MEET THE TEAM
JENNIFER LIPINSKI Chairperson
Jennifer is Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank and leads strategy for the Auto Finance business. She is responsible for all strategies related to the business model, customer loyalty, facilities, communications and competitive insights. Her Wells Fargo background includes broad experience in finance and compensation. Jennifer held various finance positions at The Irvine Company and United Healthcare. She also was an auditor for public accounting firm, Haskell & White LLC. Jennifer received her accounting/finance degree from the University of San Diego and is a licensed CPA. She is married with 1 daughter and 2 sons. She enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer.Lipinski@impactgivingnow.org
RANDI PINCKES OUTWATER Secretary
Randi is a partner and co-founder of Outwater & Pinckes, LLP, a business litigation firm located in Irvine. Randi and her partner (her husband) litigate matters involving fraud, breach of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, business dissolution, construction defect litigation, and financial elder abuse. She has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations including the Orange County Bar Association, the County and State Bar Solo and Small Firm Sections, and the William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court (for which she is President-Elect). Randi received her B.S. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law. She lives in Irvine with her husband, son and daughter. Randi is an avid long distance runner having completed eighteen full marathons and more than a dozen half marathons.
KAREN WILSON Past Chair, Co-Founder, Partner Onboarding Chair
Karen began a life-long passion for non-profits when she directed the Spirit Run, a 5K/10K race for her children’s school. She also directed a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro for Special Olympics Athletes. She has created summer camps for OC Social Services through Mariners Church. She joined the Board of Free Wheelchair Mission, and the Board of Laguna Dance Festival, which brings world-class dance to the small stage. In 2009, Karen co-founded Impact Giving, a women’s collective giving organization dedicated to funding global non-profit organizations locally and globally. Karen is also Chair for The Laguna Dance Festival. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling with her husband and friends. Karen@impactgivingnow.org
MIA COSTA Communications and Marketing Chair
Mia Costa is a senior level marketing executive in the tech industry. She is VP of Marketing at TrackR, one of the fast growing starts up in the tech industry. Prior to TrackR, she held various positions at tech and lifestyle companies. Mia is a graduate from Loyola Marymount University and has worked, lived and attended university in UK and Spain. Mia currently serves as treasurer at Los Alamitos High School Aquatics Booster Club. She is married and has two sons. Her family enjoys traveling and you can always find them somewhere near a body of water in Orange County, Santa Barbara or Northern California.
SAM DAWSON Grant Chair
Sam is one of the founding Partners of Impact Giving. She is retired from the Ahmanson Foundation where she served as a Program Officer. Prior to that, she had her own public relations firm working primarily with nonprofit and arts organizations. Since retirement she has served on a number of nonprofit boards both in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. She is the author of two books: “Free Radio Air Time,” a public service and public affairs source book and “Broad Appeal, wit and wisdom of women ages 60 to 90.” She hosts “Sam’s Salon,” a monthly gathering of women focusing on a single topic that enlightens, educates or just creates laughter. Sam loves travel, yoga and Zumba. She is the mother of three daughters and grandmother of seven perfect grandchildren. firstname.lastname@example.org
ANN OWEN Incoming Grant Chair
Ann is one of the Founding Fifty partners of Impact Giving and has been involved in the committee process since its inception. She considers herself a professional volunteer, and very fortunate to be one. From room mom, to staff at summer camps, distributing wheelchairs, fundraising campaigns and events, and lately painting the faces of hundreds of darling kids in Mexico and Central America, she finds volunteer opportunities to be abundant. Both her son and daughter earned their BFAs from Rhode Island School of Design, so she earned one of her own from Laguna College of Art & Design. She loves taking art classes, crafting with friends, reading for book club, and hanging out with her best friend/husband Glenn and grandkids.
ANH TRAN Partner Engagement Chair
Anh is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Modern Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm. As both an estate planning attorney and a Certified Wealth Strategist® professional, Anh is in a unique position to counsel her clients not only on financial and retirement planning but also estate planning issues. Prior to co-founding Modern Wealth Advisors, Anh was Vice President of Financial Planning at the private wealth management division of Goldman Sachs. Anh received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. She is married and lives in Rossmoor with her husband, John. In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, traveling and outdoor activities.
MARIBEL SWANSON Technology and Systems Chair
Maribel is a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank. During her more than 15 years of service for Wells Fargo, Maribel has served in a variety of management positions driving Technical Writing and Information Mapping, Marketing, Graphics Design, Account Management, Business Process Management, Forms Design, Customer Communications, Travel, E-Business, Disaster Management, Data Management and Enterprise Policy. Maribel is passionate about giving back to the community. Together with her daughter, she was a member of National Charity League and held various roles within that organization. She resides in south Orange County, loves to travel and is married with two children.
JUDITH Z. ANDERSON, PH.D. Board Member at Large
Judith Z. Anderson is a clinical psychologist and a well-respected couples and family therapist with a private practice in Irvine for 25 years. As a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the UCI College of Medicine, she teaches psychiatric residents and produces the acclaimed Anatomy of Intimacy workshops and conferences for the broader mental health community. In her spare time, she is the Founder and President of the Foundation for the Contemporary Family, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting innovations in clinical training and research as well as creative intervention programs to meet the diverse needs of contemporary families. She is passionate about the incredible impact of women’s collective giving. She lives in Laguna Beach with her husband and has two adults sons plus a lovable mini-Aussie.
Katie Milette has worked in the Escrow Industry for over 24 years and is currently Director of Operations for the Pango Group and supports escrow offices from San Diego to Los Angeles. Katie also serves on the board of the Pango Foundation. She is married with 3 grown children and has 2 grandsons. Katie joined Impact Giving in 2010 and has been active on grant committees ever since. She has been a sponsoring partner, a committee member and a Grant Chair and sincerely loves engaging in the grant vetting process every year. Learning about local and international non-profit organizations fulfills the part of her that loves to learn new things and meet new people.
Gina Chironis is a CPA and the CEO of Clarity Wealth Management, a fee only, fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Irvine, CA. Gina has Chaired the California CPA Personal Financial Planning State Committee, and has served on the AICPA Executive Committee for Personal Financial Planning. She has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 25 years, and holds the Personal Financial Specialist designation awarded only to CPAs who have demonstrated expertise in financial planning and investment management. Gina holds an MBA with Honors from Vanderbilt University (emphasis in Finance). She lives with her husband in Laguna Beach, sharing 4 adult children and an amazing yellow lab. Gina enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking and is the founder of the Champagne Book Club.