Deb Johnson, MPA
Founder & Executive Director:
Gayle Wayne – Part Time Development Manager, UC Berkeley Masters Degree
Part-time Case Manager
Board of Directors:
Peggy Ohihaver, M.S.
Chairwoman of the Board
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Pacific Premier Bank. Responsible for over 1,600 employees. Formerly with: Aegion Energy Services, Baker Corp, Emulex Corporation and JP Morgan Chase
Courtney Williams is VP, Deputy CRA Officer for Pacific Premier Bank, in Irvine California. She leads the Bank’s community reinvestment strategy across four western states with a primary focus of directing funds for investment in support of affordable housing and economic development initiatives. She has over 20 years of financial services experience, ranging from bank operations, sales, broker-dealer compliance, and community reinvestment.
Prior to joining Pacific Premier Bank, Courtney was VP, CRA and Fair Lending Officer for Sunwest Bank. During her time at Sunwest Bank, she grew the Bank’s down payment assistance program for low-income, first-time homebuyers by 600%. She was also a member of the Sunwest’s Hiring Committee and supported their Human Resources team, primarily in the areas of talent acquisition and employee engagement.
Courtney is on the Board of Trustees of Hands Together, Santa Ana and serves as an Advisory Board Member for Affordable Housing Clearinghouse and Orange County Community Housing Corporation.
Wendy Brennan Zimmerman
Wendy is the Senior Vice President, Area Manager- Southern California South Area at HSBC Bank USA where she is responsible for leading Retail Banking and Wealth Management in Orange County. She has over 35 years of banking experience in the financial industry. In addition, Wendy has served as a board member for Council on Aging, and she volunteers with Mary Erickson Community Housing, Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, and more. Wendy is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and is a longtime resident of Orange County.
Advisory Committee Members:
Board Member Illumination Foundation, Board Member Jewish Federation of Orange County, Partner Tech Coast Angels.
Former Mayor Pro-Tem of Fullerton, Executive Director Fullerton Collaborative, and served 20 Years as an Elementary School Teacher
Operations Director, Newport Bay Conservancy, prior CFO at Amigos de Los Rios
Jeff is currently an attorney with Kesher Law Group in Santa Ana. He provides General Counsel, Litigation, and Government Affairs services to businesses throughout Orange County. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Previously, Jeff has worked for the Berger, Kahn law firm as a litigation associate, and at Western Dental and SmileCare, as General Counsel.