoto, email Geneses Davis, [email protected]
Chief Development Officer
Marisol is an experienced non-profit executive strategist. With a demonstrated history of contributing to organizational success, she has extensive knowledge in donor cultivation, prospect research, records analytic management and Foundations. She has a keen sense of creative services and project development in marketing and advertising, better packaging the message of “hope and sustainability” to potential philanthropic support.
Marisol Parand, BA, MA, Psychology & Organizational Management has created effective Donor portfolios, building up financial capacities and leveraging major donors, corporations and foundations to generate greater impact with funding. She has created and developed programs to meet financial needs, and managed both small and large-scale events.
Bill Tornquist is the Associate Director of Programs for the agency. He joined the Prevention Center in June of 2018 to develop the new Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization program serving adults and families in crisis. He has dedicated over 30 years of making a difference in the lives of others. Prior to working at the Prevention Center, Bill worked in a variety of fields providing support to children, adults and older adults. He has a passion for helping others and has worked in several non-profits and community service organizations, developing and overseeing various programs. Bill ran a foster care/mental health agency for youth and was the Director for one of the first in-home mental health programs for families in Orange County. More recently, he managed Community Behavioral Health Services and two Family Resource Centers in south Orange County providing support for children and families. He has experience running county-funded programs serving the emotionally vulnerable population. For the past 16 years, he has served on the board of a social service agency providing care for abused and neglected children and adolescents. Bill is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences.
Linda Sarabia joined Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center in June, 2018. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience of over 15 years in non-profit organizations, working her way from a Bookkeeper to leadership roles of Controller, Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting. Linda’s current role in the organization is significant. She is in charge of the organization’s financial health. She uses her finance and business experience to identify areas of opportunity, not only for the people she works with but for the company, as a whole. Linda is an avid bowler and a ballroom dancer.