Advisory Board Memeber
Professional Financial Services Professional.
Virginia Garcia Pivik, Communications Consultant/ Media personality- Seasoned communications consultant and broadcaster with over 20 years of radio and TV experience. She became an EMMY nominee of the National Academy of Television and Arts in 2005 for her job as news producer. As a communications consultant and campaign producer, she won “Best Community Service campaign” in 2015 for a spot she produced in conjunction with Telemundo for 9Health Fair. Since her days in radio and TV, Virginia has developed a passion for educating and engaging communities by working face-to-face with a vast array of community leaders and members. She also believes in utilizing existing marketing channels to increase exposure of health programs in the community. Learn more about Virginia Garcia here
Bill Ballas, CFRE
Bill Ballas is a leadership development, strategic marketing, and fundraising consultant, and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). He has consulted with dozens of Fortune 200 companies, as well as not-for-profits with annual revenue between $5 million to $3 billion. Bill earned a B.A., in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado, and holds post-graduate certificates in strategic marketing from Cornell and Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Board members are stewards of Dare to Care for the Homeless and this includes fundraising.
A seasoned management consultant and entrepreneur of 10 years, Markus Biegel has provided his expertise to hundreds of CEOs and business owners across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, in a diverse range of industries spanning from technology to fashion. Currently the senior vice president of business development at Allied Protection Services, Biegel is responsible for securing and managing partnership opportunities, providing security guard services to large-scale national construction firms and U.S. government agencies.
Faith Abbey has over 10 years’ experience working and volunteering with the Voluntary and Community Sector in the United Kingdom and Africa. The realities facing people across the diversity stands and a passion to make an actual, sustainable difference has been the basis of Faith’s educational and professional background to date.
The development of projects and programmes that resolve homelessness and contributing to the global conversations about homelessness and the causes of homelessness is an area that Faith’s experience, understanding and approach can make a real difference in.
Berenice Dena is a Long Beach California local business owner and resident in the area of Bixby Knolls. Berenice is the owner/founder of About U Boutique, a unique eclectic clothing and jewelry shop currently enjoying six years of successful operation. About U Boutique is located at 4340 Atlantic Avenue. She is a motivated, empowered, confident, and successful young woman. Learn More about Berenice Dena
Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorship. She is the author of Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps, the CEO of Sponsor Concierge and the founder of the Sponsor Secrets Seminar on October 3-5, 2017 in Los Angeles.
Her sponsors include Microsoft, Fed Ex, Staples, Epson, Bank of America, Marriott, Health Net, Wal Mart and IBM.
Pro Bono Music Producer/ Audio Engineer/ Song Writer
got his start while in middle school, playing in the school band, learning to read music which then led to learning music theory and song composition. It was then only natural for Justin to experiment with beat making using a keyboard and a mpc. One could imagine taking over the world with just these two weapons of choice. Justin then started college in 2005 and graduated in two years with a bachelors in entertainment business and an associates in recording arts from Full Sail Unviversity. With Justin's education and with placements in radio spots, xbox 360 shows " HIP HOP 360"- it is clear to see , "JTIME" was made for this industry.
Lara Piu is a features, strategic marketing, and PR writer and aspiring author with 20 years experience in marketing and PR, and ten years experience in journalism. Through her company, Inner Glow Communications, she provides strategic counsel and composition of business proposals, go to market proposals, strategic marketing plans, grant proposals, press releases, FAQs, pitches, fact sheets, media alerts and other press materials, print, radio, email, social media advertising copy, social media campaigns and posts, SEO, blog content and blog teasers, headlines, broadcast segments, market reports, whitepapers, info-graphics, websites, video scripts, and more. Connect with her on LinkedIn at: linkedin.com/in/larapiu
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, IHS Markit Theo Sison manages IT infrastructure and operations globally for IHS Markit, and he ensures that systems and infrastructure anticipate both current and future needs and are efficient and secure while employing innovative strategies and architectures. Theo was previously the Principal Architect of BCBG Max Azria where led the Architecture and Engineering Teams. Theo has worked in a variety of industries including Education, Business Consulting, IT Security, Financial Services, Government and NGOs.
Virginia Garcia Ovejero Pivik
Duty of care: Board members are expected to actively participate in organizational planning and decision-making and to make sound and informed judgments.
Duty of loyalty: When acting on behalf of the organization, board members must put the interests of the nonprofit before any personal or professional concerns and avoid potential conflicts of interest.
Duty of obedience: Board members must ensure that the organization complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and that it remains committed to its established mission.
Pro Bono Song Writer
Stephen Bordl is a performer, songwriter, guitar player and engineer/producer with 40+ years of professional industry experience. Currently performing and songwriting, Stephen is placing songs with local artists, writing songs for independent movies as well as work as an independent engineer / producer. Specializing in well crafted Rock-Pop songs with solid memorable choruses, interesting story based verses and solidly formed bridges.
Sandra & Antonio Tinajero
Sponsors & Volunteers. They have taken a great leadership role in helping advance our cause.
We are currently working on producing public service announcements that help to advance the mission of our charity.
We are currently seeking new volunteers to help cook and distribute clothing once a month. We also need professionals with skill sets like accounting, law, media relations, and others.
To promote social change and defend human dignity by assisting the homeless with food, clothing and hygiene products.
Dare To Care For The Homeless is working on building a systematic method of caring for people that are experiencing homelessness. We need your support. Please, join our efforts and become part of our movement.
A Caring Coalition of Civic Minded Citizens