Prominent Business Leaders Added to Laura's House 2018-2019 Board of Directors
Shannon Champion, Doug Pak, Kelly Kremer, and Linda D. Lam Help Advance Laura's House Mission of Ending Domestic Violence
By: HKA Inc. Marketing Communications
"Our mission to end domestic violence is best served by a strong board comprised of diverse and committed individuals dedicated to helping us achieve our goals," said Laura's House Executive Director Margaret Bayston. "Our board is particularly strong and the addition of these four multi-talented leaders, all of whom are passionate about our cause, gives us additional dimension."
The four new directors include:
• Doug Pak, Newport Coast resident, serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive in chain restaurant and franchise businesses. Since 2005, Pak has been the CEO and CFO of Serazen, a group of foodservice investment and management companies including Papa John's Pizza and Hardee's franchises and BLD Brands, parent company of Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants. Pak is the founder of BLD Brands and Serazen and he has led both to become multi-million-
• Shannon Champion, Ladera Ranch resident and General Counsel for Verizon Wireless' seven-state Pacific Market including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, northern Idaho, and northern Nevada. In this role, she provides legal guidance to the Marketing President and wireless field operations teams on various matters including wireless siting, dispute resolution, sales and marketing practices and customer relations.
• Kellie Kremer, Irvine resident and audit manager with Haskell & White LLP, one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in the region and the leading financial resource for the area's robust nonprofit sector. Kremer has extensive experience in financial accounting, compliance, internal/external auditing, and operational efficiency.
• Linda D. Lam, San Clemente resident and founding and co-managing partner of Aviso Legal Group, LLP. Lam has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts across the country and in arbitration and mediation, including first chair experience. She has represented and advised clients from a variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, telecommunications, high-tech manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, higher education, energy, and real estate.
The four new directors join a talented board comprised of individuals who supported a host of successful initiatives from Laura's House this past year.
About Laura's House
Laura's House is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to provide domestic violence-related services. It serves as the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in south Orange County, Calif., serving communities throughout Orange County and the surrounding regions of southern California. Over the past 24 years, Laura's House has provided shelter with support services to more than 5,000 abused men, women and their children and non-residential direct services including 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, life skills education and legal advocacy to over 55,000 persons. Services include an Emergency Shelter, Counseling and Resource Center, Children's Therapeutic Programs, Transitional Living Center, Legal Advocacy, and Community Prevention/Education and Outreach. To find out more please visit www.laurashouse.org and www.laurashouse.org/