Ellen Lorenz – Human Resources Director
Ellen Lorenz joined the Child Abuse Prevention Center in May of 2016 as the Human Resources Director. She is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of progressive Human Resources experience in the service, educational, manufacturing, and financial industries. Throughout her career she has provided guidance, support and direction to the management teams in the areas of talent acquisition, training and development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. Ellen also has a passion for coordinating fund-raising events, volunteering for different non-profits and even riding her bicycle from Irvine to Mission Bay (San Diego) for one of her many favorite non-profits. Ellen holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a business emphasis from University of California, Los Angeles and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.
Lea M. Romo – Director of Development
Lea M. Romo has been with the Child Abuse Prevention Center since 2011 starting as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and now currently serving as the Center’s Director of Development. During her time at the Center, she has overseen multiple fundraising events, campaigns and programs. Lea heavily supports the growth of the agency with volunteers, interns, staff and donors of all levels. Her leadership history as Vice President within one of the largest master agencies in telecommunications, World Telecom Group, proved to bring that company to the next level. She was instrumental in helping them to land as an Inc. 500 member. Lea was heavily involved with taking this company from a $1.2M company to a $7.4M company within her 8 years there. The expertise in organizational leadership and planning she brings, along with her true passion for the cause, allows the Center to support the 16 programs that are so vital to the families the Center serves.
Darin Tokunaga, MSW – Director of Finance, Operations & Contracts
Darin Tokunaga has been with the Child Abuse Prevention Center since 2003 starting as a Program Supervisor and now currently serving as the Center’s Director of Finance, Operations and Contracts. During his tenure Darin has supervised multiple programs and supported the growth of the organization which has tripled in size from a $2.5M annual budget to now over $7.5M. Darin has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California and spent time working in South Los Angeles for the Children’s Collective and the Jeffrey Foundation supervising programs for Special Needs Children. In addition, his experience in Orange County include working at Saddleback College with Special Needs students, supporting foster care populations at New Alternatives as well as overseeing and administrating contracts for the Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics.